New Years Appetizers and Dips
Looking for some simple yet deliciously cheesy recipes to serve up at your New Year's bash? Our selection of dips and appetizers are the perfect party foods to feed a crowd. They are easy to prepare and arrange beautifully into an enticing spread to encourage your guests to mingle, chat, and enjoy some great food.
Whether you are looking for some hot and gooey dips for a family gathering or friend-filled festivities, Cabot has you covered with some spectacular dips using our outstanding cheeses and other delectable dairy products.
From a classic snack sampler like our Holiday Cheese Board to a hot and sizzling Taco Skillet Dip or a creamy, cheesy bowl of Sharp Cheddar Fondue complete with dippers, we have a tasty recipe for any occasion.
Read on to find new favorites sure to wow your guests.
1. Garlic Butter Candle
Add a fun and edible decoration to your food table this New Year with an impressive Garlic Butter Candle to light up your spread of New Years Eve snacks. Just blend softened butter with the herbs and seasonings of your choice, firm up in a cup prepared with a string wick, and refrigerate until firm. Remove the cup, light the candle, and serve up some sliced bread and other finger foods to dip in the melting butter.
2. Holiday Cheese Board
A gorgeously arranged Holiday Cheese Board is an excellent choice for a crowd-pleasing New Years Eve party food. Cube or slice several varieties of Cabot cheeses and arrange them on a serving tray or board with some fruits, nuts, cured meats, crackers, and condiments. The range of flavors and textures creates a delectable appetizer everyone will love.
3. Hot Italian Cheddar Dip
Add a little Italian flair to your New Years Party with this fun Italian Cheese Dip recipe. It’s relatively easy to make—just add some ripe red tomatoes and fresh basil to some delicious and perfectly melted Cabot Cream Cheese and cheddar.
4. Special Occasion Cheese Board
For a more elegant variation of the standard cheese board, assemble our Special Occasion Cheese Board with some fancy cheeses, nuts, fresh or dried fruit, tapenades, and even some chocolate. Select three to five cheeses with flavors ranging from mild to bold and round out the spread with your favorite bread, crackers, and other ingredients.
5. Cabot Sharp Cheddar Fondue
Cabot Sharp Cheddar Fondue is one of those fun and festive New Years Eve dips your guests will love. Melted Cabot Cheddar cheese gets combined with vegetable stock, dry white wine, garlic, and bay leaves for a classic fondue taste that's perfect paired with cubed bread and fresh fruits and vegetables. Get our fondue bundle to serve your fondue in style.
6. Queso Fundido With Sausage
Queso Fundido With Sausage is a hot and savory dip made from Monterey Jack, Sharp Cheddar, onions, kielbasa, sauerkraut, and lager beer. It takes a little time to cook the onions and sausage before mixing all the other ingredients and baking, but the results are well worth it. Serve this delicious NYE appetizer with some pretzel crisps.
7. Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you want New Year's Eve appetizers that keep partygoers happy, look no further than this Buffalo Chicken Dip. The classic flavors of ranch dressing and red hot sauce combined with Cabot Cream Cheese, Sharp Cheddar, and shredded chicken take just minutes to prepare.
8. Cottage Cheese Queso Sauce
Add a little spice to your selection of New Years appetizers with a Cottage Cheese Queso Sauce made with a Mexican Cheese blend, Cottage Cheese, chipotle peppers, and seasonings. Mix and microwave until smooth and warm for a quick and simple party dip.
9. Baked Ricotta Dip
One of the best dips for New Years Eve is Baked Ricotta Dip. It only calls for four ingredients; Ricotta, Sharp Cheddar, salt, and pepper. Blend and bake, or change up the flavor with some additions of your choice
10. Tomato Cheddar Sliders
Tomato Cheddar Sliders are great make-ahead appetizers. The party-sized sandwiches feature heirloom tomatoes and Cabot Seriously Sharp Cracker Cuts on Hawaiian slider buns.
11. Cheddar Coins
Try out these Cheddar Coins for a unique appetizer made from homemade pastry dough, Cabot cheese, and your choice of seasonings. Assemble the dough in advance and chill. When you are ready to bake, simply slice the prepared logs and bake for about 20 minutes.
12. Taco Skillet Dip
Enjoy the delicious flavor of tacos in this convenient and cheesy Taco Skillet Dip. The addition of chicken and black beans ups the protein content for a filling and delicious hot dip garnished with fresh tomatoes and onions.
13. Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet Dip
Everyone loves the taste of cheeseburgers. Serve them up party style with our Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet Dip that is loaded with flavor. The skillet dip recipe features pizza dough buns, but you can also provide fries or ridged potato chips for dippers.
13. Classic Artichoke and Spinach Dip
Provide a lightened New Years Eve dip that doesn't skimp on flavor with this Classic Lightened Up Artichoke and Spinach Dip. Bake and serve the blend of creamy cheese, onions, garlic, spinach, and artichoke hearts with pita crisps or bread.
15. Spinach Artichoke Cheddar Dip
Spinach Artichoke Cheddar Dip is a variation of the classic you won't want to miss. It's still packed with vegetables, but the rich taste of Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese gives this dish a new flavor profile you'll love.
16. Spicy Buffalo Wings
Every NYE party is better with Spicy Buffalo Wings. Toss chicken wings in the savory and spicy sauce and serve with veggies and dip to complement the heat.
17. Cauliflower Wings with Buffalo Yogurt Dip
Try our healthy Cauliflower Wings with Buffalo Yogurt Dip for a vegetarian spin on buffalo wings. Roasted cauliflower florets are the ideal dippers for the zesty buffalo yogurt dip seasoned with apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and hot sauce.
18. Garlic Cheese Curds
Opting for pre-made marinara sauce in this tasty appetizer recipe not only cuts down on preparation time but also allows you to enhance its flavor profile. Add a dash of spices to create a flavorful dip that perfectly complements the crunch of Cabot Garlic Cheese Curds when they're fried to golden perfection.
19. Mini Taco Cups
Indulge in this Mini Taco Cup recipe that serve as the perfect appetizer for the New Year. Crafted with a delightful mix of ground turkey, refried beans, and Cabot Vermont Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese, these mini delights offer a customizable experience with your favorite taco toppings like guacamole, salsa, diced tomatoes, and Cabot Sour Cream.
Ring in the New Year with Cabot Creamery
Ring in the New Year right with a holiday party filled with great company and superb NYE appetizers. Our hot and cheesy dips, tangy Buffalo Wings, savory Tomato & Cheddar Sliders, crowd-pleasing cheese boards, game day dips and more all feature the very best Cabot Creamery ingredients to delight anyone's taste buds.
Elevate your hosting skills and show off your favorite recipes with cheese knives, slicers, and serving boards from our cheese accessories collection. Or, try out our Raclettes which allow you to have delicious melted cheese anywhere. A stylish Fondue Kit to serve your favorite fondue or hot dips is another ideal addition perfect for New Year's Eve parties.