19 Delicious & Festive Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

I’ve been on a holiday kick lately with a few different Halloween related posts, here and here. Naturally, this morning I woke up thinking about Thanksgiving. I realized I haven’t done a top Thanksgiving appetizer recipes post so maybe I could find some cool ideas.

We don’t really do a huge Thanksgiving get together in my family but we still like to celebrate the holiday. This year it looks like we have a lot to be grateful for so I’m thinking about going all out and doing a Friendsgiving celebration.

Depending on how the situation looks in a few months it might be online, in which case I can share some of my favorite appetizers with my friends. We can each choose one to make, meet online, and celebrate together through video.

That’s right, I went and scoured Pinterest for some incredible looking and festive Thanksgiving appetizer recipes. Today I am sharing those with you.

Festive Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Below are some of the Thanksgiving appetizer recipes I found that follow the Autumn and Thanksgiving theme. There are a couple of drink options too. Be it your planning a small get together or a big online or hopefully in person party, these appetizers are sure to make your guests and you very happy.

Apple Cheddar Pinwheels

Apple Cheddar Pinwheels

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What is Fall without apples? These apple and cheddar pinwheels look amazing. As a big fan of the apple and cheese mixture, I’m positive these are absolutely delicious. It’s in my must try list of Thanksgiving appetizer recipes.

Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus

Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus

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Listen, I’m absolutely done with Pumpkin flavored everything but when I saw this variation on hummus it went to the top of my must try list. This just looks absolutely delicious and the idea of a smoky hummus with a sweet pumpkin taste just makes my mouth water.

Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms

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I can take it or leave it when it comes to mushrooms. We aren’t big fans of the fungus, however I’m likely to give these stuffed mushrooms a try. Mainly because I love stuffing just that ding dang much.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball

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If you have a lot of kids coming to your Thanksgiving get together, this cheese ball will sure to be a hit. This is a hit among Thanksgiving appetizer recipes and is such a cute way to set up a cheese ball.

Thanksgiving Punch For A Crowd

Thanksgiving Punch For A Crowd

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This punch is non alcoholic, however if you added a bit of white rum or vodka I’m sure the adults would be just fine with it. It’s a completely simple punch that all your guests will enjoy. I highly recommend adding it to your Thanksgiving appetizer recipes list to serve.

Pumpkin Pie Cheese and Crackers

Pumpkin Pie Cheese and Crackers

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Alright, this is likely to take a little bit of work, and patience. But do you see just how adorable these things are? These are bite sized and are sure to impress your guests.

Baked Cranberry Brie Bread Bowl

Baked Cranberry Brie Bread Bowl

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I’m a big fan of bread bowls. They are fairly easy to make and typically a favorite at most get together. Brie and cranberry are also a fantastic blend and this is another must try in my Thanksgiving appetizer recipes list.

Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip

Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip

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This cranberry jalapeno cream cheese dip is extremely popular and people love to serve it up as an appetizer for Thanksgiving. It’s got sweet, spicy, and creamy all in one go so it’s absolutely a crowd pleaser.

Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread

Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread

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Yes we have another cranberry appetizer and it’s a spread. If you’re not big on spice this spread is a great one. It’s creamy, sweet, and tangy which means you are sure to please those spice averse guests of yours.

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball

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Back to the cute Thanksgiving themes, we have this amazing looking cheeseball. It’s so adorable and delicious. Your guests will love the theme and be amazed at how you did it, giving you a great conversation starter.

Turkey Snack Board

Turkey Snack Board

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If you like simple but creative appetizers this one is an absolute go. Serve with your favorite dips on the side and you have a cute and festive Thanksgiving appetizer. 

Sausage Stuffing Bites

Sausage Stuffing Bites

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Every year you have those guests, the ones who skipped breakfast because they knew they were going to overeat at dinner. Those people who the moment they walk through the door immediately eye the appetizer table. These are fantastic for those people. They get a quick taste of the stuffing to come with a small amount of meat to fill them just slightly before the main meal.

Harvest Charcuterie Board

Harvest Charcuterie Board

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Charcuterie boards have been all the rage in recent years so this board is absolutely perfect for your Thanksgiving get togethers. A good board has a mixture of salty, savory, sweet, and creamy to please every guest and this board absolutely covers all of these elements.

Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread

Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread

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I love pull-apart bread and this is a fantastic one. It’s got the creamy and sweet tartness that is sure to delight your guests. It’s also pretty easy to put together.

Crock Pot Cranberry Orange Meatballs

Crock Pot Cranberry Orange Meatballs

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Meatballs are always one of the first appetizers to disappear from a table. I’m positive these will be the same way. These cranberry orange meatballs are sure to disappear almost as quickly as you put them on the table. Make sure you keep a few in the kitchen for yourself.

Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa

Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa

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For those of us who do Thanksgiving around 1 in the afternoon, these are a great starter drink for the day. They are sweet, delicious, and yes have alcohol in them. Perfect if your family functions are sometimes a bit stressful.

Turkey and Stuffing Meatballs

Turkey and Stuffing Meatballs

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Another delicious meatball recipe to try out. Made with turkey and stuffing it’s basically like presenting a preview to your big meal. 

Fruit Kabob Turkey

Fruit Kabob Turkey

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Set this in the middle of your gable and be prepared for how many people think it’s absolutely adorable. Conversation starter? Yes. Delicious? Yes. It’s perfect for your Thanksgiving get-together.

Goat Cheese and Honey Bites

Goat Cheese and Honey Bites

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These goat cheese and honey bites are the perfect sweet and savory appetizer to set on your table. Be prepared though for them to disappear quickly. They are delicious, light, and add just a bit of softness to your overall spread.

Delicious Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

I know the holidays are a bit of a ways off but it doesn’t hurt to whip up a few of these in a practice run to see if they would be the perfect compliment to your meal. No matter what your Thanksgiving will look like this year my hope is that it is a good one, filled with love and tasty food.

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Which appetizer are you most excited to try? Let me know in the comments below. Follow me on Pinterest for more like this and pin this to your favorite Thanksgiving boards.

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Crystal Lynn

Crystal is the founder & CEO of MommyThrives and also full-time mom to a very active little guy. She’s passionate about cooking, cleaning, and organizing and turns her experiences into actionable systems to make mom-life simpler. When she’s not busy, you can find her reading, painting, or even on occasion indulging herself shooting bandits in Borderlands on her PC.

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