5 festive homemade appetizers for the holiday season

5 festive homemade appetizers for the holiday season

Ho, ho, ho...yum! If you’re hosting a get together this holiday season, you’ll want to offer some delicious homemade appetizers that satisfy every taste bud and wow your guests. We’ve got some ideas—and be sure to take a look at our Holiday Party Collection for more inspiration! You can order online and pick up in store or choose home delivery to over 55 locations across southern Ontario.

Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus

Everyone loves prosciutto, and while these apps look like something out of a chef’s kitchen, they’re actually quick and easy to make. And if you make them with savoury prosciutto from VG Meats, your guests will definitely be coming back for a second helping! Here’s a great recipe.

Lamb skewers

These tender skewers of Ontario lamb are perfect for holiday parties. Also called spiedini or arrosticini, this delicious lamb stays moist and tender when cooked. It’s a unique, indulgent app that’s perfect for the holidays! Serve them with your favourite dipping sauce and you’re all set.


Sliders are awesome because you can make them any way you want, and they’re always a crowd-pleaser. Try classic beef sliders with this recipe by Ina Garten, or a modern take with pork, beef and prosciutto. You can also create your own recipe using anything from ground beef or ground pork to ground chicken. Have fun with toppings and consider adding small cones of french fries or onion rings as a complementary dish!

Chicken wings & riblets

You can’t go wrong with a delicious, saucy chicken wing. Use our delicious wings and add your own sauce or spices, go with seasoned wings like these sweet paprika or curry peppercorn options. Or, go cook up some saucy riblets for another irresistible option! Our 10 lb box makes it easy to prepare for a party.


Homemade meatballs are a delicious, easy app that just about everyone loves. There are plenty of ways to make and serve meatballs, so get creative! All beef meatballs are delicious with Korean BBQ sauce or a simple marinara, or you can slow cook your homemade meatballs in a 50/50 combination of cranberry sauce and ketchup for a tangy treat. You can also make turkey meatballs or combine beef and pork (just like you would in a slider). Happy holidays, and cheers to good food!