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New Year’s Eve Recipes

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Baked brie bites in a mini white dish with honey being drizzled on

New year’s eve can be such an exciting time of year. Where you say goodbye to the year that has passed and hello to a fresh new year. Having a new year’s get-together or party is a lot of fun and in my opinion, one of the best parts is prepping some delicious snacks and drinks for guests. Even if you’re just celebrating with family, it’s always nice to get dressed up and make some yummy appys. These new year’s eve recipes are some of my favorites. 

Egg roll recipe close-up of the egg rolls

Egg Roll Recipe 

This isn’t your traditional egg roll recipe. This recipe combines the delicious crunch of classes, Chinese egg rolls mixed with the flavors of buffalo “chicken” but don’t worry, these are vegetarian-friendly. These make a great appetizer or fun snack.

Vegan Cranberry Cheese Tarts

Nothing says that the holiday season is here than the taste of cranberries in a warm and delicious pastry, paired with vegan cheese. Am I right? This easy mini tart pastry recipe is vegan, butter-free, and makes for the perfect appetizer this holiday season. 

Easy Vegan Crab Cakes 

Did somebody say Vegan Crab Cakes? You bet I did. This recipe is going to blow your mind, so much so that if you’re used to eat the seafood version of crab cakes, you may never go back. 

Easy Devilled Potatoes 

This yummy recipe is a great new year’s eve recipe, a snack, or a pot luck! Easy Vegan Deviled Potatoes can be made with ingredients already in your pantry, and I bet you can’t just eat one.

Vegan Cheese Ball 

Did somebody say vegan cheese ball? Yep, I did, and this one is damn delicious. Not only is this recipe simple and easy, but it’s dairy-free/vegan-friendly. 

Bowl of vegan sausage rolls surrounded by spices.

Vegan “Sausage” Rolls 

Warning! Your house is going to smell like a full-blown bakery when you make these vegan sausage rolls. And they don’t just smell delicious, they also taste so so good! It’s like the festive season, snuggled up in a hug wrapped with a puffed pastry. What more could you want? 

Whipped Feta Dip 

This creamy whipped feta recipe is so flavorful with roasted garlic and veggies. It makes the perfect appy for your holiday gathering.

Baked Brie Rolls 

These baked brie rolls with sundried tomatoes take a whole new spin to baked brie that you’re going to love. I mean, is there anything with brie in it that you wouldn’t love? These are the perfect snack or new year’s eve appy that’ll become your new go-to for potlucks and parties.

Fried Cheese Balls 

Cheese balls. Are there any two words that go so perfectly together? I think not! These ooey, gooey fried cheese balls are the perfect new year’s eve recipe to make. They are made with a few simple ingredients and are so tasty that I bet you can’t eat just one. 

Spinach and Artichoke Dip in cast iron dish with hand dipping pita chip in

Spinach and Artichoke Dip 

This creamy, homemade, cheesy spinach and artichoke dip is to die for! Seriously though. It’s so good! This dip will take you less than an hour to make, and is so versatile. You can use it with veggies, crackers, a spread, or even on pasta. I love making this up for an easy snack to have in the fridge for the week. 

Focaccia Bread Recipe on cutting board

Focaccia Bread Recipe 

Full of flavor and the perfect fall appetizer or snack. This focaccia bread recipe is so delicious. The best part is you can get creative with the toppings!

How to Make Labneh 

How to make labneh? I got you. This easy recipe will be your new go-to for a creamy, delicious dip.

Walnut Meatballs 

These walnut meatballs are hearty, delicious, and packed with the nutritional benefits of walnuts. These meatballs are great to eat on their own in tzatziki sauce, or thrown into a pasta dish, or on top of rice with your favorite sauce. 

Black Bean Dip Recipe 

This black bean dip recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds and keep you fuller longer to get you through these long winter days ahead!

Plant-Based Cheese Ball with Cranberry, Thyme & Walnut

This Plant-Based Cheese Ball is a perfect example of an easy new year’s eve recipe you can make for the whole family (or just for yourself) with all the holiday flavors you love.

Scattered Mushroom pastry bites on counter top.

Mushroom Pastry Bites 

These Creamy Mushroom Pastry Bites are flaky, crispy, and everything you want and need in a quick snack or appetizer recipe. I love to whip these up (in under 30 minutes) for when I’m having people over.

Jalapeno Poppers 

Jalapeno poppers are such a flavorful, delicious appetizer. They are great to whip up to serve pre-meal this holiday season, or even bring to a potluck. I love the creamy, cheese filling combined with the punch of spiciness from the pepper. 

Asparagus and Cheese Tart on cutting board with sun shining through window.

Asparagus and Cheese Tart

This easy appetizer recipe can be made in under 35-minutes with less than 10-ingredients. The perfect Asparagus and Cheese Tart with Garlic Confit that is to die for.

Buffalo “Chicken” Nachos 

I’m not sure if you’re ready for this buffalo chicken nachos recipe. I’m about to blow your mind! This vegan recipe is the perfect spin to your favorite buffalo chicken wings and makes a great new year’s eve recipe. 


Creamy Eggplant Dip

Holy eggplant this dip is going to blow your mind! Okay… I don’t think holy eggplant is a saying but I’m going to make it one. This eggplant dip is creamy, flavorful, healthy, and the perfect dip for summer. You’re going to want to make this recipe again and again, so save it, bookmark it, print it, you won’t regret it. 

Let me know which of these new year’s eve recipes you try and enjoy the most!

Hailey R

Umm Hello spinach and artichoke dip! Nice recipes Maria! I love the variety of ethnicities here!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks so much, Hailey


That labneh looks so so good!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks so much, Quinn! It’s really so good!


I got my eye on those nachos!!! Damnnnn

Maria Koutsogiannis

they are sooo good!


So inspiring, they all look amazing! I don’t know which ones to choose, I guess I will just have to make Foodbymaria every week! Merry Christmas

Maria Koutsogiannis

start with the nachos!!!

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