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For most, Thanksgiving is a holiday spent mostly in the kitchen. Not only do you have the turkey to cook which can take all day, but you’ve got the side dishes and desserts to make as well. While the main course is the star of the show, it’s the appetizers that keep the family satisfied and out of the kitchen until the turkey is ready. Thanksgiving appetizers are tricky because you need to make sure they’re not too heavy and fill people up but also not too light that they don’t make sense.
Make some of the best Thanksgiving appetizers for your family and friends this holiday season.
I like to use this planner to keep everything organized for most meals, especially the big ones where the whole family is gathered up in one place!
There are some amazing Thanksgiving cookbooks available online. It’s like having the perfect reference guide for this busy and crazy holiday. Another thing we always need when making Thanksgiving appetizers is plenty of baking sheets, aluminum foil, and parchment paper.
One year the hand mixer died while we were halfway through a recipe, we had other options but I replaced it and I love that with this model there are so many color options to make my kitchen style and decor.
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Spicy Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs | Yellow Bliss Road
Hot Crab Dip | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Meat, Cheese, and Cracker Turkey Platter | Freebie Finding Mom
Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball | Crafts a la Mode
Italian Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls | The Two Bite Club
Spinach Puffs | Deliciously Declassified
Gruyere, Mushroom, & Caramelized Onion Bites | Little Spice Jar
Pumpkin and Bacon Dip | Chew Out Loud
Crostini With Blue Cheese and Roasted Grapes | Nerds With Knives
Prosciutto-Fontina Pinwheels | Food & Wine
Pomegranate and Cranberry Bruschetta | Tabler Party of Two
Roasted Parmesan Carrots | i Heart Naptime
Mini Lasagna Rolls | Home Made Interest
Ham and Cheese Rollups | High Heels and Grills
Cheese Lovers Samosas | Cleo Butera
Bacon-Wrapped Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos | Sally’s Baking Addiction
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus | Cook Blog
Salami and Cream Cheese Roll-Ups | Sugar Apron
Crispy Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites | The Comfort of Cooking
Apple Crostini | Simply Fresh Dinners
Vanishing Yeast Rolls | iFood Blogger
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts | Averie Cooks
Baked Figs with Goat Cheese | Happy Kitchen Rocks
Green Chile White Queso Dip | Food, Folks, and Fun
Thanksgiving is a holiday that I love and hate. I love enjoying all the different recipes with my family. I hate making all the different recipes. Luckily, I have children who will do the cleanup as a chore while I relax with a glass of red wine.