10 Fast and Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving

50+ Best Thanksgiving Appetizers – Ideas for Easy Thanksgiving Apps Recipes

10 Fast and Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving

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Cranberry Brie Bites

The perfect party appetizer.

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Sweet Potato Bites

Turn the classic casserole into a party app!

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Sausage Balls

Addictive bites of cooked pork sausage, cheddar, and Bisquick.

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Fried Mashed Potato Balls

The best way to eat mashed potatoes.

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Bacon-Wrapped Pickles

Pickles are the new pigs in a blanket.

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Stuffed Brussels Sprouts

Just a stuffed mushroom, this finger food has a delicious filling of bread crumbs, Parmesan, and minced garlic.

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Loaded Cheese Ball Bites

Our favorite word to hear in front of cheese is “loaded.”

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Cheese Stuffed Cornbread

This isn't your ordinary cheesy cornbread. It's cornbread STUFFED with an entire layer of cheese.

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Candied Walnut Brussels Sprout Bites

The candied walnuts are amazing on their own, but NEXT LEVEL on top of the brie and brussels sprouts.

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Bacon Spinach Dip

There's spinach so it's basically a salad.

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Sweet Potato Crescent Bites

The perfect amount of sweet & savory.

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Veggie Dip

Thanksgiving is bound to be a heavy meal; start things off with something light.

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Pumpkin Spice Pull-Apart Bread

This is peak pumpkin spice, in the best way.

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Pretzel Ring Beer Cheese Dip

This cheesy snack is the best thing to ever happen to your skillet.

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Green Bean Casserole Bundles

An individual portion of bacon? Yes please!

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Turkey Cheese Ball

If you want something a little over-the-top but also totally delish, this is your guy.

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Pumpkin Pie Dip

Of course you can have dessert before dinner. It's THANKSGIVING.

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Fig Jam

Nothing upgrades a cheese plate fig jam.

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Spinach Spanakopita

So much flaky crispy goodness.

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Potato Gratin Stacks

These cute apps seriously class up the classic casserole.

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Cranberry Brie Biscuit Dip

A taste of cranberry before the main event.

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Apple Chips

The perfect fall snack.

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Bloomin' Brie Bread

The ULTIMATE cheesy bread.

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Antipasto Bites

Fresh tortellini makes this the perfect hearty party snack.

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Pigs In A Pretzel

It's time to up your appetizer game.

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Parmesan Crusted Brussels Sprouts

Parmesan crusts make everything drool worthy.

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Bacon Brie Crescent Wreath

The star of the show.

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Caramel Apple Cheese Ball

This sweet & salty cheese ball will have you coming back for more…and more, and more.

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Crispy Green Bean Fries

Giving potatoes a run for their money.

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10 Best Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

10 Fast and Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving appetizers get the meal off to a delicious start. We've dug deep into our treasure trove of appetizer recipes. And these top-rated snack and apps are the best of the best, including seasonal sensations stuffed mushrooms and cranberry meatballs, plus Thanksgiving-friendly dips, cheesy puffs, and assorted bite-size delights.

Our Best Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

1. Feta Cheese Foldovers

These golden puffed pastries are filled with a simple feta cheese mixture. “I made these for Thanksgiving and my family requested more for Christmas dinner,” says SHARARW. Very, very easy. Plus, I assembled them the day before and baked them when everyone arrived. Tasty, elegant and EASY!”

LYNNMK made and froze them a week before Thanksgiving. “I brushed them with the beaten egg mixture, froze on cookie sheets, then carefully wrapped once frozen,” she says.

“On Thanksgiving, I put them on a nonstick baking sheet that had been lightly sprayed with Pam and baked at 15 minutes at 375. They puffed up beautifully and were really enjoyed by my company.

This was a very easy appetizer that can be custom made and frozen for an easy last moment appetizer.”

2. Stuffed Mushrooms IV

A savory ground beef and bread-crumb mixture is seasoned with garlic and chili powder and baked inside buttered button mushroom caps. “An 18th Century recipe that I have altered slightly,” says Jennifer. “Better make a double batch because these go fast. Sausage can be substituted for ground beef if you'd .”

“Excellent recipe!” raves CEALR. “This dish was the star of Thanksgiving. My husband is a picky eater and he was raving about them the day after. Used small mushrooms which made around 2 dozen. They were ALL demolished by the two of us, so I'd definitely consider making larger portions for guests. I added Emeril's seasoning to give the stuffing a little extra punch.

3. Savory Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin puree puts a colorful and delicious twist on traditional hummus. Serve with cut veggies and pita bread! “I think I my results. I stirred in a small handful of tamari-flavored pumpkin seeds just before serving and sprinkled a bit of paprika on top to make it look nice,” says Georgia J. Llewellyn.

Wonderful!” says TABLESPOON. “I made it for Thanksgiving dinner and served with crudites. One idea is if you make your own tahini in the food processor, then you can make the hummus right after without washing out the food processor — two birds with one stone.”

4. Cape Cod Cocktail Meatballs

Sweet and tangy cocktail meatballs are baked in a fruity and colorful cranberry-sauce glaze in this recipe that originated on Cape Cod. “These cocktail meatballs are perfect for any party where you want to impress,” says Robin Myshrall Ulery. “They are the first appetizer to go, and everyone wants the recipe. The recipe originated in Cape Cod (cranberry country). Bon appetit!”

“LOVED these!” says Christina. “So simple to make and so yummy…they were gone in a flash! To save some time, I baked the meatballs the day before, then made the sauce the next day and poured it on right before I was ready to bake them the second time…worked perfectly.

5. Baked Crab and Artichoke Dip

Here's a creamy crab and artichoke dip that's baked in a bread bowl. Cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise mix it up with Cheddar, herbs, and seasonings. The best part of baking this dip in a bread bowl? You can eat the bowl! The second best part? No serving dish to clean! Serve it hot with crackers.

“This was amazing!” raves joshpo21. “Very simple recipe and easy to follow directions. I used the mini bowls which allow for more than one setting. I also used fresh artichoke and crab, and added spinach.”

6. Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

Here's a restaurant-worthy appetizer stuffed with cream cheese, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and just a touch of heat. “These delicious mushrooms taste just restaurant-style stuffed mushrooms,” says Angie Gorkoff.

“Delicious!” says Brooke. “I made these for Thanksgiving dinner and they were the first thing to go. Next time I'll have to make a double batch. The only way I can describe the flavor is mild with a kick.”

7. Cranberry Salsa

This sweet-tangy cranberry salsa gets a little fire from jalapeno pepper. “Tangy and sweet with a bit of a bite,” says SHASH.

“Really great!” says LAURA*P. “I was skeptical about this recipe, but trusted all of the five-star reviews and made it for my family's Thanksgiving dinner. It was fabulous! Great with chips or as a condiment on leftover turkey sandwiches.”

“I spread cream cheese on a platter and spread the salsa over the top of the cream cheese with whole cranberries for garnish,” says CarolynWG, “a great balance of flavors and pretty, too. This will be a regular for future holidays.”

8. Cranberry Brie Bites

“Tangy cranberry, creamy brie, and crunchy walnuts come together in a buttery shell for an appetizer that will wow your guests,” says Julie Hubert. “Bonus: These can be made up to 3 days ahead; wrap them in plastic wrap before the baking step and store in the refrigerator. Serve warm or at room temperature.”

I these small bites so much better than a traditional gooey mess of a large baked brie in puff pastry,” says jmaxson. They are perfect for Thanksgiving or a fall party. I added a few dried cranberries to each one.”

9. Cheese Ball III

Cheddar cheese, olives, onion, and a twist of lemon make this cheese ball an all time favorite. “This cheese ball is one our family has had and used for 20 years,” says Cindy Carnes. “We love it. It's simple, and most of the ingredients are kept on hand. Roll it in nuts or parsley, if desired. Serve with an assortment of crackers.”

“I had this as an appetizer for Thanksgiving,” says Kabrina Orchard. “My sister said she'd rather eat it instead of dinner! I substituted sour cream instead of mayo and rolled the cheeseball in crumbled bacon. The whole cheese ball was gobbled up.”

10. Baked Stuffed Brie with Cranberries & Walnuts

Chef John's version of baked brie is wrapped in puff pastry dough, chilled, and then baked until the pastry is perfectly browned and the brie is warm and melty. Let it come to room temperature first so all the flavors can be fully realized.

“Was a big hit at our family's thanksgiving gathering,” says tharrisa. “Used dried cranberries and honey as filling, and excluded nuts. Everyone loved the combo and the pastry shell. We served with water crackers. Definitely recommend for parties and family gatherings.

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15 Bite-Sized Thanksgiving Appetizers That Your Guests Will Adore

10 Fast and Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving

David Malosh

Let friends and family gather around the appetizers while dinner is being prepared. Choose from finger foods such as stuffed mushrooms, deviled eggs, and shrimp cocktail—our recipes are so delicious they won't notice if the turkey's running late (get our complete turkey tutorial here)!

David Malosh

As guests gather, give them a little something special to eat while they're waiting for the big feast. Serving bite-sized appetizers that are easy to prepare on or before Thanksgiving is a surefire way to keep everyone from asking, “When will the turkey be ready?” This collection of delicious mini appetizers is just the solution.

When preparing Thanksgiving appetizers, keep the recipe simple and ingredients list minimal. Smoked Trout and Cucumber bites require just three ingredients and are super easy to slice, layer, and serve in just about 15 minutes total.

Similarly, the only cooking required for Persimmon and Brie Crostini is toasting the baguette for 10 minutes, then melting the cheese and sugar on top for just another two minutes.

Quick, straightforward, and an absolute delight to snack on before the turkey.

Or get a head start on bite-sized Thanksgiving appetizers by prepping parts, or all, of the dish beforehand.

For example, the dough for homemade crackers, these Whole-Wheat-and-Sesame Crackers and Fig-and-Almond Crackers, can be prepped and frozen for up to three months, then baked off and served with dried fruit, jam, and cheese. It saves you time day-of and the finished product is incredible.

Can't pull your crowd away from the football game? Serve a game day-inspired appetizer in front of the television. These Loaded Potato Bites combine all of the elements of a baked potato in one flavorful appetizer—and they look adorable to boot.

Everyone will enjoy these bite-sized appetizers for Thanksgiving (just remember to save room for the main event!).

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Bryan Gardner

Sweet persimmons and creamy Brie cheese are a delicious combination, especially when served on toasted baguette slices and finished with freshly cracked pepper. It's a fresh take on a classic fruit and cheese pairing.

José Manuel Picayo Rivera

Packed with a creamy, flavorful combination of goat cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic, and fresh parsley, these vegetarian poppers are sure to be a crowd favorite. They're satisfying as an appetizer but not too hearty that they'll distract from the main course.

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Bryan Gardner

Prep work is minimal for these elegant spicy skewers. Briny olives, sweet roasted parsnips, and hot chorizo are an unexpected combination with colors that look just autumn leaves.

Anna Williams

Feeling fancy? These bite-sized crab cakes might be the ultimate luxe appetizer. The best part is they can be fried in advance, then reheated in the oven, which helps to ease prep work on Thanksgiving morning.

Mini muffin tins turn cornbread into an adorable, bite-sized appetizer. We're sharing three flavorful combinations—orange-rosemary, jalapeño-cheddar, and caramelized onion-bacon. Try one or divide the batter into thirds and make them all!

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Bryan Gardner

Here's an easy and elegant bite! It's made with just two ingredients so be sure to stock up on good quality smoked trout, which stars atop crisp English cucumbers.

Kana Okada

Turn the concept into a clever bite-sized appetizer to serve before the feast. Garnish with all the fixings—sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and chopped scallions.

Mike Krautter

The ultimate holiday appetizer! Take classic deviled eggs from good to great with sweet-tangy relish. They'll be the first to disappear from the buffet table.

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Yuki Sugiura

A light, airy batter that closely resembles tempura encases broccoli florets for this unexpected but entirely delicious appetizer. It may not be the first vegetable that comes to mind for frying, but it sure is delicious.

Louise Hagger

This creamy chevre tart is a cheese plate in a single bite. Luscious dates, salty olives, and pickled chile peppers are all cradled in a buttery pastry shell. Cut into squares so guests can easily grab a bite.

Bryan Gardner

Salty, sweet, and savory, this appetizer has it all. Halved Brussels sprouts are each wrapped with a small slice of bacon, then roasted. Don't miss the mustard-maple dipping sauce on the side for a sweet ending.

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Treat your guests to an impressive shrimp cocktail spread with a trio of delectable sauces for dippingmango-basil, remoulade, and tomato-horseradish.

Lennart Weibull

Somewhere in between pancakes and cornbread are these flavorful appetizers. Chopped bacon and chile peppers are mixed into the batter for crunch, color, and kick. Serve with a dip made from ripe avocado, sour cream, lime zest, and fresh cilantro.

Marcus Nilsson

Fruit or vegetables wrapped in prosciutto is a go-to party appetizer. Here, wedges of honeydew and cantaloupe provide a sweet counterpoint to the salty ham, but try using seasonal fruit such as figs or persimmons. Another reason to love this bite-sized appetizer? It can be done in a snap on the grill or using an indoor grill pan.

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Justin Walker

Creamy and spicy, these croquettes feature punchy pimiento cheese. Make the cornmeal mixture up to two days in advance so all that you need to do on Thanksgiving is bread and fry the croquettes.

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45 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

10 Fast and Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving

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10 Fast and Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving

10 Fast and Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving

While I love putting together a spread of intricate and delicious appetizers for a special occasion, there is one time of year when I always make fast, easy, fuss-free hors d'oeuvres: Thanksgiving. Why? If you're spending days in the kitchen brining a turkey, simmering stock, and baking pies, the last thing you want to worry about is a bunch of finicky finger foods.

Instead, opt for an assortment of quick and simple dishes that can be left out at room temperature without spoiling. Think 15-minute sun-dried tomato and basil pinwheels, parmesan garlic straws, or if you only have a moment to spare, a fail-safe pumpkin hummus dip. Here are 10 easy, uncomplicated make-ahead appetizers that take the stress entertaining on Thanksgiving.

Half Baked Harvest

The classic French cheese goes bite-size in this effortless recipe. Simply line muffin tins with phyllo dough, and stuff them with brie, walnuts, prosciutto, and pears to make these crispy baked brie bites. Don't forget to drizzle with honey once they're the oven.

Half Baked Harvest Half Baked Harvest

Puff pastry is a host's best friend during the holiday season. Use it as the base for this delectable pastry wrapped baked brie, complete with maple butter roasted apples. If you're serving a crowd, make two because this app is bound to go fast.

Spoon Fork Bacon

Embrace pumpkin season with this flavor-packed roasted pumpkin hummus by Spoon Fork Bacon. If you're in a rush, it's surprisingly easy to whip up. After baking pumpkin halves for 45 minutes, scoop the flesh into a blender with seasoning tahini, lemon juice, and garlic, and purée until smooth. Top with pomegranate seeds for a burst of festive color. 

Spoon Fork Bacon

Don't have time to make dough from scratch? Use store-bought pizza dough to create these parmesan garlic straws, which can be served solo or with a homemade dip. 

Minimalist Baker

Perfect for guests of all ages, these sun-dried tomato and basil pinwheels come together in just 15 minutes. Experiment with different fillings flavored cream cheese, peppers, or spinach to change the colors in each wheel. 

Minimalist Baker

Ditch store-bought dips for this quick and easy-to-make chickpea shawarma dip. Un preservative-packed, grocery-store-shelf varieties, this wholesome dip is rich in fiber and plant-based protein, thanks to the natural ingredients garlic, dill, tomatoes, and, of course, chickpeas. Give it a gourmet touch by layering parsley salad and garlic herb sauce on top. 

How Sweet Eats

Arancini balls are taken to a whole new level this Thanksgiving with this recipe from How Sweet Eats. Rich bacon and butternut flavors and a pumpkin seed pesto dip give this classic Italian appetizer a distinctively seasonal twist. Just bake, dip, and enjoy.

Half Baked Harvest

Who doesn't love the combination of crispy puff pastry, gooey brie, and salty prosciutto? Half Baked Harvest understood this winning combo with these baked brie and prosciutto rolls that can be made in just 30 minutes. Once baked, just drizzle them with honey and sprinkle black pepper, sea salt, and pomegranate seeds for a spicy sweet finish. 

The Modern Proper

For a seasonal dip that every guest will enjoy, look no further than a hearty hot spinach artichoke dip. This recipe from The Modern Proper is filled with fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, mozzarella, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese. It only takes 30 minutes in the oven and can be served with anything from carrots to tortilla chips, pita bread, and more.

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