New Year’s Eve Snack Ideas

Need some recipes 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.

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I’ve gathered up lots of delicious ways to ring in the New Year with some easy New Year’s Eve appetizers. Whether it’s dips, sliders, finger food, French fries, easy slow cooker recipes, or elegant cheeseboards I’m sure you’ll find some inspiration in this list.

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the bundles with a dipping sauce.

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry Bundles

These puff pastry bundles are easy to make and switch up with different fillings. Make them with ham and Swiss cheese, or swap them out to change the flavor. They make a great snack for parties, or pair them with a bowl of soup or a salad for an easy dinner.

cocktail meatballs.

Raspberry Chipotle Meatballs (Slow Cooker)

You only need 6 ingredients to make these sweet and spicy cocktail meatballs. Simmer them in the slow cooker until it’s time to start the party!

hot green chile cheese dip in a serving bowl.

Green Chile Cheese Dip

This green chile cheese dip is super easy – just mix, bake, and serve! It’s rich and creamy with a delicious green chile flavor.

close-up shot of the final dish.

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Brie wrapped in puff pastry and baked makes a ooey-gooey buttery warm cheese appetizer that looks elegant but is so easy to make.

a large cheeseboard.

How to Make a Cheeseboard

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.

Roasted red pepper & basil pinwheels on a plate

Roasted Red Pepper Pinwheels

These pinwheels are so simple to make and a great appetizer when you need something easy to make. I like to use whipped cream cheese because it’s easy to spread without having to wait for a block of cream cheese to soften. Also, these are best when they have a chance to chill in the refrigerator before serving, so plan to make these up to a day in advance.

chips and queso.

Queso Blanco (Easy Slow Cooker Recipe)

This easy Queso Blanco is a creamy white cheese dip made with two kinds of cheese, spices, and garnished with tomatoes and cilantro. Make it in your slow cooker for an easy dip for parties, game day, or any time you’re craving chips and queso!

a shrimp being dipped in the sauce.

Crispy Panko Shrimp

Panko shrimp is an easy appetizer or snack with some sauce on the side for dipping. They’re so easy to make (no deep-frying!) and great for parties or any time you want a crispy appetizer to snack on.

chili nachos.

Chili Nachos

Chili Nachos topped with a creamy cheddar cheese sauce, cilantro sour cream, and green onions is a great way to use up leftover chili. They’re perfect for game-day, parties, or any time you’re craving some seriously good nachos!

pimento cheese dip.

Pimento Cheese Dip

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.

close-up shot of the final dish.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo chicken meatballs are a great appetizer recipe with the same flavor as the classic wings but easier to make and less messy.

everything seasoning dip.

Everything Bagel Dip

You only need four ingredients to make this everything bagel dip and it takes all of ten minutes to start to finish. Everything bagel seasoning and fresh green onions flavor the creamy dip made with cream cheese and sour cream. Add your favorite crackers and veggies for an easy appetizer or snack.

photo of pork sausage rolls on a baking sheet

Pork Sausage Rolls

These savory pork sausage rolls are delicious hot from the oven, but they also hold well at room temperature making them a crowd pleaser. Plus, you can make them ahead and bake them later.

cowboy caviar guacamole in a bowl with tortilla chips around it.

Cowboy Caviar Guacamole

Cowboy caviar combined with creamy guacamole is a quick and easy dip recipe loaded with fresh flavors. It has avocado, beans, corn, peppers, tomatoes, and fresh lime juice all mixed up and ready for a big bowl of tortilla chips to go with it. 

a plate of fries on a white plate.

Garlic Parmesan Fries

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.

a bowl of salsa with chips

Chips and Salsa

It’s not too thick or too watery – this salsa has the perfect texture and is always a favorite party appetizer.

photo of chicken sliders

Crispy Baked Chicken Sliders

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.

photo of a vegetable platter with bowl of tzatziki

Tzatziki Dip

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.

BBQ chicken nachos

BBQ Chicken Nachos

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.

pizza sandwich.

Loaded Pizza Sandwiches

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.

quesadillas on a board garnished with cilantro.

Green Chile Pork Quesadillas

These quesadillas are filled with ground pork, green chile, and cheese. They’re baked in the oven so you can make a big batch all at once to share.

photo of jalapeno dip

Jalapeno Popper Dip (or Spread)

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.

honey garlic meatballs in a slow cooker.

Honey Garlic Meatballs (5 Ingredients)

Break out the toothpicks because everyone will want a taste of these meatballs. This is an easy slow cooker appetizer recipe that will make party prep a breeze.

photo of fries on a plate

Super Easy Cajun Fries

Take basic frozen fries to a new level – these Cajun fries are really easy to make and great for snacking!

11 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes: Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

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.

a bowl of cheese dip with a tortilla chip

Easy Cheese Dip (in the Microwave!)

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.

photo of jalapeno poppers

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

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.

deviled eggs on a platter

Deviled Eggs with Bacon & Chives

I can’t resist a plate of deviled eggs – especially if they have a bacon garnish!

chicken parm slider

Chicken Parmesan Sliders

Easy chicken parm sliders with rotisserie chicken and a quick homemade Parmesan cheese sauce! The bake up toasty hot and so delicious.

saucy meatballs in a pan.

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

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.

photo of guacamole

Simple Guacamole Recipe

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.

close-up photo of a stack of two italian sliders

Italian Sandwich Sliders

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!

a chip being scooped in the dip.

Chipotle Black Bean Hummus

Black bean hummus with a kick of spicy, smoky chipotle peppers and topped with pico de gallo is a twist on a traditional hummus recipe. Combine everything in a food processor, blend and serve with tortilla chips, pita, vegetable sticks, or crackers for an easy appetizer or snack.

overhead photo of mozzarella sticks

Homemade Mozzarella Sticks

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!

a chip being dipped in artichoke spinach dip.

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

This warm dip is so easy to make and is great with tortilla chips, veggies sticks, and crackers.

a buffalo chicken wing being dipped in the dip.

Blue Cheese Dip

Cool and creamy Blue Cheese Dip is the best dip for buffalo chicken wings, veggie sticks, or crackers. It’s easy to make in about ten minutes and can be made ahead.

I hope you’ve found some New Year’s Eve party food ideas to try!

Happy New Year and happy snacking!


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Post updated from the archives. First published in December 2018.

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  1. Just discovered your site. I am so hungry now! All of snack ideas sound wonderful. Looking forward to discovering more of your recipes.

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