This Thanksgiving charcuterie board is a display of meats, cheeses, nuts, crackers, fall fruit and seasonal treats. A super easy yet impressive appetizer that is sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving gathering, and no cooking required!
Cranberry Brie Bites are an impressive appetizer with vibrant colors and the perfect combination of sweet and savory. The ingredients are easy to keep on hand during the holiday season so you can prepare these in a snap.
Dress up antipasto into an eye-catching, festive wreath! Mix and match different types of meat on each skewer, pairing it with mozzarella pearls, basil, cherry tomatoes, olives, and artichoke hearts. There are endless options to choose from!
Super creamy and fluffy, this honey whipped goat cheese is a delicious dip and appetizer that takes just 5 minutes to put together. Best of all, it takes just a few simple ingredients and minimal kitchen tools and effort to put this gluten free and low carb dish together.
Pigs in a Blanket are a classic party snack made with cocktail wieners wrapped in crescent dough, then baked to golden brown perfection. They’re an easy and crowd-pleasing appetizer that can be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd.
Loaded with savory sausage, creamy pimento cheese, and Red Lobster’s Biscuit mix, this delicious Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls recipe is perfect for serving at holiday parties. Super simple to make, they only take 20 minutes in the oven, and use only 3 ingredients.
Serve this pumpkin-shaped Everything Bagel Cheese Ball appetizer and watch everyone go crazy and ask for the recipe. Best of all, it’s easy to make ahead in 15 minutes, chill, and have ready for your gathering.
The hottest thing since charcuterie boards, Butter Boards are the new viral TikTok trend flooding the internet. In this version, softened butter is whipped together with sweet honey and warming cinnamon to make a fun and delicious cinnamon honey butter board.
Caprese Skewers look stunning on any holiday table. They are so easy to make and only require a few ingredients. Best of all, they can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you're ready to serve them.
Cream Cheese Corn Dip is loaded with fresh corn, cream cheese, crumbled feta and smoky spices. Get ready for rave reviews, because the fresh flavor stands out and will make your guests swoon. Make it ahead and bake it when you're ready, or serve it cold with tortilla chips and veggies for dipping.
Cranberry Cream Cheese Phyllo Cups are an easy Thanksgiving appetizer that look sophisticated but are actually easy and budget-friendly. You’ll love that it takes only 10 minutes to bake and tastes great served warm or cold.
If you need an easy appetizer for the holidays, this Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip will do the trick! Just three ingredients including cream cheese, cranberry sauce and sugar, it can also double as a dessert.
Tater Tot Appetizer Cups are crispy, cheesy, and filled with flavor. Everyone will love the crunchy tater tot cups filled with classic toppings like sour cream, bacon bits, and chives. You can make them ahead and store them in the fridge until ready to bake.
Fresh Cranberry Salsa is an easy holiday appetizer that is a little sweet, and a little spicy. It’s easy and perfect for serving at holiday parties all season long, with crisp tortilla chips or crackers!
Alabama Fire Crackers are a crispy, fun snack made with saltine crackers, spices and red pepper flakes for a spicy and delicious kick! So simple and crazy delicious, and could be the perfect accompaniment to a cheese tray.
Sweet and Savory Seasoned Pretzels are coated with brown sugar, smoked paprika, lemon zest, rosemary, and just a bit of cayenne pepper for the perfect combo of sweet and smokey with just a hint of spice. Serve them on their own, or pair them with the maple mustard dipping sauce and take them over the top.
Made popular from the viral TikTok trend, a butter board is a fun new way to serve up flavored butter for snacking. Kind of like a butter charcuterie board, butter is served up with other flavorful ingredients for dunking and dipping. This recipe comes together in just minutes and makes it a perfect fast and easy appetizer for Thanksgiving.
Apple Cheddar Crostini has sweet cinnamon apples and sharp cheddar cheese atop a thin, toasted slice of a chewy baguette. The addicting flavor combination will have you coming back for ‘just one more.’ They taste amazing and look pretty too!
Bacon Wrapped Smokies are a family classic that always hit the spot. Little smokies sausages wrapped in bacon with a brown sugar mustard mixture is pure deliciousness. You’ll love that they only have 4 ingredients, and take just minutes to assemble!
Sundried Tomato Crostini is a quick and easy recipe that’s sure to leave your guests impressed. The flavorful combo of sundried tomatoes, various cheeses, basil, and a hint of garlic creates an addicting savory appetizer. Best of all you can make them in less than fifteen minutes!
With only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of hands-on time, Chicken Apple Sausage Appetizers make the best party snack! Start with Aidells chicken apple sausages , cover in a ridiculously delicious maple mustard glaze, then warm in the slow cooker.
Cheesy Bacon and Broccoli Dip transforms frozen broccoli, bacon and cheese into a creamy and cheesy, easy and very addictive hot party appetizer. It’s perfect for scooping up on crackers or corn chips or spreading on your favorite bread.
Rolled up in puff pastry, Sausage Cranberry Brie Bites just the right amount of savory from the ground sausage, sweetness from the cranberry sauce, and a salty creaminess from the brie. Plus, they look stunning on a platter.
This 3-Ingredient Cheese Ball Recipe is a classic, easy appetizer made with cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, and chopped walnuts. It takes just 5 minutes to make and is perfect for serving at Thanksgiving alongside crackers, apples, veggies, or bread slices.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates are addicting and your guests will love them. Caramelized sweet dates, creamy goat cheese, and salty prosciutto are the perfect combination of salty and sweet. Just 3 ingredients!
This Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball is just as delicious as it sounds. Basically a giant ball of cream cheese and cheddar rolled around in bacon, it’s always a crowd-pleasing snack when served with a variety of crackers. You can't go wrong!
Salami Rollups with cream cheese and fresh herbs are easy to make and fun to serve! Make them into a cornucopia shape for a fun Thanksgiving finger food idea, or add them to your next meat and cheese tray.
Creamy, easy to make Paprika Dip only requires 5 ingredients! It's packed with vibrant flavors from feta cheese, roasted red peppers, lemon juice, olive oil, and paprika. Serve with pita bread or chips, or your favorite flavored crackers.
Toasted Ravioli are a wildly addicting Olive Garden copycat recipe. Cheese ravioli get breaded then fried (or air fried) until golden brown and crispy. These taste so much better than the restaurant version and are surprisingly super simple to make!
This easy Burrata Appetizer recipe has fresh burrata cheese drizzled with balsamic reduction and surrounded by pears, prosciutto, dates, jam, toasts, and nuts. It only takes minutes to put together and it’s a total crowd pleaser.
Perfect for Friendsgiving or non-traditional Thanksgiving celebrations (or just anyone who loves taco flavor!) Baked tortilla cups are filled with a taco-spiced cream cheese mixture and topped with all your favorite taco toppings to create these miniature taco bites.
Thanksgiving jarcuterie makes a cute individual appetizer that everyone will love. Include your favorite charcuterie ingredients in a pre-portioned cup or jar, and everyone can snack while they mingle.
Pumpkin fluff is a tasty appetizer or dessert dip that’s easy to make and doesn’t require any cream cheese! It’s made with just five ingredients and takes less than five minutes to whip up. Serve it with your favorite dippers such as pretzels, vanilla wafers, or apple slices and watch it disappear fast.
Ready to make some easy Thanksgiving appetizers?
I hope this list of easy Thanksgiving appetizer ideas has given you tons of inspiration for what starters to make before the main meal.
Sure turkey is good, but appetizers are even better!