17 Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas

17 Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas that will set your celebrations off on the right foot.  From simple to complex, there are recipes for all.

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1.A Family Tradition

Make a Turkey Vegetable Tray for Thanksgiving! These turkey veggie trays are a fun ideas for a Thanksgiving table or healthy fall party food.

From: Living Locurto

2. Jalapeño Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

This Jalapeño Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball is the perfect appetizer for your Thanksgiving holiday. It’s delicious, only requires a handful of ingredients AND you can make it ahead of time!

From: The Beach House Kitchen

3. Caramelized Butternut Squash and Gorgonzola Crostini

Caramelized Butternut Squash + Gorgonzola Crostini: Celebrate the approaching winter season with this crostini featuring seasonal favorites butternut squash, thyme, sage, cranberries and creamy gorgonzola cheese. (via Wisconsin Cheese Talk)

From: Brit + Co

4. Autumn Leaf Wreath Cheese Platter

I served the cheese with pretzel crackers and my cranberry ginger pear relish. The sweet-tart relish is a tasty contrast to the salty cheese and crackers. I show how to make the relish in my post, Cranberry Ginger Pear Relish and Classic Cranberry Sauce.

From: The Yummy Life

5. Sweet Potato Casserole Bites

All of the delicious spice and sweetness from the classic sweet potato casserole, turned into an easy Thanksgiving sweet potato appetizer. Your guests ( and even your sweet-potato-hating husband, or maybe that’s just me ) will love my Sweet Potato Casserole Bites.

From: basil & bubbly

6. Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dip

This Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dip is the perfect solution to keep guests from picking at the turkey while they wait.

From: Life with the Crust Cut Off

7. Cranberry & Brie Bites

Cranberry Brie bites – a simple appetizer or party snack. These Cranberry and Brie Bites always gets polished off in minutes! Super easy to make, Five ingredients in the oven and ready in 21 minutes! – that’s my kind of recipe.

From: Kitchen Sanctuary

8. Jalapeño, Bacon, and Cream Cheese Bites

I totally love jalapeño poppers, which is probably obvious by such recipes on the Mrs like the jalapeno popper grilled cheese, thejalapeno popper dip, and of course – the bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers.

From: Mrs. Happy Homemaker

9. Quick Cranberry Glazed Meatballs


From: Let’s Dish

10. The BEST Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip is perfect for easy entertaining. With the first of November already upon us we are gathering recipes this week for Easy Holiday Entertaining with Sunday Supper!

From: Serena Bakes

11. Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

This ridiculously easy 3-Ingredient Mini Stuffed Peppers Recipe will wow your party guests, while keeping you at ease. It’s sure to be your new go-to appetizer recipe.

From: A Spicy Perspective

12. Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

This Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip is one everyone can enjoy with their favorite cookie, pretzel, or fruit! Plus, it’s no-bake so it’s easy!

From: Oh, Sweet Basil

13. Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie Tray

Your kids will giggle with delight at this Thanksgiving turkey veggie tray, and it’s an easy way to get them excited about eating vegetables! You can also use hummus or baba ganoush to make this an easy dairy free and vegan appetizer.

From: Eating Richly

14. Creative Thanksgiving Tables and Eats

For a fantastic starter, your guests will love this quick and easy Fall Cheese, Fruit, and Nut Tray.

From: The Creativity Exchange

15. Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites

Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites are a wonderful holiday appetizer! Use up leftover stuffing and wrap thick flavorful bacon around for the perfect treat.

From: Who Needs a Cape?

16. Cheese (and Salami and Cracker) Tray Turkey

Some mild cheddar and colby jack cheeses, Oldani salami, and Flipside Pretzel crackers for the feathers.

From: Also, That’s It

17. Three Minutes and Three Ingredients Appetizer

This easy Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread is the perfect sweet touch to a tailgating menu or any gathering of friends.

From: She Wears Many Hats