Date, blue cheese, pancetta and polenta stacks on cocktail sticks

Christmas canapé recipes

74 Recipes

Sophisticated sweet and savoury bites to serve at your festive party or as a light starter

Date, blue cheese & pancetta polenta stacks

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Serve these date, blue cheese and pancetta polenta stacks as canapés at a party. Try a veggie twist by using chopped toasted nuts instead of pancetta for crunch
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Beetroot & rye tartines

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(1 rating)

If you're keen to rustle up lighter party nibbles for a celebration, these low-calorie beetroot tartines with pastrami or mackerel are ideal...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Cauliflower cheese rolls

5

(1 rating)

Impress guests with our creamy cauliflower cheese rolls. These easy canapés are wrapped in crunchy filo pastry and topped with sesame seeds
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Brie & cranberry twists

4.5

(2 ratings)

Get creative with filo pastry and serve up stylish canapés, with creamy French cheese and sweet fruit
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Deep-fried olives

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Coat feta-stuffed olives with juniper-flavoured breadcrumbs to make these easy canapés. Serve on skewers with a lemon and vermouth mayonnaise on the side
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & pineapple canapés

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Spruce up cheese and pineapple with these tasty halloumi, sesame and mint canapés. Perfect for entertaining, they use just four ingredients
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vegetable samosas

4.588235

(17 ratings)

Serve up these crisp vegetable samosas as a tasty starter or side dish with your favourite curry. They also make great buffet food for your next party
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Pecan-stuffed dates

5

(1 rating)

Hosting a party? Make these easy stuffed dates as a canapé, or for after-dinner nibbles on Christmas Day. Ideal for when you have lots of mouths to feed
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Buckwheat & spelt chrain blinis

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Make these salmon, buckwheat and spelt chrain blinis ahead and heat them up as a hassle-free party canapé or plated as a starter. They freeze really well, too
  • 30 mins
  • More effort

Chicken & basil meatballs

5

(1 rating)

Serve these Thai chicken chicory bites and roasted pepper skewers when you're next entertaining. Both make great low-calorie, healthy dinner party canapés...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Super sausage rolls

5

(1 rating)

Eat these family-friendly sausage rolls with a chutney or pickle. They make a great snack for a party buffet
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Carrot & caraway crackers

5

(1 rating)

If you're catering for vegans at a party, make these easy carrot canapés that everyone will love. Top with a sprig of dill and a vegetable crisp to impress...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Luxury hummus

4.75

(4 ratings)

Use good-quality chickpeas to give this vegan hummus a really silky feel. Dips make perfect, easy party food to serve with crudités and warm pittas
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & chorizo or prosciutto skewers

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Enjoy brochettes two ways with manchego and chorizo or prosciutto, mozzarella and basil - ideal for a picnic. For young kids, simply slide them off the stick
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Oysters with apple & horseradish dressing

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Drizzle apple and horseradish dressing over oysters for a sophisticated seafood starter to share. Serve on a bed of ice or rock salt with sprigs of dill
  • 5 mins
  • More effort

Twisty cheese straws

4.5

(2 ratings)

Puff pastry is ideal for canapés. Try twisted with cream cheese and pesto then baked until crispy
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Aubergine & chickpea bites

3.666665

(3 ratings)

Combine chickpeas and aubergine with garlic and cumin for these tasty, healthy vegan canapés. Everyone will love them served with our harissa yogurt
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mac ’n’ cheese sliders

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Feed a crowd at a party or buffet with these American-themed canapés of crispy squares of macaroni cheese, sandwiched in mini bread rolls
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan ‘smoked salmon’ toasts

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(1 rating)

Make these vegan bites with brined carrot ribbons. Infused with lapsang souchong tea, they're a great alternative to classic smoked salmon canapés...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Caraway oatcakes with stilton & damson jam

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Lacing oatcakes with fragrant caraway seeds adds another dimension to a cheeseboard. Serve with stilton and damson jam as a final canapé at a party
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tomato bruschetta

4.53846

(13 ratings)

Make our simple tomato bruschetta as a classic Italian starter. Ideal for a summer gathering with friends, this easy dish is fresh, tasty and full of flavour
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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