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.
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.
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.
Bacon deviled eggs with caramelized onions and cheddar
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Pinecone cheese ball
How cute is this Pinecone cheese ball from Chickabug Blog?! It could also double as an edible Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Portobello stuffed mushrooms with bruschetta topping