41 Thanksgiving Appetizers That Will Elevate Your Holiday

So ready for Thanksgiving this year! I wish I could make all of these recipes! Sadly I’ll have to pick and choose.

Article Image From: BasilAndBubbly

1. Grilled Celery with Cheddar and Pecans

An app you could make in minutes!

From: ABC

2. Saucy Asian Meatballs

Anyone looking for a fun new appetizer (or even main course!) for the big game this week? These saucy Asian meatballs are some of my favorites!!!

From: GimmeSomeOven

3. Pork Cranberry and Goat Cheese Sausage Rolls

Pork Sausage Rolls – The perfect fall party appetizer, these pork sausage rolls with cranberry and goat cheese are so good, you’ll have a hard time sharing! Cooking for the holidays doesn’t have to be difficult, you just need some smart recipes that you know everyone is going to love!

From: TheHomeCooksKitchen

4. Cran-Sage Rolls

These make-ahead rolls use bread dough, and can be chilled in the fridge before baking for up to 24 hours. Cranberry and sage give them extra holiday flavor.

From: BetterHomeAndGardens

5. Mini Stuffed 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: ASpicyPerspective

6. Herbed Cheese on Radish Slices

Spring is here and radishes are in season! Try them in this elegant appetizer; it’s creamy, crunchy, flavorful, and ready in under 30 minutes.

From: WomansDay

7. Thanksgiving Deviled Eggs

If you struggle to get your guests out of the kitchen while you’re focusing on the turkey and are desperate for no distractions, I suggest you casually place a platter of these deviled eggs in the room you’d like your family and friends to gather in.

From: TheKitchn

8. Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese

Easy and  Festive Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Appetizer with Cranberries & Honey Balsamic Glaze, finished with a blood orange infused olive oil and fresh basil!

From: CiaoFlorentina

9. Babybel Cheese Turkeys

These Babybel cheese turkeys are the cutest, simplest Thanksgiving appetizer ever.

From: TheDecoratedCookie

10. Cranberry Brie Bites

In need of an easy recipe for your holiday party? Look no further than these delicious and easy cranberry brie bites!

From: TheDarlingDays

11. Cranberry-Brie Tartlets

My family hosts a holiday drop-in each year, and that’s where these crescent tartlets made their first appearance. They’re easy to make, but look like a gourmet treat.

From: TasteOfHome

12. Easy Stuffed Mushrooms

Made with just four ingredients, these spinach-artichoke & sausage-stuffed mushrooms are the perfect party appetizer solution.

From: EasyStuffedMushrooms

13. Sweet Potato Casserole Bites

Put a twist on a classic holiday side dish with these easy and oh-so-delicious Sweet Potato Casserole Bites!

From: ShakenTogetherLife

14. Artichoke Dip Stuffed Bread

Artichoke Dip Stuffed Bread – our favorite hot artichoke dip recipe stuffed into a delicious crusty baguette. Makes a great, easy party appetizer!

From: TastesBetterFromScratch

15. Parmesan Roasted Carrots

I have fallen in love with these Parmesan Roasted Carrots.  They are a sure fire way to get the kids and grown-ups to eat their vegetables!

From: YourHomeBasedMom

16. Pumpkin-Shaped Cheeseball

I don’t know about y’all but I love a good cheeseball. I mean, cheese. In a ball. Need I say more? What’s not to love? Cheese and crackers are a simple treat we all love.

From: TheCountryCook

17. Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds

Easy and  Festive Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Appetizer with Cranberries & Honey Balsamic Glaze, finished with a blood orange infused olive oil and fresh basil!

From: CiaoFlorentina

18. Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

This homemade CopyCat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole is so cheesy and so easy to make right at home. Great for breakfast or even a dinner side. Plus they are perfect for potlucks or anytime you are needing to feed a crowd.

From: CincyShopper

19. Loaded Mashed Potato Balls

What do you do with leftover mashed potatoes? You make melt-in-your-mouth, crisp yet creamy mashed potato balls of course!

From: DamnDelicious

20. Mac and Cheese Bites

My favorite part of homemade mac and cheese happens to be the crispy edges and top. It adds just the right amount of crunch. Then it dawned on me… why not turn them into mini bite size pieces to make each bite that piece of heaven!


21. Spinach Puffs

If you’re looking for an easy appetizer to get made ahead of time for the holidays, look no further.  It’s hard to go wrong with these Spinach Puffs, which are very kid friendly and much easier to make than traditional spanakopita, which uses filo dough.

From: DeliciouslyDeclassified

22. Hot Corn Dip

This cheesy, delicious hot corn dip is sure to be a win at your next football tailgate or party!

From: MomEndeavors

23. Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites

This is a must-have appetizer for Thanksgiving. It looks elegant and at first thought, it probably looked to you like a difficult and time-consuming appetizer to make. Well, like I said last week, for Thanksgiving or any dinner party, I prefer simple elegance.

From: TableForTwo

24. Meat, Cheese and Cracker Turkey Platter

Thanksgiving appetizers aren’t usually the talk of the table. Typically they consist of the same old vegetable and dip platters and meat and cheese trays. Tasty but boring, am I right? If you’re looking for a way to add a little flare to Thanksgiving appetizers, look no further than this adorable meat, cheese, and cracker turkey platter.

From: FreebieFindingMom

25. Loaded Sweet Potato Bites

Loaded Sweet Potato Bites are a perfect mouthful of deliciousness.  Perfect for the watching the game, an appetizer for Thanksgiving or just cause you can, cause they are just that good.

From: AHealthyLifeForMe

26. Best Sweet Potato Bites

Need a last-minute Thanksgiving appetizer? Look no further.

From: Delish

27. Cranberry Brie Bites

I am not one to make a fuss over appetizers. Ok, I’m not much for making a fuss over any meal, really. That’s why I created this website. I wanted to share all of those easy recipes that I love. Most of them look like you went all out but you didn’t. That’s what today’s recipe is all about. It’s tasty but they look kinda fancy, don’t they?


28. Sweet Potato Casserole Bites

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

From: BasilAndBubbly

29. Brie with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney

Hi it’s Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life Blog back to share a delicious recipe with you!  With the holiday season fast approaching I thought it was the perfect time to share this Brie with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney appetizer recipe that you can serve at your next holiday gathering!

From: KendallJackson

30. Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites

Cranberry Goat Cheese Bites are perfect little appetizers for your Thanksgiving spread!  A savory “cheesecake’ filling is nestled in store-bought, refrigerated pie crust cups and topped with a sweet cranberry topping for a sweet and savory taste sensation.

From: RealHouseMoms

31. Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce

In the spirit of giving, let me offer you the prettiest, easiest, and most lusciously decadent appetizer I know: hot cheese smothered in sweet cranberry sauce. I mean, hello.


32. Baked Brie with Fig Jam

From: Buzzfeed

33. Cranberry Cream Cheese Crescent Bites

These one-bite cranberry and jalapeño-cream cheese crescent appetizers are easy to make and sure to be a “wow” with your guests.

From: Pillsbury

34. Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp

Garlic Herb infused Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce! The ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer done in 15 minutes!

From: JoyfulHealthyEats

35. Honey Drizzled Apple Gouda Bacon Bites

How does Honey Drizzled Apple Gouda Bacon Bites sound to you? Tart, sweet apples, layered with creamy goat milk Gouda and the smoky crunch of crispy bacon topped with a drizzle of clover honey and a sprinkle of woodsy rosemary. This appetizer will delight all your senses!

From: SandAndSisal

36. Pecan Cranberry Spread

I find any excuse possible to serve this. Great around the holidays but worthy of being made all year round.

From: GeniusKitchen

37. White Cheddar and Cranberry Dip

This week it’s all about appetizers and White Cheddar and Cranberry Dip is a perfect way to start!

From: LittleBroken

38. Brie, Apple, and Honey Crostini

This easy appetizer only takes 15 minutes to make and will be the star of any party!

From: TwoPeasAndTheirPod

39. Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

Cranberry, jalapeno, green onion and cream cheese all come together to make one of the best appetizers I’ve had in a long time!

From: SparrowsAndLily

40. Cranberry Brie Mini Tarts

These Cranberry brie Mini Tarts are the perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving or Christmas! They are also a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce!

From: FoxAndBriar

41. Spinach Dip Bites

These bites are so warm and cheesy and would be great for your next get together. The recipe is simple too, but I warn that you won’t be able to just eat one of these bad boys!

From: LilLuna

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