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15 Thanksgiving appetizers that take snacking to the next level

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You might not think it’s necessary to serve appetizers on a day like Thanksgiving, when you’ll be serving more food than is humanly consumable.

But, if your guests will be hanging out all day, watching football, and preparing for the turkey feast, it might be a good idea to tide them over with a few Thanksgiving finger foods. Here are 15 Thanksgiving appetizer ideas to keep your guests from getting “hangry” as they await the Thanksgiving Day feast.

3-ingredient brie & cranberry phyllo turnovers

Brie cheese and cranberry sauce are wrapped into phyllo dough to make flaky, cheesy 3-ingredient brie & cranberry phyllo turnovers from Cooking Canuck.

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Cheesy mashed potato stuffed mushrooms

If you’re looking to tie an appetizer into your Thanksgiving meal, whip up these quick and easy Cheesy mashed potato stuffed mushrooms from the Taste and Tell Blog.

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Apple, brie, and honey bruschetta

Lightly toasted bread, melted Brie cheese and sliced apples topped with pecans and honey make up this decadent Apple, brie, and honey bruschetta from The Craving Chronicles.

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Cranberry pecan brie crostinis with a maple sugar glaze

These Cranberry pecan brie crostinis with a maple sugar glaze from Chef-In-Training are warm and delicious with pleasing combinations of textures and flavors. The soft and warm brie cheese smeared across the toasted crostini topped with craisins and pecans is amazing. If that isn’t enough, the maple sugar glaze completes these personal appetizers with a sweet and complimentary coat to tie the flavors together.

Photo credit: Chef in Training

Bacon deviled eggs with caramelized onions and cheddar

It’s no surprise here, but deviled eggas are much better with caramelized onions, bacon, and cheese in these Bacon deviled eggs with caramelized onions and cheddar from The Endless Meal.

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Sweet potato maple bacon fritters

Use up any extra sweet potatoes and fry up these Sweet potato maple bacon fritters from Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen. A smidgen of maple syrup and brown sugar sweetness combined with salty, savory bacon and smokey paprika is perfection.

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Photo credit: Jeanie and Lulus Kitchen

Bite-sized caprese appetizer bites

Bite-sized caprese appetizer bites from Our Best Bites might seem like a summer dish, but an acidic, cool touch is just what your warm, rich Thanksgiving feast is asking for.

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Easy pumpkin hummus

Easy pumpkin hummus from A Couple Cooks might sound a little odd, but trust us the combination of pumpkin and chickpeas is perfect!

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Marinated cheese and olives

Serve up briny Marinated cheese and olives in an herb and garlic infused dressing from Five Heart Home on your Thanksgiving appetizer table.

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Smoked salmon cheese ball

Turkey is a great Thanksgiving main dish, but we like to add a nice seafood protein to the mix too with a Smoked salmon cheese ball from I Wash You Dry.

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Pinecone cheese ball

How cute is this Pinecone cheese ball from Chickabug Blog?! It could also double as an edible Thanksgiving centerpiece.

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Portobello stuffed mushrooms with bruschetta topping

These Portobello stuffed mushrooms with bruschetta topping from Jessica Gavin are the perfect bite-sized appetizers filled with spinach, mozzarella, breadcrumbs, tomatoes, and basil.

Photo credit: Jessica Gavin

Prosciutto-wrapped meatballs with cranberry glaze

These Prosciutto-wrapped meatballs with cranberry glaze from Kitchenette will definitely keep your guest’s hunger at bay until dinner is served.

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Photo credit: Kitchenette Blog

Cranberry crostini

You really can’t have too much cranberry on Thanksgiving, including Cranberry crostini from Cookie + Kate with crusty bread, goat cheese and bold cranberry-orange sauce.

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Pumpkin & fried sage flatbread

Pumpkin & fried sage flatbread from Foodie Crush has a roasted pumpkin base for the with crunchy fried sage and a spicy chipotle glaze.

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