15 Thanksgiving appetizers that take snacking to the next level

 A few snacks to stave off hunger on Thanksgiving

You might not think it’s necessary to serve appetizers on a day like Thanksgiving, when you’ll be serving more food than is humanly consumable. But, if your guests will be hanging out all day, watching football, and preparing for the turkey feast, it might be a good idea to tide them over with a few Thanksgiving finger foods. Here are 15 Thanksgiving appetizer ideas to keep your guests from getting “hangry” as they await the Thanksgiving Day feast.

15 Out of this world Thanksgiving Day appetizers


Brie cheese and cranberry sauce are wrapped into phyllo dough to make flaky, cheesy 3-Ingredient Brie & Cranberry Phyllo Turnovers from Cooking Canuck.


If you’re looking to tie an appetizer into your Thanksgiving meal, whip up these quick and easy Cheesy Mashed Potato Stuffed Mushrooms from Taste and Tell Blog.


Lightly toasted bread, melted Brie cheese and sliced apples topped with pecans and honey make up this decadent Apple, Brie, and Honey Bruschetta from The Craving Chronicles.


How do you turn a healthy vegetable into a salty, sweet appetizer? Wrap them in bacon and stuff them with fits, like these Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts from The Nilsen Pantry.


No surprise, but deviled eggas are much better with caramelized onions, bacon, and cheese in these Bacon Deviled Eggs with Caramelized Onions and Cheddar from The Endless Meal.


Use up any extra sweet potatoes and fry up these Sweet Potato Maple Bacon Fritters from Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen. A smidgen of maple syrup and brown sugar sweetness combined with salty, savory bacon and smokey paprika is perfection.


Bite-sized Caprese Appetizer Bites from Our Best Bites might seem like a summer dish, but an acidic, cool touch is just what your warm, rich Thanksgiving feast is asking for.


Easy Pumpkin Hummus from A Couple Cooks might sound a little odd, but trust us the combination of pumpkin and chickpeas is perfect!


Serve up briny Marinated Cheese and Olives in an herb- and garlic-infused dressing from Five Heart Home Creamy on your Thanksgiving appetizer table.


Turkey is a great Thanksgiving main dish, but we like to add a nice seafood protein to the mix too with a Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball from I Wash You Dry You.


How cute is this Pine Cone Cheese Ball from Chickabug Blog?! It could also double as an edible Thanksgiving centerpiece.


Spinach Artichoke Bites from Park House Love Then I got to thinking that it would be a better idea to bring an appetizer that people could just pop in their mouths…easier than having to spoon the dip on a plate, then carrying the plate around.  So I decided to make them into bites.


These Prosciutto-Wrapped Meatballs with Cranberry Glaze from Kitchenette will definitely keep your guest’s hunger at bay until dinner is served.


You really can’t have too much cranberry on Thanksgiving, including Cranberry Crostini from Cookie + Kate with crusty bread, goat cheese and bold cranberry-orange sauce.


Pumpkin & Fried Sage Flatbread from Foodie Crush has a roasted pumpkin base for the with crunchy fried sage and a spicy chipotle glaze.