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.

Sweet and Spicy Pecans

These yummy pecans are super for snacking, but they also make wonderful holiday or hostess gifts. Why use cane sugar? Cane sugar has a lower melting point than the more common beet sugar, which makes cane sugar better for candied glazes.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet and Spicy Pecans

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

Tuscan Cheesecake Bites

Panko -- extra-crispy Japanese bread crumbs -- give the crusts of these savory small cheesecakes a pleasingly crunchy texture. Grind walnuts in a food processor or blender until they're as fine as cornmeal.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tuscan Cheesecake Bites

Goat Cheese-Olive Bites

Refrigerated piecrust makes these cheesy leek-and-olive appetizers a snap to make. For fun, purchase olives at a gourmet market's olive bar -- they're usually filled with a fantastic selection.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Goat Cheese-Olive Bites

Ham Sliders

From Midwest Living

Ham Sliders

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

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

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

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

Bacon-Cheddar Potato Dip

Fluffy mashed potatoes meet crispy bacon and salty blue cheese in this hearty slow cooker dip.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bacon-Cheddar Potato Dip

Pumpkin-Shrimp Bruschetta

From Diabetic Living

Pumpkin-Shrimp Bruschetta

Polenta Bruschetta

From Diabetic Living

Polenta Bruschetta

Mediterranean Pizzettas

From Diabetic Living

Mediterranean Pizzettas

Fresh Mozzarella with Basil

Follow the basic five-ingredient recipe or vary the cheese and herbs to create more flavors. For pretty color to serve on a Christmas buffet, serve this appetizer with baguette slices and tomatoes.

From Diabetic Living

Fresh Mozzarella with Basil

Cranberry-Citrus Meatballs

From Diabetic Living

Cranberry-Citrus Meatballs

Apricot-Honey Mustard Sausage Bites

From Diabetic Living

Apricot-Honey Mustard Sausage Bites

Chocolate Rum Truffles

Creamy, rich, and elegant, chocolate truffles are well worth the time and care they require.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Rum Truffles

Herbed Antipasto Kabobs

A tangy marinade, salty prosciutto, and fragrant basil work magic on a bounty of colorful vegetables. Use rosemary skewers for a presentation your guests will not soon forget.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herbed Antipasto Kabobs

Spinach-Parmesan Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach-Parmesan Dip

Mini Party Quiches

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mini Party Quiches

Mini Stuffed Potatoes

From Family Circle

Mini Stuffed Potatoes

Hamburger Sliders with Cranberry Chutney

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hamburger Sliders with Cranberry Chutney

Chunky Apple-Sage Appetizer

This quick and easy appetizer is low in calories and fat. You also can serve the apple mixture as a side dish for pork, turkey, or chicken.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Chunky Apple-Sage Appetizer

Caramelized Onion-Blue Cheese Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Caramelized Onion-Blue Cheese Dip

Blue Cheese and Pine Nut Puffs

From Better Homes and Gardens

Blue Cheese and Pine Nut Puffs

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