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9 Restaurant-Style Christmas Appetizers to Make at Home

By: Arielle Matlin, Editor,

Copycat Olive Garden Stuffed MushroomsChristmas is a time to enjoy the best moments with friends, family, and of course, great food. You don't need to be a professional chef to whip up these 9 Restaurant-Style Christmas Appetizers to Make at Home. Each recipe in this Christmas appetizers collection is easy to make and will impress your guests (and their bellies)! There are gourmet appetizer recipes, as well as, simple dips you can leave out during the holidays for noshing.

Serving copycat restaurant recipes at your next Christmas party will be big hit. These restaurant recipes come straight from the menus you love. Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, TGI Friday's, and more are featured in this collection of restaurant-style Christmas appetizers. Recipes like these Copycat Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms (pictured right) are going to be extra popular with family and friends. Make Christmas extra special this year with these appetizers!

9 Restaurant-Style Christmas Appetizers to Make at Home

Christmas recipes

Put out a couple of these Christmas appetizers and no one will even have presents on their mind!

  1. Copycat Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms - These elegant appetizers make the perfect finger food to serve at a Christmas party. Cheesy, rich, and loaded with flavor, this mushroom appetizer a la Olive Garden will be a big hit.

  2. Houston's Copycat Artichoke Spinach Dip - This crowd-pleasing artichoke dip recipe is perfect for serving a big family and making everyone happy!

    Want all the best side dishes for your Christmas dinner? Take a peek at our printable collection, Holiday Side Dish Recipes: 10 Easy Side Dishes for Christmas!

  3. Restaurant-Style Mozzarella Sticks - This kid-friendly Christmas appetizer recipe is simple, yet delicious. These party appetizers are a must-make.

  4. Copycat Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Dip - This creamy dip recipe can keep everyone going all day long. This is the perfect dip to snack on after you open presents.

  5. Our Version of Monte Cristo Poppers - This Christmas appetizer recipe is cheesy and over-the-top tasty. Serve these bite sized appetizers at your next Christmas party.

  6. Baked Bloomin' Onion - This classic Outback recipe is way better when you make it at home. The dazzling presentation makes it a great Christmas appetizer.

    Still searching for the best Christmas cookie recipes? Check out our printable ecookbook, 9 Christmas Cookie Recipes for Hosting a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party!

  7. Copycat Old Chicago Pepperoni Rolls - Everyone loves pizza and this appetizer transforms pizza into a bite-sized delicacy.

  8. Copycat IKEA Swedish Meatballs - Meatballs are a classic Christmas appetizer that everyone loves. You will have many happy guests when you serve this homemade Ikea version of the dish.

  9. TGI Friday's 9 Layer Dip Look-alike - This dip recipe is the perfect appetizer recipe to bring to a Christmas party or potluck.

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