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Kick 2024 Off Right With These 33 New Year's Eve Appetizers

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Oh, You're Gonna Want to Make These NYE AppetizersJust a Taste/How Sweet Eats

This probably goes without saying, but 2023 had ups and downs (we're talking deep, deep downs) like any other year, but we made it to the end. Hallelujah, amirite?! Now, I don't know about you, but I'm all about looking toward the future and celebrating all the good vibes to come. (*Cue the cheesy but heartwarming "Don't look back, you're not going that way," quote.*) That's why I love New Year's Eve so much. You, too? Perhaps you should throw a New Year's Eve party! I've got the appetizers handled!

Scroll down to find 33 delicious (but somehow also super easy) New Year's Eve appetizer recipes perfect for any part-ay. Some are simple (see: shrimp cocktail and crockpot mac and cheese), while others definitely skew right on the fancy-schmancy scale (please peek at the spinach-artichoke dip wonton cups and sweet corn arancini). No matter your vibe, there's something here for you. And tbh, you're probably going to be drooling through this entire article. Grab a napkin and read on—cheers to 2024!

Baked Brie

You can't go wrong with baked brie. But you can make it even more right by adding candied pecans, rosemary, and honeycomb.

Recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon

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Spoon Fork Bacon

Ceviche

If you just saw this picture and thought, "Pssh, I can't make ceviche at home," think again. I know it seems like a fancy dish you should leave to the professionals, but I promise you can do it too. Get that citrus juicer ready!

Recipe from Isabel Eats

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Isabel Eats

Slow-Roasted Hot Honey Tomato Crostini

If I didn't have you at "slow-roasted tomato," I'm sure I got you at "hot honey." These crostinis are sweet and savory perfection, and the ideal one-bite, mid-party snack.

Recipe from How Sweet Eats

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How Sweet Eats

Honey Butter Biscuits

Some biscuits can be dry—but that's not the case with these bad boys. They're fluffy and buttery on the inside, with a sweet and flaky shell you won't be able to resist.

Recipe from Sweet Tea and Thyme

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Sweet Tea and Thyme

Spinach-Artichoke Dip Wonton Cups

These adorable wonton cups are cute, cheesy, and crispy, which are basically the three most important C words. They're also way more fresh and flavorful than any pre-made spinach-artichoke dip you'll find at the grocery store.

Recipe from Just a Taste

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Just A Taste

Whipped Feta

One bite of this and your mouth will think you're on a boat in Mykonos, even if in reality you're in your friend's basement and it's cold as hell outside.

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

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Two Peas and Their Pod

Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

The possibilities are endless when it comes to pairings for these sweet cinnamon chips. Ice cream, caramel sauce, chocolate, fruit, whipped cream...you really can't mess it up.

Recipe from My Baking Addiction

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My Baking Addiction

Grilled Cheese With Cream Cheese, Roasted Peppers, and Basil

Oh, you thought you'd tried every form of grilled cheese before? Bet you've never had this one, stuffed with roasted red peppers and fresh basil and made extra gooey with cream cheese.

Recipe from Aleka's Get Together

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Aleka's Get Together

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

If you need to feed feed your guests (aka they need sustenance to stay up until midnight) but don't want to serve a full dinner, these handheld pot pies will do just the trick. They're stuffed with chicken and veggies but don't require forks and knives.

Recipe from Sugar Salt Magic

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Sugar Salt Magic

Shrimp Spring Roll Recipe

Fried apps are great and all, but sometimes you want something a little lighter. For those times, try these fresh spring rolls, filled with veggies, herbs, rice noodles, and shrimp. They're crunchy, soft, and flavorful all at the same time.

Recipe from Favorite Family Recipes

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Favorite Family Recipes

BBQ Chicken and Avocado Quesadillas

I'm calling it now: 2024 is the year of the quesadilla. Why not kick things off with this avocado-loaded recipe?

Recipe from Inside BruCrew Life

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Inside BruCrew Life

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes With Burrata

So simple, but So. Damn. Delicious. Make sure you get some high-quality burrata (honestly, Trader Joe's has a mean one) to really elevate the dish.

Recipe from Half-Baked Harvest

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Half-Baked Harvest

Black and Bleu Burger With Jam

We love a dish with a clever name, and this black and bleu burger—made with blue cheese, a nice charred patty, and a sweet jam—is a winner on all accounts.

Recipe from Rosalynn Daniels

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Rosalynn Daniels

Mini Antipasto Skewers

Charcuterie board, but hold the board. Just skewer all your favorite nibblies and boom...cute antipasto sticks!

Recipe from I Heart Naptime

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I Heart Naptime

Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

Everyone loves jalapeno poppers. But this recipe—which is creamy, bacon-studded, and can be made in just eight minutes in the air fryer—really kicks things up a notch.

Recipe from Just a Taste

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Just A Taste

Shrimp Cocktail

You know it, you love it, you want to post it all over the 'gram. Shrimp cocktail will always hit—serve it over ice if you want it to hit even harder.

Recipe from Favorite Family Recipes

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Favorite Family Recipes

Twice-Baked Potatoes

Potatoes come in many forms, but perhaps none quite as delicious as twice-baked. You get the crispy skin on the outside, and fluffy mashed potatoes on the inside...smothered in cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, and chives, ofc.

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

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Two Peas and Their Pod

Ham and Swiss Puff Pastry Twists

Okay, this ham and cheese-stuffed masterpiece literally looks like a firework, so you obviously need to eat it when the clock strikes midnight.

Recipe from How Sweet Eats

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How Sweet Eats

Gochujang Chicken Wings

Gochujang wings > every other flavor of wings for NYE. They're sweet, spicy, and savory, and crisp right up in the oven.

Recipe from Sweet Tea and Thyme

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Sweet Tea and Thyme

Sweet Corn Vegetarian Arancini

Arancini—aka rice balls—are delicious little fried pockets of heaven. This recipe calls for parmesan and sweet corn in the filling—a great option for the vegetarians in the friend group.

Recipe from Sugar Salt Magic

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Sugar Salt Magic

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

So many fun flavors, so little time! Don't be put off by the word "salad." I promise this one's tasty as hell.

Recipe from Joy Food Sunshine

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Joy Food Sunshine

Pork Pasty

Flaky and buttery on the outside and filled with flavorful pork on the inside...what more could you ask for in a hand-held app?

Recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon

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Spoon Fork Bacon

Crispy Cheesy Sweet Potato Skins

Potato skins using sweet potatoes? Yep, it's a thing. This recipe from Half-Baked Harvest's Tieghan Gerard is a little sweeter than the classic app, and is full of flavor thanks to the addition of bacon bits, two types of cheese, and a smoky chipotle chili spice mix.

Recipe from Half-Baked Harvest

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Half-Baked Harvest

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

This dip lets you indulge in gooey chocolate chip cookie dough without your mom breathing down the back of your neck and warning you about salmonella. (And fwiw, this recipe doesn't even have eggs in it!)

Recipe from Rosalynn Daniels

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Rosalynn Daniels

Disco Fries

If you've never been to a New Jersey diner and ordered mozzarella- and gravy-smothered disco fries before...you have a new bucket list item. But if NJ is a little far, you can also make them yourself with this recipe.

Recipe from Aleka's Get Together

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Aleka's Get Together

Turkey Club Pinwheels

Layers upon layers of meat, cheese, and (very minimal) veggies? Yes, please.

Recipe from Inside BruCrew Life

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Inside BruCrew Life

Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies

A lil sweet, a lil spicy, and perfectly poppable. Let's be real: size always matters, and these teeny weenies are delicious proof.

Recipe from My Baking Addiction

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My Baking Addiction

Cheesy Homemade Pretzel Bites

The cheese pulls you can get with these babies? Truly immaculate. Chunks of cheddar are stuffed inside pretzel dough to create these snacks, which are then brushed with butter and sprinkled with sea salt before baking.

Recipe from Joy Food Sunshine

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Joy Food Sunshine

Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

I didn't think creaminess could be expressed through a screen...but it looks like it can with this photo. This crockpot mac and cheese recipe is as ooey and gooey as mac and cheese gets, and you need it on your table asap.

Recipe from Love from the Oven

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LOVE FROM THE OVEN

Famous Popovers

Our sister brand, Good Housekeeping, is known for many things, including these mind-blowingly delicious popovers. I've tried them, and can confirm I've never tasted anything so light, airy, and buttery in my gd life.

Recipe from Good Housekeeping

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Good Housekeeping

Buffalo Hummus

If the sight of those blue cheese crumbles doesn't have you feeling some time of way...we are not the same. It's a fresh and flavorful spin on the classic buff chick dip, and I, for one, am obsessed.

Recipe from Simply Recipes

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Simply Recipes

Mini Corn Dogs

They're a classic for a reason! And remember: the more dipping sauces, the better.

Recipe from Damn Delicious

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Ren Fuller

Steak Bites

No one wants to be sitting down for a full steak dinner around midnight. But steak bites? They'll do just the trick.

Recipe from Small Town Woman

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Small Town Woman

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