20 Best Appetizers for Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, dinner (or lunch, if you eat earlier in the day) is the star of the show. Whether you’re eating turkey or not, call it stuffing or dressing, or finish the meal with pumpkin, pecan, or apple pie, the big meal is the major event. That being said, it also takes a lot of time for everything to come together — and hangry family members are no good. To make sure that everyone has a little something in their belly during before-dinner cocktails and that no one gets too cranky (as well as ensure that they leave those doing the day-of cooking alone), snacks are always a good idea. We’ve rounded up some of the best out there that’ll satisfy snackers big and small, while also making sure not to overshadow the crowded dinner table (but if people keep asking for the recipe, we wouldn’t be surprised!).

 

1. Kabocha & Havarti Turnovers

 

2. Butternut Squash Hummus with Feta & Pomegranates

Source: Love & Lemons

 

3. Easy Deviled Eggs with Homemade Chipotle Mayo

Source: Cotter Crunch

 

4. Sweet & Spicy Nut Mix

 

5. Lighter French Onion Dip

 

6. Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

 

7. Easy Shrimp Cocktail

Source: Foodie Crush

 

8. Cheesy Artichoke Dip

 

9. Asparagus Tart with Balsamic Reduction

 

10. Whipped Feta Dip

 

11. Cheese Ball

 

12. Smoked Romesco Dip

Source: Recipe Runner

 

13. French Onion Tartlets

 

14. Fresh Cranberry Salsa

 

15. Puff Pastry Pigs In a Blanket

 

16. Paleo Cauliflower Hummus

Source: Eat The Gains

 

17. Easy Sausage Cream Cheese Bites

Source: Fox and Briar

 

18. Herbed Mushroom Toasts

 

19. Harissa Carrot Dip

 

20. 5-Ingredient Smoked Salmon Pinwheels