Christmas Party Recipes – Pizza by the Scoop
Your guests will scoop this delicious appetizer up in a hurry.
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 (12 oz.) bottle chili sauce
1 (6 oz.) pkg. Canadian bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
3/4 cup shredded part skim milk mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Spread the cream cheese onto an ungreased 12-inch pizza pan. Spread chili sauce on top. Sprinkle on the Canadian bacon, onion, green pepper and cheese. Serve with chips.
Makes 14 to 16 servings.
=> Christmas Party Recipes: Shrimp Lover Squares
Shrimp lovers will appreciate these tasty seafood appetizers.
1 (8 oz.) tube refrigerated crescent rolls
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup seafood cocktail sauce
24 cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish, unroll the crescent dough into one long rectangle. Seal the seams and perforations. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, dill and salt until smooth. Spread over the crust. Top with seafood sauce, shrimp, green pepper, onion and cheese.
Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Cut into squares.
Makes 24 appetizers.
=> Christmas Party Recipes: Crispy Onion Wings
These crispy onion treats will really take flight!
2-1/2 pounds uncooked chicken wing sections or wingettes
2-1/2 cups potato chips, crushed
1 can French fried onions, crushed
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil and grease; set aside.
In a large resealable bag, combine the potato chips, onions, cornmeal and seasonings; mix well.
Dip chicken wings into eggs.
Place chicken wings inside bag, a few at a time. Shake to coat wings completely. Press the crumb mixture into chicken.
Place wings inside of prepared pan. Drizzle with butter. Bake, uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes or until the chicken juices run clear and the coating is crisp.
Makes 24 wings.
=> Christmas Party Recipes: Asparagus Beef Roll Ups
Two winning flavor sensations paired together to make appetizer heaven.
1-1/2 cups water
36 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
1 (8 oz.) carton spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
3 to 5 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 (5 oz.) pkgs. thinly sliced roast beef
In a large skillet, bring water to a boil. Add in the asparagus; cover and boil for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp tender. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and horseradish.
Pat beef slices dry with paper towels.
Spread each slice with a thin layer of cream cheese mixture. Top with an asparagus spear. Roll up tightly. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes 36 appetizers.
=> Christmas Party Recipes: Eggnog Punch
This rich and creamy punch has a surprising delicate flavor.
4 cups half and half cream, divided
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
4 cups heavy whipping cream
6 to 8 cups lemon lime soda, chilled
1 quart vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
In a saucepan, combine 2 cups half and half cream, eggs and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160 degrees, or is thick enough to coat a metal spoon (about 9 minutes).
Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla, nutmeg and remaining half and half. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Pour into a punch bowl. Stir in whipping cream and soda. Top with scoops of ice cream and sprinkle with cherries. Serve immediately.
Makes 16 servings.