The year is almost over, but what does that mean for those of us throwing a party? It means it’s time to start thinking about what to prepare. You might have a large number of guests coming around, or maybe just a group of select friends. Perhaps the gathering will be just for the family. 

Either way, you’re going to need to have some festive bites ready for the hungry ones around the house. For that, what could be better than Olivieri’s delicious selection of New Year’s Eve Appetizers, from vegetarian to Italian and even Mexican snacks?

At Olivieri®, we believe in not only great-tasting dishes but also ingredients of high quality. Most importantly, we know that food isn’t only about eating, it’s about bringing people together and creating memories. 

So join us as we delve into our latest culinary journey with these appetizers for your next party. Whether you’re looking for something vegetarian, vegan, Italian, or Mexican, we’ve got you covered. Now, let’s dive in.

Vegetarian Appetizers

As vegetarian dietary choices become more popular, so do vegetarian appetizers. For something that’s fun, original, and meat-free, look no further than our Skillet Gnocchi Stix with Tzatziki Dip, a Mediterranean delight that has the extra benefit of bringing its elegant appearance to the table.

Skillet Gnocchi Stix with Tzatziki Dip

Hummus fans will love this. Imagine dipping those warm and crispy on the outside, pillowy, stick-shaped gnocchi into a delicious hummus, then twisting, twirling, and eating away. You can do all of that by preparing Skillet Gnocchi Stix with Smokey Hummus Dip.

Vegan Appetizers

Making vegan appetizers is easier than it may seem. All it takes is removing an ingredient or two from one of your vegetarian snacks, and there you have it. Our Skillet Gnocchi Vegan Buddha Bowl is a proven crowd-pleaser that makes a vibrant and tasty side dish for vegans.

Skillet Gnocchi Vegan Buddha
Skillet Gnocchi Vegan Buddha Bowl

Italian Appetizers  

How can you have your guests feeling as if they’re dining at a Venetian villa, enjoying life in the hills of Tuscany, or indulging in the culinary delights of Rome? Just prepare some Italian appetizers, such as these Skillet Gnocchi Antipasto Bites

For a classic Italian snack that’s fresh, colourful, and elegant in appearance, wow your guests with these fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Crostini, which combine cheese and tomato with a delicious pesto sauce. 

Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Crostini
Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Crostini

Mexican Appetizers

Have you thought about spicing up your New Year’s Eve party with a Mexican touch? Mexican appetizers such as this Black Bean Salsa with tortilla chips invite you to savour the essence of Mexican culture, one delightful chip at a time.

Speaking of Mexican snacks, who doesn’t love the taste of guacamole? A taste that’s even better with the right sticks for dipping, and nothing gets quite as satisfying as our Skillet Gnocchi Stix with Guacamole Dip when it comes to that.

Latin American food lovers will already be familiar with dulce de leche. So, what happens when you drizzle it over gnocchi with melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon? The only way to find out is by treating yourself and your guests to these Churro-Style Gnocchi Bites.

Churro-Style Gnocchi Bites

Mouthwatering Appetizers For a Party

Since it’s party time and we’ve looked at some of our best appetizers from around the world, let’s dive into more, but this time, the ones that are renowned for being extra party-friendly. 

Chicken nuggets anyone? Who could possibly refuse? Especially when combined with our very own Gnocchi Stix. But if you decide to prepare these Chicken Nuggets with Skillet Gnocchi Stix at a family gathering, be prepared to see the little ones devour them fast.

Chicken Nuggets with Skillet Gnocchi Stix

Cheesy, melty, savoury, and satisfying, try these 3 Cheese and Bacon Loaded Baked Gnocchi Stix for an indulgent party treat. If you’re already a fan of the cheese and bacon combo, just wait till you try it with the warmth, texture, and satisfaction of our gnocchi.

Here’s how you can enjoy all the flavours of pizza without having to serve one in its entirety. Instead, prepare those ingredients in little pieces by making these Gnocchi Pizza Bites, and let the party enjoy this tasty finger food.

Gnocchi Pizza Bites

Quick Tips and Tricks for a New Year’s Party to Remember

  1. Get prepping: Throwing the perfect party is about preparation. Before the party begins, think about dietary preferences and the variety of ingredients, and be sure all is ready so there’s nothing left to think about but having fun.
  2. Set the table: Once all the drinks, snacks, and appetizers are ready, you’ll need to arrange them on the table, spread them out, and make them easy to access and available for everyone to enjoy.
  3. Music: Have some music playing. Put it on before your guests even arrive. That way, the party atmosphere will begin before they’ve even taken their coats off.
  4. Decor: Have decorations in place, which means plenty of balloons, and keep the lighting dim for a cozy and comforting atmosphere.
  5. Refreshments: Apart from just the snacks and appetizers, be sure you have a wide enough variety of drinks, including plenty of flavours. That’s how you can keep even the pickiest of guests happy.

With that, it’s time to party. Happy cooking, happy partying, and happy New Year from Olivieri®. For more meal inspiration, visit our kitchen and discover your next go-to meal for the family.