Popular Thanksgiving Appetizers Recipes

Provide a bounty of appetizers to nibble before the Thanksgiving meal. These easy recipes highlight holiday favorites from spiced pumpkin seeds to cranberry salsa.

Cheese Wafers with Pepper Jelly

These rich and crumbly cheese wafers boast slice-and-bake ease. Serve with pepper jelly or a mixture of pepper jelly and cream cheese.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheese Wafers with Pepper Jelly

Fire and Ice Shrimp

Add this spicy shrimp appetizer to your party or potluck menu. It's the perfect make-ahead recipe for any gathering.

From Family Circle

Fire and Ice Shrimp

Lemony Artichoke Dip

Red peppers and velvet-soft artichokes stud this warm Swiss cheese dip that makes for the perfect party or potluck appetizer.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemony Artichoke Dip

Pecan Cheese Logs

Include make-ahead appetizers such as these cheddar cheese logs in your party menu. Green chiles and cayenne pepper give a Tex-Mex style to the spread.

From Family Circle

Pecan Cheese Logs

Gouda and Red Onion Pizza

These easy cheese and onion appetizers use refrigerated pizza dough, saving you prep time.

From Midwest Living

Gouda and Red Onion Pizza

Trio of Dips

From Family Circle

Trio of Dips

Warm Layered Dip

From Family Circle

Warm Layered Dip

Philly Cheese Steak Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Philly Cheese Steak Dip

Ham and Cheese Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ham and Cheese Dip

Fruit and Pecan Stuffing

This savory herbed dressing gets a touch of sweetness from the apple juice and dried fruit. Perfect when paired with roast turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Fruit and Pecan Stuffing

Sweet Potato Fritters with Yogurt Chive Dipping Sauce

Ideal for game day or any day, these crunchy sweet potato bites make for an amazing appetizer, especially when dipped in a 60-second yogurt chive sauce.

From Diabetic Living

Sweet Potato Fritters with Yogurt Chive Dipping Sauce

Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Prepare these weenies and cheddar-beer sauce the day before so all you have to do is warm in a slow cooker with a car adapter on game day.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Ginger Shrimp Skewers

Peapod-wrapped shrimp is placed on skewers with mandarin oranges for this fresh, low-fat appetizer.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Ginger Shrimp Skewers

Spinach-Parmesan Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach-Parmesan Dip

Four-Cheese Pimiento Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Four-Cheese Pimiento Dip

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Dried Tomato and White Bean Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Dried Tomato and White Bean Dip

Mediterranean Veggie Dip

Add a Mediterranean flair to your menu with this delicious vegetable dip. This make-ahead recipe can be prepared up to one week in advance.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mediterranean Veggie Dip

Chili-Sour Cream Dip

There's a triple dose of heat in this spicy appetizer. The hot stuff includes green chiles, chili powder, and hot sauce.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chili-Sour Cream Dip

Bonanza Bean Dip

Cojita cheese is a Mexican cheese that comes in a hard, dry form or in a moister version. This recipe uses the moister, crumbly version to add flavor to an easy, make-ahead appetizer dip.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bonanza Bean Dip

Mini Party Quiches

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mini Party Quiches

Greek Stuffed Meatballs

There's a surprise hiding inside these beef and lamb meatballs: a piece of creamy feta cheese. Simmer a batch in your slow cooker for a party-friendly appetizer or serve a few on a baguette for a super sub sandwich.

From Midwest Living

Greek Stuffed Meatballs

Sweet-and-Sour-Glazed Chicken Sausage Bites

Flavorful and easy to prep, this slow cooker appetizer is fit for a crowd at a dinner party or tailgate. Serve with additional crushed red pepper so everyone can adjust the heat to their own preference.

From Midwest Living

Sweet-and-Sour-Glazed Chicken Sausage Bites

Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola

Gorgonzola cheese meets dried figs poached in port. The result: a thoroughly elegant holiday appetizer.

From EatingWell

Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola

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