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.

Part of: Holiday Central: Appetizers

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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."

-GaylaJ

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Chicken & Bacon Nuggets

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

-anniesnomsblog

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Pepperoni Bites

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

-DeeVaFoodie

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Mini Roast Beef Sandwiches

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

-Aunt Paula

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Thai Chicken Cakes

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

-loof

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Prosciutto Bites

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

-Sweet PQ?

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Spicy Chicken Wings

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

-Cook In Southwest

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Herb Crusted Chicken Bites

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

-~Nimz~

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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."

-ridergirl

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Bacon Rollups

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

-* Pamela *

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Sausage Balls

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

-mariajkm

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Swedish Meatballs

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

-little_wing

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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)

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Bacon-Wrapped Pigs in a Blanket

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

-Eldeevee

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Taco Scoops

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

-cook2six

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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

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

-karenury

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Tamale Bites

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

-javonsnanna

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Sweet Kielbasa Bites

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

-Sharlene~W

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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

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Baked Scotch Eggs

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

-Chrissyo

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Lamb Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce

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

-Kooch

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Taco Biscuit Bites

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

-mary winecoff

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Sauerkraut Balls

"These are great for any party!"

-Nicole Brummett

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Bacon-Crescent Bites

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

-diner524

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Potato Skins

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

-Kitchen Destroyer

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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."

-**Tinkerbell**

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Chinese Chicken Balls

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

-RuthlessWr

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Ham & Parmesan Puffs

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

-Evie*

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Chicken Satay

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

-**Jubes**

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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."

-bikerchick

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