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15 Thanksgiving Appetizers to Whet Your Appetite for the Big Meal

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Are you looking for some Thanksgiving appetizers to serve while you finish preparations for your big meal? These easy Thanksgiving appetizers are tasty and delicious, but they also come together quickly with just a few ingredients so that you can focus on your guests and your meal!

1. Baked Brie with Fig Jam

Melty baked brie and jam with bread
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

Looking for a fancy but tasty appetizer that your Thanksgiving guests will love? Then try this easy recipe for baked brie with fig jam. Serve it with crackers or crostinis and you’ll be all set. 

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2. Smoked Salmon Dip

Bowl of salmon dip with crackers and veggies.
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

Smoked salmon, fresh dill, red onion, cream cheese, and of course plenty of salmon are combined for a delicious and savory salmon dip that everyone is sure to love. Serve it with an assortment of crackers for your guests to choose from. 

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3. Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Close up of a breakfast board brunch platter
Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

Need something for your Thanksgiving guests to snack on while you are busy making lunch or dinner. Set them up with a brunch charcuterie board to snack from. Meats, cheeses, hard boiled eggs, fruit, crackers, and pastries are perfect for a brunch charcuterie board. 

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4. Mediterranean Charcuterie Board

Mediterranean charcuterie board platter
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

A Mediterranean charcuterie board offers something for all of your guests to snack on with a Mediterranean flair. Olives, cheeses, hummus, figs, apricots, and feta dip are all great choices for your board. Don’t forget something for your guests to dip into the hummus or feta dip!

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5. Trader Joe’s Cheese Platter

Costco meat and cheese platter with crackers and grapes
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

When it comes to appetizers you can’t get much easier than a Trader Joe’s cheese platter, and it’s something that everyone will love. Use this post to see exactly what to buy and how to keep it on budget! 

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6. Brie Cranberry Bites

Photo Credit: XoXo Bella.

Crescent rolls, creamy brie cheese, sweet cranberry sauce and orange marmalade, are combined for this sweet and savory bite of goodness. These are easy and quick to make in a muffin tin and your guests will think that they are elegant and delicious. 

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7. Cream Cheese Balls

Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

Turn the classic cheese ball into an individual appetizer this Thanksgiving for a fun twist. These ranch flavored cheese balls are made to look like pumpkins so they double as a centerpiece and an appetizer! Serve them with crackers, and plenty of fresh vegetables for dipping! 

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8. Marinated Olives with Feta

Photo Credit: XoXo Bella.

This Mediterranean style appetizer is perfect for any occasion and it pairs nicely with any other appetizers that you may be serving. You will need kalamata and green olives, feta cheese, caperberries, and a high quality olive oil to make this dish. Simply mix together and you are ready to serve!

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9. Bloody Mary Devilled Eggs

Photo Credit: XoXoBella.

If you are looking for a Thanksgiving appetizer that is sure to impress then look no further than these Bloody Mary devilled eggs. After the eggs are boiled and peeled you will add pickle juice, tomato paste, celery salt, and more to give them that classic Bloody Mary flavor. 

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10. Air Fryer Cranberry Brie Bites

Photo Credit: Fork to Spoon.

These festive appetizers are perfect for the holidays! They only take three ingredients and 15 minutes to make, perfect for when you are busy but want to be an amazing host! Phyllo shells, cranberry sauce, and brie are all you need for these tasty bites! 

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11. Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Roasted Nuts

No one can resist a sweet and salty, crunchy treat so these sweet and spicy rosemary roasted nuts are sure to disappear by the handful. It’s a good thing they are so easy and quick to make! Go ahead and start with a big batch for your holiday guests to enjoy. 

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12. Dilled Vegan Almond Cheese Ball

Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge.

This dill cheese ball is perfect for guests that may have a sensitivity to gluten or dairy. This cheese ball is made with nuts, garlic, dill, lemon zest, and nutritional yeast. This appetizer will need to be made ahead of time because it needs several hours to set. 

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13. Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce

Photo Credit: Seasonal Cravings.

Cranberries and brie are a combination that can’t be beat, and they are the perfect pairing for the holidays. Not only do they taste delicious, they look very festive together too. You can have this appetizer on your Thanksgiving table in under 15 minutes, serve it with sliced apples or your favorite crackers. 

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14. Prosciutto Wrapped Pears with Manchego

Photo Credit: Seasonal Cravings.

When you need a quick but delicious appetizer for unexpected guests, or an easy option for your Thanksgiving table these are sure to be a hit! Pear slices, with manchego cheese and arugula are wrapped together with prosciutto for a tasty handheld snack that is both sweet, salty, and savory. 

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15. Crostini with Fig and Prosciutto 

Photo Credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

This is another tasty appetizer that’s quick to make which is perfect when you are busy with other dishes for your Thanksgiving spread. Crostini slices smeared with Brie cheese, and a dollop of fig spread, a pinch of arugula, and a slice of prosciutto are an elegant but easy appetizer that everyone will love. 

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