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5 Christmas Appetizers that Make Your Meal Merry

5 Christmas Appetizers that Make Your Meal Merry

Lights. Camera. Action. It’s show time. The best of the best is here to set the stage for the most memorable Christmas dinner yet. It’s all about warming up the crowd, and we’re sure these appetizers will do the trick. From classics to must-trys, this list means business.

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    Stuffed Mushrooms

    Savory cracked pepper, garlic, and red pepper come together in perfect harmony to deliver a masterful mushroom marriage. No one will leave without the recipe. To store leftovers, arrange on a plate and cover tightly with Glad® Press’n Seal®. Place in the fridge for up to 3–4 days.

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    Cheese-Stuffed Dates

    You’ve seen them in many forms by now, but this is the grand finale. Our stuffed dates are the appetizers your guests didn’t know they needed. The mixed cheese and pitted dates can be prepped ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to assemble. Place pitted dates in a Glad® FLEX’N SEAL™ bag that stretches to lock in freshness, and cover mixed cheese with Glad® Press’n Seal®.

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    Cranberry Ranch Turkey Meatballs

    Score a slam dunk with meatballs that were made for Christmas. There’s nothing like the first bite of this app that’s sure to become a family tradition.Make these ahead of time and freeze until ready to use, leaving yourself lots of extra time on Christmas day for the more pressing tasks.

    Once cooked, place meatballs in a single layer inside a Glad® FLEX’N SEAL™ Freezer bag which stretches to hold 30% more*. Be sure to squeeze any air out of the bag before sealing, and lay flat in the freezer. To thaw, move into the fridge 24 hours before serving, and simply heat in the oven until warmed through.

    * vs. Glad® Standard Food Bags

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    Bacon Cheddar Cheeseball

    Everyone will reach for more of this delicious bacon cheddar cheeseball. Store leftovers on a plate, covered tightly with Glad® Press’n Seal®.

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    Ranch Bacon and Cheese Gougeres

    These light, savory puffs go well with any other appetizer at the party, the perfect nibble alongside vegetables, dips, cheese or charcuterie. Though you’ll be hard-pressed to find leftovers, extras can be frozen in Glad® Freezer bags and simply warmed in the oven before serving again.

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