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Canapé recipes

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Sweet and savoury finger food recipes to get your party started. These easy canapés are crowd-pleasing bites everyone will love.

For all things meat-free and bitesize, try these vegetarian Christmas canapé recipes. If you're putting on a feast and letting guests pick and eat, our Christmas buffet recipes are all that you need. There's more dinner party inspiration with this selection of festive drinks recipes.

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  • Potato cakes with smoked salmon & cream cheese

    Potato cakes with smoked salmon & cream cheese

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Irish potato cakes, or farls, make a delicious base for these smoked salmon, cream cheese and caperberry canapés - simply slice into squares and serve

  • Smoked salmon, dill & lemon paté

    Smoked salmon, dill & lemon paté

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.43 ratings

    Five minutes is all you need to whip up this creamy fish dish, great served as a dip or starter

  • Tikka jackfruit mini poppadums served on a plate

    Tikka jackfruit mini poppadums

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make these jackfruit canapés with curry paste, mango, chilli and coriander for a lighter, meat-free alternative when you're throwing a party

  • Figs with goat's cheese, pistachios & honey on a plate

    Figs with goat's cheese, pistachios & honey

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make the party season stress-free with these simple throw-together fig and goat's cheese canapés. For added luxury, try using truffle-infused honey

  • A selection of curried parsnip soup shots

    Curried parsnip soup shots

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Treat dinner guests to healthy, spiced soup shots – they make great canapés. The crispy kale version is vegan while meat eaters can opt for a prosciutto topping

  • Easy hedgehog canapé skewers served on a tray

    Easy hedgehog canapé skewers

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Make these crowd-pleasing hedgehog canapé skewers for a party. With tomato and mozzarella, cheese and pineapple, and prawn and cucumber options, they're perfect for a family gathering

  • Vegan mushroom pâté canapes with candied walnuts served on a platter

    Vegan mushroom pâté

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Prepare these vegan pâté and candied walnut canapés ahead of time. When the party starts, all you need to do is pop them in the oven

  • Pastrami-cured salmon with pickles and rye bread

    Pastrami-cured salmon

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Serve this gravadlax-style salmon on Christmas morning with bagels, or for festive canapés. It's inspired by a New York deli breakfast

  • Christmas dinner sausage rolls served on a tray

    Christmas dinner sausage roll

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.14 ratings

    Combine the best bits of a Christmas dinner in one moreish bite with these canapés. Ideal for a festive buffet

  • Truffle arancini on plate

    Truffle arancini

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    These moreish arancini balls are made extra-special with the flavours of truffle and punchy cheese. They're perfect for a starter or as canapés at a party

  • Sticky shallot, fig & almond filo parcels served on a decorative platter

    Sticky shallot, fig & almond filo parcels

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Serve these heavenly sweet and savoury parcels made with shallots, fig and almonds as vegan canapés at Christmas. Try adding some feta if you're not vegan

  • Smoked salmon tartines served on a plate

    Smoked salmon tartines

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Grow primroses from January to April and use the flowers to make a delicious topping for these sourdough tartines. They make a lovely light lunch, starter or canapé

  • Mini New York cheesecakes

    Mini New York cheesecakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

    Everyone's favourite dessert is now bitesize! This simple-to-make traybake can be cut into mini bites for the ultimate sweet canapé

  • Arancini balls served with a dip

    Arancini balls

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.17 ratings

    Adapt these arancini rice balls to your liking: add fresh herbs, sundried tomatoes or chopped ham. You can also make the balls from leftover cold risotto

  • Asparagus wraps with lemon mayo

    Asparagus wraps with lemon mayo

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    A quick and classic spring canapé of tender green stems wrapped in Parma ham with a light citrus dip

  • Mini jacket potatoes

    Mini jacket potatoes

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    Bake up some new potatoes and top with soured cream and chives for a bite-sized, simple canapé

  • Steak lettuce cups on a plate

    Steak lettuce cups

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Rustle up these easy steak canapés to serve at a party. With two sauces to accompany them, they're delicious and healthy too

  • A collection of caramelised mushroom tartlets

    Caramelised mushroom tartlets

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.17 ratings

    Try these super-clever caramelised mushroom tartlets on those occasions when you're entertaining and need an exciting canapé, but could do without the faff

  • A selection of kimchi, cheese and spring onion pinwheels

    Kimchi, cheese & spring onion pinwheels

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Pair the acidity of kimchi with mature cheddar in these fabulous pinwheels. They make great canapés for celebrations such as New Year's Eve

  • Thai chicken skewers

    Thai chicken skewers

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    Grilled chicken kebab skewers marinated in fragrant Asian spices make the perfect easy canapé

  • Canapés & cocktails

    Canapés & cocktails

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    This smart cocktail and these simple canapés will get the party started with maximum fun and minimum fuss

  • Rainbow prawn cocktails served as canapés

    Rainbow prawn cocktails

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    Serve this Asian-inspired twist on classic prawn cocktail as a starter or party canapés over the festive period

  • Chicken skewers with satay dip

    Chicken skewers with satay dip

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.7 ratings

    If you're looking for a quick dinner party canapé you can't go far wrong with this easy classic

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