30 Meaty Bites for Holiday Entertaining

When guests show up at your door during the hectic holidays, they come hungry. Serve a few of these hearty snacks plus a glass of something festive and everyone will be supremely satisfied.

Swedish Meatballs

"This is the best Swedish meatball recipe ever. The gravy completely complements the flavor of the meatballs instead of competing with them."


Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

"We loved these! I used the largest jalapenos I could find, and I think I might even try adding cheese next time."


Chicken & Bacon Nuggets

"Delicious! A great (super easy) recipe for when you have people coming over and need something quick to make!"


Pepperoni Bites

"These are like little crispy pepperoni pizzas. They're easy to make and easy to eat."


Mini Roast Beef Sandwiches

"These little sandwiches were delicious. My family devoured them in minutes."

-Aunt Paula

Thai Chicken Cakes

"These wonderful chicken cakes were delicious. They were so fresh, healthy and full of sweet-and-spicy flavor."


Prosciutto Bites

"These are wonderful! The saltiness of the prosciutto contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the pear."

-Sweet PQ?

Spicy Chicken Wings

"These are really fantastic. They are quite easy and oh-so-very tasty."

-Cook In Southwest

Herb Crusted Chicken Bites

"These were excellent! The chicken came out so crisp and moist."


Meatballs with Jelly & Chili Sauce

"I made this for a small crowd of co-workers and everyone asked for the recipe. These were so simple and so delicious."


Bacon Rollups

"I loved that you can make these a few days in advance and freeze them — making them perfect for parties."

-* Pamela *

Sausage Balls

"I wanted to try something new for Christmas Eve and I am so happy I came across this recipe. It was delicious."


Swedish Meatballs

"This is the best Swedish meatball recipe ever. The gravy completely complements the flavor of the meatballs instead of competing with them."


Ranch & Bacon Cheese Ball

"Our whole family really enjoyed this cheese ball for Christmas. We all thought rolling it in bacon was a fantastic idea."

-Marg (CaymanDesigns)

Bacon-Wrapped Pigs in a Blanket

"My family requests that these are on the menu every Christmas."


Taco Scoops

"These were quick, easy and delicious. I served them at a party over the holidays and they were a huge success."


Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

"This is very tasty. Plus, it's quite different from most scallop recipes."


Tamale Bites

"These little things really have quite a kick. I just loved them."


Sweet Kielbasa Bites

"These savory-sweet sausage tidbits were a hit. This recipe will be a regular at our holiday table."


Maryland Crab Cakes

"I made these crab cakes for our Christmas dinner and they were totally delicious. They were as good as any that we have eaten in Maryland."

-Maryland gal

Baked Scotch Eggs

"These were great. They were so much nicer than fried Scotch eggs."


Lamb Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce

"I suggest you quadruple this recipe, because everyone will love it and you'll want the leftovers."


Taco Biscuit Bites

"I thought these biscuits were very light and tasty. I made mine very small."

-mary winecoff

Sauerkraut Balls

"These are great for any party!"

-Nicole Brummett

Bacon-Crescent Bites

"These are great rolls. I love the bacon, onion and cheese filling."


Potato Skins

"I will always make potato skins this way from now on! These were so good. I loved them."

-Kitchen Destroyer

Ham & Cheese Mini-Quiches

"These delicious mini-quiches are both satisfyingly sweet and savory. The fresh, earthy spices and the cheese are perfectly balanced by the crust."


Chinese Chicken Balls

"These were great! My husband even liked them better than what we'd get at a restaurant."


Ham & Parmesan Puffs

"I made these as one of our New Year’s Eve nibbles. They were gobbled-up really fast."


Chicken Satay

"These chicken skewers were so moist, tender and tasty. My whole family loved them."


Mandarin-Chicken Skewers

"These had to be one of the best things I made this holiday season. I made them for a Christmas Eve party and they went over incredibly well."