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Thanksgiving Appetizers

Need Thanksgiving appetizers? Don't just tear open a bag of chips. Serve up some pre-feast favorites, from dips and spreads to spiced nuts, cheese balls, meatballs, bacon-wrapped bites and more special occasion appetizers

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Spiderweb Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

Spiderweb Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

Spiderweb Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

Every year, our daughter and her friends anticipate our annual Halloween party. Among the menu items is this taco dip with bat-shaped tortilla chips. —Sonia Candler, Edmonton, Alberta

Best-Ever Stuffed Mushrooms

Best-Ever Stuffed Mushrooms

Best-Ever Stuffed Mushrooms

Every Christmas Eve, I bring out a platter of my fresh-from-the-oven mushrooms. When you want a change, consider fixing the sausage and cream cheese filling all by itself—it's good spread on baguette slices and crackers. —Debby Beard, Eagle, Colorado

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."
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Chicken Salad Caprese

Chicken Salad Caprese

Chicken Salad Caprese

This unique, flavorful salad and bread combo will get rave reviews-guaranteed. Frances Pietsch, Flower Mound, Texas

Cranberry Chili Salsa

Cranberry Chili Salsa

Cranberry Chili Salsa

“This is delicious, easy to make and very different from your typical salsas. The combination of tart and sweet adds to its appeal.” Try it—it’s sensational! Mary Guertin - Bourbonnais, IL

Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

You can serve this chunky chutney over cream cheese or Brie with crackers, or as a condiment with roast pork or poultry. Either way, its slightly tart flavor and deep red hue lend a festive flair to the table. —Karyn Gordon, Rockledge, Florida

Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

This warm, cheesy spread is absolutely scrumptious served on the toasted pita wedges. And its colorful appearance makes it perfect for the upcoming holidays. —Teresa Emanuel, Smithville, Missouri

Warm Chicken Fiesta Dip

Warm Chicken Fiesta Dip

Warm Chicken Fiesta Dip

This crowd-pleasing dip is always a success, whether I follow the recipe as is or if I substitute shredded pork and stir in chopped fresh mushrooms.—Shannon Arthur, Lucasville, Ohio

Cheery Tomato Bites

Cheery Tomato Bites

Cheery Tomato Bites

Cherry tomatoes may be small, but these are full of great flavor. Plus, they add color to any table.—Rev. David Bostedt, Zephyrhills, Florida

Crispy Caribbean Veggie Wraps

Crispy Caribbean Veggie Wraps

Crispy Caribbean Veggie Wraps

“Filled with a sweet potato mixture, these delicious wraps are great for vegetarians and they’re relatively high in fiber, too,” raves Mary Beth Harris-Murphree of Tyler, Texas. Served with salsa, they’re sure to disappear from appetizer trays fast.

Herb & Roasted Pepper Cheesecake

Herb & Roasted Pepper Cheesecake

Herb & Roasted Pepper Cheesecake

Roasted red peppers and fresh herbs basil, chive and thyme add notes of sweetness, licorice and a hint of peppery finish in ways that will surprise you. Add a drizzle of oil just before serving, and pass the pita chips. —Laura Julian, Amanda, Ohio
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