If you’re celebrating NYE with a dinner party, potluck, or blow out bash you have to have the best menu! These New Year’s Eve food and drink recipes will help you count down the clock in style.
New Years Eve Foods: Appetizers
To make bacon wrapped smokies all you need is 15 to 16 slices of thinly cut bacon. Don’t use thick sliced bacon because it takes longer to become crispy. You will also need little smoky sausages, brown sugar, and chili powder.
Cheese crisps are made with cheddar, parmesan, sundried tomatoes, and spices. You will love them because they’re ready in just 10 minutes flat, they are versatile, and the perfect keto option for a New Year’s Eve party.
If you’re throwing a New Year’s Eve party these gluten-free soft pretzels make the perfect appetizer or finger food. You can serve them with some honey mustard or nacho cheese dipping sauce.
If you need some easy New Year’s Eve food ideas for a gathering try these sausage stuffed mushrooms. They are a lovely bite-size snack for a crowd or dinner party.
Puff pastry onion feta tarts are the savory menu item you have to have for your next get-together. They are really tasty, colorful, and made with frozen puff pastry for an easy appetizer.
All you have to do for blue cheese crostinis is slice a fresh baguette, spread on the creamy blue cheese butter, and top with balsamic roasted grapes!
It's the party season and you need finger food that seems super elegant but is so simple to assemble. This recipe can be done practically one-handed.
Key ingredients needed for this snack include: mushrooms, butter, parmesan, and cream. The author recommends that you use heavy whipping cream for optimum flavor and richness.
You need New Year’s Eve food to share like this stuffed chicken leg. It’s packed with your favorite flavors like porcini, toasted walnuts, fresh parsley and ground pork.
Make some steamed lobster tail for a simple yet fancy food menu item for NYE. The gentle steam in a pot results in perfectly cooked lobster that’s moist and tender.
Shrimp baked potatoes is a lovely side dish for a special occasion. It takes 1 hour 10 minutes total resulting in 4 portions. The creamy cajun sauce is poured over the cooked baked potato.
12. Lobster Ravioli
This restaurant quality lobster ravioli with creamy Boursin cheese sauce is decadent, rich, and ready in 30 minutes. It’s perfect for a dinner party.
New Year’s Eve food like baked goat cheese with cranberries is tasty and fun to share. Serve it with crackers and champagne to count down the clock.
Cocktail meatballs are one of the most delicious appetizers for a crowd. Make it ahead of time for a big party on NYE. You will love the 6 ingredient homemade sauce.
Main Meal Recipes
15. Pork Tenderloin
This easy recipe for pork tenderloin with prune sauce is the best main course for a dinner party or crowd. It’s baked in the oven with a simple sauce that uses dried plums and balsamic vinegar
Ingredients needed for this dish include: pork tenderloin, apricots, fennel bulb, lettuce, hazelnuts, Tasmanian Pepper berries, olive oil, gin, and salt.
New Year’s Eve food like parmesan crusted chicken is fun and simple to share with friends and family. The chicken and cheese combination is full of flavor.
Individual beef wellington is elegant and perfect for a fancy NYE party! Filet mignon steaks are layered in puff pastry! It’s then combined with a mushroom chestnut duxelle and a thin layer of paté.
19. Ravioli Pomodoro
This Ravioli Pomodoro is the best ever homemade pasta sauce. It’s creamy, luscious, and extremely flavorful with tomatoes for a simple, vibrant dish you're going to love.
All you need to make Cajun shrimp Alfredo is sod peeled and deveined shrimp, Cajun seasoning, butter, fettuccine noodles, garlic, heavy cream, cream cheese, Parmesan, and salt and pepper!
Slow cooked baked ziti is the perfect New Year’s eve dish for a dinner party or potluck style event. Made completely in the slow cooker for a fast free main course full of flavor.
New Years Desserts
Chocolate covered cherries are delicious for any NYE gathering. With maraschino cherries, a creamy center and plenty of dark chocolate, what’s not to love.
23. Rose Cupcakes
New Year’s Eve food that’s fun and easy to share like rose cupcakes will put a smile on everyone’s face. Made with rosé wine and topped with dried rose petals for an elegant treat.
This recipe for cherry bread is a unique treat that partygoers can enjoy on NYE. All you need is maraschino cherries, flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil, cherry flavoring, powdered sugar, and corn syrup!
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Like these chocolate cupcakes that are perfect for any occasion. Key ingredients include cocoa powder, flour, sugar, vegetable oil, sour cream, and Dulce de Leche!
26. Nutella Cupcakes
These Nutella cupcakes are perfect for NYE! In less than an hour you can have a batch of delicious treats for a crowd.
Maybe you prefer vanilla and lemon over chocolate and Nutella. Key ingredients include sour cream which adds a lightness and moisture to the crumb. You should also use cake flour for a nice and fluffy tenderness.
Make a strawberry shortcake dessert charcuterie board so your friends and family can graze as the night goes on. You can arrange the biscuits, angel food cake, vanilla wafers, dessert cups, fruit, whip cream, and more however you want.
New Year’s Eve food style drinks like Spiked Nutella hot chocolate are cozy to sip on. This hot chocolate has hazelnut and coffee liqueur. Then it’s topped with marshmallows for a sweet cozy cocktail.
Try this bourbon spiked hot cocoa with milk, corn starch, cocoa powder, brown sugar, salt, semi sweet chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon.
This butterscotch milkshake cocktail is excellent if you’re having a party indoors for New Year’s Eve. It’s sweet, creamy and delicious with Butterscotch Schnapps, vanilla vodka, and ice cream.
If you’re looking for a dessert food style cocktail with a creative twist try this peanut butter beverage. You will need cream liquor vodka, milk, chocolate bitters, and peanut butter.
A Chocolate Martini is a lovely way to celebrate the changing of the year. You only need five simple ingredients: vodka, chocolate liqueur, Crème de Cocoa, whisper of vanilla, and milk.
New Year’s Eve food dessert style cocktails like this caramel cake martini has a gram cracker rim to enhance the flavor. It’s packed with caramel throughout the glass and combined with cake vodka!
35. Pudding Shots
Boozy pudding shots are the spiked alcohol treats that are always a hit for a New Year’s Eve party. You can whip them up in five minutes and refrigerate for 30
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If you’re having a dinner party or potluck-style event, your New Year’s Eve menu should include multiple courses like appetizers, side dishes, mains, desserts, and drinks! See our list of recipe ideas to get inspired.
Now you’re ready for the best NYE bash or dinner party! These New Year’s Eve food and drink recipes will impress all your guests.