Turkey Sausage Puff Pastry With Stuffing and Cranberry

Best ever Christmas canapés

Check out our 21 best Christmas canapé recipes for a Christmas party. We have pork belly recipes as well as mozzarella sticks, rarebit croquettes and quick and easy canapés ideas such as avocado toasts and pancetta filo tarts

Try our easy Christmas canapés recipes and Christmas nibbles for the best Christmas party food.

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. 

Choose from our impressive canapé recipes below, or check out our five canapés ready in five minutes here.


Christmas party tartines

Try our party tartines for easy party food that’s a bit more substantial than canapés. This is a really quick and easy entertaining recipe.

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Easy Party Canapé Recipes

Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sausage puffs

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.

Turkey Sausage Puff Pastry With Stuffing and Cranberry

Avocado and prawn cocktail canapés

This canapé recipe is great for Christmas party food, and it’s really on-trend. It’s your classic prawn cocktail with a twist. Pass them around your Christmas party for an easy Christmas nibble.

Avocado and prawn cocktail toasts recipe

Rarebit and pickled onion croquetas

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.

Rarebit and pickled onions croquetas recipe

Filo-baked fresh figs stuffed with peppered goat’s cheese

Check out our vegetarian canape recipe for crunchy filo-baked fresh figs stuffed with peppered goat’s cheese. This recipe makes an awesome Christmas nibble or starter that is easy to make.

Filo-baked fresh figs stuffed with peppered goat’s cheese

Spiced cod fritters with harissa honey dip

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.

Spiced cod fritters with harissa honey dip fritters

Pork-belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce

These pork-belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce make easy but impressive canapés for the festive season and also make great Christmas party food.

Pork belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce recipe

Lamb kofta puffs with tahini and tomato sauce

This recipe from Persian cooking guru 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. Serve as part of a middle eastern spread with Sabrina’s other recipes here.

Lamb kofta puffs with tahini and tomato sauce recipe

Mar hor

Exotic Christmas canapes! This is a meat-free version of a classic Thai recipe and is an easy canapé to have with drinks at any dinner party. Try our other Thai recipes here.

Mar Hor Recipe (Galloping Horse)

Mini lobster rolls

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.

Mini lobster rolls recipe

Crab crostini

Light and delicate crab crostini make perfect easy canapés for drinks parties. Make the crab mix and toast the baguette ahead, but don’t assemble until ready to eat as the bread will become soggy.

Crab crostini recipe

Mini buck rarebit canapés

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.

Mini buck rarebits recipe

Spiced potato party cones

It’s not a Christmas party without chips and dips. Serve fat chips or wedges with different spices and match the dips. Make cones from paper or buy ready-made confetti cones from wedding shops.

Spiced Potato Cones Recipe


Mozzarella sticks with spicy dipping sauce

Indulgent Christmas party food! Try our gooey mozzarella sticks with a punchy dipping sauce. Blocks of mozzarella stand up better to deep-frying and will still give you that cheesy, stringy ooze. These are best cooked from frozen, so they are a perfect Christmas nibble.

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Cucumber wheel canapés with salmon, tartare sauce and dill

A meat-free canapé to kick off that snazzy dinner party you’ve been dreaming of. It calls for easy-to-find ingredients and will be on the table in under 30 minutes (promise). Alternatively, make them the night before and leave to chill in the fridge.

 
Cucumber wheels with salmon, tartare sauce and dill


Mini pancetta filo pies

Impressive but easy, these delicate filo pies with parmesan, pancetta and spring onions make the perfect Christmas canapé over the festive period.

Mini pancetta filo pies recipe

Mini chorizo and tomato frittatas

These easy canapés can be made ahead then reheated in a warm oven to serve. Chorizo, tomatoes and eggs are a classic Spanish combination that works so well together.

Mini Chorizo and Tomato Frittatas Recipes

Rare beef and radish crostini

Our little steak crostini are flavour bombs, and one of our favourite Christmas party canapés (Nor add to these recipes for the perfect New Year party food ideas). Elegant, colourful and rich, they’re wonderfully served with a glass of fizz.


Little prawn poppadoms canapés

Crisp mini poppadoms with a punchy mango and cucumber yoghurt topped with juicy prawns make great party finger food in just 20 minutes. An easy yet fun Christmas nibble.

Little prawn poppadoms recipe

Duck and mango rice paper rolls

Add an Asian twist to your Christmas party with our easy recipe for duck and mango rice paper rolls, ready in just half an hour.

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Duck and mango rice paper rolls

Fig and goat’s cheese puffs

The easiest Christmas party finger food, ready in half an hour – ready made puff pastry topped with goat’s cheese and pretty figs makes the perfect Christmas canapé.

Fig and goat’s cheese puffs recipe