Turkey is the main course but it’s just not a holiday without plenty of appetizers to keep the family satiated while your perfect bird roasts. Here are some of the tastiest and easiest Thanksgiving Appetizers to make your next holiday gathering even better.
No, you don’t have to order in from Outback Steakhouse. This blooming onions recipe is your secret to the best holiday appetizer. We can’t be held responsible if your relatives fight for the last one.
Pigs in a Blanket
Is it even a holiday without pigs in a blanket? Made with crescent roll dough and cocktail sausages, these appetizers are quick to make and everyone loves them.
Deviled Eggs with Bacon
With their smooth, creamy filling and crispy bacon bits, these deviled eggs make a great appetizer for the holidays. They’re easy to prepare and they can be made ahead of time to free up some of your schedule on turkey day!
Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts
No one will scoff at these brussel sprouts. Wrapped in bacon and drizzled with maple syrup or balsamic reduction, this just may be the only way to get your family to love brussel sprouts.
These cheesy fries are loaded with chicken wings, wing sauce, and loads of flavor. Just like Wing Stop Buffalo fries, these are a real crowd pleaser.
Baked Mango Habanero Wings
Sweet and spicy at the same time, these oven-baked wings are absolutely irresistible. Covered in a sticky, tasty sauce, this appetizer will fly off the dish.
Spinach dip is a classic when it comes to appetizer planning. This gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly recipe is simple to make and all your guests are sure to love it.
Onion Rings (Burger King Copycat Recipe)
Skip the drive-through and make your own Burger King-worthy onion rings at home with this amazing recipe. Crispy and delicious, these appetizers will satisfy your guests.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
This spicy Buffalo chicken dip is a creamy, savory dish that has to make your menu this year. This comforting and satisfying dip is a hit every single time.
Smoked Salmon Spread
Smoked salmon spread comes together with only a handful of ingredients and three simple steps. Your guests will devour it!
Pickle fans will love this appetizer. Wrapped in smoky bacon and fried, these crispy pickles are to die for. Serve some ranch dip alongside it and you have one delectable, low-carb snack.
Cranberry Baked Brie
This creamy, rich cheese was meant to be baked to perfection. Dip crackers or crusty bread in and scoop out this mouthwatering cheese. It’s the perfect way to enjoy brie.
Loaded Mashed Potato Balls
Leftover mashed potatoes can come in really handy when you’re looking to make the perfect appetizer. These potato balls are crispy on the outside and creamy in the center. They’re irresistible.
Sausage Stuffing Bites With Cranberry Dipping Sauce
Made with sausage, cranberries, and cheddar cheese, this dipping sauce is going to wow all of your guests.
Crescent Roll Hot Dogs
Crescent roll hot dogs are super easy to make and always a hit at a party. Plus, you can easily prep this recipe with your kids. Keeping them involved in the process can keep them out of trouble and help you get your meal prepared on time.
Sweet Potato Fries
It’s possible to make a tasty appetizer that is healthy, too. Salty and crispy, sweet potato fries are a healthy alternative to French fries and they’re a hit with grown-ups and kids alike.
Cheesy Everything Monkey Bread
Cheesy monkey bread that’s covered in cheese and Everything Bagel seasoning, this pull apart bread isn’t going to last long.
Pull-Apart Cherry Pie
This tart and savory dessert requires only two simple ingredients. Yes, you read that right. Just two! This pull-apart recipe is easy to make, fun to eat, and oh-so-delicious.
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Even if you think you don’t like mushrooms, you’ll love these! Loaded with tender crab meat, cheese, herbs, and spices, these fancy appetizers are a must for any holiday gathering.
Simple and delicious, this appetizer is so practical. You can serve it plain or load it with toppings.
Turkey Cheese Ball Thanksgiving Appetizer
Not only is this dish super adorable, but it’s easy to put together, too. Anything quick, simple, and delicious belongs at your Thanksgiving Day feast.
Pumpkin Pie Dip
Pumpkin pie is delicious. Pumpkin pie dip? You guessed it. Just as delicious. Dip fruit slices, graham crackers, or anything else you like in this scrumptious dip. You won’t be disappointed.
Turkey Veggie Tray
Once you see this turkey veggie tray, you won’t be able to resist preparing it for your next holiday gathering.
Bread Bowl Cheese Dip
Bread and cheese make a great combination but cheese in bread? Now that’s just heavenly.
Apple Pie Tacos
A crispy taco shell stuffed with cinnamon sugar filling and covered in caramel sauce that’s ready in just 20 minutes… Need we say more?
Forget store-bought shrimp rings. You can make your own with a much tastier cocktail sauce with this recipe. Your guests will be so impressed.
Easy Thanksgiving Appetizer: Pigs in a Blanket Recipe
- 8 ounces refrigerated crescent rolls
- 24 cocktail-sized smoked sausage links
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- sesame seeds or your favorite seasoning
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate into triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise into 3 long narrow triangles.
- Place a sausage link on the wide end of each triangle and roll up to the opposite point. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, seam side down, and repeat with the remaining dough and links, leaving a few inches of space in-between.
- In a small bowl, beat together the egg and water. Brush the dough with the egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake for about 12-15 minutes until golden. Let cool for a minute or so and serve with dipping sauce.
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