15 New Year’s Eve Appetizers You Can Make With 5 or Fewer Ingredients


You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to make New Year’s Eve appetizers that are delicious, festive, and perfect for ringing in 2022. In fact, we rounded up 15 New Year’s Eve appetizer recipes that require only five ingredients or less. So you can spend less time prepping food and more time prepping for the ball to drop.

Let’s face it: This year’s NYE festivities may be significantly more subdued than usual due to the ongoing pandemic. So we totally get it if your plan is to buy a premade cheese and meat tray, grab a bottle of Champagne, and call it a year. But if you do feel like cooking, you can still make the holiday feel festive and special, whether you’re hosting a small gathering, attending an intimate potluck, or hunkering down for a low-key night at home with your family, partner, or roommates. In other words, curating the perfect dinner spread can instantly elevate the vibe of any gathering; that may be even more important to do after the year we’ve had.

With that in mind, we rounded up a bunch of easy holiday appetizers that are elegant, fancy, and pleasing to a wide variety of palettes. The most important factor, though? They don’t require a lot of ingredients, time, or skill to make, so you can spend your evening socializing and actually celebrating the new year instead of sweating in the kitchen.

From festive salsa recipes and fancy toasts to spicy cheese crisps and prosciutto-wrapped dates, we rounded up a bunch of elegant New Year’s Eve appetizers that will please any crew. These recipes, courtesy of some of the internet’s best food bloggers, are way more exciting than your typical potato salad or seven-layer dip, we promise.

Keep scrolling for next-level NYE appetizers you’ll want to add to your menu ASAP. Who knows, they may just become your new go-to party apps for 2022—and beyond.

Elizabeth Stark via Brooklyn Supper

1. Figs With Chèvre and Balsamic Reduction from Brooklyn Supper

These tasty toasts look super fancy and take almost no work. Toast up some crusty bread, spread on some cheese, and top with sliced fig. Then reduce a little balsamic vinegar to put the final touches on these sweet, tangy piles of goodness. Get the recipe here.

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