Easy Holiday Appetizers – 3 separate delicious appetizers all done with a variety of the very same ingredients to save you time in the kitchen & the store!
This time of year, a lot of us are doing a lot of entertaining. You know, we work so hard on the meals themselves that sometimes it can be overwhelming to be able to present delicious & attractive appetizers too. Some of us (ahem, like me) even may skip the whole appetizer part just because we don’t have the time. Or even if we do have the time, we just don’t have the energy required to whip out some tantalizing appetizers too. You’re with me, right?
Well, what if I told you I’ve got a 3 appetizers for you that can be whipped up in minutes – and each one requires a variation of the same ingredients so that your holiday shopping list isn’t complicated and our pocket books aren’t crying either.
I’ve teamed up with Bumble Bee & have developed 3 super delicious recipes that I just know y’all are gonna love! Pick one that you’d like to make (my personal favorite is the zesty jalapeño tuna, just saying!) or make all 3! Like I said before, all 3 recipes are a variation of a few very basic ingredients that you may even already have on hand!
Bumble Bee has these delicious Prime Fillet Gourmet Flavors that are made with the highest quality albacore & restaurant inspired ingredients – and it’s so very evident in the flavor! Totally unlike any other can of tuna I’ve ever opened & totally perfect for these delicious flavorful appetizers!
First off, my personal favorite – the Zesty Jalapeño Tuna Appetizers. My man & I may or may not have been standing at the counter making these & popping them into our mouths as soon as each one as done. A word of caution… if every appetizer bite you make goes straight inside your mouth – it’s going to take a really long time to fill a whole platter.
Zesty Jalapeño Tuna Bites
- cream cheese
- Bumble Bee’s Jalapeño & Olive Oil Albacore Tuna
- fresh jalapeño
Spread a dollop of cream cheese across a cracker. Add about a teaspoon of the Jalapeño & Olive Oil tuna atop the cream cheese. Top the appetizers off with a piece of fresh jalapeño. Leave some seeds in for an extra kick, or deseed them completely. Up to you!
Now, these Pizzeria Tuna Cracker Apps were my kids personal favorites! I made these with the Bumble Bee Sundried Tomato & Olive Oil tuna. Perfect Italian flavor!
Tuna Goes Pizzeria Cracker Apps
- 1/2 can of Bumble Bee Sundried Tomato & Olive Oil albacore tuna
- 1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup pizza sauce
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning (plus more to garnish)
- diced tomatoes (optional)
Combine the tuna, cream cheese, italian seasoning, & pizza sauce together.
Spread a dollop of the mixture on each cracker. Top with diced fresh tomatoes & more italian seasoning if desired.
Last, but certainly not least, are these Zesty Cucumber Tuna Apps. No cracker required for these, & certainly no flavor lost! The cucumber adds such a freshness to these appetizers, & boy are they delish!
Zesty Cucumber Tuna Apps
- sliced cucumber
- Bumble Bee Gourmet Flavor tuna – pick between the sundried tomato, jalapeño, & chipotle.
- cream cheese
- diced tomatoes & jalapenos
Spread a little of your desired flavor of tuna atop of each cucumber slice. Top with a small dollop of cream cheese. Garnish the chipotle & jalapeño versions with a piece of diced jalapeño – and top the sundried tomato version with a few pieces of diced tomato.