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.

Shrimp with Two Sauces

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Shrimp with Two Sauces

Trio of Dips

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Trio of Dips

Ham Skewers with Pink Aioli

Aioli, the garlicky mayonnaise from Provence, serves as a tasty dipping sauce for these ham-and-potato appetizers. The pink color comes from roasted red peppers.

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Ham Skewers with Pink Aioli

Nutty Cream Cheese-Stuffed Celery

Ad these celery sticks filled with a savory cream cheese and walnut spread to a relish tray or serve them by themselves.

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Nutty Cream Cheese-Stuffed Celery

Spinach-Souffle-Stuffed Mushrooms

Put your food processor to work when making these tasty appetizers. Whirl the spinach, cheese, eggs, and seasoning until the eggs are beaten and the cheese is chopped.

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Spinach-Souffle-Stuffed Mushrooms

Potato Chip Nachos

Potato chips replace the standard tortilla chips in this quick and easy appetizer recipe.

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Potato Chip Nachos

Chicken Nachos

Turn nachos into a main-dish recipe by adding chicken and black beans to the mix of toppings. It also makes a hearty appetizer.

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Chicken Nachos

Eggplant Caviar on Crostini

For a make-ahead appetizer, prepare this eggplant caviar. This sophisticated treat can be made up to a week in advance.

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Eggplant Caviar on Crostini

Cream Cheese-Stuffed Celery Sticks

Celery stalks stuffed with cream cheese and chutney and topped with pecans make a flavorful addition to a relish or appetizer tray.

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Cream Cheese-Stuffed Celery Sticks

prosciutto-topped mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms go Italian with these tasty morsels. The bite-size appetizers, bursting with proscuitto, dried tomtoes, Parmesan, and oregano, make a delightful start to a pasta dinner.

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prosciutto-topped mushrooms

Pineapple Chicken Skewers

These Polynesian-style skewers are a great make-ahead appetizer for a holiday party. The tropical flavors of ginger and pineapple provide a pleasant escape on a snowy night.

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Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Roasted-Pepper Hummus

Hummus, the Middle Eastern spread made with pureed chickpeas, makes a tasty snack or appetizer. Roasted red peppers and roasted garlic enhance the nutty taste that comes from chickpeas. To save time, the garlic is roasted in the microwave oven.

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Roasted-Pepper Hummus

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.

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Fire and Ice Shrimp

Cheesy Crab Dip

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Cheesy Crab Dip

Mini Stuffed Potatoes

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Mini Stuffed Potatoes

Poppy-Sesame Party Loaves

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Poppy-Sesame Party Loaves

Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

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Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese

Chive Biscuits with Ham

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Chive Biscuits with Ham

Swiss and Gouda Fondue

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Swiss and Gouda Fondue

Mediterranean Puffs

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Mediterranean Puffs

Colby Cheese Fondue

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Colby Cheese Fondue

Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

Prepare the wings and season them up to 2 days in advance for this make-ahead appetizer recipe. On party day, just dip them in the purchased barbecue sauce and bake.

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Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

Parmesan Crisps

Pistachios add a little extra texture and subtle flavor to these cheesy snacks or appetizers.

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Parmesan Crisps

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.

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Pecan Cheese Logs

Baked Clams

When you want to treat your guests to something extraordinary, make this appetizer with fresh-from-the-sea clams. Bacon and Parmesan cheese are added to the bread crumbs and chopped clams for a rich and savory stuffing.

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Baked Clams

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