New Years Eve Food Ideas – 6 Party Finger Food Recipes

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Of course, food plays an important role in a successful New Year’s Eve party, so we’re giving you a few today New Years Eve Food Ideas, that can satisfy even the most demanding of tastes. In our small collection of cocktail recipes you will find classics with an interesting twist, as well as quick-cooked dishes and fine snacks for connoisseurs.

New Year’s Eve Food Ideas – Interesting dip for crackers

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3 x 250 grams of cream cheese

1 cup of grated cheddar cheese

1½ tablespoons of pesto

¼ cup of shredded bacon

grated parmesan for rolling

Peppercorns for the eyes, mouth and buttons

Leek leaf to scarf

a sprig of herbs for the arms

a carrot for nose

3 slices of bread for the hat



1. In a small bowl, mix 250 grams of cream cheese, 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan cheese and pesto.

2. In another bowl, combine 500 grams of cream cheese, 2/3 cup of cheddar cheese, and crushed bacon.

3. Shape each mass into two balls, one large and one small. You won’t be perfect yet because the cheese is too soft, so it has to be put in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

4. Then roll the cheese balls in grated Parmesan cheese. Attach the small ball to the larger one with a toothpick to form the body of the snowman.

5. Make the eyes, mouth and buttons with the peppercorns.

6. Place the carrot in the center of the face for the nose.

7. Make the arms with sprigs of thyme and a scarf with a leek leaf. Make a hat out of three bread slices as shown in the picture above.

8. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

9. Serve with pretzels, crackers and vegetables.

Tartlets with goat cheese and onions caramelized in red wine

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Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total: 1 hour

Ingredients for 8 tortelettes:

3 onions thinly sliced

3 tbsp olive oil

1 cup of red wine

3 tbsp brown sugar

3-4 sprigs of thyme and a few extra for garnish

salt & pepper

2 sheets of puff pastry 23 cm x 23 cm

200g goat cheese (25 g per tartlet)

Splash of milk for brushing the batter


1. Heat the oil in a pan and heat the onions over low heat until they are soft but not browned, about 15 minutes.

2. Add 1/2 red wine and deglaze the pan so that all of the liquid has evaporated.

3. Add the sugar, thyme, salt and pepper and cook for another 5 minutes.

4. Add the rest of the red wine, continue to cook and stir until the liquid has evaporated.

5. Place the puff pastry on a floured work surface and cut out the circles to the desired size. You could also cut the dough into 4cm squares. So you can use the puff pastry optimally and without wasting it. This recipe makes 8 tartlets that are 8 cm in diameter.

6. Cut out the inside of the dough with a small cutter or knife so that a small edge is created.

7. Lightly brush the edge of each tartlet with milk or an egg-milk mix and bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees.

8. Remove from the oven and press the inner circle so that the bottom falls down. Fill each tartlet with the caramelized onions.

9. Place a slice of goat cheese on the onion and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves. Bake in the oven for another 20 minutes.

New Year’s Eve meal – bake mini pizzas in a muffin pan

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3/4 cup flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

3/4 cup milk

1 egg, lightly beaten

120 grams of mozzarella cheese, shredded (approx. 1 cup)

120 grams of pepperoni, cut into cubes (approx. 1 cup)

1/2 cup pizza sauce (homemade or bought)

2 tbsp fresh basil, finely diced


Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. Grease a 24-cup muffin pan. Mix the flour, baking powder and oregano in a large bowl. Add to the mixture of milk and egg. Add the mozzarella and salami. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Stir the batter and distribute it in the muffin baking tins. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Heat the pizza sauce and add a tablespoon of basil. Sprinkle the remaining basil over the pizza muffins. Serve with the pizza sauce for dipping.

New Year’s Eve – sausages in dressing gown for New Year’s party

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60 mini sausages

Cheddar cheese, cut into small pieces

Caramelized onions, optional

1 large egg

All-purpose flour, for work surface

500 grams of frozen puff pastry, thawed

Poppy seeds, sesame seeds or mustard seeds, optional

Mustard, for serving

Ketchup, for serving


1. Cut the sausages 3/4 length in the middle and place a piece of cheese or 1/2 teaspoon of caramelized onion in the slit. If you don’t like cheese or onions, then just poke the sausages several times with the tip of a knife.

2. Place a sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured work surface. It should make a 35 x 28 centimeter rectangle. Cut lengthways into 7 4 centimeter wide strips. Cut the individual strips across into 4 rectangles, each about 9 long.

3. In a small bowl, beat together an egg and 1 tablespoon of water and set aside. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a sausage on the narrow end of the dough and roll it up. Brush with some of the egg-water mixture and sprinkle with seeds. Place on the baking sheet. Repeat the process with the remaining sausages. Let rest in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

4. Preheat the oven to 230 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes. Let cool and serve with mustard and ketchup.

New Years Eve Food – Cocktail Meatballs

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Ingredients for 10

500 grams of minced lean beef

1 egg

2 tbsp water

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

3 tbsp onion, finely chopped

1 can of cranberry sauce

3/4 cup chili sauce

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice

Preparation time 20 min

Cooking time 85 min

Ready in 105 min

1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, mix the minced meat, egg, water, breadcrumbs and chopped onion. Roll small meatballs.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once.

4. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, add the cranberry sauce, chilli sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice. Add the meatballs and cook for 1 hour before serving.

Mushrooms filled with parmegano and herbs

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24 small mushroom caps (keep the stems)

2 teaspoons of minced garlic

3 tbsp panko breadcrumbs

1 teaspoon parsley

1/8 teaspoon Italian herb mixture

3 tbsp finely grated cheese such as parmesan

2 tbsp grated cheese such as mozzarella

Salt, black pepper, ground red pepper to taste

olive oil

Tips: Mushrooms are best for this recipe. You can also use other cheeses such as Pecorino Romano instead of Parmesan or Gorgonzola or Gouda instead of mozzarella. You can also add spicy Italian sausages – just use less breadcrumbs and olive oil. When serving, you can drizzle a little balsamic vinegar over the mushrooms.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Wash mushrooms and remove stems. Cut the stems into small pieces. Combine everything in a bowl apart from the cheese.

Sauté the mixture over medium heat in a small amount of olive oil just until the fragrances are removed.

Pour the sauteed mixture into the bowl and add the cheese. Fill the mushroom caps generously with the mixture and bake in the oven at 200 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.