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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
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.
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.
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.
Or keep it super simple with our easy hummus recipe!
Or take it easy and make our lazy deviled eggs. They're just as delicious and only half the work.
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!
Guacamole deserves a place at every event, and this smoky chipotle guacamole with a hint of spice won't dissapoint.
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.
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.
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.
Another pretty Thanksgiving appetizer is these mini cucumber smoked salmon bites with lemon dill cream cheese.
Take advantage of your slow cooker by making these crockpot cranberry meatballs.
Or go for something deliciously exotic with these lemongrass Vietnamese meatballs.
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.
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.
- The Ultimate Cheese Board by The View from Great Island
- Easy Brie Bites by Bakerita
- Rose Apple Brie Bites by Feast & Fable
- Balsamic Glazed Pears on Gluten Free Rye Style Toast by Cotter Crunch
- Spicy Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus by Half Baked Harvest
- Sweet and Spicy Nuts by Healthy Seasonal Recipes
- Baked Goat Cheese Dip by Foolproof Living
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- Sharp Cheese Bread Bites
- White Cheddar and Thyme Gougères
- Red Wine Chorizo Bites
- Sesame Pineapple Sausage Bites
- Chimichurri steak bites
- Lazy Deviled Eggs
- Pomegranate Baked Brie
- Easy Marinated Olives
- Rum and Rosemary Mixed Nuts
- The Best Bacon Jam
- Epic Holiday Cheese Board
- Deviled Eggs with Bacon
- Baked Coconut Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce
- Baked Party Shrimp
- Shrimp Cakes with Lemon Mayo
- Tzatziki Avocado Salmon Rolls
Crispy Chicken Appetizers
- Seared Tuna Bites with Tapenade
- Lamb Lollipops with Mint Pesto
- Smoked Salmon Mousse
- Mini Cucumber Smoked Salmon Bites with Lemon Dill Cream Cheese
- Bacon Scallop Lollipops with Honey Sriracha Glaze
- Bacon Goat Cheese Pops
- Mini BLT Tomato Cups