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.

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

Blue Cheese-Apricot Bites

From Diabetic Living

Blue Cheese-Apricot Bites

Apricot-Honey Mustard Sausage Bites

From Diabetic Living

Apricot-Honey Mustard Sausage Bites

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Phyllo Triangles

Layers of flaky phyllo encase a savory double mushroom and creamy goat cheese filling in these luscious appetizers.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Phyllo Triangles

Spinach and Asiago Cheese Frittata

Provide guests with small plates and forks to partake in this colorful appetizer frittata. To turn it into a main dish, serve 2 wedges.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach and Asiago Cheese Frittata

Black-Eyed Pea Relish

From Better Homes and Gardens

Black-Eyed Pea Relish

Roasted Nut Snack (Nuts to You)

From Midwest Living

Roasted Nut Snack (Nuts to You)

Broiled Buffalo Wings

From Fitness

Broiled Buffalo Wings

Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

This five-ingredient recipe comes from the bacon pros at Nueske┐s meats in Wisconsin.

From Midwest Living

Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

Meatball Sliders

From Better Homes and Gardens

Meatball Sliders

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

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.

From Family Circle

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.

From Family Circle

Nutty Cream Cheese-Stuffed Celery

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.

From Family Circle

Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

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.

From Family Circle

Spinach-Souffle-Stuffed Mushrooms

Parmesan Crisps

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

From Family Circle

Parmesan Crisps

Polenta Tart

Polenta, seasoned with fresh basil and garlic, serves as the crust in this elegant make-ahead appetizer tart. Make and chill the polenta up to one day ahead. Just before baking, top with portobello mushrooms, tomato sauce, and Parmesan cheese.

From Family Circle

Polenta Tart

Potato Chip Nachos

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

From Family Circle

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.

From Family Circle

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.

From Family Circle

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.

From Family Circle

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.

From Family Circle

prosciutto-topped mushrooms

Cheesy Cucumber Bites

Stuff thick slices of cucumber with a cheddar and cream cheese dill spread for an appetizer that's tantalizes but leaves room for the meal to follow.

From Family Circle

Cheesy Cucumber Bites

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