30+ BEST Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

The coming holidays means everyone is planning their menus. But while you’re looking for turkey brines and sweet potatoes, don’t forget about your Thanksgiving appetizers!

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Bread and Rolls

cheesy everything crescent rolls

Everything Bagel Crescent Rolls

4.45 from 18 votes
With only 5 simple ingredients, these CHEESY Everything Seasoning Crescent Rolls are sure to be an instant hit with your family!
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30-Minute Dinner Rolls

4.33 from 71 votes
Soft, easy dinner rolls are easier to make than you think! Check out my speedy yeast rolls that you can make ahead and freeze.
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basket of yeast rolls with honey cinnamon butter

Texas Roadhouse Rolls Recipe

4.48 from 67 votes
Soft and sweet yeast dinner rolls served warm with homemade honey cinnamon butter. Make ahead and freezer friendly!
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Buttery Brioche Rolls Recipe- buttery, pillowy, buttery, tender, buttery... did I say buttery, BRIOCHE! www.savoryexperiments.com

Brioche Roll Recipe

4.20 from 10 votes
Brioche Bread Recipe- making bread recipes at home isn’t as hard as you think! Step-by-step instructions on how to make buttery brioche right here!
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Butter Biscuit Recipe

4.56 from 69 votes
No rolling, no cutting, no kneading. Just the most buttery buttermilk biscuits you've ever had and the easiest biscuit recipe you've ever made.
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These Cheese Stuffed Garlic Rolls are delicious garlic and parsley rolls stuffed with gooey mozzarella cheese. Eat them plain or with a side of marinara. #cheesestuffedgarlicrolls #garlicrolls #mozzarella www.savoryexperiments.com

Cheese Stuffed Garlic Roll Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Garlic bread rolls stuffed with gooey cheese. Serve with marinara, if desired.
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Cheesy Herb Drop Biscuit Recipe

4.36 from 28 votes
Cheese and Herb Biscuits are a delicious combination of fresh herbs, parmesan and mozzarella cheese! This recipe is perfect to enjoy as a side dish or a snack!
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Fogo de Chao Rolls in a basket

Cheese Puff Bread Recipe- Copy Cat Fogo de Chao Bread

4.56 from 176 votes
Copy cat Fogo de Chao Brazilian Cheese Puff bread- No yeast cheesy bread puffs ready in 30 minutes!
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Copycat Cheddar Bay Red Lobster Biscuit Recipe

4.34 from 9 votes
These copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits are so easy to make you will make them for dinner every night! And they only take 20 minutes!
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Dips

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

4.53 from 17 votes
Light and fluffy, these easy savory cream cheese spread is perfect for anything from bagels to crackers!
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Caramel Praline Cream Cheese Dip

5 from 7 votes
Caramel Praline Cream Cheese Dip combines velvety cream cheese with a homemade praline sauce. Serve with apple slices, crackers or even sugar cookies. 
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cheesy crab rangoon dip

Crab Rangoon Dip

4.32 from 19 votes
This Crab Rangoon Dip is creamy, cheesy and packs all the flavor of the classic crab rangoon. It's quick & easy to make and takes only 30 minutes to make!
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bowl of bacon ranch dip with scallions and potato chips

Bacon Ranch Dip

4.59 from 12 votes
Bacon and ranch collide into one delicious chip dip with this easy Bacon Ranch Dip recipe!
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Garlic Parmesan Olive Oil Bread Dip

4.59 from 29 votes
With only 5 simple ingredients, this Garlic Parmesan Olive Oil Dip is an incredibly easy appetizer! It's so flavorful, you'll want to make it all the time!
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angled shot of hot crab dip

Maryland Crab Dip

4.28 from 50 votes
Hot Crab Dip with cream cheese is a is a Maryland classic! Blended with cheese, lump crab meat and old bay, this crab dip served hot is the best party appetizer recipe!
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Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip

4.95 from 35 votes
Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip is the perfect party appetizer. Make ahead and serve chilled or hot with crackers, crostini or vegetables! 
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Beer Cheese Dip is an easy, spreadable, zesty pub cheese great for serving with soft pretzels, crackers, carrots, celery sticks or chips! #beercheesedip #beercheesepretzeldip www.savoryexperiments.com

Beer Cheese Dip Recipe

4.25 from 29 votes
Beer Cheese Dip is an easy, spreadable, zesty pub cheese great for serving with soft pretzels, crackers, carrots, celery sticks or chips!
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dipping a crostini in goat cheese dip

Pepper Jelly Goat Cheese Dip Recipe

4.43 from 35 votes
Baked Goat Cheese Dip is one of the most popular dips I make! This goat cheese recipe is creamy and full of sweet heat and the perfect potluck dish or party appetizer.
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Cheesy Thanksgiving Appetizers

nut crusted cheese ball

Pimento Cheese Ball

4.18 from 29 votes
A southern favorite, this EASY Pimento Cheese Ball recipe is the perfect appetizer! Grab your crackers and pretzels, this will be your new favorite snack!
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This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties! #partycheeseballrecipe #creamcheeseball www.savoryexperiments.com

Party Cheese Ball

4.31 from 63 votes
This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties!
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Marinated Cheese is the perfect hostess or homemade holiday gift. Simple and tasty, it also makes an easy party appetizer! #marinatedcheese #easypartyappetizers #homemadegifts www.savoryexperiments.com

Marinated Cheese

5 from 6 votes
Marinated Cheese is the perfect hostess or homemade holiday gift. Simple and tasty, it also makes an easy party appetizer!
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Finger Food Thanksgiving Appetizers

bowl of gouda stuffed pecans

Gouda Pecans

4.66 from 26 votes
Gouda Pecans are the BEST! Raw pecans are stuffed with an easy gouda and sour cream mix and that is all, folks! So easy to make!
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close up of a meat flower on a charcuterie board
Charcuterie Board Meat Flowers
Take your charcuterie board to the next level by adding beautiful rosettes of thinly sliced salami, pepperoni and prosciutto.
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plate of sausage balls with dipping sauce

Easy Sausage Balls

4.84 from 49 votes
If you're looking for the best sausage ball recipe, look no further than these Easy Sausage Balls! You won't be able to have just one!
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Hush Puppies are gently fried cornbread with a crunchy outside and soft, doughy inside. Serve with fish fry, fried shrimp or any BBQ! #hushpuppyrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Best Hush Puppy Recipe

4.80 from 87 votes
Hush Puppies are gently fried cornbread with a crunchy outside and soft, doughy inside. Serve with fish fry, fried shrimp or any BBQ!
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white plate with pimento cheese sausage balls with dipping sauce

Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls

4.27 from 26 votes
You'll never eat regular sausage balls again after you've tried the BEST Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls recipe! Perfect for entertaining or just snacking!
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Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives will become your favorite New Year's Eve recipe. But, this easy appetizer recipe is perfect for all occasions! #newyearseverecipes #easyappetizerrecipes #oliverecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Fried Blue Cheese Olives

4.62 from 13 votes
Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives will become your favorite New Year’s Eve recipe. But, this easy appetizer recipe is perfect for all occasions! 
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sausage stuffed mushrooms

Alfredo Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

4.45 from 9 votes
Alfredo Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are an easy appetizer that’s perfect for holiday parties. Everyone will love these stuffed mushrooms with sausage! 
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Prosciutto Parmesan Cheese Straws are made with just a few ingredients and 10 minutes in the oven! An easy appetizer for all occasions. #cheesestraws #puffpastrybreadsticks www.savoryexperiments.com

Prosciutto Parmesan Cheese Straws

4.70 from 13 votes
Prosciutto Parmesan Cheese Straws are an easy appetizer for dinner parties, family gatherings, and game day. Or, serve them on your next spaghetti night as puff pastry bread sticks!
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Caramel Apple Bites with Brie are a quick apple tart recipe using puff pastry. The best mix between mini caramel apples and salted caramel apple pie! #minicaramelapples #caramelapplebites www.savoryexperiments.com

Caramel Apple Bite with Brie

4.50 from 18 votes
Caramel Apple Bites with Brie are a quick apple tart recipe using puff pastry. The best mix between mini caramel apples and salted caramel apple pie!
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Balsamic Cherry Crostini is an easy appetizer using goat cheese and a tangy cherry balsamic reduction. The perfect holiday appetizer recipe! #crostinirecipes #easyappetizerrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Balsamic Cherry Crostini

4.20 from 25 votes
Balsamic Cherry Crostini are an easy appetizer using goat cheese and a tangy cherry balsamic reduction. The perfect holiday appetizer recipe! 
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