Find easy and incredibly delicious Thanksgiving appetizers for even the pickiest of guests on your invite list!
You’ll find something for everyone in this round up, including the very BEST make ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers, and even healthy Thanksgiving appetizers to accommodate every guest.
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can get overwhelming to know what to make for gatherings! Whether you’re traveling to and from the homes of friend and family, or hosting and making your own array of dishes, I thought you’d enjoy these easy Thanksgiving appetizers.
Tried and true, there are Thanksgiving appetizer ideas for even the pickiest palates!
From handheld appetizers, to dips and spreads, there’s a recipe for every occasion. I love the delicious flavors of fall!
I’ve been rounding up my favorite holiday treats, eats and projects to give you some inspiration for your celebrations. Be sure to check out 20 Thanksgiving table settings, 20 Easy hors d’oeuvres, 12 Thanksgiving Cocktails, Baking with Apples and Pumpkin Desserts.
My ultimate Thanksgiving Guide is also filled with printable organization and planning ideas – it’s a can’t miss read if you’re hosting this year!
Make Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers
Dips are the easiest make ahead appetizers for any time of the year. These are great Thanksgiving appetizers to make ahead, even the day before!
This is the best veggie dip recipe that will have everyone begging for the recipe! It’s an incredibly easy vegetable dip that makes a large batch, so it’s perfect for get-togethers.
This blue cheese dip recipe is made with just five ingredients in less than five minutes. It’s got an incredible texture and flavor you’re going to love.
Creamy corn casserole made with cream cheese – this cheesy corn doubles as a dip! It’s a classic side dish that is perfect for parties as a dip or a family-friendly side dish.
This recipe is foolproof. It requires a little more hands on time than my other dip recipes, but it’s so worth it! I can’t keep my hands to myself when it comes to this dip with a kick.
Baked Artichoke Dip
This easy baked Artichoke Dip Recipe is a hot artichoke dip with cream cheese and mayo that pairs well with beer bread, sourdough, veggies and more. One bite and you’ll know why this is a classic favorite!
This is such an amazing cream cheese spinach dip that is full of flavor! Perfect for pairing with tortilla chips, flatbread, veggies or crostini.
This is an easy bacon cheese dip that’s always a favorite for game day or get togethers! This creamy mix of bacon, cheddar, cream cheese and sour cream topped with green onion is irresistible!
This recipe is one of our family staples. It’s not the holidays without it and no store bought version will ever do. This make ahead dip is always a win.
If you love shrimp, don’t skip my and Homemade Cocktail Sauce for the holidays or any time of year!
Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers
Spreads and dips are a perfect appetizer option that can often be made ahead. They are not only delicious, but they can also accommodate your guests who are living lower carb lifestyles, because you can serve them with such a variety of items.
Simply serve these spreads with fresh veggies for an easy way to make your low carb guests feel welcome!
This recipe is so easy it’s hard to call a recipe, but it’s pretty, delicious, and can be made last minute or or ahead.
This pretty wreath cheeseball is beautiful when served in the wreath form, but equally delicious in any shape and for any time of year!
This puff pastry recipe is so easy I even made you a video! It presents beautifully, too!
This simple cheese ball is a classic, and it takes just a few minutes hands on time and refrigerated until serving. You’ll wonder why you’ve ever purchased a mix.
This cute cheese ball is made into the shape of a hedgehog in the images, but you can make it into a more traditional shape if you’d like! Delicious any way you slice it.
This brie wrapped in puff pastry was one of my most popular recipes when I started creating recipes. It’s so incredibly, buttery brie goodness smothered on a cracker is hard to resist!
and Marinated Goat Cheese– these are the easiest appetizers ever! Anyone can make them and they are a classic for a reason.
Yes, I know this is the simplest of all appetizers! But a few simple tips and tricks can elevate this crowd-pleasing classic to a whole new level.
Thanksgiving Hors d’oeuvres
This recipe takes just five minutes to make. Serve with honey butter for an out of this world combo!
These bacon wrapped dates are stuffed with decadent cream cheese… it’s the ultimate combination of sweet and savory flavors.
Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms are one of the easiest hors d’oeuvres. They taste so amazing guests would never guess that they only take minutes to make! There’s a classic bacon stuffed mushrooms recipe you can’t miss, too.
These are a fluffy, warm and cheesy appetizer that is filling, comforting and a total crowd pleaser!
This is the easiest appetizer made with puff pastry, a thin slice of proscuitto, drizzle of olive oil and crack of sea salt. They’re little bites of heaven!
These are everyone’s favorite comfort food in the perfect bite-sized portion! Easy to make and even easier to eat, I dare you to try and stop at just one mac and cheese cup!
Little Smokies are the easiest appetizer! They’re made with just three ingredients in minutes! This recipe is the perfect party food to serve a crowd.
These are a family favorite! Every time we make them someone asks for the recipe. In fact, they’ve become expected at all of our holiday gatherings!
These are delicious little hand-held appetizers that can even be made in the shape of fall leaves. So cute, and beyond delicious!
Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers
While many of these Thanksgiving appetizers could be categorized in the hand held or make-ahead groups, they are also super healthy! I know how helpful it is to have some options for keeping moderation in mind.
These healthy Thanksgiving appetizers can also be helpful for guests with dietary restrictions – always be sure to ask to ensure they are comfortable with the options!
These are a low carb, deliciously savory appetizer idea your guests will love.
This easy endive appetizer is everything you crave for entertaining! It’s healthy, gorgeous, and simply bursting with fresh flavor. Bonus? Endive lettuce is naturally so easy to hold… your guests will keep coming back for more!
These make a healthy Thanksgiving appetizer. Bite sized, incredibly easy and gluten free, you’ll love this pairing!
Baked cauliflower becomes the perfect crunchy little bite. These are flavorful veggies that can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions.
These are an easy, low carb snack as well. When an appetizer is this tasty AND healthy, who can argue?
These are an easy healthy snack, and especially when baked!
30+ Thanksgiving Appetizers
Make Ahead Dips
Easy + Cheesy Thanksgiving Appetizer Options
- Choose your favorite recipe from this fun list.
- Use the printable recipe cards in each link for ease.
- Shop and organize all the necessary ingredients.
- Prep ingredients and cook as indicated – most are ready in less than half an hour!