The Easiest Appetizers To Make For The Holidays

Start your Noche Buena right with these easy recipes.

Hosting a party for Christmas? Waiting for midnight to have your Noche Buena? Bookmark these easy appetizers—the dishes are as delicious as your showstopping mains: 

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1 Queso de Bola Dip with Toasted Ensaymada Recipe

You already have the ingredients for this delicious cheese dip! All you need to buy is some crackers or chips to go with it. Your guests will thank you for it! 

Tiny mounds of cassava is steamed and then coated in niyog for these perfectly bite-sized treats.
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2 Pichi-Pichi Recipe

Who said appetizers need to be savory? This super easy-to-make Pinoy kakanin is a great way to start the night.

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3 Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe

Match this delicious tasty dip with store-bought pita bread you can easily toast and you’re set. The best part about this hummus from its garlicky goodness? It’s creamy without the guilt, thanks to chickpeas.

The perfectly browned mozzarella top is chewy, stringy and oh, so, deliciously cheesy.
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4 Quick Spinach-Mushroom Dip Recipe

With frozen spinach and canned mushrooms, this dip comes together in just a few minutes. Do it first and you’ll have something to snack on while you’re cooking the rest of your elaborate dinner plan.

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5 Baked BLT Dip Recipe

Ooey gooey and cheesy—who can say no to this? With a bag of chips and slices of toast, everyone’s happiness meter will shoot right through the roof.

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6 Fried Chicken Fingers with Salted Egg Dip Recipe

If you’re missing the salted egg trend, the familiar flavors and punchy umami notes will make you happy. 


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7 Loaded Nachos

Feeding a crowd? This recipe is a delicious mix of flavors and textures that will have people joyfully getting their fill. 


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