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

Christmas canapé recipes

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

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

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

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
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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 hr and 40 mins
More effort
Vegan
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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
Healthy
Vegan
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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
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Impress party guests with our jackfruit, sweetcorn and gochujang mayonnaise canapés. These vegetarian bites are modern and creative, yet surprisingly simple to make

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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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
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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

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Eat these family-friendly sausage rolls with a chutney or pickle. They make a great snack for a party buffet

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

50 mins
Easy
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25 mins
Easy
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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
Gluten-free
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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

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

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

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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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 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Entice your guests to the buffet table with the flavourful combination of prawn and chorizo

20 mins
Easy
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