Delicious dishes that will disappear before the clock strikes midnight.
Good guests bring a bottle of bubbly to a New Year’s Eve party. Great guests bring a bottle of bubbly, and a little something delicious to go along with it. Here are our favorite party foods that you can bring to any New Year’s Eve gathering. These New Year’s Eve appetizers and party side dishes are easy to make, and portable, so that it’s easy for you to pack them up and carry them to the party. Bite-sized, cheese-filled, and even stuffed with kisses, these delicious New Year’s Eve recipes are exactly what you should bring to ring in the New Year.
Orange-Basil Baked Brie
Recipe: Orange-Basil Baked Brie
Creamy, sweet, and slightly addicting (okay, very addicting), Baked Brie always steals the show. Be the guest who brings the best dish with this gourmet-level baked Brie recipe.
Spicy Cheddar "Long" Straws
Recipe: Spicy Cheddar "Long" Straws
We’ve always had a problem making our Spicy Cheddar Cheese Straws last for an entire party, so we decided that if we bake them in a longer straw shape, we might make them last longer, too.
Blue Cheese-Red Currant Cheese Ball
Cheese balls are consistent crowd-pleasers. This new recipe combines cream cheese, hot sauce, blue cheese, and dried currants for a unique take on the classic cheese ball.
Recipe: Mushroom Puffs
You know a recipe is good when it gets a review like, “one of my girlfriends did not like mushrooms, and she loved these.” Because when puff pastries, Parmesan cheese, and cream cheese combine, there’s nothing not to love.
The Ultimate Classic Collards
Recipe: The Ultimate Classic Collards
According to Southern tradition, collard greens bring wealth to the New Year. While that truth is debatable, we know for certain that this classic collards recipe brings deliciousness.
Pepper Jelly-Goat Cheese Cakes
Recipe: Pepper Jelly-Goat Cheese Cakes
This decadent, bite-sized finger food combines savory breadcrumbs and goat cheese with spicy Sriracha and pepper jelly spread.
Smoked Trout Crostini with Radishes and Dill Cream
Feeling fancy? This beautiful, bite-sized recipe can be made with trout or salmon for fresh flavor.
Sautéed Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon
This dish is a fast take on the usual long-simmered greens. To make this dish New Year’s Eve ready, swap out mustard greens for collards.
Recipe: Marinated Mozzarella
Prepare these savory bites ahead of time so that the creamy mozzarella has time to absorb the flavored oil.
Recipe: Almond Stars
Nothing says New Year’s like glittery stars. Make these star-shaped almond cookies to help ring in the New Year with sweetness.
Hidden Kiss Cookies
Recipe: Hidden Kiss Cookies
Everyone needs a kiss at midnight on New Year’s Day. Some years, that kiss comes in the form of a cookie.