20 Munchable Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas

These 20 Thanksgiving appetizer ideas are sure to be a hit at this year’s holiday table. Have your cocktail napkins and party plates at the ready; guests and loved ones are guaranteed to be back for more!

Glazed Turkey Meatballs

This fantastically simple recipe for homemade turkey meatballs glazed with whiskey-infused teriyaki dressing is absolutely mouthwatering. These flavorful cocktail meatballs are easy to assemble and even easier to eat!

spinach stuffed mushrooms on a baking sheet

Easy Spinach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

A perfectly bite sized mushroom appetizer brimming with a tangy goat cheese stuffing! You can’t get more easy and munchable than this classic hors d’oeuvre filled with healthy spinach and sun dried tomatoes.

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Cranberry Focaccia Bread

Shareable and soft cinnamon focaccia topped with festive cranberries is a simple and tasty appetizer idea perfect for the Thanksgiving table. Serve alongside spreads and dips for an extra special, flavorful snacking bread!

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple, and Gruyere Bites are the PERFECT appetizer!

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple and Gruyere Bites

A must-have starter at any holiday party, and especially Thanksgiving! Warm flavors of caramelized onions, mushrooms, baked apples and creamy Alpine cheese combine in this delicious puff pastry appetizer fit for fall.

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Maple Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

This recipe elevates roasted Brussels sprouts into a league of their own with a delicious maple glaze and swathe of smoky bacon. You need to try this nutritious veggie appetizer packed with bold flavors!

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Baked Brie with a Roasted Fig Walnut Honey Topping

Gooey, delightfully melted baked brie is the perfect foundation for this crazy delicious topping made from honey coated caramelized figs and crunchy walnuts. The perfectly festive and full-flavored appetizer for holiday dipping!

crab salad appetizers on a cucumber slice

Crab Salad Appetizers

If you need a little respite from Thanksgiving holiday indulgence, and look no further than this low-carb appetizer of fresh cucumbers topped with a light crab salad. Simple to make and seasoned to perfection, give these tasty crab bites a try at your next holiday party.

Cheesy Bacon Caramelized Onion Dip

Cheesy Bacon Caramelized Onion Dip

This 5-ingredient cheesy onion dip absolutely needs an introduction to your appetizer table this Thanksgiving. A combo of stringy melted cheese and sweet caramelized onions topped with crispy bacon is the ultimate appetizer dip recipe that’s perfect for a little holiday indulgence. Just add crackers!

closeup of a sweet potato and butternut squash puff on a plate

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash Puffs

Guests will adore this adorable and easy-to-make amuse-bouche recipe featuring sweet potatoes and squash roasted in sweet maple syrup and brown sugar, nestled in a bed of flaky, buttery puff pastry. The perfect party bite for fall entertaining!

nuts on a rimmed pan with spices and herbs

Rosemary Thyme Spiced Nuts

Lightly spiced and oven-roasted, wonderfully fragrant with rosemary and thyme, these festive nuts are perfect for holiday nibbling and gifting! They’re also incredibly easy to make in under 20 minutes.

Creamy Turkey Hand Pies: warm flaky turnovers are stuffed with a delicious turkey filling made with herbs, gravy and onion and then baked until golden brown!

Creamy Turkey Hand Pies

Enjoy a bite-sized sneak preview of turkey dinner (ahead of the real deal) with these adorable buttery hand pies! Packed with a creamy combo of turkey and gravy, vegetables and fresh herbs, this is an all-in-one appetizer baked to golden perfection.

Spinach Artichoke Dip is a baked spinach dip with three kinds of cheese

Spinach Artichoke Dip

No appetizer smorgasbord is complete without a savory, rich, cheesy spinach and artichoke dip! This recipe is prepared in a skillet for an even easier version of the classic crowd-pleasing holiday dip. Thanksgiving guests won’t be able to get enough of this creamy and delicious party dish!

sugared cranberries in a bowl, plus a Christmas ornament

Sugared Cranberries

Delicate, sparkling sugar frosted cranberries are a quick and easy, snackable Thanksgiving garnish. Great when added to desserts, served with cocktails, and as a decorative and delicious element for cheese boards – you’ll love this recipe for so many reasons!

baked parmesan cauliflower bites arranged on a baking sheet and a bowl of marinara sauce set next to them

Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower Bites

Seriously delicious cauliflower florets coated in crunchy panko bread crumbs and roasted to a tender deliciousness! The seasoning on these crispy cauliflowers is perfection – and seriously munchable! Serve with warm marinara sauce so your guests can dip each bite.

12 Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls in a Pan on the Countertop

Soft Parmesan Dinner Rolls

Serve these herbed and cheesy, easy dinner rolls at your next Thanksgiving gathering, and watch them disappear from the plate! As an appetizer or as a side, this comforting bread roll recipe is equally irresistible.

Stuffing anything with cheese automatically makes it exponentially better. These stuffed cheesy chicken apple and sage meatballs give the element of surprise with brie in the center of these!

Stuffed Cheesy Chicken Apple and Sage Meatballs

This delicious and easy chicken meatball recipe is literally bursting with a secret ingredient! The fall flavors of apple and sage make these a perfect meatball appetizer for your Thanksgiving spread, while a delightful cheese center makes for a melty surprise.

A wheel of melted baked brie cheese topped with red cranberry sauce.

Cranberry Sauce Topped Baked Brie

This is the best festive appetizer to make use of extra cranberry sauce; load it onto a warm, gooey baked brie wheel, serve with crackers and enjoy! An easy cheesy dip recipe to make for holiday parties that always pleases a crowd.

Butternut Squash Soup with cream, paprika and sage on top in a mug cup with a spoon.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Welcome guests with a tasty and warming bowl of this seasonal squash soup filled with fall herbs and spices. The velvety texture and delicious flavors of butternut and sweet apples is sure to get the party started!

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Asparagus Rollups with a Balsamic Reduction Drizzle

So simple, yet so full of flavor, this easy asparagus recipe is perfect for the busy holiday season. These asparagus spears wrapped in pastry and drizzled with a tangy balsamic reduction are a great vegetarian appetizer for Thanksgiving parties!

Twice Baked Potatoes feature

Twice Baked Potatoes

It’s time to meet the creamier, cheesier, cooler cousin of the humble baked potato. A fail proof recipe for twice baked potato mash packed with sour cream, cheese, bacon and chives loaded in crisp potato skins and topped with – you guessed it – more cheese!

You and your family are sure to love these tasty holiday starters this Thanksgiving. For hundreds more fun and easy recipes to really kick off the festive season, be sure to check out the recipe finder!

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