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Thanksgiving Appetizers

Looking for Thanksgiving appetizers? Get easy to make Thanksgiving appetizers. Taste of Home has Thanksgiving appetizer recipes including Thanksgiving dips, spreads, and more Thanksgiving appetizers.

Roasted Onion Spread

Roasted Onion Spread

Roasted Onion Spread

Our Test Kitchen home economists roast onions and garlic to mellow their flavor for this rich, buttery spread. It can be made ahead and reheated when needed.

Turkey Sandwiches With Red Pepper Hummus

Turkey Sandwiches With Red Pepper Hummus

Turkey Sandwiches With Red Pepper Hummus

A homemade red pepper hummus from our home economists sets this grilled sandwich apart from all the rest. Feel free to experiment with other varieties of breads, meats and cheeses.

Caramel Pumpkin Dip

Caramel Pumpkin Dip

Caramel Pumpkin Dip

Served with vanilla wafers, graham cracker sticks or even apple slices, this cool, creamy dip from our home economists makes a special autumn snack.
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Cucumber Dill Dip

Cucumber Dill Dip

Cucumber Dill Dip

This cool and creamy dip keeps the oven free for other foods on Thanksgiving. You can make the base in advance, then stir in the cucumber just before serving. —Judith Smith, Wymore, Nebraska

Apple 'n' Pear Kabobs

Apple 'n' Pear Kabobs

Apple 'n' Pear Kabobs

Instead of a fruit platter, serve these fun kabobs from Robin Boynton of Harbor Beach, Michigan. Drizzled with a yummy, warm butter pecan sauce, these treats will pretty up your party spread.

Squash Appetizer Cups

Squash Appetizer Cups

Squash Appetizer Cups

“These cheesy, moist bites always go fast!” says Lori Bowes from Waterford, Michigan. “If I’m in a hurry, I bake the mixture in a greased 9 x 13-in. pan and cut into squares.”

Southwest Turkey Spirals

Southwest Turkey Spirals

Southwest Turkey Spirals

Crave a snack? Try this zesty, easy-to-prepare appetizer from Traci Claycomb of Vero Beach, Florida. “It’s a delicious, non-traditional way to use leftovers,” she notes.

Fruit and Caramel Brie

Fruit and Caramel Brie

Fruit and Caramel Brie

"I’m a stay-at-home mother with two boys and I enjoy cooking—especially appetizers," shares Tracy Schuhmacher from Penfield, New York. "It must run in the family because my mom served appetizers and desserts exclusively for several Christmas Eve celebrations. Brie is one of my favorite cheeses and this sweet-savory recipe is party-special but especially easy to throw together."

Creamy Ranch Dip

Creamy Ranch Dip

Creamy Ranch Dip

Janice Freeman in Kewanee, Illinois shares her secret for a wonderfully thick and easy dip to dress up fresh veggies, crackers or chips—and it goes together with only three ingredients! “I just add cream cheese to the directions on the dressing envelope,” she says, “and it’s much better.”

Pinecone-Shaped Blue Cheese Spread

Pinecone-Shaped Blue Cheese Spread

Pinecone-Shaped Blue Cheese Spread

This savory pinecone is a blend of delicious cheeses and herbs. Topped with plenty of almonds, it makes an impressive and welcoming appetizer. —Kathy Johnson Council Bluffs, Iowa

Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini

Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini

Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini

For a change from the usual toasted tomato appetizer, try these baked bites. If you like, slice the baguette at an angle instead of making a straight cut. —Leondre Hermann, Stuart, Florida
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