Kickstart your Thanksgiving feast with these irresistible appetizers, offering a tantalizing blend of flavors that will leave your guests eagerly anticipating the main course.

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Best Thanksgiving Appetizers

Prepare to tantalize your taste buds this Thanksgiving! These appetizer recipes are more than just an opening act; they’re the starters that will make your guests wish the main course would wait.

From savory dips to sweet bites, these recipes are simple, easy to prepare, and packed with festive flavors! Here are our top picks for the best Thanksgiving appetizers:

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Cranberry Salsa
Offer a bowl of cranberry jalapeno salsa chips as a starter before the feast. This sweet and spicy dip is festive and has the best flavor!
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Cranberry Jalapeño Cheese Cheese Dip
This spicy, sweet, and creamy dip is just the thing to offer as an appetizer on Thanksgiving. This creamy dip is easy, yummy, and pairs perfectly with crackers or bread.
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Cranberry Brie Bites
These brie bites are bursting with seasonal cranberry flavors for a tasty snack to tide everyone over until the meal is served. It's a perfect combination for an appetizer!
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Apple Butter Brie Crostini
This simple crostini makes a great appetizer for Thanksgiving. It is easy and has crispy bread, melty brie cheese, and sweet apple butter for a festive food to offer before dinner.
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Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball
This cheese ball has the best flavor! It is sweet, creamy, and has a yummy nutty crunch. Serve with toasted bread rounds or crackers for an easy starter to your Thanksgiving feast.
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Smoked Trout Dip
Smoked trout dip is easy, healthy, and rather elegant as a starter for Thanksgiving. You are going to love the flavor paired with toast triangles, crackers, or veggies.
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Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
These easy stuffed mushrooms are perfectly poppable for a Thanksgiving appetizer everyone will enjoy before the feast is served.
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Grilled Cranberry Meatballs
Make this meatball recipe for a festive appetizer. Offer a bowl of these grilled cranberry meatballs with toothpicks for a self-serve option everyone will love.
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Pineapple Cranberry Crescent Ring
Pop pineapple and cranberry with brie into a crescent ring for a flavorful appetizer with delicious holiday flavors in every bite.
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Pumpkin Deviled Eggs
Make these pumpkin-deviled eggs for the ultimate Thanksgiving appetizer. They are easy, adorable, and, best of all, tasty!
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Cheese Ball Bites
Make these cheese ball bites and roll them in nuts, scallions, cranberry chunks, or whatever you like! These are easy to serve with a pretzel stick for the best appetizer for a crowd.
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White Bean Cranberry Hummus
Add cranberries and white beans to your next batch of hummus for a flavorful, festive, and healthy starter. This can be served with chips, crackers, veggies, or bread.
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Charcuterie Jars
Pack a variety of elegant snacks into jars for a starter that everyone can snack on as they catch up before the big meal.
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Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini
This easy crostini is delicious and colorful. Make this for a finger food to occupy your dinner guests on Thanksgiving day.
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Sausage Cranberry Pinwheels
This pinwheel recipe uses brie cranberries, sausage, and puff pastry to make the most delicious seasonal starter.
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Smoked Cream Cheese
This simple appetizer is sure to be loved by everyone. Score and smoke a block of cream cheese for the best starter. Offer with crackers, bread or veggies.
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Charcuterie Skewers
These skewers have a variety of flavors for a great holiday appetizer option. Make these for Thanksgiving or anytime you need an easy yet elegant starter.
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No matter which recipes you choose, these Thanksgiving appetizers are sure to impress and leave your guests wanting more. So get ready to start your feast off on the right foot with these tasty and festive starters!  

And don’t forget about the drinks! To complement your delicious appetizers, consider making a batch of seasonal cocktails or mocktails for your guests to enjoy.

From apple cider mimosas to cranberry spritzers, there are plenty of festive drink options to choose from. And for the little ones or non-alcohol drinkers, try making a batch of hot cocoa with marshmallows or a pumpkin spice latte.

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