12 Last Minute Holiday Appetizers

In need of some last minute holiday appetizers? We’ve got you covered. Here are 12 Tall Guy appetizers that go beyond your traditional starters – and you need to have them at your holiday party this year!


1.Italian Bruschetta on a Toasted Baguette

Keep it colorful and full of fresh taste with our always delicious (and somewhat nutritious) Bruschetta served on a toasted baguette.

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2. Meatballs Smothered in Tall Guy Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Our award-winning, made-from-scratch meatballs are requested at almost every party. Choose from easy-to-eat skewered meatballs or larger-sized sliders on a warm Pretzilla bun.


3.Creole Shrimp Cocktail

Marinated in a hearty creole blend, our southern-style, pan-seared shrimp pairs beautifully with our house cocktail sauce and remoulade! This is a traditional starter with a fresh Tall Guy twist.

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4. Tall Guy’s Pasta Salad with Wisconsin Cheese Curds

Here in Wisconsin, nothing is really complete without cheese. Check out our Italian dressed pasta salad with fresh grape tomatoes, green peppers, black olives, and squeeky Wisconsin Cheese Curds. It’s one of my personal favorites, regardless of the time of year.

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5. Antipasto Skewers

Antipasto Skewers are always first to go. They’re easy-to-eat and stacked with fresh, quality flavors, like: sliced pepperoni, Genoa & Napolitana salami, BelGioioso mozzarella, artichoke hearts, assorted olives, and pepperoni.

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6. Panko Crusted Mac & Cheese

‘Tis the season to indulge in comfort food! Our housemade mac & cheese is filled with smoked Gruyere & Fontina cheeses, green onion, applewood smoked bacon, and then crusted in a panko breading. So good.

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7. Housemade Chips & Dips

  Chips & Dips are not a thing of the past! We make several varieties of chips – in house – that include: Paremesan Herb, Tandori, and Smoked Sea Salt. Pair these crunchy chips with our Olive Cheddar or Beer Dip and you will have a basic, but brilliant, starter to share.

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8. Grass-Fed Beef Sliders

We know you’ll love our juicy grass-fed beef sliders with melted cheese and your favorite fixin’s on Pretzilla bun. Served as an appetizer or an entrée, you can’t go wrong with bite-sized burgers!

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9. Rumaki with Nueske’s Bacon

If you’re not familiar with Rumaki, imagine biting into a bacon-wrapped date stuffed with cream cheese. It just melts in your mouth. Clearly, this is a holiday party must-have.  And, consider serving your apps on eco-friendly, biodegradable dinnerware from PatraTall_Guy_Rumaki_3


10. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Made with locally-sourced apples, sage, and a touch of Wisconsin maple syrup, our Roasted Butternut Squash Soup could work for a first-course treat or be the spotlight of your appetizer table. Whichever, a spoonful of this is completely irresistable and you need to have it at your party.

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11. Cheese & Sausage Platter with Housemade Pickles

Everyone’s expecting a Cheese & Sausage tray, but we know how to do it best. Let Tall Guy showcase some of the finest Wisconsin made salami, cheese, and artisan crackers with our housemade pickled mustard seed and dill pickles.

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12. Caprese Skewers Drizzled in Balsamic Glaze

This starter is simplicity at it’s finest. BelGioioso mozzarella, fresh basil, and plump grape tomatoes drizzled in a blasamic glaze on a bamboo skewer.  Easy-to-eat.  Amazing to taste.

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These appetizers are only scratching the surface of what Tall Guy can cater for your holiday party in 2016! For a full listing of our party starters, click HERE. Get your last minute orders in today. We promise to take great care of you.