Kick off the Thanksgiving feast with these easy appetizers sure to delight the whole family. Choose from favorites such as baked brie, cheese balls, dips, spiced nuts, and cheese straws.
This dip combines frozen spinach, bacon, and onion with cream cheese, milk, sour cream, and a bubbly Parmesan topping for extra richness. Serve this Thanksgiving crowd-pleaser warm with freshly made crostini or pita chips.
This shortcut version of traditional Southern cheese straws begins with purchased frozen puff pastry, which is brushed with egg, Parmesan cheese, mustard powder, and a pinch of cayenne pepper, and formed into decorative twists. They only take 20 minutes to prepare and another 10 minutes to bake. Serve these crowd-pleasing appetizers with a selection of olives and crudites.
Warm and bubbly right out of the oven, this dip will be a hit as a Thanksgiving appetizer. Canned artichoke hearts are even more flavorful when cooked with white wine, then combined with fontina and Neufchatel cheese and served with toasted pita wedges. The unbaked dip can be frozen up to 1 month ahead; make sure to thaw completely before baking.
Sweet, tart, and spicy flavors are harmonious in this seasonal salsa recipe of fresh cranberries, avocado, honey, cilantro, and jalapeno. It only takes 20 minutes to get on the table, leaving you more time to devote to your guests and preparing the rest of Thanksgiving dinner.
This easy spread is made with cream cheese, crumbled blue cheese (we suggest Stilton, but another variety would work as well), and chopped walnuts. It is delicious served with crackers, or apple and pear wedges. Rub the sliced fruit with lemon juice to prevent discoloration. The spread can be made up to one week in advance of your Thanksgiving gathering.