Cheap and Easy Appetizers For All Hoildays.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and Easter.. Cheap and Easy Holiday Appetizers.

We love appetizers like I'm sure everyone does. Here are some of the recipes we use. We have often said that we will one day have just the appetizers and no other food for the meal. Our family likes to make appetizers and each member has their favorite.

Any of the appetizers cheap to make, easy and can be used for any holiday or party. Including Easter or Fouth of July. They're good appetizers for any party you are having.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and Easter.. Cheap and Easy Holiday Appetizers.
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Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and Easter.. Cheap and Easy Holiday Appetizers.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and Easter.. Cheap and Easy Holiday Appetizers. | Source

HOT ARTICHOKE DIP

2 cans (not marinated) artichokes, drained and quartered

1 c. mayonnaise

1 c. Parmesan cheese

8 oz. pkg. shredded Mozzarella cheese

Pinch of garlic salt, onion salt, salt and pepper


Mix all ingredients in a 1-quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour. Serve with crisp crackers, chips or bread rounds for dipping. Delicious hot. (Recipe can be cut in half.)

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and Easter.. Cheap and Easy Holiday Appetizers.
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5 stars from 3 ratings of Alfredo Meatballs

Alfredo Meat Balls

11/2 lbs. Hamburger

1 onion chopped

2 Tbsp Chives

2 Tbsp Parsley

1 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning

½ pkg. onion soup mix

1 egg

¼ cup water

Jar of Ragu Classic Alfredo Sauce

Combine hamburger, onions, chives, parsley, seasoning, soup mix, egg and water. Mix together, shape into 1½ inch balls.

Place on Pam sprayed cookie sheet. Drizzle each ball with a small amount of olive oil.

Bake at 375 for 30 minutes

Place Alfredo sauce in slow cooker, turn on high place meatballs and drippings from cookie sheet in the slow cooker when meatballs are done. Cook on high for a half an hour turn slow cooker on low and cook for as long as you want. At least 3 hours.

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Last of our beer dip just as good the next day.
Last of our beer dip just as good the next day. | Source

Ty's Beer Dip


  • 2 (8 ounces) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 (8 ounces) packages shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 carton of sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 package of ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1 (1 pound) loaf round bread (I like to use Market Place Bavarian Pretzel Sticks)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, garlic powder and beer in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, blend until smooth.
  2. Remove and reserve the top of round bread. Hollow out the loaf, reserving removed bread pieces.
  3. Spoon cream cheese mixture into the hollowed loaf. Replace bread top between servings. Use the reserved removed bread pieces for dipping.
  4. You can also do this in a bowl and use chips, pretzels whatever for dipping it's good with anything.
  5. Market Place Bavarian Pretzel Sticks make small rounds, but I like the soft pretzel taste of them.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and Easter.. Cheap and Easy Holiday Appetizers.
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BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN LIVERS

BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN LIVERS

1 lb. chicken livers

1 lb. bacon, each stripe of bacon cut 3 pieces.

Wrap a piece of bacon around the chicken liver and secure with a toothpick. Bake in a 400-degree oven for 20 minutes or until done.

Like Paula Deen says anything with bacon is good. I just love her with her nice southern accent.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and Easter.. Cheap and Easy Holiday Appetizers.
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Corn Beef Dip

Corn Beef Dip

2 pkg. corn beef chopped
2 tsp. accent salt
2 tsp dillweed
16 oz. kraft mayo
2 tsp minced onion

Serve with cut up bagels

Christmas and New Years. Cheap and Easy Holiday Appetizers
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BACON WRAPPED WATER CHESTNUTS

1 package of bacon

2 cans of water chestnuts. (whole 8 oz can)

Cut bacon in half and wrap around chestnuts, Bake in a 350 oven for 30 minutes. At least until bacon is crisp

You can make dips for these if you would like, their good without dips

Dip:

1 Jar of peach baby food

1/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup ketchup Mix together

Dip:

Ranch dressing

Dip:

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup mayo Mix Together

Dip:

My husbands favorite

1 cup heavy cream

1 tsp Worcestershire

1 tbsp of Dijon mustard

3 tablespoons horseradish

salt and pepper to taste

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CREAMY FIESTA DIP

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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Au fait, I wish I could say things are getting better but they aren't.He's been very sick. Last week they had to shock his heart 3 times and was put in the hospital. He's home now and we're hoping he stays healthy enough for his chemo next week. His white blood count is low so he may not be able to get chemo.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks so much for the prayers.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

These wonderful recipes were so popular over Christmas on my Pinterest board for appetizers, and they still get a lot of repins. Came back because Easter is just around the corner and pinned this to Awesome HubPages.

I continue to hope and pray for the best possible outcome for your husband and your family, and that things are getting better for you all everyday.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Peggy W, Thank so much for stopping by. I guess they would be good for just about any party.


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

These would be great for upcoming New Year's parties. Wishing you a very happy 2014! No share buttons visible...


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Au fait, Thank you hope you had a Happy Christmas and will have a Happy New Year. Thanks so much for the pins.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

This article has been repinned more than any other photo or article from my Pinterest boards. I have pinned it 3 different times with the 3 different photos you have here, and every photo has enjoyed great popularity on my Pinterest board.

We're down to the line and this article could very well be the thing that keeps people sane who are hurrying around attending to last minute details for parties and dinners.

Going to share it one more time in case someone missed it and is racking their brain trying to figure out what to do about appetizers for their event tonight, or over the next few days. These recipes you have couldn't possibly be better and anyone who serves them will have some happy guests for sure!

Happy Christmas to you and your family Sharon! Thank you for being one of my best friends here on HP!


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Au fait, Thanks so much for stopping by and for the pin I appreciate it.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

Pinning this one more time to my 'Appetizers' board. This article with the first photo at the top has gotten several re-pins a week every since I first pinned it and it's still going strong . . .


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

I love the way you pin hub and pay attention to how may hits they get. I never do that and I should. I appreciate very much you doing this.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

I pinned this the first time with the Alfredo meatballs photo and I have had dozens of repins on it. Now I'm pinning it again to the same board (Appetizers, Snacks, & Sandwiches), but using the Bacon Wrapped Chicken Livers photo. We'll see what happens.

Sharing again too, as Christmas is only 2 weeks and 2 days away.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

vespawoolf, Everyone loves the beer dip and our son already said he want the HOT ARTICHOKE DIP for Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

Now I have a great source for dip recipes. I like the sound of Ty's beer dip and we have all the ingredients available here in Peru. I'll have to try it next time we have a party. Thanks, Moonlake!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

DDE, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping over.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Thanksgiving, Christmas,New Years And Easter and The 4th Of July. Cheap and Easy Holiday Appetizers brilliant suggestion all sound superb!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Au fait. It's now 62 days 12 hours and 43 minutes. Thanks for stopping by and reminding me.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

No, moonlake, only 65 days now! :)


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Au fait, Really only 85 days away! I have not even been thinking of Christmas. Thanks so much for the pin and stars and for stopping by.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

Came back to pin this to my 'Appetizers, Snacks & Sandwiches' board. Gave you 5 more stars and will share again with my followers. Christmas is only 65 days away, and Thanksgiving and Halloween are much closer, so these recipes could be very useful to people planning to entertain.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

pinto2011, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

rebeccamealey, You welcome. Our whole family loves the artichoke dip.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

rajan jolly, Thank you so glad you came by and thanks for the vote and sharing.


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pinto2011 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Hi moonlake! Great eye-catching and mouth-watering nice ideas to celebrate weekends.


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

These sound and look awesome. And artichoke is healthy. Thanks for sharing. All votes up!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Interesting appetizers. Voted up, interesting and shared.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Deborah-Diane, Thank you so much for stopping by. Our kids favorite dip is artichoke dip.


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

These are great recipes. I love to eat artichoke dip, but I have never tried to make it. Now I have an easy recipe, thanks to you! I'll look forward to giving some of these other recipes a try, too!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Peggy W, Thanks for stopping by. They are good and can be used anytime and I have made them just for summer family get together. Thanks for the share and vote.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Wow...such great sounding recipes. These would be good when having guests over anytime of the year. Have to bookmark this! Up and useful votes and will share.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

tillsontitan, I love the meatball recipe and when I make it I eat to much. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment and vote.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Au fait, Our kids love chicken livers and smoke oysters for holidays. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

What great appetizers! You know of course, that anything wrapped in bacon is good! Meatball recipe is interesting, but then, they all are.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

You have several super recipes here that are perfect for the holidays or entertaining anytime, but I really liked the sound of the Creamy Fiesta Dip best. Easy and fast, and since I love picanté and parmesan, I think it can't go wrong. I really like fast easy recipes that get a person out of the kitchen among family or other guests to enjoy the festivities.

Voted up, useful, and awesome! Will share.


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moonlake 7 years ago from America Author

The articoke dip is so good. Thanks for comments.


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

You got me at the artichoke dip. My mouth is watering now!!!!!


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moonlake 7 years ago from America Author

Thanks Barbie they are good our kids all like them.


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Barbie-Perkins 7 years ago from Cincinnati, OH

moonlake, The meatballs sound terrific! Thanks for sharing.

Have a Wonderful Christmas! ~ Barbie Perkins


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moonlake 7 years ago from America Author

Thank you and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you.


jana dee 7 years ago

They sound good! I want to try out the meatballs! Thanks- Happy Holiday's!


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moonlake 7 years ago from America Author

Your Welcome.


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Netters 7 years ago from Land of Enchantment - NM

Mmmm....got my mouth watering. Thank you for the recipes!


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moonlake 7 years ago from America Author

Glad you all like the recipes. All of my family thank their good recipes. Let me know how you like them.


Uwant the Truth 7 years ago

They all sound delicious. Will give them a try this season.


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

Now I'm hungry.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

I'm planning on making appetizers for Christmas Eve; I will be making the meatballs. Thanks for three great recipes.


JenArt 7 years ago

BEER DIP! Oh, I am soooooo trying this one at Xmas, thank you!!!!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

Wow great recipes! I love artichoke dip and I am definitely going to try the meatballs they sound so yummy! Thanks!


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christine almaraz 7 years ago from colorado springs

I'll give the meatballs a try. Thanks for the recipe.

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