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Ten Easy, No-Cook Holiday Appetizers

You Don't Need to Turn on the Stove for these Crowd Pleasers

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No time to cook during the holiday season? Keep your time in the kitchen to a minimum and your oven off with these fast and delicious appetizers that are sure to impress your guests.

Several of the appetizers below are made with feta; it's a great cheese to keep on hand. Feta stays fresh for weeks in the refrigerator and can easily be turned into a delicious appetizer.

1. Feta, Olive and Sundried Tomato Spread

Photo by J. Meier

Set this bold-flavored spread out with a baguette and crackers and watch it disappear

2. Feta With Olive Oil and Herbs

Feta With Olive Oil and Herbs. Photo by Jennifer Meier

Simple but really flavorful. Make this with any fresh herbs you have on hand. In a pinch, it can also be made with dried herbs like oregano, thyme and dill.

3. Oregano and Feta Spread

Photo by Jennifer Meier
This vibrant and unique spread is fantastic on toasted slices of baguette.

4. Manchego and Olives

Manchego and Olives. Photo by Jennifer Meier
This Manchego and olives recipe combines two things often served side by side, Spanish cheese and olives, into one dish.

5. Blue Cheese Parsley Dip

Parsley and Blue Cheese. Photo by J. Meier
Mix three ingredients, and it's ready

6. Mozzarella Prosciutto Rolls Stuffed with Olive Tapenade

Mozzarella Prosciutto Wraps. Photo by J. Meier

Creamy mozzarella with salty prosciutto is a classic combination and olive tapenade makes this finger-food even more delicious 

7. Mozzarella and Sundried Tomatoes

Mozzarella with Sundried Tomatoes. Photo by J. Meier

When fresh tomatoes aren't in season, sundried tomatoes are a delicious substitute

8. Ricotta and Polenta Rounds

Ricotta Polenta Rounds. Photo by Jennifer Meier
Bite-sized rounds of polenta topped with ricotta, prosciutto and minced herbs

9. Goat Cheese Mousse

Goat Cheese Mousse. Photo by J. Meier

Creamy, rich and indulgent. 

10. Brie and Pesto

Photo by Jennifer Meier
Heating the brie is optional and buying the pesto is totally acceptable if you're in a rush.

 

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