Prepare appetizers for New Year’s Eve: 10 delicious recipe ideas

Tired of a three-course meal or simply no time for complicated recipes? Surprise the family with delicious finger food and prepare delicious bites for New Year’s Eve. We have 10 recipes for simple snacks that even complete beginners will succeed in. These uncomplicated delicacies are guaranteed to reap compliments and are also great as finger food for parties as soon as the corona crisis comes to an end.

Midnight bites for New Year’s Eve: skewers with beef and french fries

First, we’ll explain how to make canapés with beef and fries. You need the following ingredients:

  • 500 g of beef fillet, around 6 mm thick
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary
  • 1 TL Dijonsenf
  • 2 TL Worcestershiresauce
  • sea-salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Potatoes for french fries, hard boiling)
  • Bratensauce


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into finger-thick strips.
  2. Pour water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon sea salt.
  3. Put the fries in the boiling water and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Take the fries out of the pot and let them drain
  5. Put the olive oil, rosemary, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl and mix well.
  6. Place the beef fillet in a baking sheet and pour the marinade over it. Chill and let marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  7. Fry the fries in a hot air fryer until crispy.
  8. Grill the beef fillet and cut into 4 cm thick strips.
  9. Wrap 3-4 French fries with a strip of beef, stick them widthwise on skewers and serve with gravy.

Party bites for New Year’s Eve: stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms prepare party canapes for New Year's Eve

Cheese lovers will get their money’s worth with the next recipe. For the delicious mushrooms with a crispy filling you need the following ingredients:

  • Mushrooms
  • 1 TL Butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • 4 EL Semmelbrösel
  • Sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons of cream cheese, soft
  • 4 tsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Clean the mushrooms, remove the stems and chop them up

3. Put the butter in a pan and let it melt over medium heat. Fry the chopped stalks in it for 5 minutes. Add the garlic cloves and sweat for 1 minute, then add the breadcrumbs and fry for 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, remove the pan from the heat and let the filling cool down.

4. Remove the filling from the pan and stir in a large bowl with the cream and parmesan cheese. Season to taste with the parsley and thyme.

5. Fill the mushrooms with the cheese and spice mixture.

6. Grease a baking sheet, spread the stuffed mushrooms on it and bake for 20 minutes.

Cold finger food for New Year’s Eve: Prosecco grapes

Next we present you an Italian finger food recipe: grapes with Prosecco. You can serve these grapes with cheese as cold appetizers. Here are the necessary ingredients (the recipe contains alcohol):

  • 1 kg of white grapes
  • 15 toothpicks
  • 1/2 bottle of Prosecco
  • 150 ml of vodka


  1. Place the grapes lengthways on toothpicks and place in a baking sheet.
  2. Pour Prosecco and vodka over the grapes and chill. Leave in the refrigerator for an hour.
  3. Take the grape skewers out of the baking sheet and place in a freezer bag. Put the filled freezer bag in the freezer and leave for 3-4 hours.

Simple bites for New Year’s Eve: crispy ravioli

Goodbye, mozzarella bites, welcome to crispy ravioli! The next recipe is super easy and tastes wonderful. You need the following ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 80 ml of milk
  • 150 g Italian breadcrumbs
  • 40 g parmesan cheese, grated
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 500 g ravioli, frozen
  • Sauce of your choice
  • Vegetable oil of your choice


  1. Put the eggs in a large bowl and whisk, stir in the milk.
  2. In another bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
  3. Dip the ravioli one by one first in the egg mixture and then in the breadcrumbs.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the ravioli on top. Put in the freezer and leave there for 30 minutes.
  5. Put the vegetable oil in a deep pan and heat. Remove the ravioli from the freezer and fry on both sides for 3-4 minutes until they turn golden brown.
  6. Remove the ravioli from the pan and sprinkle with grated parmesan.
  7. Serve with the sauce of your choice.

Prepare midnight bites for New Year’s Eve: small-format potato gratin

The potato gratin is one of the tastiest quick dishes. You don’t need much besides potatoes and cheese to make a delicious dinner. The next bites reinterpret the concept and turn the popular casserole into finger food. Here are the ingredients for a small-sized potato gratin.

  • 1 kg of potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 pack of milk (1 liter)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 75 g parmesan cheese, grated
  • 75 g Gruyère (French cheese)
  • 2 slices of bacon, fried until crispy and cut into small pieces
  • Parsley, fresh, finely chopped, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease a baking sheet for muffins.
  2. Mix the spices in a small bowl.
  3. Place a potato slice on the bottom of a muffin case, sprinkle with the spice mix and garnish with parmesan. Continue until the muffin tin is almost full.
  4. Cover the muffin cases with baking foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  5. Remove the baking foil, garnish with the bacon and Gruyère and bake until the cheese melts and the potatoes turn golden yellow (about 20 minutes). Then take it out of the oven and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
  6. Garnish with parsley and carefully remove the potatoes from the mold. Serve warm.

Party bites for New Year’s Eve: bacon crackers

The next idea goes down particularly well at parties. The small party snacks are also very popular with children and are therefore also suitable as finger food for the children’s table. These are the necessary ingredients:

  • Bacon strips, smoked
  • 32 pcs.crackers, rectangular (for example from Tuc)
  • 75 g parmesan, grated
  • Pepper, freshly ground
  • Ranch dressing for salads


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the crackers on the baking paper and sprinkle with parmesan.
  3. Wrap the bacon strips tightly around the crackers and sprinkle with more parmesan
  4. Bake for 40 minutes, until the crackers are golden brown and the bacon strips are crispy.
  5. Season with pepper and serve with ranch dressing.

Simple New Year’s Eve appetizers with prawns

The next bite to eat with prawns are guaranteed to reap compliments. And best of all: the recipe is super quick and easy. These are the necessary ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • Juice of three limes
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 2 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/4 TL Weißpfeffer
  • sea-salt
  • 500 g prawns, frozen
  • Guacamole


  1. Thaw, peel, devein and clean the prawns.
  2. Put the remaining ingredients, with the exception of the guacamole, in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Put the prawns in a saucepan, pour the marinade over them and chill for two hours.
  4. Take the marinated prawns out of the fridge and fry them over medium heat.
  5. Serve with the guacamole as a dip.

Cold appetizers for New Year’s Eve: antipasti vegetable skewers

If you want to prepare healthy snacks for New Year’s Eve, then the next recipe for antipasti and vegetable skewers is ideal. You need the following ingredients:

  • marinated artichokes from the jar
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mozzarella balls
  • parsley
  • olive oil
  • salt


  1. Put an artichoke, a mozzarella ball, a platter of parsley and a cherry tomato on a wooden skewer.
  2. Drizzle the antipasti vegetable skewers with olive oil.

You can vary the recipe as you wish and stick a mozzarella ball, a cherry tomato and a basil leaf on a skewer and drizzle with a dash of balsamic vinegar.

Midnight bites for New Year’s Eve: artichokes in puff pastry

Puff pastry appetizers are one of the absolute classics for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The next recipe is very versatile and can be varied as desired. These are the necessary ingredients at a glance:

  • 1 pack of spinach, frozen
  • 150 g canned artichokes, drained weight
  • 200 g cream cheese, soft
  • 150 g mozzarella, cut into small pieces
  • 70 g parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 package of puff pastry


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease the muffin cups.
  2. Mix the spinach, artichokes, cloves of garlic, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and mozzarella. Salt and season with pepper.
  3. Roll out the puff pastry on a floured work surface and cut into 24 squares.
  4. Place the puff pastry squares in the muffin cases and fill with 1 tbsp of the cheese and spinach mixture.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, until the puff pastry turns golden brown.

Recipes for snacks for New Year’s Eve: Skewers of Brussels sprouts and strips of bacon

You only need two ingredients for the next recipe: Brussels sprouts and strips of bacon. It’s super easy and even inexperienced hobby cooks will succeed. The skewers can be served at the start of the evening. Both wine and beer go well with it. The perfect finger food not only for New Year’s Eve, but also for a TV evening with the family or a game evening with friends. These are the necessary ingredients:

  • 500 g Brussels sprouts
  • 500 g breakfast bacon
  • sea-salt
  • Pepper, freshly ground


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Grease a baking sheet
  2. Clean and wash the Brussels sprouts. Bring the water to the boil and add the vegetables. Approx. Let cook for 7 minutes. Then drain the water and place the florets on baking paper.
  3. Alternate the strips of bacon and Brussels sprouts florets on a wooden skewer, then place on the baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10 minutes until the bacon turns golden brown and crispy.

Party baguette appetizers: two variations

When the prepared snacks are already eaten by 10 a.m., creativity is required. We offer you several recipe ideas for delicious baguette snacks.

Caramelized onions and bacon

1. Peel and dice an onion. Put vegetable oil in a pan and heat it, fry the onion in it until translucent.

2. Add a tablespoon of brown sugar, stir the onions and once the sugar has melted add another spoonful of brown sugar.

3. Drizzle with soy sauce (about 3 shots), stir and let simmer. When the liquid evaporates, remove the pan from the heat,

4. Cut the baguette into slices. Put olive oil in a pan and heat. Fry the baguette slices in it for 1-2 minutes, then serve with the onion and bacon.

5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and place the baguettes on a baking sheet. Cook the baguettes until the breakfast bacon is crispy.

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