12 Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Our roundup of 12 Thanksgiving appetizer recipes will definitely get you ready for the big day. If you’re worried about the turkey, try distracting your guests with these little beauties. Portuguese deep-fried beans, warm olives, baked brie stuffed with cranberries, and baked feta and figs will make everyone happy.

Cheddar-Parmesan Crackers

Who knew that making your own crackers could be so easy?! This dough is a cinch to work with although the results disappear rather frighteningly quickly when there's wine involved.

Prosciutto, Pear, and Brie Toasts

Your newest go-to appetizer. (Or, on lazy nights when you feel like indulging, your dinner. Don't forget the wine.)

Classic Onion Dip

Vegan onion dip is the perfect excuse to work your way through a bag of chips or baby carrots. Get your snack on!

Goat Cheese with Olives, Lemon, and Thyme

Words sort of elude us when we attempt to describe just how stunning and scrumptious we consider this dish. Just...wow.

Portuguese Deep-Fried Green Beans

In Portugal, deep-frying beans is a long-standing tradition. Serve these peixinhos da horta as a starter, snack, or, as the Portuguese do, a side dish.

Fresh Cod Brandade

Fresh cod is poached in an herby milk-cream mixture and gently folded into mashed potatoes. It makes a perfect spread for garlic toasts.

Baked Feta and Figs

"Comes together in no time." "Immensely delicious." "A keeper." That's what folks are saying about this ridiculously easy yet elegant appetizer (or, who are we kidding, simple summer supper).

Stuffed Mushrooms with Chives and Black Pepper

You're going to love the combination of flavors in these snacky little mushrooms. Umami packed with Asian flair, you might want to make extra.

White Bean Dip

Essentially a milder, smoother, awesome-er riff on traditional hummus, this white bean dip is gonna make you like eating healthy.

Warm Olives

Simple and impressive and ready in less time than it takes to run and buy marinated olives. That's what we call honest entertaining.

Baked Brie Stuffed with Cranberries

A twist on tradition that uses the tartness of cranberry to contrast with the richness of Brie.

Comté and Sesame Twists

The utterly French taste and sumptuousness of these fancy bébés will make every day feel like you're walking along the Seine wearing a beret.


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