I hosted our annual holiday open house this past weekend and I thought I’d share a few of my favorite holiday bite-size hors d’oeuvres. My philosophy is to serve just 4 or 5 dishes and have plenty of them to go around! Huge thank you to Elizabeth with Cutting Board Catering for helping out with the food. While I can’t really share the caterer’s recipes, I hope that these holiday bites will serve as inspiration for your upcoming gatherings.
Pesto Potato Frittata
Most people think of frittatas for breakfast for lunch, but they are a hearty and substantial appetizer. Bonus: They can be served room temperature. While any frittata ingredients will do, this pesto and potato version is a crowd pleaser and vegetarian-friendly.
Spooning a little bit of ranch dip into individual cups creates a perfectly portioned veggie shooter. Mine had a sugar snap pea pod, celery stalk, baby carrot and broccoli floret. Much neater than your average veggie platter. BONUS: No fear of double-dipping.
Nothing feels more like the holidays than shrimp cocktail. It automatically makes the event feel special and luxe. Just like the veggie cups, I serve three shrimp in an individual cup with cocktail sauce. I buy my shrimp frozen and simply defrost overnight in the refrigerator. BONUS: Guests can dispose of the shrimp tails in the cup when they are finished. No more shrimp tails lying around!
What are your favorite holiday hors d’oeuvres?
Wishing you a fun and stress-free entertaining season!