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Every Recipe You Need for a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
Every Recipe You Need for a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Appetizers: Finger Foods So Finger Lickin’ Good

THANKSGIVING APPETIZERS.

We can’t think of anything better than rollin’ up to a Friendsgiving party with a massive spread of finger lickin’ finger foods, no forks or spoons required. Instead of scratchin’ your head wondering what impressive dish to make on a moment’s notice, take a stab at these tried and true recipes that are quick and easy to make, require few ingredients, and are super scrumptious. You’re gonna wish you had more than 10 fingers with these delightful last-minute Thanksgiving appetizers, which will pair perfectly with your traditional Thanksgiving dinner. You’ll be the life of the party at Thanksgiving dinner!

Disclaimer: these tasty Thanksgiving recipes call for Thanksgiving drink pairings! Check out our favorite fall drinks that will work perfectly with these fall appetizers.

Avocado Deviled Eggs

thanksgiving appetizer deviled eggs source: ammessavorydish.com

Deviled eggs: the ultimate classic finger food. Amee’s Savory Dish recipe is a just a little bit different than your mama’s, adding some green to the creamy mix! Ripe avocados give this classic pre-feast snack a healthy makeover. These make great Thanksgiving appetizers to munch on while you anticipate turkey time. Also, don’t forget the paprika on these lil eggs. Think we can all agree that a sprinkle of paprika makes all the difference. You can even make them a tad spicy and more colorful by adding a sprinkle of crushed red pepper.

Cheese Ball Bites

a loaded cheese ball covered in bacon held by a pretzel stick source: delish.com

Oooh the thought of cheese balls at family parties. But instead of your fam having to huddle over one massive ball of cheese and pick at it with pita chips, Delish has come up with a more convenient way to put cheese in your mouth, which makes all of us think, well why didn’t we come up with these Thanksgiving appetizers before? We’re talkin cream cheese, shredded cheddar, and other delicious ingredients, covered in finely chopped bacon. Place a pretzel stick in the center, and you’ve got lil portable snack balls of cheese, which is everyone’s dream, right? You can also eat these cute cocktail one-bite wonders with olives and your favorite crackers. Serve a cheesy trifecta by adding blue cheese to the mix! Not into meat? Cover these balls with roasted pecans instead.

Turkey Fruit Platter

fruit designed to be a thanksgiving turkey source: thefirstyearblog.com

A last-minute fruit platter makes a great appetizer. Style it in the shape of a turkey to have some fun with it! Veggies work for this as well, and in fact, you could make one platter of fruits and one of veggies to give your friends some variety. The fresh picks will be refreshing and will cut into all the heavier foods you’ll be eating. Plus vegetarians will adore you for thinking of them. Check out the recipe by The First Year Blog here.

Smoked Salmon Appetizer Bites

smoked salmon appetizers with dill and toothpicks on cutting board source: recipetineats.com

Skip the crostinis this year. For light hors d’oeuvres with a touch of refinement, say hello to tiny smoked salmon appetizers by Recipe Tin Eats, made with just 8 ingredients, including cream cheese, salmon, dill, lemon juice, and tortillas. These are ridiculously easy to assemble and travel with to your gatherings. This is a great Thanksgiving recipe to make and also for all your dinner parties year ‘round. They’re so elegant and people will definitely say things like “Damn girl you made these? But how?!” Add some goat cheese for a pleasant surprise–goat cheese works so well with salmon!

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Slow Cooker Cranberry BBQ Meatballs

cranberry bbq meatballs with toothpicks on a plate

Bite-size meatballs work great as Thanksgiving appetizers! Loaded with seasonal flavor, these cranberry BBQ meatballs by Tastes Better From Scratch have just enough sweet and tang to give you a taste of Thanksgiving, and at the same time add variety to the Thanksgiving spread. Oh and hey, you get to make these super-easy meatballs in a slow cooker.

 

Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels

a plate of sun-dried tomato and basil pin wheels finger foods source: minimalistbaker.com

Roll ‘em up! This is easy Thanksgiving at its finest. Nothing says the holidays like red and green together. Take a bite out of the holidays by making this very easy, very creamy spiced sun-dried tomato and basil pinwheels by the Minimalist Baker. They look like xmas but taste like pizza. The basil is so fresh in this dish, guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Pumpkin Seed Spread

a bowl of pumpkin dip, finger foods source: foodwishes.com

Give the hummus and spinach dip a break and do Thanksgiving right by servin’ up pumpkin finger foods! If you’re a regular Youtube visitor and you’re not following Chef John from FoodWishes.com, what are you doing with your life? Do you really want to go on in life without this decadent roasted pumpkin seed spread, and forego the chance of winning Thanksgiving? Just look at this pumpkin dip!

Turkey, Cranberry & Brie Egg Rolls

thanksgiving appetizers turkey cranberry brie egg rolls source: reciperunner.com

Egg rolls, who dis? You read that right: Recipe Runner is keeping things interesting by merging our fave Thanksgiving staples with crunchy egg rolls! These do have turkey inside, so they are toootally festive. And with cranberry and baked brie added to the mix, it’s a fusion like no other. These Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries a plate of strawberries with chocolate cheesecake filling source: tipbuzz.com

Oh you think we forgot dessert? That’s hilarious, yeah, right! After eating all the Thanksgiving appetizers, turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, you can handle, save some room for some sweet finger foods, especially for these cute, refreshing chocolate strawberry desserts. Thanks, Tipbuzz, for making our dreams come true. So portable, so balanced with the chocolate and fresh strawberries, these are some light treats that only take 15 minutes to make.

Easy Caramel Apple Monkey Bread

tasting caramel apple monkey bread source: justataste.com

Mmm baked monkey bread: the ultimate finger food dessert. Just a Taste’s monkey bread is sweet and sticky, and the baked Granny Smith apples with cinnamon are sooo autumn! And only 6 ingredients? Get your bundt pan ready! This Thanksgiving recipe is dangerous in the best way. 

It’s so easy to be thankful with these quick and delicious appetizers and finger foods! Perhaps turkey won’t be the star of Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Apple Pumpkin Bundt Cake

apple pumpkin bundt cake topped with caramel and nuts source: juliasalbum.com

For your Friendsgiving soiree, this baked apple pumpkin bundt cake will do the trick. It’s got pumpkin mixed in,  as well as apples, a luscious caramel topping, and roasted chopped pecans on top. Julia’s Album’s moist, seasonal cake recipe will keep you from ever buying store-bought cake again. And who ever told you that you can’t eat cake with your hands? Make sure to save room for this beauty! If you can’t get enough of that sweet taste of fall, we’ve got the lowdown on the best fall desserts you just have to try (spoiler alert: pumpkin, pumpkin, and more pumpkin).

It’s so easy to be thankful with these quick and delicious appetizers and finger foods! Perhaps turkey won’t be the star of Thanksgiving dinner this year after all.

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