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Appetizers for New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

Whether you are hosting a New Year’s Eve bash or an intimate party, food is at the top of your list. Am I Right? Today, I’m sharing six delicious appetizers for New Year’s Eve Party and New Year’s Eve Food Party Recipes.

Now is the time to plan for your New Year’s Eve Festivities. Our Virtual Supper has pulled together some great recipes and ideas you are going to love.

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Hearty Appetizers for New Year’s Eve

Because I’m the main hostess for this month, I wanted a main course appetizer. Therefore, I’m sharing a Beef Tenderloin Crostini Recipe that’s sure to please.

In addition, you will see 3 more delicious appetizer recipes, as well as a cocktail drink and dessert recipe.

Our guest host this month is Aliya from Open Doors Open Hearts, who is sharing a delicious appetizer.

You may be joining me from Stacy at Bricks N Blooms, whose Quick & Easy Prosciutto Recipe sounds so yummy. I’m so glad you stopped by, and here is my recipe.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Party Menu

Here is the full menu for a successful New Year’s Eve Dinner Party. You can see all the recipes in this post.

  • Beef Tenderloin Crostini
  • Hawaiian Cheese Ball
  • Cranberry Brie Bread Bowl
  • Quick & Easy Prosciutto Recipe
  • Sparkling Rosemary Infused Cocktail
  • No Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake Shooters.

Beef Tenderloin Crostini – New Year’s Eve Food

Begin by marinating your Beef Tenderloin for approx. 1-2 hours. You can use a prepared marinate or our recommended recipe (see the full recipe below).

Next, sear the outside of the beef for approx. 3 minutes on each side. Move to a regular grill and cook until the internal temperature is 135 degrees for medium rare beef.

Finally, slice beef into bite-size pieces, approx. 1/8-1/4 inches.

Beef Tenderloin ready for New Year's Eve Appetizer's

While preparing your beef, you should bake the bread according to package directions. Then, slice it into thin, bite-size pieces.

You can add butter to the slices and toast as an option.

French Bread and butter for New Years Eve Appetizer

Beef Tenderloin Crostini Dip Recipe

For the dip, you can use regular horseradish, horseradish creme, or mix together these 3 easy ingredients – Sour Creme, Horseradish & Worcestershire Sauce.

Details are on the recipe below.

Ingredients for Horseradish dip.

How To Serve Delicious Appetizers

I arranged the beef tenderloin on a platter with fresh dill garnish, placing the bread and topping on the side.

You can add the beef and topping to the toasted bread slices or allow your guest to build their own crostini.

Hearty Appetizer's for New Year's Eve Party - Beef Tenderloin Crostini with yummy horseradish dip.

The Beef Tenderloin Crostini is a great main course appetizer for any party, but especially for your Appetizer’s New Year’s Eve Party!

Appetizer's for New Year's Eve Party - Beef Tenderloin Crostini

The marinate gives the beef a sweet, tangy flavor.

Appetizer's for New Year's Eve Party - Beef Tenderloin Crostini
Yield: 25 Servings

Beef Tenderloin Crostini

Beef Tenderloin Crostini

Easy Beef Appetizer

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 lbs. Beef Tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine
  • 1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce (reduced sodium)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • 2 lbs. French Bread
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Horseradish
  • 1/4 Tsp. Worcestershire Sauce


  1. Add beef to marinate and allow it to marinate for 1-2 hours with the next 5 ingredients.
  2. Remove beef from marinate and place on a hot searing burner grill - grill for approx. 3 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove the regular grill and heat until 135° internal temperature for medium rare beef. Approx. 4-6 minutes
  4. Heat French Bread in the Oven according to the package directions
  5. Slice the French Bread into ¼ -½ inch pieces
  6. Slice the Beef Tenderloin in ⅛ -¼ inch slices
  7. Make a Horseradish Sauce Dip by combining the last 3 ingredients - Sour Cream, Horseradish & Worcestershire Sauce.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 249Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 35mgSodium 291mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 13g

Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I include basic calorie and nutrition information for recipes as a courtesy. However, due to wide variations in brands, nutrition data is subject to change for every user. Nutrition data is calculated using Calorie Counter App and information is entered as accurately as possible. We subtract all sugar alcohols from erythritol and xylitol from the final carb count because that is how THM calculates carbs.

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Appetizers for New Year’s Eve Party Menu

Hawaiian Cheese Ball from Jen at Midwest Life & Style will be a perfect addition to your New Year’s Eve Appetizer.

Cheese Ball Appetizer's for New Year's Eve

The Cranberry Brie Bread Bowl is from Aliya at Open Doors Open Hearts. This will look beautiful on a Charcuterie Board.

Appetizer's for New Year's Eve

Michele at Vintage Home Designs is sharing a yummy Sparkling Rosemary Infused Cocktail to get the New Year’s Eve festivities started. A perfect addition to the appetizers at your New Year’s Eve Party.

Sparkling Rosemary Infused Cocktail

You also need a yummy dessert to go with all the appetizers. This looks super yummy from Anne & AnnMarie at Simply 2 Moms – No Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake Shooters.

No Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake Shooters Recipe.

Stacy at Bricks N Blooms shared the Quick & Easy Prosciutto Recipe, which is a perfect addition to any party.

Appetizer's for New Year's Eve

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed these recipe ideas for your holiday festivities.

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Thursday 30th of December 2021

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Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Monday 20th of December 2021

I've been trying to come up with the perfect appetizer for this week. I have 3 separate events I need to bring appies for. Thanks for the great and delicious idea.


Tuesday 21st of December 2021

Kim, I'm so glad you found this helpful.


Saturday 18th of December 2021

Rachel! This looks delicious and so fancy!! Can't wait to try them!


Sunday 19th of December 2021

Aliya, I hope you enjoy them.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Saturday 18th of December 2021

Rachel, your appetizers look so good. Can’t beat a tenderloin and horseradish sauce! Thanks for sharing!


Saturday 18th of December 2021

Mary, I'm so glad you liked this recipe. Thanks for stopping by.

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