Thanksgiving is the day of food, football, family, and fun. It is a cooks marathon and a food lovers favorite holiday, and it all starts with the best Thanksgiving Appetizers.
Having appetizers out will keep your hangry crowd at bay while they wait for the main event! Over the years appetizers have evolved from a simple relish, veggie, and cheese trays to easy and delicious finger foods and irresistible hors-d’oeuvres. There is always a little something for everyone!
Bacon and White Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms
"There are two types of people in this world, mushroom lovers, and mushroom haters. I have yet to meet a person that says “Oh, I am not sure if I like them.” Well if you are one of the many that love mushrooms you are going to love this simple ooey gooey cheesy golden brown roasted Bacon and White Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms appetizers."
Easy Baked Shrimp Toast
"This baked shrimp toast features rich and creamy shrimp mixture on top of crispy bread. If you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer for your next party, give this a try."
Rosemary Infused Cranberry Brie Tartlet
"Easy to make, look adorable, gives an option to your gluten free friends/family, and most importantly taste amazing! The crust has an almost buttery flavor that along with the creamy brie cheese and tart cranberry sauce are going to make your taste buds sing!"
Ritz Bites with Ham, Brie and Cranberries
"Looking for a fast and simple party appetizer? Here it is! These Ritz Bites with Ham, Cranberries, and Brie are ready in about 10 minutes and require no cooking."
Cranberry Compote with Brie Appetizer Recipe
"Sometimes the most “fancy” looking, beautiful and delicious party appetizers can actually be easy to make. Although there are several steips in making this Cranberry Compote with Brie appetizer recipe, none of them are hard and they don’t take long to do either."
Easy Spanokopita recipe | Spinach Feta Filo Cups
"Spanokopita – Traditional Pie recipe stuffed with a creamy cheesy filling of spinach and feta all layered in between thin, crispy and flaky filo crusts; with each bite giving you a dreamy texture of crispiness and creaminess."
Thanksgiving Crostini Appetizer
"Thanksgiving dinner all in one bite! Turkey, brie, cranberries and rosemary all piled onto a crispy bite sized slice of bread. These Thanksgiving Crostini Appetizer are an easy yet creative holiday appetizer that your guests will absolutely devour. "
Caprese Pastry Bites
"These puff pastry caprese bites, made using ready-rolled puff pastry, are quick, simple and eye-catching. Perfect for any party table! I’ve included a video below so you can see just how simple they are!"
Cranberry Jalapeno Bites
"Bite sized appetizer with a bit of tart from the cranberries and a touch of heat from the jalapenos."
Gluten Free Cheddar Delicate Squash Fritters
"These delicata squash fritters make a tasty appetizer that is packed full of flavor. Crispy and delicious, with lots of melty cheddar cheese, this gluten free fritter recipe will please a crowd."
Fried Mushroom Recipe
"This easy fried mushroom recipe is an easy party appetizer and made even healthier in the air fryer! A crispy, breaded mushroom that can also be oven-baked for the same crispy taste."
Beautiful Vegan Squash Rosettes
"These little vegan squash rosettes are completely vegan, so easy to make and INCREDIBLY delicious! Give your vegan party guests a little love with these precious, colorful appetizers."
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Snack Recipe with Rosemary and Garlic
"This spicy roasted chickpeas snack recipe is my new solution to snack time guilt. No more ‘hangry’ mom who is irritable because she is trying to avoid snacking."
Easy Baked Brie with Fig Jam and Walnuts
"Baked Brie with fig jam is a heavenly delight! If you haven’t tried this appetizer yet, you should now! Especially if you are a fan of cheese dip with brie and meat charcuterie boards."
Gorgonzola Pear English Muffin Pizzas
"Looking for quick & easy appetizers to serve at holiday parties during the cooler months? Bake a batch of these simple, yet elegant Gorgonzola Pear English Muffin Pizzas in only 20 minutes from start to finish. Impress your guests with the seasonal flavors of fall & winter without all the hard work!"
Apple and Brie Tartlets
"A cross between sweet and savoury, these apple tartlets are wrapped in a flaky puff pastry, and filled with soft baked local apples, creamy Brie and crunchy walnuts. This is a sponsored post. I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the Ontario Apple Growers to create this recipe for you. Though monetary compensation was received, all opinions are my own."
Herb Cheese Peppadew Sweet Peppers
"A colorful platter of Herb Cheese Peppadew Sweet Peppers makes great party snack! super flavorful single bite appetizers everyone loves"
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
"I guarantee you if you make these Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts, they will not last long. I almost ate this entire batch myself. It’s the type of recipe where you cannot just have one. I eat one and I’m in for it. I have to eat them ALL!"
White Cheddar and Sun Dried Tomato Avocado Stuffed Meatballs – Low Carb, Gluten Free
"So many delicious flavors all in one dish. These White Cheddar and Sun Dried Tomato Avocado Stuffed Meatballs, are juicy, delicious, and crazy flavorful."
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