Start a New Christmas Tradition: Appetizers for Dinner

Created November 9, 2018
Idea #22
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Who says you have to pick just one appetizer? Or that appetizers have to come before dinner? After all, this is Christmas! Anything can happen! Say yes to all of your family’s favorite “sometimes” foods at this special once-a-year meal that breaks every rule.

We’re willing to bet the appetizers-only dinner will be one of your kids’ favorite Christmas memories this season. (Aren’t appetizers everyone’s favorite part of the meal anyway?) And the most memorable meal of the Christmas season just happens to also be the easiest one you’ll ever plan, because the whole family will help choose (and cook) the menu.

Ask each member of your family to pick their favorite appetizer and spend a few hours together, laughing and baking in the kitchen. Even more important than the recipes they pick is turning the prep process into a family activity. Because when you cook together, you don’t just make a meal—you also make memories. Add to the “anything goes” fun of your snack feast and turn it into a picnic on the living room floor. (And for a dress code, might we suggest “Christmas Jammies Casual”?)

The key with choosing your appetizer menu is to select appetizers that are both fun and filling. While sweet-like-dessert appetizers may be delicious, too many will leave you with a stomachache. So we’ve rounded up a few of our best savory apps, sure to satisfy the whole family, to get you started. (Bonus: They all prep in under 35 minutes.)

For more memory-making holiday ideas, check out Pillsbury’s Ultimate Christmas Bucket List!