19 New Year’s Eve Recipes For A Crowd

Last updated: June 4th, 2024

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Ring in 2024 with these party-worthy appetizers and finger food recipes, perfect for serving a crowd this New Year’s Eve.

Hosting a big bash for New Year’s Eve this year? Make it a memorable celebration and kick off 2024 on the right foot with these 19 New Year’s Eve recipes for a crowd. Whether you’re planning an entire buffet or whipping up a few finger foods for your guests to snack on before the ball drops, you’ll find the perfect recipe for your party on this list.

A dish of buffalo chicken dip

1. Buffalo Chicken Dip

It’s not a party without buffalo chicken dip! Make a double batch of this cheesy dip for your New Year’s Eve bash and watch it disappear long before the ball drops. Pro tip: make this dip in a crockpot instead of baking it in the oven so it stays piping hot all night long.

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
8 servings
45 minutes
217 kcal
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A plate of crispy cheeseburger egg rolls with sriracha mayo dipping sauce

2. Cheeseburger Egg Rolls With Sriracha Mayo

When it comes to feeding a crowd, nothing beats savory, dippable finger foods like these Americanized egg rolls. Cook a big batch and keep them warm in the oven until party time, then serve them with spicy sriracha mayo on the side. They’re crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside – the perfect blend for ringing in the New Year!

Cheeseburger Egg Rolls with Sriracha Mayo
12 egg rolls
35 minutes
202 kcal
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A tray of pull apart meatball sliders.

3. Italian Meatball Sliders

Slider recipes are the perfect party food. They’re endlessly addictive and add some extra substance to a grazing table full of appetizers. You can prepare the meatballs for these sliders in advance in the crockpot, then assemble and heat them up when the party starts so they’re hot and fresh.

Italian Meatball Sliders
12 sliders
4 hours 30 minutes
192 kcal
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A plate of agave chili lime chicken wings for game day

4. Agave Chili Lime Chicken Wings

Although they’re messy, chicken wings make a great party appetizersince you can make a huge batch with zero extra effort. Load up a zip-top bag with all the ingredients, marinate in the fridge for a few hours, and bake until crispy. These agave chili lime wings are the perfect blend of sweet and savory to satisfy your guests’ appetites until midnight.

Agave Chili Lime Chicken Wings
2 servings
5 hours 20 minutes
422 kcal
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A homemade barbecue chicken pizza on thin crust

5. Thin Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza

Pizza doesn’t have to be a full meal – it makes a great New Year’s Eve appetizer if you cut it into smaller slices. Try making this crispy barbecue chicken pizza with homemade dough, if you’re feeling ambitious, and chow down on your favorite food while watching Anderson Cooper get drunk on live TV. 

Thin Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza
8 slices
55 minutes
231 kcal
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A serving tray of vegetarian black bean southwest sliders

6. Vegetarian Southwest Black Bean Sliders

If you’re planning a vegetarian New Year’s Eve menu, you might want to try these easy black bean southwest sliders. All you need is 4 ingredients and 20 minutes to whip up a plate of savory sliders even meat-eaters will devour.

Vegetarian Black Bean Southwest Sliders
8 sliders
20 minutes
213 kcal
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A plate of crispy buffalo chicken taquitos made in the air fryer

7. Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Taquitos are a welcome addition to any fried food party platter, and these buffalo chicken taquitos are no exception. They’re crispy, crunchy, and guaranteed to spice up your New Year’s Eve party this year.

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
8 taquitos
30 minutes
178 kcal
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A hot layered Mexican dip with cheese and jalapenos in a serving dish.

8. 4 Layer Mexican Dip

If you’re looking for something cheap and easy to serve on New Year’s Eve, try this irresistibly gooey 4 layer Mexican dip. Made with cream cheese, canned chili, shredded cheese, and jalapenos, it doesn’t get much easier than this! Serve with tortilla chips and make sure to grab some for yourself before it’s all gone.

4 Layer Mexican Dip
6 servings
40 minutes
312 kcal
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A serving dish full of steamed dumplings

9. Pork Dumplings

Pork is a symbol of good health and good luck, so make sure you start your year off on the right foot while enjoying pork in one of its best forms: dumplings! These bite sized treats are great for your New Year’s Eve party as they can be made ahead of time and serve a large crowd. These are simply a must-have at your celebration.

Pork Dumplings Recipe
50 dumplings
1 hour 8 minutes
54 kcal
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A baking dish full of pork teriyaki pull apart sliders on Hawaiian rolls

10. Teriyaki Pulled Pork Pull Apart Sliders

If you are looking for an alternative to all the classic American appetizers, try out these Asian inspired teriyaki pulled pork sliders. With just 4 ingredients and about 20 minutes, you won’t waste an ounce of valuable energy while preparing this unique New Year’s Eve recipe (since when did staying up until midnight become a struggle?). These fusion food sliders are a great handheld snack that you can serve as a fun appetizer or as part of a dinner spread.

Teriyaki Pulled Pork Pull Apart Sliders
12 sliders
20 minutes
114 kcal
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A sheet pan of homemade mini pizza bagels

11. Homemade Pizza Bagels

Bring back your favorite childhood treat this New Year’s Eve with some homemade pizza bagels. These are perfect for all ages and are so easy to make in large batches. In under 5 minutes of prep time and less than 20 minutes in the oven, not only will your kitchen smell amazing, you’ll have the perfect party appetizer for all.

Homemade Pizza Bagels
16 pizza bagels
20 minutes
121 kcal
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A plate of crostini topped with cheese and bruschetta

12. Tomato Bruschetta with Crostini & Garlic and Herb Cheese

If you need a super easy appetizer for your New Year’s Eve party, make this simple tomato bruschetta with garlic and herb cheese crostini. All you really need is a loaf of bread, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and some Alouette garlic & herb spreadable cheese for an irresistibly fresh and flavorful canape.

Tomato Bruschetta with Crostini & Garlic and Herb Cheese
36 crostini
20 minutes
64 kcal
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A serving platter of tiny tacos with a trio of dips

13. Tiny Tacos With Spicy Dipping Trio

These tiny tacos are one of the more unique appetizers on this list. While they take a little more work to prepare, you can cook them in under 40 minutes and they’re fully worth every second. Served with a trio of flavorful dips – jalapeno avocado aioli, habanero hot sauce, and spicy queso, these dippable tiny tacos will be gone before you know it.

Tiny Tacos With Spicy Dipping Trio
50 tiny tacos
1 hour 20 minutes
73 kcal
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A plate of crispy avocado chorizo spring rolls garnished with cilantro

14. 4-Ingredient Avocado Chorizo Spring Rolls

Crispy, savory, creamy, and ridiculously easy to make? These 4-ingredient spring rolls check all the boxes, which is why we love them as part of a New Year’s Eve party spread. Simply layer the ingredients, roll them up, and pop them in the air fryer. Then you can get back to enjoying the party (and all the other food you prepared).

Avocado Chorizo Spring Rolls
8 spring rolls
23 minutes
229 kcal
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Easy soft pretzel bites with beer cheese dipping sauce

15. Easy Soft Pretzel Bites & Beer Cheese Dip

Bring the bar to you with these pub-inspired pretzel bites and beer cheese dip. It’s easy to whip up a big batch of these poppable pretzel bites ahead of the party and reheat them if necessary. When the celebratory drinks are flowing near midnight, you’ll be glad to have these on your New Year’s Eve menu!

Easy Soft Pretzel Bites And Beer Cheese Dip
6 servings
30 minutes
551 kcal
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Cheesy buffalo chicken sliders on Hawaiian rolls

16. Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Sliders are the perfect balance of “real food but still an appetizer.” That’s why we love having a variety of sliders for appetizer-only parties. If you are looking for a filling yet fun mini sandwich to add to your appetizer spread this New Year’s Eve, these buffalo chicken sliders are sure to be a hit with all of your guests.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders
9 sliders
40 minutes
202 kcal
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A plate of deep fried oreos, one with a bite taken out of it

17. Deep Fried Oreos

Every New Year’s Eve party needs an irresistible dessert. And these deep fried Oreos have it all: a creamy chocolate filling, a crispy and doughy exterior, and a dusting of sugar to top it all off. After all, the New Year’s resolutions don’t start until you wake up… right?

Deep Fried Oreos With Pancake Mix
8 oreos
12 minutes
73 kcal
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A dish of crispy buffalo cauliflower bites made in the air fryer

18. Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

If you’re hosting any vegetarian friends this New Year’s Eve, try making these spicy buffalo cauliflower bites. Then they won’t feel left out while you snack on buffalo chicken dip, and you’ll get more dip to yourself. A win-win!

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
28 bites
1 hour 15 minutes
20 kcal
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Homemade sheet pan chick-fil-a pizza topped with chicken and fries and drizzled with sauce

19. Chick-Fil-A Pizza

Ring in the New Year with a pizza inspired by everyone’s favorite fast food! You can use store-bought popcorn chicken and waffle fries for this recipe, so it’s a breeze to throw together (especially with store-bought pizza dough). Slice it up into bite-size squares and serve this crowd pleasing pizza alongside other finger foods for a delicious New Year’s Eve spread.

Chick-Fil-A Pizza
8 slices
40 minutes
371 kcal
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