A selection of Christmas canapes on three plates including sausage blinis, gin and tonic cake squares and beetroot tacos

Best ever Christmas canapés

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Every good drinks party needs some finger food to serve alongside the fizz, and whether you want chilli chicken wings or Welsh rarebit croquetas we've got you covered

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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. 

Plus we’ve got plenty more quick and easy canapé recipes to choose from here

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Ingredients

  • We've made our canapés with the best festive ingredients

Tear ‘n’ share sausage roll

Perk up your party buffet with our epic sausage roll and camembert wheel.

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls Recipe with Cheese


Crispy vegetable peelings with curry salt

Use up all your veggie peelings, as well as any loose left-over veg, and use them to make these epic crisps with an easy curry spice, perfect nibbles for a hungry crowd.

Homemade Vegetable Crisps Recipe


Chopped egg salad on salt and vinegar crisps

Get inventive with your party food and try this easy all-in-one egg salad and crisps canapé, great for vegetarian guests.

Chopped Egg Salad Canapé Recipe on Crisps


Gin and tonic traybake squares

Treat your guests to these mini boozy squares at your next drinks party – sweet canapés make a thoughtful extra touch.

Gin and Tonic Traybake Squares Recipe


Pickled beetroot tacos with goat’s cheese

Kick off a festive party with these easy vegetarian canapés perfect for fuss-free hosting.

Easy Pickled Beetroot Taco Recipe


Maple-glazed sausage blinis

Kick off a festive party with these easy canapés, turning cocktail sausages into impressive bitesize party food.

Cocktail Sausage Canapés with Maple-Glaze


Chilli-and-marmalade-glazed pork belly squares

Kick off a festive party with our easy canapés. These sticky-sweet bites can be partly prepared ahead for fuss-free entertaining.

Pork Belly Canapés Recipe with Marmalade


Christmas croquettes with bread sauce

These crispy balls are easy to make and perfect at keeping a hungry crowd happy over the festive season.

Stuffing Croquettes with Bread Sauce


Duck samosas

Check out our impressive samosa recipe packed with tender duck, wrapped in super flaky pastry and served with a fresh coriander chutney – perfect for entertaining over the festive season.

Samosa Recipe with Duck


Chilli chicken wings with yogurt and oregano

These juicy wings are spiced with paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper and fresh oregano, serve with a light yogurt sauce to feed a hungry horde over the festive season.

Chilli Chicken Wings Recipe with Yogurt


Croquettes with black pudding and apple sauce

Looking for impressive Christmas canapés to serve guests over the festive season? These indulgent croquettes are packed with smoked black pudding and creamy blue cheese.

Black Pudding Croquettes with Apple Sauce


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. Check out our lobster recipes here

Mini Lobster Rolls Recipe


Devilled coronation eggs

Need an easy canapé to serve this Christmas? Try our coronation chicken devilled eggs – a retro canapé combined with a simple classic British sandwich – perfect party food. More quick and easy canapés here

Devilled Eggs Recipe with Coronation Chicken


Sausage rolls with turkey and cranberry

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


Tajín cauliflower Christmas bites

Jazz up your veggie canapés this Christmas with tajín, a classic Mexican seasoning made from lime, chilli and salt.

A silver tray topped with orange roasted cauliflower with a pot of white sauce in the corner


Vegan pulled pork sliders with mustard slaw

Change up pulled pork buns with jackfruit for an easy yet moreish Christmas nibble idea to serve your vegan friends this Christmas.

Jackfruit Pulled Pork Recipe with Vegan Slaw


Christmas party tartines

In need of really quick and easy cold canapés to make? Try our simple party tartines for fuss-free festive party food that's a bit more substantial than canapés.

Easy Party Canapé Recipes


Carrot, halloumi and dill balls

How can you make halloumi even better? Sabrina Ghayour says: combine it with carrot and dill, and deep fry. And we agree. Perfect with drinks.

Halloumi Balls Recipe with Carrots


Prawn canapés with avocado

This canapé recipe is great for Christmas party food. It's your classic prawn cocktail with a twist. Pass them around your Christmas party for an easy Christmas nibble. Try our traditional prawn cocktail recipe here.

Avocado and prawn cocktail toasts


Welsh rarebit croquetas with pickled onions

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 Onion Croquetas Recipe


Fresh figs stuffed with goat’s cheese

Looking for a vegetarian Christmas canapé recipe? These crunchy filo-baked fresh figs make an awesome Christmas nibble or starter that is easy to make. Plenty more fig recipes here.

Goat's Cheese Filo Parcels Recipe with Figs


Cod fritters Christmas canapé 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 Recipe With Harissa Honey Dip


Pork belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce

These pork belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce make easy but impressive canapés for the festive season.

Pork-Belly Skewers Recipe With Caramel Sauce


Lamb kofta puff pastry canapés with tomato sauce

This recipe from Persian cook 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.

Lamb Kofta Rolls Recipe With Tomato Sauce


Mar hor Christmas nibble recipe (Galloping Horse)

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

Mar Hor Recipe (Galloping Horse)


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 Welsh Rarebits Recipe


Mozzarella cheese sticks recipe with spicy dipping sauce

Want to please a crowd this Christmas? Try our gooey mozzarella sticks with a punchy dipping sauce. These are best cooked from frozen, so they are a perfect make ahead Christmas nibble over the festive season. Check out our best cheese recipes here

Mozzarella Dippers Recipe with Spicy Dipping Sauce


Chorizo and tomato mini frittatas recipe

These easy canapés can be made ahead then reheated in a warm oven to serve at a festive dinner party.

Chorizo And Tomato Frittatas Recipe


Duck rice paper rolls with mango

Ready in just half an hour, these are great cold canapés to make if you're looking for a fresh festive snack.

Duck Rice Paper Rolls Recipe with Mango


Fig and goat’s cheese puffs Christmas canapé

The easiest Christmas party finger food with just four ingredients and ready in half an hour. This simple puff pastry canapé serves 16 so great for a crowd.

Roasted Figs with Goat's Cheese Canapé Recipe

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