Try our easy Christmas canapés recipes and Christmas nibbles for the best Christmas party food. Plus we've got plenty more quick and easy canapé recipes to choose from. For effortless festive entertaining, check out our no-cook Christmas entertaining ideas.


If you’re planning a Christmas party this year we’ve got some quick finger food ideas to serve with your Christmas drinks (check out our festive recipes). Our Christmas nibble recipes are easy to make, from turkey sausage puff pastry tarts to sticky pork belly skewers. We also have some fun twists on Welsh rarebit, spring rolls and croquettes.

Christmas canapé ideas

Mini sausage rolls

Serve a plate of these irresistible sausage rolls, with an extra buttery and flaky pastry, as a canapé for your next festive get-together.

A gold tray topped with puff pastry sausage rolls

Mini sausage rolls

Perk up your party buffet with our epic sausage roll and camembert wheel.

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls Recipe with Cheese

Bloody mary prawn lettuce scoops

Serve this simple and speedy prawn cocktail alternative on a large platter in the middle of the table and let everyone dig in.

A white oval platter topped with lettuce leaves and prawns

Chopped egg salad on salt and vinegar crisps

Get inventive with your party food and try this easy all-in-one egg salad and crisps canapé, great for vegetarian guests.

Chopped Egg Salad Canapé Recipe on Crisps

Gin and tonic traybake squares

Treat your guests to these mini boozy squares at your next drinks party – sweet canapés make a thoughtful extra touch.

Gin and Tonic Traybake Squares Recipe

Pickled beetroot tacos with goat’s cheese

Kick off a festive party with these easy vegetarian canapés perfect for fuss-free hosting.

Pickled beetroot mini tacos with goat's cheese and walnuts

Sage and anchovy fritti

These crispy little fried anchovy bites with sage leaves would go down a treat at your next drinks get-together.

Maria G's sage and anchovy fritters with a wedge of Amalfi lemon on a white plate

Deep-fried olives stuffed with ricotta and Guindilla chilli

Stuffed with fiery spiced ricotta, rolled in panko breadcrumbs and deep-fried until golden, these moreish bites are the perfect party treat. Serve with beer and lemon wedges.

A small bowl of deep-fried olives with a wedge of lemon on the side

Pickled beetroot tacos with goat’s cheese

Kick off a festive party with these easy canapés, turning cocktail sausages into impressive bitesize party food.

Cocktail Sausage Canapés with Maple-Glaze

Chilli-and-marmalade-glazed pork belly squares

Kick off a festive party with our easy canapés. These sticky-sweet bites can be partly prepared ahead for fuss-free entertaining.

Pork Belly Canapés Recipe with Marmalade

Bread sauce and stuffing croquettes

These crispy balls are easy to make and perfect at keeping a hungry crowd happy over the festive season.

Stuffing Croquettes with Bread Sauce

Duck samosas

Check out our impressive samosa recipe packed with tender duck, wrapped in super flaky pastry and served with a fresh coriander chutney – perfect for entertaining over the festive season.

Samosa Recipe with Duck

Chilli chicken wings

These juicy wings are spiced with paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper and fresh oregano, serve with a light yogurt sauce to feed a hungry horde over the festive season.

Chilli Chicken Wings Recipe with Yogurt

Smoked black pudding croquettes with apple sauce

Looking for impressive Christmas canapés to serve guests over the festive season? These indulgent croquettes are packed with smoked black pudding and creamy blue cheese.

Black Pudding Croquettes with Apple Sauce

Mini lobster rolls

Proper posh Christmas party food! These mini lobster rolls are easy to make but look impressive – perfect for hassle-free entertaining at a Christmas party. Check out our lobster recipes here

Mini Lobster Rolls Recipe

Devilled coronation eggs

Need an easy canapé to serve this Christmas? Try our coronation chicken devilled eggs – a retro canapé combined with a simple classic British sandwich – perfect party food. More quick and easy canapés here

Devilled Eggs Recipe with Coronation Chicken

Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sausage puffs

Try these crispy turkey, stuffing and cranberry sausage puffs for an easy festive canapé. This recipe makes 15 and can be made well in advance, meaning you'll be ready for all those Christmas parties.

Turkey Sausage Puff Pastry With Stuffing and Cranberry

Tajín cauliflower bites

Jazz up your veggie canapés this Christmas with tajín, a classic Mexican seasoning made from lime, chilli and salt.

A silver tray topped with orange roasted cauliflower with a pot of white sauce in the corner

Mini quiches with salmon and courgette

These little wonders look striking, are gorgeously crunchy and easy to put together. Great for an easy addition to any festive buffet.

Mini Quiches with Smoked Salmon and Courgette

Vegan BBQ jackfruit sliders with mustard slaw

Change up pulled pork buns with jackfruit for an easy yet moreish Christmas nibble idea to serve your vegan friends this Christmas.

Jackfruit Pulled Pork Recipe with Vegan Slaw

Christmas party tartines

In need of really quick and easy cold canapés to make? Try our simple party tartines for fuss-free festive party food that's a bit more substantial than canapés.

Easy Party Canapé Recipes

Carrot, halloumi and dill balls

How can you make halloumi even better? Sabrina Ghayour says: combine it with carrot and dill, and deep fry. And we agree. Perfect with drinks.

Halloumi Balls Recipe with Carrots

Avocado and prawn cocktail toasts

This canapé recipe is great for Christmas party food. It's your classic prawn cocktail with a twist. Pass them around your Christmas party for an easy Christmas nibble. Try our traditional prawn cocktail recipe here.

Avocado and prawn cocktail toasts

Rarebit and pickled onion croquetas

These Christmas canapés have a crunchy exterior, a melty inner and a satisfyingly tangy edge. They're a definite crowd pleaser and a great way to use up leftover cheese over the Christmas period.

Rarebit And Pickled Onion Croquetas Recipe

Fig and goat’s cheese filo parcels

Looking for a vegetarian Christmas canapé recipe? These crunchy filo-baked fresh figs make an awesome Christmas nibble or starter that is easy to make. Plenty more fig recipes here.

Goat's Cheese Filo Parcels Recipe with Figs

Spiced cod fritters with harissa honey dip

Mix up the Christmas canapés this year with these crunchy fish fritters with sweet and spicy dip from Persian cooking guru Sabrina Ghayour. They're a great idea for a middle-Eastern dinner party spread or Christmas party.

Spiced Cod Fritters Recipe With Harissa Honey Dip

Pork belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce

These pork belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce make easy but impressive canapés for the festive season.

Pork-Belly Skewers Recipe With Caramel Sauce

Lamb kofta puffs with tahini and tomato sauce

This recipe from Persian cook Sabrina Ghayour for flakey puff pastry wrapped around tender lamb koftas is sure to be a hit with your dinner party guests over the Christmas period.

Lamb Kofta Rolls Recipe With Tomato Sauce

Mar hor Christmas nibble recipe (Galloping Horse)

This is a meat-free version of a classic Thai recipe and is an easy canapé to have with drinks at any festive dinner party. Try our other Thai recipes here.

Mar Hor Recipe (Galloping Horse)

Mini buck rarebits

A Welsh rarebit topped with an egg is called a buck rarebit. This version is beautifully bite-sized, perfect for sharing over the Christmas period for finger food.

Mini Welsh Rarebits Recipe

Mozzarella sticks with spicy dipping sauce

Want to please a crowd this Christmas? Try our gooey mozzarella sticks with a punchy dipping sauce. These are best cooked from frozen, so they are a perfect make ahead Christmas nibble over the festive season. Check out our best cheese recipes here

Mozzarella Dippers Recipe with Spicy Dipping Sauce

Curried chicken nuggets with curry leaf mayo

Chicken nuggets are quick and easy to whip up thanks to mayonnaise, which is also used to make a punchy dip flavoured with curry leaf and mustard seeds.

A white platter of nuggets around a pot of white creamy sauce

Mini chorizo and tomato frittatas

These easy canapés can be made ahead then reheated in a warm oven to serve at a festive dinner party.

Chorizo And Tomato Frittatas Recipe

Duck and mango rice paper rolls

Ready in just half an hour, these are great cold canapés to make if you're looking for a fresh festive snack.

Duck Rice Paper Rolls Recipe with Mango

Fig and goat’s cheese puffs

The easiest Christmas party finger food with just four ingredients and ready in half an hour. This simple puff pastry canapé serves 16 so great for a crowd.

Roasted Figs with Goat's Cheese Canapé Recipe

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