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Christmas canapé recipes

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Sophisticated sweet and savoury bites to serve at your festive party or as a light starter, with ingredients ranging from cheese, sausage, salmon and chilli.

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  • A selection of date, blue cheese & pancetta polenta stacks on a serving tray

    Date, blue cheese & pancetta polenta stacks

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    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

  • Beetroot & rye tartines served on a large plate

    Beetroot & rye tartines

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 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

  • Cauliflower cheese rolls served on a decorative plate

    Cauliflower cheese rolls

    A star rating of 5 out of 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

  • Brie & cranberry twists

    Brie & cranberry twists

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Get creative with filo pastry and serve up stylish canapés, with creamy French cheese and sweet fruit

  • Deep-fried olives served on skewers

    Deep-fried olives

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    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

  • Cheese & pineapple canapés served on a plate

    Cheese & pineapple canapés

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Potato cakes with smoked salmon & cream cheese

    Potato cakes with smoked salmon & cream cheese

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 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

  • Samosas on board with raita

    Vegetable samosas

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.51 ratings

    Serve up these crisp vegan samosas as a tasty starter or side dish with your favourite curry. They also make great buffet food for your next party.

  • Pecan-stuffed dates on a serving platter

    Pecan-stuffed dates

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • A plate serving buckwheat & spelt chrain blinis

    Buckwheat & spelt chrain blinis

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    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

  • Chicken & basil meatballs on skewers

    Chicken & basil meatballs

    A star rating of 5 out of 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

  • Furikake devilled eggs on a decorative plate

    Furikake devilled eggs

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Try furikake – a Japanese seasoning – in this easy retro canapé with a hint of wasabi and pickled ginger. The seasoning is traditionally sprinkled on rice

  • Super sausage rolls served on a tray

    Super sausage rolls

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.20 ratings

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

  • A plate serving carrot & caraway crackers

    Carrot & caraway crackers

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • A plate serving luxury hummus alongside crudités

    Luxury hummus

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.12 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

  • Christmas dinner sausage rolls served on a tray

    Christmas dinner sausage roll

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

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

  • Cheese & chorizo or prosciutto skewers served on a tray

    Cheese & chorizo or prosciutto skewers

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Oysters with an apple & horseradish dressing on a silver tray with ice

    Oysters with apple & horseradish dressing

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    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

  • Devilled eggs served on a large plate

    Classic devilled eggs

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make devilled eggs to serve at a Boxing Day buffet. They're filled with mustard, spring onions, mayo, yogurt and a pinch of cayenne. Top with chives, if you like

  • Pick & dip filo straws with feta, dates & sesame seeds served on a large green plate

    Pick & dip filo straws with feta, dates & sesame seeds

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Elevate the cheese straw with these impressive pull-apart filo bites. They're stuffed with feta, dates and sesame seeds, and served with a spicy yogurt dip

  • Twisty cheese straws

    Twisty cheese straws

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Aubergine & chickpea bites on a serving platter

    Aubergine & chickpea bites

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.11 ratings

    Combine chickpeas and aubergine with garlic and cumin for these tasty, healthy vegan canapés. Everyone will love them served with our harissa yogurt

  • Mac ’n’ cheese sliders

    Mac ’n’ cheese sliders

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Feed a crowd at a party or buffet with these American-themed canapés of crispy squares of macaroni cheese, sandwiched in mini bread rolls

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