32 Last Minute Holiday Party Recipes

Over the weekend, I hosted the PTA Board for a little holiday get together. A few blissful hours where tired moms could eat, drink, and have an actual conversation without someone tugging on their shirt sleeves.

As I was trying to decide what snacks and drinks to serve these distinguished guests, I asked my fellow dietitians for their suggestions. I got so many great ones to choose from that I wanted to share them with you! I also threw in a few of my personal favorites.

*(If you’re celiac or GF like me, be sure to check the recipe, these are not all gluten-free.)


Mediterranean White Bean Dip


Cowboy Caviar


Ruby Red Cherry-Cranberry Salsa

Ruby Red Cherry-Cranberry Salsa


Spinach and Artichoke Dip (Dairy Free)

Spinach and Artichoke Dip (Dairy Free)


The best onion dip I've ever had - caramelized onions, shallots, and garlic with a splash of white wine. You'll never buy a packet of French Onion Dip mix again! | Back To The Book Nutrition


Caramelized Onion and Shallot Dip


Add some color and sweetness to your dip this holiday season with this Pomegranate Guacamole. It's sure to be a crowd pleaser! | recipe via www.yourchoicenutrition.com

Pomegranate Guacamole


Cranberry and Roasted Beet Hummus


Mini 7 Layer Dips

Mini 7-Layer Dips



Nuts with Goat Cheese and Grapes


Curried Pecans | Teaspoonofspice.com

Curried Pecans


These White Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods are so easy that you will never need to buy a sweet treat for a party or special gift again. Serve them open in a mason jar or individually wrapped for a reasonable, beautiful dessert. #MakeHealthyEasy via @JBraddockRD http://JennaBraddock.com

White Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods


Cinnamon-Spiced Roasted Walnuts via LizsHealthyTable.com

Cinnamon-Spiced Roasted Walnuts


Parmesan Pepper Crisps | People LOVE these! Some of the first to go at a party or sitting on the couch.! www.LiveBest.info

Parmesan Pepper Crisps


No Bake Cranberry Bites


Cheese & Appetizers:

Close up view of a person picking a meatball out of a bowl with a toothpick

Pineapple BBQ Chicken Meatballs


Easy, elegant baked Brie with apples, shallots, thyme, and almonds in a Sourdough Bread Bowl. Can be spooned onto fruit or vegetable slices for a grain free appetizer. | Back To The Book Nutrition

Baked Brie with Apples, Shallots, and Almonds in a Sourdough Bread Bowl


Walnut Stuffed Mushrooms with Cheddar, Apple & Sage | Nutrition Nuptials | Mandy Enright MS RDN RYT

Walnut Stuffed Mushrooms with Cheddar, Apple, and Sage


vegetarian wonton cups with hummus appetizer recipe

Vegetarian Wonton Cups


Roasted Brussels Sprout being dipped in Bacon Aioli on a white plate

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Bacon Aioli


Sweet Potato Crostini

California Cheese and Sweet Potato Crostini – 2 Ways


curry chicken wontons with cranberry chutney - oven baked, the perfect bite size appetizer

Curry Chicken Wontons with Cranberry Chutney


Roasted Okra with Smoky Red Pepper Ricotta


stuffed mushrooms on plate

Simple Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms


creamy tomato basil bruschetta bites Breton crackers

Creamy Tomato Basil Bruschetta Bites


Baked Brie with Pumpkin Butter and Walnuts via JennySheaRawn.com

Baked Brie with Pumpkin Butter and Walnuts


Smoked Salmon Avocado Flatbread - Looking to switch up the same old appetizer recipes you serve at parties or gatherings? Kick off your next party with Smoked Salmon Avocado Flatbreads your guests will love. - via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Smoked Salmon Avocado Flatbread


Drinks & Desserts:

Coconut Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail

Coconut Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail


Blackberry Lemon Thyme Sparkler on a table

Blackberry Lemon Thyme Sparkler


Chocolate Bark recipe shown on a white plate on a wooden surface

Chocolate Bark with Pistachios



Raspberry Fudge Cake


 Healthy chocolate-mint truffles: The perfect GF, DF edible gift for the holidays.

Healthy Chocolate Mint Truffles


Best Ever Sugar Cookies (Gluten Free)