18 Quick and Easy Appetizer Recipes for Thanksgiving


Having light appetizers available for the family as they arrive for Thanksgiving is a delicious way to start the day. But with so much cooking that goes into the main meal, simple is a must. Quick and easy, these 18 Thanksgiving appetizer recipes will satisfy everyone until the turkey is ready.

Hot Crab Dip"Sweet lump crab meat is the star ingredient in this...

Hot Crab Dip

"Sweet lump crab meat is the star ingredient in this hot crab dip recipe. It's creamy, cheesy, and delicious." - The Kitchen Crew

Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread"Pull-apart bread is a fun and delicious appetizer. This...

Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread

"Pull-apart bread is a fun and delicious appetizer. This version seasons the bread with rosemary and thyme and then stuffs it with pieces of creamy Brie cheese. Topped with dollops of tart and sweet cranberry sauce and sprinkled with nuts and dried cranberries." - The Kitchen Crew

Drema's Orange Glaze Cocktail Weiners"A great appetizer to use in Crock Pots,...

Drema's Orange Glaze Cocktail Weiners

"A great appetizer to use in Crock Pots, chafing dish or fondue!" - Drema

Bacon Wrapped Sausage Bites"Bacon Wrapped Sausage Bites are a game day, party...

Bacon Wrapped Sausage Bites

"Bacon Wrapped Sausage Bites are a game day, party must-have, or easy meal prep meal that’s packed with protein and flavor." - Paula

Baked Brie With Warm Syrup"This is a well-known recipe, but here is...

Baked Brie With Warm Syrup

"This is a well-known recipe, but here is my way of serving it. This recipe is inspired by my stepmom who would serve it warmed, and unwrapped with the syrup and almonds. Then I had it somewhere else and it was pastry wrapped, but no syrup, so I combined the two recipes." - Bonne

Pineapple Cheese Ball With Craisins"I sometimes shape this like a pinecone and...

Pineapple Cheese Ball With Craisins

"I sometimes shape this like a pinecone and layer with whole almonds during the holidays - it always gets favorable comments." - Debby

Brandy's Party Meatballs"These are easy and the reviews are as if you...

Brandy's Party Meatballs

"These are easy and the reviews are as if you worked all day. The flavor of bbq sauce and jalapeno jelly mixed are this warm sweet and slightly spicy perfection. This is an old classic with a new twist. Also works well with cocktail little smokies." - Brandy

Hot Cheesy Roasted Brussels Sprout Dip"Once the Brussels sprouts have been roasted...

Hot Cheesy Roasted Brussels Sprout Dip

"Once the Brussels sprouts have been roasted this dip is as easy to make as mixing it all up and baking until the cheese is all melted, ooey and gooey. With this dip, there is no reason to not eat your Brussels sprouts. Even Brussels sprouts haters will be asking for the recipe!" - Kevin

Quick Easy and Delish Dill Tartar Sauce"I came up with this tartar...

Quick Easy and Delish Dill Tartar Sauce

"I came up with this tartar sauce recipe after browsing through a few others. I'm not really into dill but I tried a dill tartar sauce at a bar and grill. It was so good I ate it with my shrimp and fries." - Yolanda

Veggie Cream Cheese Roll-Ups"Easy, bite-size, and good for parties. Make them colorful...

Veggie Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

"Easy, bite-size, and good for parties. Make them colorful by buying tomato, spinach, or whole wheat flour tortillas." - Donna

Sweet Walnuts"Everyone loves these along with my sugared pecans. These walnuts are...

Sweet Walnuts

"Everyone loves these along with my sugared pecans. These walnuts are a little different, though. It's a different nut for one thing, so that adds a different flavor. I add allspice to these too. They're both great anytime, but especially for the holidays." - Jen

Cranberry Brie Bites"These Cranberry Brie Bites are simple to put together. With...

Cranberry Brie Bites

"These Cranberry Brie Bites are simple to put together. With just three ingredients, they can be ready for guests in minutes! The tangy cranberries mixed with the crunchy phyllo and creamy brie make for a satisfying adventure." - Paula

Bacon Cheese Ball"Cheese balls are a staple at holiday parties and this...

Bacon Cheese Ball

"Cheese balls are a staple at holiday parties and this one must be on the menu. With bacon and cheese, what is there not to love about this yummy cheese ball? It has smokiness from the bits of bacon throughout and seasoned to perfection." - The Kitchen Crew

Cranberry Salsa"A fresh cranberry salsa with jalapenos and lime; perfect for holiday...

Cranberry Salsa

"A fresh cranberry salsa with jalapenos and lime; perfect for holiday dipping. Tortilla chips are perfect for dipping into this salsa all by itself but it also pairs nicely with a creamy brick of cream cheese which goes so well with the tart and spicy salsa! If you are looking for a festive treat this holiday season, you can't go wrong with this taste cranberry salsa!" - Kevin

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tart"Wow, this caramelized onion and goat cheese...

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tart

"Wow, this caramelized onion and goat cheese tart is quite tasty. It's rich with a fantastic combination of flavors. Adding thyme to the caramelized onions gives the onions an aromatic sweetness that's well complemented by the tangy goat cheese and salty, crunchy bacon." - The Kitchen Crew

Cheese Log"Our family & friends LOVE this snack!" - Nathaniel

Cheese Log

"Our family & friends LOVE this snack!" - Nathaniel

Eat Your Heart Out Popeye Spinach Balls"These are always a great hit...

Eat Your Heart Out Popeye Spinach Balls

"These are always a great hit at parties and a wonderful way to get people who don't normally love spinach to eat it. A walk around party hors d'oeuvre that can be made ahead of time to leave the hostess with more time the day of the party." - Roz

Goat Cheese, Bacon and Jalapeno Pecan Tartlets"The smoky, salty, crunchy bacon is...

Goat Cheese, Bacon and Jalapeno Pecan Tartlets

"The smoky, salty, crunchy bacon is a delicious complement to the creamy goat cheese. The jalapeno pecans add a bit of peppery sweet to this tasty tidbit. Easy to prepare and a delight to serve." - Helen




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