Hors D’oeuvres Recipes for Your Holiday Party @PastaFits #Recipes

Hors D’oeuvres are always a big hit at my family parties! Here are five great hors d’oeuvres recipes for you to try at your next holiday party.

Hors D'oeuvres Recipes for Your Holiday Party

Hors D’oeuvres Recipes for Your Holiday Party

Hors D'oeuvres Recipes for Your Holiday Party

Are you ready for five delicious recipes? I know I am! You know I love to share recipes with you, so when I was asked to share these simple appetizer recipes featuring pasta from Pasta Fits, I had to look them over. After checking them out I knew I would enjoy them, so I just had to share!

With the holiday season finally here, it’s time to start prepping for those holiday parties. Whether you’re having a big neighborhood soiree or simply cooking dinner for family on Christmas day, passed appetizers and hors d’oeuvres are a great way to easily feed your guests and keep the party going! Pasta is an unexpected but versatile food to use for appetizers; it’s easy to cook and almost always a crowd pleaser.

Hors D'oeuvres Recipes for Your Holiday Party

Crispy Ravioli with Marinara Dipping Sauce

YIELD :12 servings

These crispy raviolis are easy for guests to serve themselves and present a new twist on a favorite pasta shape! Baked instead of fried, this breaded ravioli makes a crowd-pleasing appetizer or snack for sharing.

Ingredients

1/2 lb. cheese ravioli
1 cup/3 oz. bread crumbs
3 tbsp./1 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper
1/4 tsp. each garlic powder, paprika and dried oregano
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
1 cup/8 oz. marinara sauce, warmed

Directions:

1. Cook ravioli according to package directions. Drain well. Arrange in single layer on tray; let cool completely.
2. Preheat oven to 425˚F. Lightly coat large baking sheet with cooking spray. In shallow bowl, stir together bread crumbs, Parmesan, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and oregano.
3. Dredge ravioli in flour and shake off excess. Dip in beaten egg; coat with bread crumb mixture. Transfer to greased parchment paper­–lined baking sheet, spacing about 1-inch apart in single layer. Lightly coat tops with cooking spray.
4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Sprinkle with basil. Serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

*Tip: Add 1/4 tsp. chili flakes to bread crumb mixture for a spicy addition.

Makes 8 servings. Per serving: 186 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 56 mg cholesterol, 387 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 9 g protein

A Pasta Fits original recipe.

Hors D'oeuvres Recipes for Your Holiday Party

Chocolate Hazelnut Tiramisu Lasagna Cups

YIELD :12 servings

Share a sweet treat with party goers. These chocolate hazelnut cups work perfect as an appetizer or dessert and will shock your guests that they’re made with lasagna. This dessert is a mash-up of a tiramisu and a lasagna that’s served warm. Enjoy this decadent bite-size dessert with an espresso or a latte.

Ingredients

6 lasagna noodles
2 tbsp. melted butter
2 tsp. granulated sugar
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
1 tsp. espresso powder
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup light whipped dessert topping
1/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
2 ladyfingers, coarsely crushed
2 tsp. cocoa powder

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and let cool completely; cut into 24 (3-inch) squares (reserve scraps for another use, such as adding to soups.) Cut small slits into each corner of squares.
2. Stir butter with sugar. Brush noodle squares with butter mixture and fit into lightly greased 24-cup mini muffin pan. Roll pieces of foil into 24 (1/2-inch) balls and place inside lasagna squares.
3. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Remove foil.
4. Combine mascarpone, espresso powder and vanilla; fold in whipped dessert topping. Divide evenly among noodle cups.
5. Transfer chocolate hazelnut spread to small resealable bag. Snip small corner and drizzle spread over noodle cups. Sprinkle with crushed ladyfingers. Dust with cocoa powder before serving.
Tip: Add 1/4 tsp. cinnamon to mascarpone mixture if desired.

Makes 12 servings. Per serving: 130 calories, 7 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g sugars, 2 g protein.

A Pasta Fits original recipe.

Hors D'oeuvres Recipes for Your Holiday Party

Tortellini Antipasto Skewers

YIELD :8 Servings (16 Skewers)

This recipe is one of the simplest yet! Tortellini, tomato and mozzarella balls are placed on a skewer and drizzled with oil and vinegar for an easy, yet delicious Italian snack.  Need an easy party dish to feed a crowd? This simple tortellini antipasto skewers appetizer with fresh flavors can be assembled in minutes. It’s ideal for parties or a satisfying any-time snack.

Ingredients

32 (about 4 oz.) cheese tortellini
16 cocktail bocconcini
16 fresh basil leaves
16 cherry tomatoes
16 pitted black olives
4 tsp. balsamic vinegar
4 tsp. olive oil
Pinch each salt and pepper
16 small skewers

Directions:

1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain well; let cool completely.
2. Thread 1 tortellini, bocconcini, basil leaf, tomato, olive and another tortellini on each skewer. Repeat to make 16 skewers.
3. Arrange on serving platter.
4. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, oil, salt and pepper; drizzle over skewers.
Tip: Replace olives with a piece of artichoke or roasted red pepper if desired.
Makes 8 servings (16 skewers). Per serving: 135 calories, 8 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 18 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugars, 6 g protein

A Pasta Fits original recipe.

Hors D'oeuvres Recipes for Your Holiday Party

Herbed Lasagna Chips

YIELD :8 Servings

Chips are always a good idea for a party, but instead of serving plain old potato chips – try using lasagna! These chips have the perfect amount of seasoning and work well plain or with a dipping sauce. Lasagna noodles are transformed into tasty chips for snacking in this easy recipe. Kids will love to help make (and eat!) these fun lasagna chips.

Ingredients

6 lasagna noodles
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. Italian herb mixture
1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In large pot of boiling salted water, cook noodles for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain; let cool in single layer on baking sheet.
2. Cut noodles into bite-size pieces; toss with Parmesan, olive oil, garlic, Italian herb mixture, salt and pepper.
3. Spread in single layer on parchment paper–lined baking sheet; bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until crisp. Let cool.
Tips: Add a pinch of cayenne for heat if desired. Serve with a variety of dips, such as hummus, marinara or tzatziki sauce, for dipping.

Makes 8 servings. Per serving: 100 calories, 4.5 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugars, 3 g protein

A Pasta Fits original recipe.

Hors D'oeuvres Recipes for Your Holiday Party

Mini Meatball Pasta Cups

YIELD :24 cups (12 servings)

Meat lovers will appreciate this meatball pasta cup recipe, which allows you to have pasta and meatballs in just one delicious bite! This mini meatball appetizer version of pasta and meatballs is fun for kids and adults alike. The meatballs are made with ground chicken, but you can experiment with ground turkey or pork.

Ingredients

5 (7.5 oz.) lasagna noodles
8 oz. extra-lean ground chicken
1 egg
1/4 cup/0.8 oz. bread crumbs
3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley, divided
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. each salt, pepper and dried oregano
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup/2 oz. shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
3 tbsp/0.7 oz. grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain and let cool completely; cut into 24 (3-inch) squares. (Reserve scraps for another use, such as adding to soups.)
Preheat oven to 400˚F. Combine chicken, egg, bread crumbs, 1 tbsp. parsley, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and oregano. Shape and roll into 24 mini meatballs.
Lightly grease 24-cup mini muffin pan. Cut small slits into each corner of lasagna noodle square. Fit squares into muffin cups. Place meatballs inside and top evenly with tomato sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining parsley before serving.
Makes 12 servings. Per serving (2 meatball cups): 112 calories, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 44 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugars, 8 g protein

A Pasta Fits original recipe.

Hors D'oeuvres Recipes for Your Holiday Party

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4 Comments

  1. MD Kennedy

    I usually buy a few boxes of frozen hors d’oeuvres for our Christmas Eve party. But I think I’ll add those crispy ravioli this year!

    Reply
  2. Lauryn R

    These are such unique hors d’oeuvres ideas, and they all sound delicious! Thank you so much for sharing! I have never thought about desserts before, but the Chocolate Hazelnut Tiramisu Lasagna Cups sound heavenly!

    Reply
  3. Tamra Phelps

    I d’on’t even know which to start with!! I want to try all of these. Yum.

    Reply
  4. Tamra Phelps

    Oh, boy, that crispy ravioli sounds so good. I need to try that.

    Reply

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