Need some recipe ideas for New Year’s Eve? I’ve gathered up lots of New Year’s Eve snack ideas for you to browse – I hope you find some delicious ways to ring in the new year.
I’ve gathered up lots of delicious ways to ring in the New Year with some excellent snacks. Whether it’s dips, sliders, French fries, easy slow cooker recipes, or elegant cheeseboards I’m sure you’ll find some inspiration in this New Year’s Eve snack ideas list.
HOMEMADE MOZZARELLA STICKS – Girl Gone Gourmet | Learn how to make crispy mozzarella sticks! You can make a big batch, freeze them, and have them on hand whenever a craving strikes – like at 10 pm on New Year’s Eve!
ITALIAN SANDWICH SLIDERS – Girl Gone Gourmet | These sandwich sliders have three kinds of salami with melted provolone and a tangy kick from banana peppers. They’re easy to assemble and bake in the oven until they’re toasty-hot!
PROSCIUTTO RICOTTA ROLL-UPS – Sprinkles and Sprouts | I’m starting with these elegant bites because it doesn’t get any easier than these roll-ups and they’re beautiful to look at, too. Plus, Claire shares her tips on how many appetizers you need depending on the kind of party you’re having. No more guesswork or fear of running out of food.
Simple Guacamole – Girl Gone Gourmet | Irresistibly scoopable guacamole! This is my go-to simple guacamole recipe – you’re just four ingredients and 10 minutes away from this bowl of goodness.
SWEET & SPICY MEATBALL BITES – Girl Gone Gourmet | Sweet with a spicy kick and served up bite-sized with toothpicks for easy eating these meatball bites are addictive party snacks. Plus, the sauce has just two(!) ingredients.
CHICKEN PARMESAN SLIDERS – Girl Gone Gourmet | Easy chicken parm sliders with rotisserie chicken and a quick homemade Parmesan cheese sauce! The bake up toasty hot and so delicious.
JALAPENO POPPERS – Girl Gone Gourmet | Jalapeno peppers stuffed with a zingy cilantro-lime cream cheese filling and wrapped up in crispy bacon. These baked bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers are always a favorite appetizer.
GARLIC HERB ROASTED SHRIMP – Joyful Healthy Eats | This is not the sad shrimp cocktail from days of yore – it’s an updated full-of-flavor and ready-in-15-minutes shrimp cocktail with garlic roasted shrimp and a super simple homemade cocktail sauce.
EASY CHEESE DIP – Girl Gone Gourmet | I’ve never met a bowl of queso I didn’t like and this easy microwave version makes it all too easy to indulge in a favorite cheesy snack. Add some chips and dive right in.
CRUNCHY TACO CUPS – Kevin and Amanda | And if you want something to go along with the queso these bite-sized tacos are it. You only need five simple ingredients, a muffin tin, and an oven. They’ve got everything you love about tacos in one bite – crispy taco shell, savory beef filling, and melted cheese.
PIMENTO CHEESE DIP – Girl Gone Gourmet | This quick 10-minute pimento cheese dip is a simple mix-and-serve appetizer made with sharp cheddar cheese, cream cheese, peppers and mayonnaise otherwise know as a combination of flavors that’s hard to resist.
GOAT CHEESE STUFFED MUSHROOMS – Girl Gone Gourmet | Whoever thought to pluck the stems from mushrooms and fill the space with a savory cheese filling deserves a prize. The recipe is an easy one (and totally customizable) and it seems stuffed mushrooms never go out of style – they are always a party favorite.
SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP – The Cozy Cook | If you love the spinach artichoke dip at Applebee’s this one is for you. Ooey-gooey melted cheese with spinach and artichokes is actually an easy dip to make at home, plus Stephanie shares how to make a slow cooker version, how to cut the calories if you want it a little less decadent, plus a lot of other tips to make this dip just the way you want it.
EASY CAJUN FRIES – Girl Gone Gourmet | Take basic frozen fries to a new level – these Cajun fries are really easy to make and great for snacking!
JALAPENO POPPER DIP (OR SPREAD) – Girl Gone Gourmet | This dip is an easy appetizer recipe. You can make it a day in advance and serve it with crackers or chips. Or, use it as a spread to make pinwheels, sandwiches, or wraps. It has all of the flavors of bacon-wrapped jalapeno wrappers but served up cold and creamy as a dip instead.
LOADED PIZZA SANDWICHES – Girl Gone Gourmet | If you’re craving pizza, get one of those big soft loaves of bread in the bakery section, load it up with all of your favorite pizza toppings, pop it under the broiler, and slice it up for a super easy snack. No delivery or tip required.
BBQ CHICKEN NACHOS – Girl Gone Gourmet | These nachos are loaded with tender chicken, BBQ sauce, and a super simple homemade cheese sauce. I use several shortcuts like rotisserie chicken and store-bought sauce so they’re easy to make.
STUFFED DILL PICKLE APPETIZER – MIDLIFE CROISSANT | A lot of New Year’s snacks are on the rich and decadent side of things, so it’s nice to have a snack to balance out all the richness. These stuffed pickles are an easy make-ahead appetizer and are sure to be a bright spot in your appetizer line-up.
CRISPY BAKED CHICKEN SLIDERS – Girl Gone Gourmet | Inspired by the fast-food chicken sandwiches you can’t get on Sundays, these little crispy chicken sliders are a baked take on the original fried version. Plus, they are miniaturized because, well, mini food is more fun.
TZATZIKI SAUCE – Girl Gone Gourmet | Homemade tzatziki is so easy to make and can be used in so many ways. Serve it with fresh veggies and pita wedges for an easy New Year’s snack.
CROCKPOT LITTLE SMOKIES – Dear Crissy | They might be old-school, but there’s a reason they seem to show up at holiday get-togethers: they are totally addictive. You only need three ingredients and a slow cooker for these little smokies, but word to the wise – make a double batch because they’ll disappear quickly.
CHEESE BOARD – Girl Gone Gourmet | A beautifully assembled cheeseboard goes a long way to win friends and influence people at parties plus it’s an easy no-cook way to serve a lot of snacks at once. I put together a guide to help you assemble your own edible piece of art using products you can find at your regular grocery store.
FRENCH ONION BEEF SLIDERS – Host the Toast | Another slider idea and this time it’s French onion soup-inspired beef sliders. You can make 24 sliders at once with this recipe which makes it a great snack if you’re hosting a group.
SRIRACHA-LIME CAULIFLOWER BITES – Girl Gone Gourmet | Breaded and baked cauliflower florets tossed in a spicy sauce. These sriracha-lime cauliflower bites are an addictive appetizer!
HOMEMADE SALSA – Girl Gone Gourmet | It’s not too thick or too watery – this salsa has the perfect texture.
GARLIC PARMESAN FRIES – Girl Gone Gourmet | These garlic parmesan fries are so easy thanks to store-bought frozen french fries. All you do is doctor them up with a few ingredients like garlic-infused olive oil, freshly grated parmesan cheese, and chopped parsley.
RELISH TRAY – Sprinkles and Sprouts | Claire puts a modern twist on this old-school favorite (remember the glass serving dishes with the little compartments?) and shows you how to assemble a beautiful relish tray that’s party perfect.
SHORT RIB SLIDERS – Girl Gone Gourmet | You can prep the short ribs for these sliders in the morning and let them simmer all day in the slow cooker. When it’s party time, shred them and serve up with sweet Hawaiian rolls. So easy and so delicious.
WAFFLED PIZZA FRIES – Real Food by Dad | I love a great mash-up and these pizza fries take two of my favorite snacks and combine them for one ultimate appetizer. These look like the perfect savory treat to snack on while the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
APPLE & SAGE PORK SAUSAGE ROLLS – Girl Gone Gourmet | These savory pork sausage rolls are delicious hot from the oven, but they also hold well at room temperature making them a great snack for a party. Plus, you can make them ahead and bake them later.
CROCKPOT TERIYAKI TURKEY MEATBALLS – The Rustic Foodie | These meatballs simmered in a homemade teriyaki sauce look like addictive party bites. I love that glossy sauce and I love that you can serve them straight from the crockpot!
I hope you’ve found some snack ideas to try! Wishing you all the best in the new year –
Happy New Year’s Eve snacking!
Post updated from the archives. First published in December 2018.