Every holiday meal needs a few good appetizers, and these easy Thanksgiving appetizers are sure to please. We've rounded up all of our favorite things to eat before we sit down to eat some more!

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

We absolutely adore the special occasions when we get to eat before we sit down to eat again. If you love appetizers as much as we do, then you're going to want to keep this list handy.

We've got all sorts of delicious dips, crunchy baked and fried numbers, healthier nibbles, bacon-wrapped bites, and everything in between.

Whether you're planning weeks ahead for the big day, or you're looking for a last minute Thanksgiving appetizer, we've got you covered!

We want to make Thanksgiving as stree-free as possible for you, so many of these appetizers can be made ahead. And if you've been put in charge of bringing an appetizer to Thanksgiving dinner, most of these recipes transport well.

So go ahead and choose two or three that you can't wait to eat. Or, if you're daring, you could skip the turkey feast altogether and give these Thanksgiving appetizers center stage.

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Sharp Cheese Bread Bites

These cheese bread bites are the ultimate indulgence. They're made by coating pieces of white bread in butter and imperial sharp cheddar cheese then baking them until they're wonderfully crispy on the outside and soft inside. Bring these out at a party and they'll disappear in seconds!
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Gougères are really just a fancy pants name for cheese puffs. But you can call them white cheddar and thyme gougères with smoked sea salt to really impress your Thanksgiving guests.

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Tzatziki Avocado Salmon Rolls

Tzatziki Avocado Salmon Rolls are the perfect party appetizer. They're totally delicious, easy to make, super pretty, and healthy. Bonus: they can be made ahead of time!
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No one can resist a pretty appetizer at Thanksgiving – or any time. Try serving these seared tuna bites with tapenade.

Or these red wine chorizo bites are sweet, spicy, and disappear fast from a Thanksgiving appetizer table.

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Sesame Pineapple Sausage Bites

These super delicious Pineapple Sausage Bites are a simple and easy to make appetizer perfect for your party. Keep it simple and serve them in a bowl or get fancy and skewer them on toothpicks. Either way, your guests will LOVE these!
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Chimichurri steak bites are another pretty Thanksgiving appetizer that is quick and easy to put together.

Or for more meat on a stick, try these lamb lolliopops with mint pesto.

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Pesto Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

Pesto hummus mixes our two favorite dips to become one truly tasty experience. It's very easy to make and delicious served with homemade pita chips for a party appetizer, packed for work or school lunch, spread on a sandwich, or as a dinner side dish.
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Hummus is one of our favorite easy Thanksgiving appetizers. Try making a unique hummus recipe such as beet hummus, pumpkin hummus, or edamame hummus.

Or keep it super simple with our easy hummus recipe!

Deviled eggs with bacon and topped with green onions on a plate.

Deviled Eggs with Bacon

Deviled Eggs with Bacon are the ultimate deviled eggs. We add some caramelized onions and a little cheddar cheese to totally take these over the top. It's an appetizer recipe that gets rave reviews every time it is served.
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Or take it easy and make our lazy deviled eggs. They're just as delicious and only half the work.

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Epic Holiday Cheese Board

No party should be without an Epic Holiday Cheese Board. This one is super customizable and filled to the brim with winter favorites. You won't even notice that it's a gluten-free + vegetarian cheese platter!
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Pomegranate baked brie is a wonderfully cheesy bite that everyone always loves.

Try adding these mini BLT tomato cups to your cheese board. You'll be shocked at how fast they dissapear!

This easy guacamole recipe in a serving dish with tortilla chips.

Easy Guacamole Recipe

This quick and easy guacamole recipe will take you less than 5 minutes to make. It is super simple, healthy, and so delicious. I promise you that anyone can make this!
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Guacamole deserves a place at every event, and this smoky chipotle guacamole with a hint of spice won't dissapoint.

Or be brave and serve something truly unique like our apple guacamole or corn guacamole.

The Best Bacon Jam

This Bacon Jam recipe is literally the best in the world. I know that's a HUGE statement, but I've been told that so many times that I have to believe it. It's made by slowly simmering bacon, onions, brown sugar, and spices until they become thick and jam-like. We love to serve it as an easy to make appetizer with cheese and crackers.
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Serve the bacon jam on a cheese board with some easy marinated olives and rum and rosemary mixed nuts and make all your Thanksgiving guests happy!

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Baked Coconut Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce

Baked Coconut Shrimp that are truely CRISPY and crazy delicious. They're a healthy coconut shrimp recipe that is easy to make ahead and freezer-friendly. We like to serve these with a creamy mango dipping sauce.
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Another favorite is our baked party shrimp with delicious garlic butter.

Or make some tender shrimp cakes and serve them with lemon aioli for dipping.

Chipotle Popcorn Chicken with Honey Mayo

Chipotle Popcorn Chicken with Honey Mayo

Chipotle Popcorn Chicken is the ultimate party food. It's crispy and a little spicy and served with a side of sweet honey mayo. It's perfect for any party, snack time, or kid-friendly dinner.
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Easy chicken bites are another delicious recipe that's perfect for a Thanksgiving appetizer.

Or try making our hot honey chicken in small, bite-sized pieces.

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The Best Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

This is my aunt's recipe and the best Spinach Artichoke Dip I have ever tried. I like to serve it in a garlicky bread bowl. You will LOVE it!
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For a fancy version, try our cheesy roasted garlic artichoke dip.

This jalapeño hot cheese dip is all things cheesy with just the right amount of spice.

Smoked Salmon Mousse on crackers and cucumbers.

Smoked Salmon Mousse

This easy smoked salmon mousse recipe takes only 5 minutes to make and is a sure way to impress your guests. Pipe the tasty mousse onto healthy cucumber rounds, crackers, or put it into a bowl to serve as a dip. 
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Another pretty Thanksgiving appetizer is these mini cucumber smoked salmon bites with lemon dill cream cheese.

Sweet Hoisin Meatballs

Sweet Hoisin Meatballs

These Sweet and Sticky Hoisin Meatballs make a great appetizer for a party. They are totally crave-worthy but are healthy, which is good because you can't just eat one. Plus, they are naturally gluten-free and paleo!
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Take advantage of your slow cooker by making these crockpot cranberry meatballs.

Or go for something deliciously exotic with these lemongrass Vietnamese meatballs.

Want to be the most popular person at the party? Bring these Bacon Scallop Lollipops and watch it happen. Big, juicy scallops are wrapped in bacon, dipped in a honey sriracha glaze, then broiled until the bacon is crisp and the scallops are perfectly cooked. They are irresistible.  | theendlessmeal.com

Bacon Scallop Lollipops with Honey Sriracha Glaze

Want to be the most popular person at the party? Bring these Bacon Scallop Lollipops and watch it happen. Big, juicy scallops are wrapped in bacon, dipped in a honey sriracha glaze, then broiled until the bacon is crisp and the scallops are perfectly cooked. They are irresistible.
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Another fun appetizer recipe with bacon are these bacon goat cheese pops. Basically balls of goat cheese rolled in crispy bacon bits and served on a stick.

Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

These delicious Sweet and Sticky Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are the best ever. Even though they're baked, not fried, they're super crispy. They make the perfect party appetizer or even an easy dinner recipe. You will love them!
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If you have spice lovers joining your Thanksgiving feast, serve them these baked sriracha buffalo wings.

And for something a little deliciously unusual, try our sticky Thai peanut chicken wings.


More delicious easy holiday appetizers from our friends

Appetizers taste better when shared with friends. It's a fact. That's why we a few friends to our Thanksgiving appetizers party.

Save these Thanksgiving appetizers to your Pinterest board so you can find them again easily later!

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