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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.

Fruited Ambrosia

Fruited Ambrosia

Fruited Ambrosia

This is a great take-along dish for any yuletide gathering. Crunchy nuts, chewy coconut and fruit galore provide a heavenly blend of textures and flavors.

Scarecrow Veggie Pizza

Scarecrow Veggie Pizza

Scarecrow Veggie Pizza

AT HARVEST PARTIES, fall festivals or any autumn event, the flavorful fellow here will raise a crop of smiles! To stuff this savory appetizer full of good taste, our Test Kitchen cooks shaped a scarecrow using red peppers, carrots, broccoli and lots of other fresh veggies. Since you can make the crust with refrigerated dough and quickly prepare a cream cheese spread to put on top, you'll be ready to form your own colorful character in no time.

Pecan Cheddar Snacks

Pecan Cheddar Snacks

Pecan Cheddar Snacks

Once you take a bite of these crisp and chewy cheese balls, you'll surely want more. I make them for the holidays and other special occasions, and I keep some in the freezer so they're ready to serve anytime. -Nellie Webb, Athens, Tennessee
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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 'n' Spicy Cranberry Dip

Hot 'n' Spicy Cranberry Dip

Hot 'n' Spicy Cranberry Dip

When I want to make this as an appetizer on Christmas or New Year's, I double the recipe, using one 16-ounce can of cranberry sauce. —Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington

Fluffy Orange Spread

Fluffy Orange Spread

Fluffy Orange Spread

With its pleasant orange flavor, this simple spread perfectly tops a variety of breads. Each bit has just the right amount of sweetness. —Ruth Hastings

Crab Corn Pudding

Crab Corn Pudding

Crab Corn Pudding

This special dish is a wonderful first course for a small gathering of friends around the holidays. —Shawn Solley, Lawton, Oklahoma

Quick Clam Dip

Quick Clam Dip

Quick Clam Dip

Although you can serve this dip right away, the flavors blend better after chilling a few hours. —Frances Councill, Crawford, Florida

Zippy Cranberry Appetizer

Zippy Cranberry Appetizer

Zippy Cranberry Appetizer

Tart cranberry flavor blends nicely with mustard and horseradish in this out-of-the-ordinary cracker spread. It's quick to fix, too. —Marie Hattrup, Sparks, Nevada

Baked Spinach Dip in Bread

Baked Spinach Dip in Bread

Baked Spinach Dip in Bread

This is the only way my kids will eat spinach! The dip can be made ahead and chilled. Place in the bread shell and bake just before company arrives.—Shauna Dittrick, Leduc, Alberta

Pear Pizza Wedges

Pear Pizza Wedges

Pear Pizza Wedges

You won't be able to stop eating this sweet and savory appetizer. The recipe makes just the right amount for a smaller gathering. —Mimi Merta, Dunedin, Florida
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