34 Christmas canapé recipes
Every good party needs tasty finger food and elegant canapés to serve alongside the fizz, and whether you want chilli chicken wings or Welsh rarebit croquetas we've got you covered with our top recipes.
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
Serve a plate of these irresistible sausage rolls, with an extra buttery and flaky pastry, as a canapé for your next festive get-together.
Perk up your party buffet with our epic sausage roll and camembert wheel.
Serve this simple and speedy prawn cocktail alternative on a large platter in the middle of the table and let everyone dig in.
Get inventive with your party food and try this easy all-in-one egg salad and crisps canapé, great for vegetarian guests.
Treat your guests to these mini boozy squares at your next drinks party – sweet canapés make a thoughtful extra touch.
Kick off a festive party with these easy vegetarian canapés perfect for fuss-free hosting.
These crispy little fried anchovy bites with sage leaves would go down a treat at your next drinks get-together.
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.
Kick off a festive party with these easy canapés, turning cocktail sausages into impressive bitesize party food.
Kick off a festive party with our easy canapés. These sticky-sweet bites can be partly prepared ahead for fuss-free entertaining.
These crispy balls are easy to make and perfect at keeping a hungry crowd happy over the festive season.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Jazz up your veggie canapés this Christmas with tajín, a classic Mexican seasoning made from lime, chilli and salt.
These little wonders look striking, are gorgeously crunchy and easy to put together. Great for an easy addition to any festive buffet.
Change up pulled pork buns with jackfruit for an easy yet moreish Christmas nibble idea to serve your vegan friends this Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These pork belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce make easy but impressive canapés for the festive season.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
These easy canapés can be made ahead then reheated in a warm oven to serve at a festive dinner party.
Ready in just half an hour, these are great cold canapés to make if you're looking for a fresh festive snack.
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.