These Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers Are Just What You Need to Start a Fabulous Feast
Keep your hungry crowd happy with deliciously simple appetizers while you finish the holiday meal. Our tried-and-trusted selection includes spiced nuts, crispy chickpeas, ham-and-spinach dip, a fresh take on the relish tray, and cheater's deviled eggs.
Warm Fennel-and-Parmesan Dip
A warm, golden dip always tempts guests to dig in. This one uses Parmesan cheese to season caramelized fennel and garlic.
Spinach Dip 2.0
For a lighter, healthier take on the creamy, cheesy classic, try this update made with ricotta. The savory spread makes an excellent Thanksgiving starter.
Cauliflower, Red Onion, and Chestnut Tart
A blue cheese bechamel makes this tart deliciously rich, so you need only a small piece. It's a good starter or side dish for a holiday meal, but it works just as well for lunch or a light dinner with a green salad.
Broiled Feta with Oranges
This salty-tangy appetizer is great with bread and only takes a few minutes to prepare.
The canned sardines are coated in cornmeal and fried up in minutes for a delicious appetizer.
Baked Brie with Pecans
Toasted pecans and maple syrup complement the creamy Brie in this hors d'oeuvre. For the best texture, let the cheese cool before topping it with the syrup mixture.This recipe is by Everyday Food reader Kathy Quinn of Montclair, New Jersey.
A perfect snack to serve at holiday gatherings, this pecan-coated cheese ball is a party favorite. Serve it with raw vegetables and crisp crackers.
Cheddar Biscuits with Pecans
This savory Southern hors d'oeuvre can be made up to a week in advance, giving you more time to enjoy your guests on Thanksgiving Day.