10 5-Minute Holiday Recipes for Easy Entertaining

10 5-Minute Holiday Recipes for Easy Entertaining featured image

December 01, 2017 / by Gregg Cantor / In Home DIY Tips

The holiday season is arguably the busiest time of year. But despite how hectic it may feel, nothing is better than slowing down at the end of the year to spend quality time with your loved ones. We are a huge fan of entertaining, and love nothing more than to have our home filled with family and friends to spread that holiday cheer.

Yet, with everything that comes along with hosting (planning, decorating, shopping, prepping, cleaning) - it is impossible to find the time to cook. Luckily, traditional holiday meals are no longer required when hosting… seriously!

Appetizers are a fun and easy way to feed your hungry guests while spending half the amount of time in the kitchen…and they won’t even know the difference! We promise, a spread of fun and easy appetizers will impress your guests and keep them interacting and enjoying festivities all night long.

Here are some of our favorite holiday bites that can prepared in minutes!

image of salmon dip

SALMON DIP

A wonderful spin on a simple dip, this recipe requires very few ingredients and will have your guests coming back for more!

image of graham cracker delight

GRAHAM CRACKER DELIGHT

Don’t have time for a traditional dessert? These graham cracker delights are a wonderful alternative for cheesecake dessert. Not only do they look beautiful, but they’re healthier than most dessert options!

image of fig skewers

MARINATED FIG, PROSCIUTTO, MOZZARELLA SKEWERS

These are decadent, fresh, and packed with flavor. Skewers are a great way to create addicting appetizers using minimal ingredients. They’re mess free, too!

image of chocolate covered almonds

CHOCOLATE COVERED PEANUTS

It is just as good as it sounds. Who doesn’t love the combination of sweet and salty?

image of shrimp cocktail

SHRIMP COCKTAIL

A classic favorite that can be easily whipped together and is always received well.

image of brushetta

BRESAOLA & TOMATO SALAD

An easy elegant appetizer that will offers a complex mix of flavors. Gourmet in minutes!

image of smoked oyster bites

SMOKED OYSTER BITES

If you are planning to only serve appetizers, this recipe is a fantastic choice! It tastes delicious and pairs well with a martini. Cheers!

image of egg nog cake

EGGNOG CAKE

A wonderful way to combine two of our favorite holiday items - eggnog and cake!

image of garlic onion dip

GARLICKY PARMESAN BREAD DIP

A new take on comfort food! Pair this delicious dip with sliced french bread and fresh veggie sticks. We like carrots, snap peas, and celery!

image of microwave chocolate chip cookies

ONE MINUTE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Santa isn’t the only one who enjoys cookies! Offer warm and easy-to-prepare cookies to your guests in a flash! These cookies take less than 5 minutes from start to finish!

image of chocolate covered oranges

CHOCOLATE COVERED ORANGES

It’s all the pleasure of a chocolate fountain without the mess!

<< Back to Blog

Contact Murray Lampert

Get More Info About Home Design, Build, Remodel in San Diego

Project Details

For Your In-Home Consultation

Please enable JavaScript or call us directly to get in touch (619) 285-9222