25 Bite-Sized Thanksgiving Appetizers
Sweet Potato Rounds
We decked out these nacho-esque sweet potatoes with crumbled cotija cheese and cilantro leaves.
Spiced Mixed Nuts
Spiced nuts are a must at any gathering, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Gussy up your favorite blend with sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper.
Chorizo, Parsnip, and Olive Bites
With just dried chorizo, parsnips, and green olives plus olive oil, and salt you can put together these easy Thanksgiving hors d’oeuvres.
Persimmon and Brie Crostini
Sweet persimmons and creamy Brie cheese are an unexpectedly delicious combination, especially when served on toasted baguette slices. Finish with freshly cracked pepper.
Deviled Egg with Relish
Roasted Beets with Tarragon
Provencal Onion Tart
Top store-bought puff pastry with sauteed onions, black olives, anchovies, and fresh thyme for our take on the Provencal classic pissadaliere. Serve in bite-sized squares.
Shrimp Cocktail with Three Sauces
Treat your guests to a luxe shrimp cocktail spread with a trio of delectable sauces -- mango-basil, remoulade, and tomato-horseradish.
Roasted Squash Seeds
Pimenton (Spanish paprika) adds a smoky kick to these irresistibly moist meatballs. Serve with toothpicks for easy eating.
Upside-Down Mushroom Tartlets
Amp up sauteed mushrooms with fresh thyme and nutty Gruyere cheese, top with buttery puff pastry, and bake until golden brown. Invert and serve!
Spice popcorn every which way for an easy appetizer that lets guests nosh without spoiling their appetite for the feast ahead.
Warm Marinated Olives
You can put this easy appetizer together in just 15 minutes on your stovetop (we’re betting your oven’s full!).
Three cheers for these three-cheese puffs! Cheddar, blue cheese, and Gruyere are a dream team.
Roasted Spiced Chickpeas
Roast chickpeas tossed with cumin, coriander, ginger, and paprika for a healthy pre-meal snack.
Shrimp and Avocado Salad on Endive Leaves
We like to think of this finger food as guacamole elevated with shrimp. Serve it in endive leaves for an ultra-sophisticated starter.
If you don't want to splurge on chanterelles, feel free to use any kind of mushrooms you please. Thanks to the generous dose of cream, they'll taste just as luxurious.
Ratatouille Phyllo Wraps
An ingenious way to use up leftover ratatouille! Roll it up in store-bought phyllo, cut into logs, and bake until golden. Add feta to the filling for extra richness.
Delight one and all with this festive Thanksgiving finger food! Mini squares of toasted pumpernickel bread are topped with dollops of goat cheese and butternut squash cut into leaf shapes.
Goat Cheese, Cranberry, and Walnut Canapes
The combination of walnuts, goat cheese, and dried cranberries in this crostini topping is the ideal mix of sweet, savory, and crunchy.
Devils on Horseback
A classic hors d'oeuvre of prunes wrapped with bacon, skewered onto toothpicks, and baked. This tantalizing sweet-and-savory combination will whet the appetites of your Thanksgiving guests.
In this classic Lowcountry appetizer, boiled shrimp are marinated in a mixture of lemon juice, white-wine vinegar, olive oil, onions, garlic, chiles, and a slew of spices. A great make-ahead reipe, the shrimp need a full day for the flavors to develop.
Mini muffin tins transform cornbread into a delectable bite-sized appetizer. Try all three flavor combinations: orange-rosemary, jalapeno-cheddar, and caramelized onion-bacon.
Speedy Smoked-Salmon Crackers
Spike Neufchatel cheese with horseradish and chives, schmear onto butter crackers, and top with thinly sliced radishes and smoked salmon for a light, elegant starter.