24 New Year’s Eve Recipes to Get the Party Started 1 of 25
Brie on Baguettes 2 of 25
Cheese-y appetizers are the most surefire way to please your party guests. These tasty finger foods are incredibly easy to make, and the sophisticated addition of spices makes them perfect for the holidays.
Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapanade Toasts 3 of 25
After all the sweetness of Christmas cookies and eggnog, these savory little toasts will be a welcome change of pace. The flavorful tapanade is vegan, gluten-free, and perfect topped on just about anything!
Dried Cherry and Grilled Corn Scones 4 of 25
Scones are delicious any time of year, but they are decidedly decadent served at a New Year's party — especially with the sweet and tart flavors of cherry and corn!
Snowman Cheese Ball 5 of 25
Not only is this snowman adorable, but he’'s delicious, too! Your guests will love diving into
Shrimp Mango Salsa Phyllo Cups 6 of 25
A new year, a new way of serving shrimp. Ditch the cocktail sauce and glass dish for mango salsa and phyllo cups.
Make shrimp mango salsa phyllo cups
Hazelnut-crusted Fried Brie 7 of 25
Your guests will go nuts over these wedges of melty, crunchy Brie!
Make hazelnut-crusted fried Brie
Potato Chip Scoops with Smoked Salmon and Herb Cream Cheese 8 of 25
You won’'t believe how little time it takes to make these elegantly simple appetizers.
Make potato chip scoops with smoked salmon and herb cream cheese
Homemade Egg Rolls 9 of 25
Why heat up frozen egg rolls when you can easily dazzle your guests by making them yourself?
Make homemade egg rolls
Pepperoni Pizza Puffs 10 of 25
Get ready to referee the fight over who gets the last one of these perfect pepperoni pizza puffs!
Make pepperoni pizza puffs
Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds 11 of 25
For those with a sweet tooth, these cinnamon-roasted almonds are like potato chips, but better.
Make cinnamon roasted almonds
Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream 12 of 25
After all the champagne, your guests may enjoy a nice night (morning?) cap. Cheers to a new year!
Make homemade Bailey's Irish Cream
5-Minute Glazed Cocktail Balls 13 of 25
A little spicy, a little sweet, these cocktail balls are ready in a matter of minutes. (And can you say the same thing for your New Year'’s hairdo?)
Make 5-minute glazed cocktail balls
Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
Savory Cheese Tartlets with Blackberries 14 of 25
Mini quiches are so ... last year. These one-bite tartlets will have your guests returning to the appetizer table all the way into 2014!
Make savory cheese tartlets with blackberries
Stuffed Mushrooms 15 of 25
Here'’s a basic mushroom recipe that tastes just like your favorite Italian mom makes ’'em. They’'re a little garlicky, so pop these in your mouth after that New Year'’s kiss!
Salty-sweet Bacon Shortbread 16 of 25
Since you'’ll be celebrating into the wee hours anyway, why not make a little breakfast-infused treat by adding bacon to traditional shortbread?
Make salty sweet bacon shortbread
Garlic Cheese Wontons 17 of 25
You can’'t go wrong with something fried and cheesy. Splurge and eat these up now — your New Year'’s resolution diet starts in the morning!
Savory Walnut Appetizer Scones 18 of 25
These two-bite scones are the perfect vehicle for all sorts of tasty toppings, but we think walnut and thyme give them a sophisticated taste for your soiree.
Make savory walnut appetizer scones
Simple Salt and Pepper Tofu Triangles 19 of 25
This low-stress dish is one your vegetarian and vegan guests are sure to snack on all night long. Who knows, you might even convert a few meat-eating folks into tofu lovers before the year is over!
Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
Baked Brie with Olives 20 of 25
Baked brie is good enough on its own, but since this is New Year’'s, why not top it off with some olives for a little somethin’' extra?
Make baked brie with olives
Hot and Cheesy Black-Eyed Pea Dip 21 of 25
Black-eyed peas are considered good luck on New Year’'s Eve. Dress yours up with this cheesy recipe to make sure everyone has a great start to 2014.
Make hot and cheesy black-eyed pea dip
Apple Tamarind Ponche 22 of 25
A little tired of apple cider? Try the seasonally super-spiced version, called a ponche! It's a great drink for kids and adults alike during chilly months - though you might want to leave out the splash of tequila or whiskey if the little ones want one. Don't forget the tamarindo!
Parmesan Pigs in a Blanket 23 of 25
This recipe takes your favorite finger food to new heights with a cheesy Parmesan wrap. Expecting the norm, guests will be pleasantly surprised by the extra burst of flavor in every bite.
Cheddar Walnut Coins 24 of 25
These cheesy crackers might look simple, but a dash of cayenne pepper gives them a surprising kick. Perfect for the party host who tends to procrastinate, these cheddar snacks can be whipped up in less than an hour!
Bacon-wrapped Dates 25 of 25
This bite-sized snack transforms bacon from greasy breakfast food to high-class delicacy. We dare party guests to eat just one.