Christmas finger food recipes that everyone will enjoy

Hosting a Christmas party and struggling to think of what to serve up as nibbles and finger food? Will there be kids that you need to cater for as well?


Planning a Christmas party menu can get quite stressful, especially when you need to serve up canapes on top of the mains and dessert. Here, we've rounded up the best 15 Christmas finger food recipes for you to serve at your next soiree.

1. Sausage roll wreath with oozy camembert

Wow the crowd with this edible wreath of pork and veal sausage rolls, that also makes the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas table.

2. Prawn, avocado and sesame bites

Andre Martin

Give seafood canapés an Asian twist with wonton wrappers and sweet chilli sauce. Serve on ceramic spoons for a refined touch!

3. Sticky jerk lamb skewers

Christmas in Australia - feasting on lamb under the sun. It doesn't get much more Aussie than that! Cook's tip, if you have some time, leave the meat to marinate for a few hours for extra flavour.

4. Pigs in blankets

A glamorous twist on a finger food favourite, wrap chipolatas in streaky bacon, bake and serve with your Christmas lunch or dinner.

5. Salmon croustades

Andre Martin

Meaning 'little cups', these croustades look fancy and will certainly impress the guests. But don't worry, these are easy to make.

6. Beef, fig and pistachio sausage pies

Put a twist on sausage rolls with dried figs, pistachios and triangular shapes. Short on time? Make and freeze then defrost on the day!

7. Lime and lemongrass barbecue prawn skewers

These lime and lemongrass BBQ prawn skewers will hit the spot on a hot summer day. Cook them up on the BBQ for Christmas lunch!

8. Arancini

Arancini means 'little orange', which is about the size of these ricotta balls - crunchy on the outside with a soft and savoury centre. With a choice of stuffings, you can make this popular Italian snack to suit everyone’s tastes.

9. Spinach, feta and lemon pasties

Pablo Martin

For effortless entertaining serve these pastries as party of a mezze platter (with everything else bought at the store!).

10. Popcorn chicken with aioli

Bite-sized pieces of chicken that's crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside!

12. Olive and goat’s cheese bites

Andre Martin

Use delicious Australian cheeses and a generous hint of spice to entertain the vegetarian way.

13. Scrumptious grissini sticks

Andre Martin

So simple, so continental. Use glasses to serve grissini at varying heights for added interest.

14. Cheese croquettes

Andre Martin

Golden and crunchy on the outside, filled with soft and fluffy potato inside, these croquettes will keep you (and your guests) coming back for more!

15. Lamb, macadamia and mint sausage rolls

You can't go past the winning flavour combination of lamb and mint. Give your sausage rolls the gourmet treatment with fancy homemade filling!