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Italian Christmas Appetizers: The Best Meals You’ll Want To Prepare

A collection of many recipes for easy, quick and delicious Italian Christmas Appetizers for Christmas lunch and Christmas dinner.

The Christmas festivities in Italy go hand in hand with good food and family.

The Christmas Eve dinner menu and the December 25th lunch menu are often prepared weeks in advance.

Those who love to cook, in fact, love these festive days more than anything as it puts their cooking skills to the test.

On top of that, here in Italy the pressure is on us to make sure our family is 200% satisfied with the amazing food being prepared!

At Christmas, even the appetizer deserves attention!

Peanuts, chips and standard saltines certainly do not fit the occasion.

So if you are looking for some authentic Italian Christmas appetizers, then below are my favorite 15!

15+ Amazing Italian Christmas Appetizers

Delicious Christmas appetizers?

Meat, fish, vegetables, hot and cold, we have it all!

Below are the recipes for special and tasty appetizers!

#1 Prosciutto Brie and Arugula Bruschetta

This Prosciutto Brie and Arugula Bruschetta is the perfect party appetizer any time of the year. Super delish and ready in just 15 minutes!

Recipe at The Classy Baker

#2 Taralli

These baked black pepper cookies are a traditional Italian savory snack. They are perfect as an appetizer served with wine, cheese, or fruits.

Recipe at The Short Order Cook

#3 Crescent Roll Wreaths

These crescent roll wreaths make a perfect appetizer. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it’s perfect for an appetizer or holiday side.

Recipe at When Is Dinner

#4 Italian Stuffed Artichokes

Mom’s Easy Italian Stuffed Artichokes appetizer is the one and only recipe you will ever need to make tender and delicious whole stuffed globe artichokes.

Recipe at Hwc Magazine

#5 Caponata Alla Siciliana 

Caponata alla Siciliana is a traditional vegan Italian eggplant stew from Sicily. It’s easy, versatile and great as a side dish, main or as an appetizer on crostini.

Recipe at Veggie Desserts

#6 Air Fryer  Mozzarella Sticks

These crispy air fryer mozzarella sticks are easy to make plus perfectly gooey and crunchy every time. Just a few minutes in the air fryer gives you a lightened up mozzarella stick that is a healthier take on party time classic. Use skim milk string cheese dipped in panko, flour, egg and a mix of Italian spices for a delicious snack to share.

Recipe at Kids Plate

#7 Antipasto Wreath 

Need a super quick and easy appetizer idea that requires no cooking? Make this antipasto wreath for your upcoming holiday party and wow all your friends and family!

Recipe at The Chow Down Blog

#8 Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Recipe at Noble pig

#9 Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Puffs

Recipe at The Cozy Apron

#10 Tomato Bruschetta With Balsamic Glaze 

Recipe at Ahead of thyme

#11 Easy Appetizer Bake 

Recipe at Brown eyed baker

#12 Christmas Tree Antipasto Plate

Recipe at De Lallo

#13 Hot Caprese Dip

Recipe at Salty side dish

#14 Homemade Italian Potato Croquettes

Recipe at She loves biscotti

#15 Sarde a Beccafico (Sicilian Stuffed Sardines)

Recipe at Italian Chef

#16 Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Recipe at The cozy apron

#18 Fried Calamari 

Recipe at Fifteen spatulas

#19 Antipasto Skewers

Recipe at A mind full mom

#20 Burrata With Lemon Pepper Salami Bites

Recipe at Half baked harvest

#21 Fried Artichoke Hearts 

Recipe at Mantitlement

#22 Arancini

Recipe at An affair from the heart

And what appetizer will you prepare for this Christmas?


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