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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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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.
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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

Fish Taco Bites

Fish Taco Bites

Fish Taco Bites

I think these appetizers are better than full-size fish tacos I’ve had as an entree. Enjoy the creamy salsa drizzle not only on these bites, but also on other Mexican dishes. —Carmell Childs, Ferron, Utah

Cranberry Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Cranberry Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Cranberry Jalapeno Cheese Spread

This easy spread is based on several different relishes and spreads I've tasted or made before. I love the sweet and spicy combination of flavors. —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan
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Pizza Fondue

Pizza Fondue

Pizza Fondue

It's time to rethink the way your family does pizza night. I heard about this recipe on a talk show and then personalized it by using home-canned sauce. —Susan Carlson, Perry, New York

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip

My husband and two kids are sure to eat the first dozen of these cookies, warm from the oven, before the next tray is even done. A co-worker gave me the recipe for the pumpkin dip, which everyone loves with the cookies. —Kelly McNeal, Derby, Kansas

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

Sweet Onion Bread Skillet

Sweet Onion Bread Skillet

Sweet Onion Bread Skillet

Because there are just a few ingredients in this recipe, you’ll get the best results if you use the finest-quality ingredients, like fresh Vidalia onions and aged Parmesan cheese. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip

I came up with this rich, creamy pumpkin dip when I had a small amount of canned pumpkin left in the fridge after my holiday baking. It's also great served with sliced pears and apples, or as a spread on zucchini bread. —Laurie LaClair, North Richland Hills, Texas

Chutney-Bacon Cheese Ball

Chutney-Bacon Cheese Ball

Chutney-Bacon Cheese Ball

Your guests will love this tasty, ingredient-packed holiday cheese ball. Serve with crackers for a yummy appetizer.—Dena Gurley, Southaven, Mississippi

Festive Turkey Meatballs

Festive Turkey Meatballs

Festive Turkey Meatballs

Turkey gives a different twist to these slightly sweet and spicy meatballs. For the holidays, I serve them on a tray lined with parsley and garnished with red pepper or pimientos. —Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona
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