Can you believe the year is nearly over? It seems like it was just summer with scorching days and balmy nights. I was looking for something new and easy to make for this weekend and thought I would ask my friends what their favorite New Year’s Eve Party Recipes are. And boy are they fabulous – 75 of the best recipes in the country … just what we need to ring in 2017!
This is a collection of small bites, perfect for cocktail parties, casual get-togethers, and even game days. Exactly what I love – the ability to “graze” at will, sampling multiple different flavors, textures, and ethnicities all in one meal. Be sure to bookmark these blogs as you visit them – you are going to want to return again and again for their wonderful stories and recipes.
If you are looking for more of a substantial formal dinner, our recent #ProgressiveEats New Year’s Eve Extravaganza party is something to behold. These gals are incredibly talented and each month it is a truly spectacular collection of recipes. From pomegranate-champagne cocktails and champagne yeast brioche, to puff pastry potato roses, baked brie with cabernet-cranberry-cherry sauce, lobster crab chowder, and filet mignon steaks with homemade bearnaise sauce, and finishing with yuzu cheesecake and a chocolate-orange stout cake, this is a dinner for the ages!
Many of these recipes are already gluten-free or easily adaptable and a number of them can also be converted to dairy-free with a few substitutions. If you need any help, take a look under the Gluten-Free Tab at the top of the page where I give you guidance on how to convert recipes.
Now, for today’s collection of 75 celebratory favorites …
The best way to kick off the party is with specialty cocktails, so sensational that your guests will be hoisting their glasses in toasts to you! If you want a non-alcoholic version, feel free to substitute sparkling cider.
Champagne Margaritas from The Kitchen is My Playground
Frozen Bananas Foster Cocktail Milkshakes from Penny Pincher Jenny
Sparkling Pomegranate Punch from Chocolate Moosey
Champagne Sangria Punch from Iowa Girl Eats
Kir Royale Champagne Cocktails from The Heritage Cook
And where would we be without a spread of the most delectable finger foods, packed with protein and flavor! These treats will keep your guests full and happy.
Paleo Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings from Noshtastic
Little Bites of Heaven from Poet in the Pantry
Sausage, Garlic, and Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms from Peas and Crayons
Chimichurri Shrimp from The View from Great Island
Sausage Stuffed Fried Olives with Garlic Thyme Aioli from What the Fork
Baked Italian Sausage and Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms from An Italian in My Kitchen
Gluten Free Chicken Sausage Balls from My Gluten Free Miami
Smoked Salmon Tartines from Mon Petit Four
Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers with Kale from Allergy Free Alaska
Salmon Cucumber Roll Ups (Gluten/Dairy Free) from Tasting Page
Grilled Shrimp with Cranberry Salsa from Cooking on the Front Burners
Crock Pot Sweet Chili BBQ Kielbasa Bites from Iowa Girl Eats
Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs from Penny Pincher Jenny
Antipasto Skewers from The View from Great Island
Truly Crispy Coconut Shrimp from Noshtastic
Spicy Sausage and Bacon Appetizers from Gluten Free Palate
Roasted Potato and Smoked Salmon Appetizer Skewers from Cookin’ Canuck
Crock Pot Cranberry Meatballs from The Blond Cook
Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese from Allergy Free Alaska
Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins with Blue Cheese Dip from Saving Dessert
Easy Shrimp Cocktail from The Blond Cook
Crispy Bacon Wrapped Asparagus from Wholesome Yum
Savory Italian Ground Pork and Leek Meatballs from Fearless Dining
Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa Bites with Brown Sugar Glaze from What the Fork
My Best Party Appetizer – Crab Mousse from The Heritage Cook
For variety, some healthier options, and to suit everyone’s tastes, here are a collection of vegetarian appetizers that will please even the pickiest eaters.
Italian Potato Skins from Poet in the Pantry
Healthy Tomato Basil White Bean Dip from Peas and Crayons
Roasted Beet and Garlic Hummus from The Roasted Root
Spiced Pumpkin Basil Cheese Ball from Spabettie
Parsnip, Sage and White Bean Soup Shooters from The Food Hunter’s Guide
Baba Ghanoush Hummus from Strength and Sunshine
Vegetarian Stuffed Mushroom Caps from Vegetarian Mamma
Whipped Goat Cheese Pomegranate Bites from Nutmeg Nanny
Gluten Free Easy Baked Jalapeno Cheese Crisps from Cotter Crunch
Citrus Marinated Olives from Cricket’s Confections
Gougeres (Cheese Puffs) from Mon Petit Four
Plant-Based Party Platters from Food by Mars
Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer with Raspberries from The Tomato Tart
Sweet and Savory Potato Bites with Cranberry-Pecan Caramelized Onions from Cooking on the Weekends
Easy Artichoke White Bean Dip from Tasting Page
Veggie Dip Poppers from Cooking on the Front Burners
Blackberry Compote Spicy Pecan Baked Brie from Foolproof Living
Jalapeno Black-Eyed Pea Hummus from Kitchen Treaty
Dill Roasted Fingerlings with Garlic Aioli from Food by Mars
Greek Yogurt Dip with Kale and Parmesan from Food Faith Fitness
Cranberry Goat Cheese Gluten Free Crostini from Cotter Crunch
Cool Vegan Dill Pickle Dip Bread Bowl from Spabettie
Hot Corn Dip (Dairy and Gluten Free) from Vegetarian Mamma
Baked Brie with Maple Spiced Apples (Gluten-Free) from The Roasted Root
Lemon Rosemary Whipped Goat Cheese from Spoonful of Flavor
Preserved Lemon and Mint Whipped Feta Dip from Nutmeg Nanny
Healthy Queso Dip from Spicy RD Nutrition
Tangerine Caprese Skewers from Cooking on the Weekends
Cranberry Bake Brie from Chocolate Moosey
Spicy Southwestern Spinach Dip from Saving Dessert
Gluten Free Spinach and Leek Cheese Fondue from Fearless Dining
Gluten Free Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks from Wholesome Yum
The highlight for many is a dessert buffet at the end of the evening. These beautiful treats will definitely close the party on a sweet note and send everyone home with a smile!
Vegan “Fried” Ice Cream Bombs from Strength and Sunshine
Tiramisu Gluten Free Chocolate Truffles from My Gluten Free Miami
Whipped Caramel Fruit Dip from Cricket’s Confections
DIY Grapefruit-Pomegranate Gummies from Donuts, Dressed and Dirt
Gluten Free Apple Hand Pies with Wine Caramel from The Tomato Tart
Mascarpone Stuffed Dates with Pomegranate and Honey from Foolproof Living
Vegan Truffles with Champagne from Food Faith Fitness
Epic Dessert Charcuterie Platter from Fork and Beans
No Bake Raspberry Lemon Cookie Cups from Spoonful of Flavor
Dutch Doughnuts – Oliebollen (Gluten-Free) from I’m Gluten Free
Gluten Free Champagne Cake from Gluten Free on a Shoestring
Meyer Lemon Shortbread Cookies with Meyer Lemon Curd from The Heritage Cook
Wishing you the happiest of New Year celebrations and may your year be delicious and bright!
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