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10 Recipes for Christmas Appetizers

To make the meals on the Christmas table not only tasty but also attractive, you need to invest a lot of effort. But in fact, there are simple recipes that allow you to spend very little time cooking and still have amazing results.

5-Minute Crafts has a few simple recipes to make your Christmas table look really nice.

1. Stars with caviar and cottage cheese


  • French bread
  • 1 can of red caviar
  • 1 pack of cottage cheese
  • Herbs

How to make it:

1. Cut the bread into thin slices. Using a cookie mold, cut out stars.

✅ If you don’t have a mold, use a cup or a glass.

2. Use a tablespoon to spread the cottage cheese and caviar on the bread.

3. Decorate the slices with herbs.

2. Mozzarella penguins


  • 7 small mozzarella balls
  • 1 boiled carrot
  • 14 pitted black olives
  • 1 bell pepper
  • Mayo

How to make it:

1. Peel the carrot and cut it into circles. Cut out small triangles from every circle.

2. Cut 7 olives in halves. Cut out small triangles from the bell pepper.

3. Stick a toothpick in the center of every carrot circle and put a ball of mozzarella on top.

4. Add a whole olive on the top, then a triangle of pepper.

5. In the holes of the olives, put the carrot triangles.

6. Rub the sides of the penguins in mayo and add olives there to make the wings.

7. Decorate the hats with mayo and serve the appetizers.

3. Christmas trees made from crackers, cottage cheese, and red caviar


  • Average-sized crackers
  • 200 grams of fat-free cottage cheese
  • 20 grams of red caviar
  • 1.5 tbsp of mayo
  • 1 bunch of dill
  • Salt

How to make it:

1. Wash the dill and remove the thick stems. Put the dill into a blender and turn it into a paste.

✅ You can use anything instead of dill if you don’t like that herb.

2. Add cottage cheese, salt, and mayo into the blender and mix them.

3. Put the mix into a bag and then on top of the crackers, forming trees.

4. Add red caviar to decorate the trees.

4. Mushrooms made from quail eggs, cheese, and cherry tomatoes


  • 10 quail eggs
  • 10 big cherry tomatoes
  • 30 grams of hard cheese
  • 1 piece of garlic
  • Mayo and herbs

How to make it:

1. Wash the tomatoes and dry them. Cut the top from each of them and remove the insides with a spoon.

2. Grind the cheese, press the garlic, and mix it with the cheese. Add mayo and stir.

3. Fill the tomatoes with the mix.

4. Boil the eggs and remove the shells.

5. Cover each egg with the tomatoes you made.

6. Put a toothpick through the center of the mushroom.

7. Decorate the mushroom top with mayo dots and add a bit of herbs to the stem.

✅ To make the herbs stick better, you can rub the stem with mayo.

5. A Christmas wreath from cherry tomatoes and mozzarella


  • A big pack of small mozzarella pieces
  • 300 grams of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • Dry basil
  • Balsamic
  • Olive oil

How to make it:

1. Put a cherry tomato, a mozzarella ball, and a tomato on a wooden toothpick.

2. Put the toothpicks in a circle on top of each other.

3. Decorate the wreath with fresh basil.

4. Sprinkle the wreath with olive oil, balsamic, and add dry basil.

6. Christmas trees with tuna, cheese, and salty cucumbers


  • Sliced bread
  • 2-3 marinated cucumbers
  • Hard cheese
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • 1 can of tuna
  • Salt and pepper

How to make it:

1. Cut the bread into thin slices. Using cookie molds, cut out the trees.

2. Fry the bread on a pan, just a little.

3. In a deep bowl, mash tuna pieces and mix them with ground cheese. If necessary, add salt and pepper.

4. Put the mix on the bread.

5. Grind the cucumbers and put them on top of the fish-cheese mix.

6. Decorate the trees with pomegranate seeds.

7. Tangerines made from eggs, cheese, and carrots


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 pieces of processed cheese
  • 2 boiled carrots
  • 2 pieces of garlic
  • 1 bunch of dill
  • 4 tsp of mayo
  • Fresh basil
  • Salt

How to make it:

1. Boil the eggs and peel them. Peel the carrots.

2. Grind the cheese and eggs, press the garlic, wash the dill, and cut it into small pieces. Mix all the ingredients. Add mayo and mix.

3. Grind the carrots.

4. Make small balls from the cheese mix and cover each of them with ground carrots.

5. Decorate the top of each tangerine with fresh basil.

8. Canapes with herring and vegetables


  • 1 lightly-salted herring
  • 2 boiled potatoes
  • 1 French baguette
  • 1 cucumber
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • Dill or parsley

How to make it:

1. Cut the baguette into small circles and dry them in an oven or on a pan.

2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into circles. Cut the cucumber into circles. Remove the oil from the herring and cut it into small slices.

3. On every piece of the sliced baguette, put a piece of potato and a piece of cucumber. Add some herring on the top.

4. Put a piece of dill and a cherry tomato on a toothpick and pierce it through the baguette.

9. Tarts with shrimp and avocado


  • 20 tarts
  • 1 avocado
  • 100 grams of cream cheese
  • 20 pieces of shrimp
  • Olive oil
  • 3 pieces of garlic
  • Parmesan
  • Lemon juice, salt, and herbs

How to make it:

1. Press the garlic with the flat side of the knife and fry it for 1-2 minutes in olive oil and then remove the garlic.

2. Peel the shrimp and put them on the pan with heated garlic oil. Fry them for 2-3 minutes and sprinkle them with lemon juice.

Here you can find out how to peel shrimp.

3. Cut an avocado and add cream cheese and lemon juice into the blender. Mix it and add some salt.

4. Put the mix into a pastry bag and spread it over the tarts.

5. Decorate the tarts with shrimp, herbs, and ground parmesan.

10. Profiteroles with mackerel and cream cheese


  • 10 ready-made profiteroles
  • 250 grams of cream cheese
  • 150 grams of hot smoked mackerel
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Herbs

How to make it:

1. Put mackerel and cream cheese into a blender. Add lemon juice and mix all the ingredients.

❗ Be careful and check if mackerel has bones in it.

2. Add salt and Tabasco sauce.

3. Put the mix into the profiteroles, decorate them with herbs, and serve them.

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