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Best ever Christmas canapés

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Check out our 25 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. 

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

Quick and Easy Canapés Recipes



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

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

Bread sauce and stuffing croquettes

Check out our epic croquettes with leftover bread sauce and stuffing. These crispy balls are easy to make and perfect at keeping a hungry crowd happy over the festive season.

Stuffing Croquettes with Bread Sauce

Smoked black pudding croquettes with apple sauce

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

Black Pudding Croquettes with Apple Sauce

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

Christmas party tartines

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

Easy Party Canapé Recipes

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

Prawn cocktail 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 recipe

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 onions croquetas recipe

Fresh figs stuffed with goat’s cheese

Looking for a vegetarian canapé recipe? Try our 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. Plenty more fig recipes here.

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

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 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 puffs 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. 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 recipe

Exotic Christmas canapés! 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 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

Crab crostini

Want a light canapé recipe? These delicate crab crostinis 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. Check out our traditional Welsh rarebit recipe here.

Mini buck rarebits recipe

Potato cones recipe

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. Discover more of our sweet potato recipes here.

Potato Cones 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. 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 over the festive season. Check out our best cheese recipes here.

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Cucumber canapés recipe with salmon and tartare sauce

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. Check out our best vegetarian Christmas recipes here.

Bacon filo pastry recipe

Want a show-off canapé? These Impressive but easy, delicate filo pies with parmesan, pancetta and spring onions make the perfect Christmas treat over the festive period.

Mini pancetta filo pies recipe

Chorizo and tomato frittatas recipe

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

Chorizo And Tomato Frittatas Recipe

Crostini recipe with beef

Our little steak crostini are flavour bombs, and one of our favourite Christmas party canapés (Or 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.

Prawn canapé recipe with poppadomss

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.

Prawn Canapé Recipe with Poppadoms

Duck rice paper rolls with mango

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. Serves 10 and is ready in just 30 minutes.

Duck and mango rice paper rolls

Fig and goat’s cheese puffs

The easiest Christmas party finger food with just 4 ingredients and ready in half an hour. This simple recipe uses ready made puff pastry topped with goat’s cheese and pretty figs - perfect Christmas canapé. Many more fig recipes here.

Roasted Figs with Goat's Cheese Canapé Recipe