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New Year’s Eve party food recipes

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 21 December 2017

If you’re playing host to New Year’s Eve celebrations, check out our favourite recipes to help you and your guests see out the year in style, from Thai-inspired burger bites to a show-stopping baked Camembert.

Big Zuu Fried Noodle Balls

Big Zuu’s Crispy Zuudle Balls

by Big Zuu

These crispy fried noodle balls from Big Zuu make for a fun and flavoursome canapé. Drizzle with sriracha and Japanese-style mayonnaise for an added flavour boost.

Big Zuu Baked Camembert

Big Zuu’s The Jheeze Straw

by Big Zuu

A super-easy but impressive centrepiece, Big Zuu’s baked Camembert is surrounded by a ring of crisp puff pastry and flavoured with thyme and honey.

Skewers

Mr Lee’s Balinese-style Skewers with Peanut Satay Sauce

by Damian King Lee

These turkey and noodle skewers take less than half an hour to prepare, and are served with a ridiculously moreish peanut satay sauce.

Thai-style burger bites

Thai-Style Mini Pork Burger Bites

by Damian King Lee

Put a Thai-style twist on your burger bites with lemongrass, soy sauce, and plenty of garlic. This is another quick recipe that can be read in under half an hour.

Ham and Cheese Crown

Ham and Cheese Crown

With oozing cheese and crisp, buttery pastry, this deceptively easy ham and cheese crown is the ultimate tear and share centrepiece for your party spread.

Mushroom and Crispy Shallot Nachos

Mushroom and Crispy Shallot Nachos

by Chrissy Teigen

Nachos might be the ultimate party snack, and this vegetarian twist on the classic is perfect to feed hungry party-goers. The crispy shallots can be made in advance, giving you more time to spend on other things before guests arrive.

Steak Bites with Melty Blue Cheese Butter

Steak Bites with Melty Blue Cheese Butter

by Chrissy Teigen

Topped with melted blue cheese and coated in peppercorns, these steak bites from Chrissy Teigen are served on sticks making them perfect for passing around a busy party.

Deep-fried Coconut Prawns

Deep-fried Coconut Prawns

Coated in a coconut batter, Rick Stein’s Mexican-inspired coconut prawns from his latest cookbook, The Road to Mexico, are the perfect party food, served with a sweet papaya dipping sauce.

Cheeseburger Pretzel Bombs

Cheeseburger Pretzel Bombs

by Tasty

The recipe for these decadent cheeseburger pretzel bombs from Tasty: Latest & Greatest is much easier than you might think. They’re guaranteed to cause a stir at your New Year’s gathering.

Mini Cheese and Tomato Tartlets

Mini Cheese and Tomato Tartlets

Perfectly-sized for canapés and full of flavour, these tartlets from Annabel Karmel’s Busy Mum’s Cookbook are a great option for your vegetarian guests.

Dough Balls with Garlic Herb Butter

Dough Balls with Garlic Herb Butter

Mary Berry’s dough balls with garlic and herb butter make a welcome addition to any party buffet.

Pistachio Marzipan & Raspberry Diamonds

Pistachio Marzipan & Raspberry Diamonds

by Molly Bakes

If you’re looking for a dessert canape to round off the evening, try these pistachio, marzipan and raspberry diamonds. They’re coated in chocolate and dusted with a festive sprinkling of raspberry powder for a sweet end to the year.

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