Get a head start on holiday entertaining with these make-and-freeze bite-sized appetizers.
Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, these appetizers have just a hint of heat. If you make and freeze a batch ahead, they'll require just a quick sauté to be ready.
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Give plain chips and salsa a rest this holiday season. These spicy, bite-size nachos feature everyone's favourite tortilla toppers.
Freezing meatballs already in the sauce a few days or weeks ahead makes them an easy one-pot appetizer on the day you need them. You can easily substitute lean ground beef or chicken for the pork. Don't miss the link to our video tutorial on this recipe below.
Stuffed with smoky pancetta and creamy goat cheese, these mushrooms are a party mainstay. Use small button mushrooms for hors d'oeuvre-size portions.
Frozen puff pastry is convenient to have on hand for last-minute or freeze-ahead appetizers. Here, it encloses a tasty swirl of black olives, red peppers and Asiago cheese.
Mint pesto, a Greek-inspired twist on the basil version, is right at home as a dip for grilled lamb. Soak wooden skewers in cold water for 30 minutes before using.
A perfect fusion of Brie, apple and walnuts hides inside crisp, buttery phyllo pastry. Since they freeze beautifully, you may want to make several batches to have on hand for impromptu get-togethers or to take to potluck suppers.
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