5 Festive Canapes to Try This Christmas


The festive season is here which means three things: family, friends, and food.

Unfortunately, the combination of these F-words can create a lot of unnecessary stress, and result in another F-word (and it’s not fruitcake).

We get it.

Take the stress out of food and try these simple yet impressive Christmas-inspired canapé recipes.

Filo Wrapped Asparagus with Goats Cheese by Glamorous Glutton

Have you ever tried eating asparagus with a fork? Didn’t think so.

These green storks are made for finger food and Glamorous Glutton’s recipe is as glamorous as asparagus gets.  

Paired with soft and creamy goats’ cheese and wrapped in golden brown pastry, these little rolls of deliciousness make finger food look and taste glamorous.

Get the recipe here.

Veal and Fennel Sausage Rolls by Spicy Ice Cream

Never underestimate the humble sausage roll.

More importantly, never underestimate the deliciousness of homemade sausage rolls.

Spicy Ice Cream’s veal and fennel sausage roll recipe is just that, delicious.

Foodie blogger Lisa is the brains and baker behind Spicy Ice Cream and she says homemade nibbles win every time.

“Homemade food just always tastes better and it’s very satisfying to know you’ve made it yourself,” she said.

“It’s great to know exactly what is going into your snacks so you can have peace of mind and make healthier choices.”

You’d be shocked to find out what’s actually in a frozen sausage roll from the supermarket.

So, if you want to feed your loved ones with real, delicious food this Christmas, give the sausage rolls a gourmet twist with veal and fennel.

Get Lisa’s recipe here.

Thai Fish Cakes and Pickled Cucumbers by Spooning Australia

Want to add seafood to the Christmas menu but don’t fancy standing in ridiculous lines at the fish market on Christmas Eve?

Say ho ho ho-hello to fish cakes.

Spooning Australia’s recipe ticks all the boxes.

Loaded with flavour? Check. Healthy and fresh? Double check.

While flavour and nutrition are key to a successful canapé, the best part about these fish cakes are you can serve hot or cold.

Serve them hot off the pan or prepare them the day prior to avoid last-minute Christmas Day stress in the kitchen.

Get the recipe here.

The Ultimate Canapé by The Fare Sage

We couldn’t make a list of the best Christmas canapés without adding these bite-sized cheesy flavour bombs.

The title says it all.

The head chef behind The Fare Sage, Lis, says, “my canapé recipe is such a hit because it’s simple and versatile, so the toppings can be adapted to any taste or occasion.”

Choose between beetroot relish, blue cheese, and fresh pear, smoked salmon and dill mousse or Lis’ personal favourite, balsamic onion jam and feta.

They’re even delicious on their own.

Lis recommends making the biscuits a day ahead to let the cheese flavour set in (and avoid frantic kitchen time come Christmas Day).

What more could you ask for on a canapé?

Get the recipe here.

Capsicum Flowers by Phoodie

You’ve been invited to a friend’s place for Christmas Eve: Do you bring flowers or food?

We vote both.

Phoodie’s capsicum flower recipe is almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Each flower (aka capsicum) is stuffed with a rich cheesy filling with olives on top.

Considering presentation is key, line your bouquet on a tray with green shallots and boom – edible flowers.

Here’s the full recipe.

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