Thanksgiving, a day of delicious anticipation, deserves an appetizer spread that sets the stage for the grand feast. In this article, we’ve gathered 12 Thanksgiving Day appetizer ideas that promise to kickstart your celebration with a burst of flavor. From savory bites to tempting finger foods, these recipes will elevate your pre-feast experience, ensuring that the anticipation is just as delightful as the main event.
Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
Melted, rich Baked Brie is encased in flaky, buttery puff pastry with apricot preserves for the perfect balance of sweet and savory, creamy and crispy. It’s a show-stopping appetizer guaranteed to please a crowd!
Roasted Red Pepper Dip
This Roasted Red Pepper Dip is made with cream cheese and jarred red peppers. This quick appetizer comes together in less than 5 minutes and tastes absolutely delicious! It is great as a veggie dip or as an appetizer to serve with crackers.
Snails are cooked in a butter and parsley sauce and served with a toasted baguette for a delectable and rich appetizer recipe. This Escargot recipe is so easy and a great way to experience French cuisine.
Easy Tomato Basil Bruschetta
This Classic Tomato Bruschetta recipe combines fresh Roma tomatoes, basil, and garlic with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for topping slices of toasted baguette. It’s always a crowd-pleasing appetizer for any party or gathering!
Cranberry Salsa with Cream Cheese
Fresh Cranberry Salsa with Cream Cheese and crackers is a spicy and sweet, quick and easy appetizer that is perfect for entertaining during the holidays!
Classic Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp Cocktail is a classic appetizer, especially around the holidays, and it’s so incredibly easy to make! My shrimp cocktail recipe has a homemade sauce and is ready in just around 10 minutes. You can make it several days ahead to make dinner prep even easier!
Bacon-Wrapped Scallops are the perfect appetizer or even main course that is sure to keep your people happy! They are coated in a sweet and savory herb glaze and baked to perfection in just around 30 minutes!
Mini Beef Wellington
This mini beef wellington recipe is a great starter to serve at a party or get together! Made into a two-bite tart, tender, juicy pieces of beef with Dijon, shallot, mushroom and bacon all topped with my signature creamy Dijon sauce and in a flaky puff pastry shell.
This crack dip recipe combines creamy cheese with loads of bacon and ranch flavor for an irresistible dip that is always a big hit.
Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa Bites
Bacon-wrapped appetizers are probably one of my favorite things to serve for football or a party. The combination of chewy, salty, smokey, and sweet in these Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa Bites is sure to please.
Mandarin Almond Salad
This Mandarin Almond Salad is an easy and delicious salad recipe with mandarin oranges that’s gluten-free, vegan, and so incredibly fresh and bright!
How to Make the Best Fruit and Cheese Platter
Learn how to make the best Fruit and Cheese Platter that is perfect for entertaining anytime of the year with this easy tutorial! This is more than just cheese and crackers. It can be an elegant and impressive spread that is sure to delight guests.