12 Thanksgiving Appetizers To Make & Enjoy

These tasty bites won’t last long on Turkey Day.

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Thanksgiving appetizers are a tasty way to keep everyone from getting too hungry before the turkey is on the table. Whether you’re the kind of person who lives for the side dishes or just can't wait for dessert, you’ll still want to snag a few bites of these apps first.

This holiday cheese board from Damn Delicious is the ultimate Thanksgiving crowd pleaser with no actual cooking required. The recipe calls for brie, provolone, cherries, pistachios, and other tasty ingredients, but you can also customize your board with your family’s favorites.Damn Delicious
Made with the same ingredients you would use in a traditional Thanksgiving stuffing, pre-game for the main event with a batch of stuffing muffins from A Cozy Kitchen. You can actually make these easy-to-grab appetizers ahead of time and enjoy them with your guests.A Cozy Kitchen

With just a few simple ingredients and less than half an hour in the oven, this recipe for baked brie with jam in a puff pastry from Meatloaf and Melodrama is a melty, shareable appetizer that can be enjoyed by all on Thanksgiving.

Is it really even Thanksgiving if you don’t have at least one cranberry-based dish on the menu? Brown Sugar Mama’s recipe for bacon and cranberry goat cheese crostini will take your appetizer game to the next level.Brown Sugar Mama

Whether you call them yams or sweet potatoes, there’s no denying that the vegetable is an integral part of most Thanksgiving celebrations. This recipe for oven roasted sweet potato fries from All the Healthy Things is one way to incorporate yams into your meal as an appetizer.

You may already have a bird in the oven ready to display in all its glory on your Thanksgiving table, but your feast can begin with turkey, too. This turkey meatball appetizer from Cookie Named Desire will kick off your meal with the traditional poultry and an Italian spin.

If spinach artichoke dip is a mainstay of your family’s Thanksgiving appetizer rotation, you’ll love this twist on the dish from A Classic Twist. Filled with cream cheese, parmesan, and mozzarella, these toasty spinach artichoke bites will go fast.A Classic Twist
One tasty vegetarian option for a Thanksgiving appetizer is My Forking Life’s recipe for cream cheese stuffed mushrooms. Easy to share with a crowd, they can be prepared ahead of time and then heated in the over for just 15 minutes on the big day.My Forking Life

On a day filled with traditional Thanksgiving food, sometimes you just want one dish that’s a bit out of the box. Served with a side of fresh veggies, this buffalo chicken dip appetizer from Simply LaKita is the perfect way to add a little spice to your celebration.

If you want to make a batch of classic deviled eggs this Thanksgiving, this simple, delicious recipe from Damn Delicious is just perfect for the occasion.

The bite-sized appeal of these rosemary bacon wrapped dates from Wholefully will make them a delightful addition to your Thanksgiving appetizer spread. Packed with flavor, the dairy-free recipe is a great choice for families with dietary restrictions.Wholefully
This recipe for honey vanilla bourbon pecans from Simply Scratch will give your Thanksgiving meal a sweet start. Your guests will want to eat this delicious appetizer by the handful.Simply Scratch