New Year's Eve Party Recipes

 

Ring in the new year with recipes for party appetizers, tasty cocktails and plenty of bubbly.

 

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Shoestring Fries with Truffle Aioli

Shoestring-cut fries are thin and crisp — almost like potato sticks — so they won't ruin your New Year's resolution. We can't say the same about decadent truffle aioli.

Get the Recipe: Shoestring Fries with Truffle Aioli

Remixed Champagne Kirs

Don't just pop champagne on New Year's Eve — kick things up with Thai-chile-and-raspberry-spiked vodka cocktails.

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Porcini Bruschette with Nipitella

The Italian herb nipitella is a member of the mint family and has a strong, refreshing taste that contrasts nicely with the earthiness of the porcini mushrooms. Can't find nipitella? Substitute with a combo of mint and thyme.

Get the Recipe: Porcini Bruschette with Nipitella

Cranberry Kir Royale

Ruby-red cranberries make an ideal seasonal ingredient star for holiday cocktails. Tyler adds fresh orange juice and zest to his homemade cranberry syrup for a bubbly beverage that brims with sweet-tart flavor.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Kir Royale

Potato, Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion and Cherry Tomato Pizza

Have some carbs with your carbs with tender potato-topped grilled pizza, accented with tangy goat cheese, slowly caramelized onions and juicy tomatoes.

Get the Recipe: Potato, Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion and Cherry Tomato Pizza

Mille-Feuille in a Whiskey Glass

Layers of flaky puff pastry, vanilla cream and chocolate stack up in a perfectly portable whiskey glass.

Get the Recipe: Mille-Feuille In A Whiskey Glass

Orange Cream Mimosa

For a classier take on mimosas, use blood orange soda and white wine for a tart, sweet and easy sipping cocktail.

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Date and Blue Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Crispy bits of bacon add an unexpected (but very welcome) crunch to Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark's meatballs, which surprise twice with a minced date and blue cheese center.

Get the Recipe: Date and Blue Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Blissini

What are you toasting with at midnight? You could go with traditional bubbly, or try Giada's blissini, made with Prosecco, Italy's champagne.

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Fig and Blue Cheese Flatbread

This sweet-and-salty flatbread is an ideal way to start the party as guests are mingling.

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Blood Orange Soda Sangria

For a classier take on mimosas, use blood orange soda and white wine for a tart and sweet, easy sipping cocktail.

Get the Recipe: Blood Orange Soda Sangria

Pierogies

Serve up easy-to-eat finger food like Nadia G's pierogies. Try her classic potato-cheese filling or experiment with one of her other suggestions, like a mixture of minced mushrooms and fried ground beef.

Get the Recipe: Pierogies with Fixin's

Orange and Raspberry Mimosa

Laura Vitale's mimosas have a double dose of juicy fruit with oranges and raspberries, and the pink hue makes a beautiful midnight toast.

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Upscale Sliders

Get a crunchy sear on ground beef patties before topping them with crisp pancetta and nutty melted Gruyère. These are the kind of sliders you have to eat with your pinkies up.

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Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken

Bite-size pieces of fried chicken pair up with myriad dipping sauces, including sweet maple syrup, barbecue sauce and honey mustard.

Get the Recipe: Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken

Frozen S'mores Pop

Surprise guests with a taste of nostalgia by passing around Zac Young's grown-up s'mores.

Get the Recipe: Frozen S'Mores Pop Chocolate Semifreddo

Cranberry Prosecco Fizz

Rosemary isn't just a garnish in this fizzy cocktail — it adds an earthy flavor to sweet-and-tart cranberries.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Prosecco Fizz

Not Your rEGGular Egg Rolls

Justine Simmons stuffs her cabbage-filled egg rolls with lobster, shrimp and pork, so you don't have to choose a favorite meat. 

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Prosecco Gold Rush

Take your bubbly up a notch for the holidays with vodka and cinnamon schnapps.

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Tiramisu Cupcakes

For a great hand-held treat, combine a classic Italian dessert with a popular American one. Booze in dessert for New Year's Eve? Yes, please!

Get the Recipe: Tiramisu Cupcakes

Sparkling Wine Sangria

Break out of the New Year's champagne rut and make this sangria with Cava, Spanish sparkling wine. It's delicious and often less expensive than the French variety.

Get the Recipe: Sparkling Wine Sangria (Sangria de Cava)

Raspberry Trifle

Any holiday party worth attending offers multiple desserts. This one is perfect for a buffet — just let your guests dig right in.

Get the Recipe: Raspberry Trifle

Champagne Truffles

Individually, champagne and truffles are both synonymous with luxury, but Nadia G puts champagne inside her dark chocolate truffles, making these celebratory spheres top-notch.

Get the Recipe: Champagne Truffles

Mixed Grilled Cheese and Oven-Dried Tomato Crostini

Choose your own cheese adventure, melting up goat cheese, Gorgonzola, mozzarella, Comte, Gouda or Camembert on top of oven-dried tomatoes and crunchy crostini.

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Meshugana Macaroon

Meshugana is the Yiddish word for "crazy," and Alie and Georgia's cocktail has all kinds of crazy coconut flavor. To make their sweet and stylish sipper, shake a mixture of coconut rum, coconut creme, vanilla-infused vodka and a teaspoon of egg white (for a bit of festive froth), then pour into a chocolate-rimmed glass.

Get the Recipe: Meshugana Macaroon

Serrano Ham and Manchego Cheese Plate

Start the party with Michael Chiarello's meat and cheese plate and a bottle of red wine to bring out the best in the classic Spanish pairing.

Get the Recipe: Serrano Ham and Manchego Cheese Plate

Drunkie Money

Zac Young's name for his Banana Spiced Rum Pudding in a Dark Chocolate Shell is very New-Year's-Eve appropriate.

Get the Recipe: Drunkie Monkey (Banana Spiced Rum Pudding in a Dark Chocolate Shell)

Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

Deviled eggs are a party staple, but the festivities don't really get started until crispy candied bacon is onboard.

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Maple Pecan Baked Brie

A little spice from black pepper goes a long way in sticky-sweet maple pecan praline sauce, but this dish won't last long at your New Year's spread. You'll spoon it over anything you can get your hands on, but we recommend sliced baguette or apples.

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Virgin Pomegranate and Cranberry Bellinis

For a family-friendly cocktail, whip up Giada's sweet-tart bellinis. You can always spike a batch for the adults.

Get the Recipe: Virgin Pomegranate and Cranberry Bellinis

Risotto Croquettes: Arancini Di Riso

Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos' deep-fried risotto balls have little pockets of melted cheese and flecks of salty ham inside, making every bite a flavorful surprise.

Get the Recipe: Risotto Croquettes: Arancini Di Riso

Nini Bellini

Jamie Oliver loves classic Venetian Bellinis, even when fresh peaches are out of season. Just reach for canned ones during the winter!

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Spinach-and-Cheese Dip

Classic spinach-and-cheese dip gets an upgrade from a mound of crunchy bacon, then yet another when it's served in a bread bowl.

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Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

If your resolution is to eat more vegetables, they might as well be stuffed with sausage and cheese, right?

Get the Recipe: Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms