55+ Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers to Start Your Holiday Feast
Dips and Spreads
Serve any of these creamy dips with crackers, crostini, pita chips, or an assortment of veggies.
Appetizers with Cheese
When in doubt, remember that you can never go wrong with an appetizer starring cheese. A cheese plate is always nice, but use this holiday to up the ante with creamy Brie wrapped in a puff pastry blanket, irresistible whipped feta, or marinated mozzarella.
If you’re worried about loading up on too many apps and ruining your appetite for the main event, stick with one or two small bites, like spiced nuts, marinated olives, smoked salmon, or deviled eggs.
Puff Pastry Appetizers
Do yourself a favor and stash a box of puff pastry in your freezer. We love it all year round, but especially at holiday time because it’s the starting point for an array of fast and fancy appetizers.
It’s holiday time, so go ahead and cook up a warm and savory two-bite nibble to enjoy before dinnertime. Both stuffed mushrooms and meatballs can be prepped ahead of time, then baked the day of.