Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday: we get together with the whole family, make some new memories and feast on a delicious dinner. But while waiting for the main dish to be served, we have to find something to keep the hungry guests entertained, and that’s where the appetizers save the day!

Below you’ll find some of the most delicious Thanksgiving appetizer recipes to make the day even better!

Holiday Cheese Board

Doesn't it look great?
Doesn’t it look great? Source: Take Two Tapas

Let’s start this list a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, because every family has the picky eaters. If you’ve never assembled a cheese board before, then check out this fun tutorial by Take Two Tapas. It’s super easy! But you can always just go with your instincts and add to the plate what you know your family will love.

You can add lots of different kinds of:

  • Cheese
  • Sliced or dried fruits
  • Cured meats
  • Nuts
  • Crackers and chips
  • Dip
  • Cheese spreads
  • Olives and pickles
  • Etc.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs

A fall favorite!
A fall favorite! Source: Tastes Better From Scratch

Want a recipe that will leave the guests saying “WOW”? Then check out these sweet and tangy Cranberry BBQ Meatballs from Tastes Better From Scratch. Even though they’re made in a slow cooker, the dish is actually super easy to make, and you can make it as simple or complex as you want: using store-bought meatballs or making them from scratch. Your call!

Cranberry and Cream Cheese Bites

Don't they look amazing?!
Don’t they look amazing?! Source: Pillsbury

These one-bite cranberry and jalapeno crescent appetizers look fancy, but they’re actually pretty easy to make, you’ll only have to combine the ingredients, place in the dough and bake for a few minutes. Oh, and after they’re served, you’ll find them disappearing from the plate very fast! Check out the full details here!

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This dip is perfect for every gathering!
This dip is perfect for every gathering! Source: Food Network

This super cheesy, hot artichoke dip from Food Network is the perfect thing to start Thanksgiving off right. The dish is super easy to prepare: you’ll basically only have to boil the spinach and artichokes mix them with the other ingredients.

And it gets better:

It only takes 15 minutes to be ready! So not only is it delicious, it also won’t take much time away from the dinner preparations.

Mac and Cheese Bites

Mac and cheese for everyone!
Mac and cheese for everyone! Source: Chef in Training

It’s hard to find a recipe that will please both adults and kids, but this recipe of mac and cheese bites from Chef In Training is perfect to entertain the whole family. It’s basically your favorite comfort food in bite-size form!

Hot Double-Onion Cheese Dip

This cheesy dip will be everyone's new favorite appetizer!
This cheesy dip will be everyone’s new favorite appetizer! Source: Woman’s Day 

Nothing says celebrations more than a dip: it serves a crowd and everybody loves it, especially when it’s this delicious and good-looking. This caramelized onion and cheese appetizer from the photo above is a guaranteed hit, and you can serve it with chips, crackers or breadsticks.

Check out the full recipe over at Woman’s Day!

Brie, Apple, and Honey Crostini

It looks elegant, but it's super easy to prepare!
It looks elegant, but it’s super easy to prepare! Source: Two Peas and Their Pod

Here’s another recipe that looks fancy, but is actually super easy to make and leaves the guests in awe. The dish only requires you to combine the ingredients, which are super delicious:

  • Baguette
  • Apple Butter
  • Brie
  • Apples
  • Pecans
  • Honey

Check out the full details over at Two Peas and Their Pod!

Spicy and Sweet Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

This dip has an interesting party of flavors!
This dip has an interesting party of flavors! Source: Sparrows and Lily

This cranberry and jalapeño dip from Sparrows and Lily was re-pinned over 100,000 times in less than a year, and you can totally see why. The dish combines tart cranberries, spicy jalapeños, and sweet sugar, creating a party of flavors perfect to make Thanksgiving even more interesting.

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Dip

Bacon is a must for any thanksgiving!
Bacon is a must for any thanksgiving! Source: Food Network

If you can’t indulge in Thanksgiving, then when can you? These bacon-wrapped brussels sprouts will make you forget everything, while the creamy lemon dip will ensure this is your new favorite appetizer. Check out the full recipe at Food Network!

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites

Looks fancy, but pretty easy to make!
Looks fancy, but pretty easy to make! Source: Table For Two Blog

This tasty appetizer combines elegance with simplicity, creating a dish that not only looks amazing, but it’s also easy to prepare. The recipe mixes a delicious party of flavors:

  • Caramelized onions
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Tart apple
  • Gruyere cheese

Doesn’t it sound incredible? Then check out the full details at Table for Two!

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