Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Pull out all the stops and tempt your Thanksgiving guests with these fun-but-classic appetizers like our turkey cheese ball, pear tartlets and stuffed mushrooms.

Staff Picks

Roasted Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Crostini

If you're looking for a delicious appetizer that is sure to impress your guests, look no further! This crostini is packed with flavor. Takes a bit of prep, but it's so worth it! Top with additional pinches of goat cheese, if you like.

Tarragon and Spice Deviled Eggs

Rating: 3.67 stars
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No holiday meal is complete without deviled eggs. These are a great twist on the classic.

Pine Cone Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.73 stars
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Any cheese ball is a welcome addition to a holiday party spread, but when you bring one that looks like a pine cone, you're talking about a real showstopper.

Bacon Rosemary Stuffed Mushrooms

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Delectable stuffed mushrooms are a sure crowd pleaser, especially when stuffed with rosemary, bacon, and cheese!

10 Easy Make-Ahead Appetizers To Save You Time This Thanksgiving

Save precious time on Turkey Day by prepping these easy make-ahead Thanksgiving appetizers.
By Mary Claire Lagroue

Crostini with Pear, Parmesan, and Caramelized Shallots

Rating: 4.33 stars
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Yummy crostini recipe created by my friend with some additional tweaks added by me. Enjoy!

10 Cute Thanksgiving Appetizers To Kick Off the Feast

These cute Thanksgiving appetizers will make your guests say "awww." 
By Melanie Fincher

Pomegranate Guacamole

Rating: 4.45 stars
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Pomegranates add a great twist to guacamole! Serve with tortilla chips!

Cranberry Salsa

Rating: 4.7 stars
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Tangy and sweet with a bit of a bite. Quick and easy, and always requested at gatherings.

Grandma's Stuffed Celery

Rating: 4.51 stars
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My grandma always made stuffed celery at Thanksgiving and Christmas. As kids, we were always so hungry before the holiday meal we would sneak and get a piece of celery to curb our appetite. It was nearly all gone by meal time and we always got fussed at with hint of a grin from Grandma. Now I never have holiday meals without it!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball
See how to turn a favorite cheese ball recipe into an almost too-cute-to-eat centerpiece.
15 Easy, Impressive Appetizers
Each recipe uses 5 ingredients or fewer, and takes mere minutes to prep.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Here is an easy recipe for roasting fresh pumpkin seeds.