Do you need ideas for Thanksgiving Appetizers your guests will love, and you can whip up quickly? We all know one of the best things about Thanksgiving is all the delicious food, and appetizers are no exception!
Snacking on delectable treats while we are cooking, visiting, and watching football or movies is half the fun!
Most often, keeping things simple is the best! Let’s dive in for for easy appetizer ideas your guests will devour!
Easy, Simple, Quick, and Delicious
Fresh Crisp Veggies
Refreshing, Healthy, and Kid Friendly
You can choose a variety of fresh veggies to cut up yourself, or buy them pre-cut for convenience. Carrot Sticks, Tomatoes, Celery Sticks, Cucumbers, Bell Pepper Slices, Cauliflower, Radishes, Pea Pods and Broccoli are all popular choices.
Spread some cream cheese or peanut butter on celery sticks to liven them up!
Add a dip on the side such as hummus, french onion, or ranch for some savory goodness!
You can never go wrong with cut up fruit. It is sweet, healthy, and very refreshing.
Just like the veggies, you can cut up your own fruit or buy cut up fruit at the grocery store.
Some popular fruits include pineapple, watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes, blue berries, and raspberries.
Add some delicious cream cheese or yogurt dip for some added variety!
Cheese, Crackers, & Meat
A Savory Choice
Put out a platter with some deli meat such as salami or pepperoni, and add a variety of crackers and some cheeses. Sliced or cubed Mild Cheddar, Colby, Pepper Jack, and Swiss are classic choices.
Your guests may also love to spread some jam or jelly on their crackers for a sweet & salty taste!
Indulgent & Sweet
Satisfy your Sweet Tooth
You can satisfy your guests sweet tooth by serving some small treats! Why not put a couple of candy dishes out with some mints, M&M’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Mini Candy Bars, or cinnamon almonds? You could even be festive and buy the holiday themed candies that often come in the colors of the season!
If you want to get fancy you could put out some cake pops, mini cup cakes, cookies or macaroons!
Nuts, Chips, & Party Mix
Crunchy & Salty
Your guests will enjoy having the salty, crunchy goodness of nuts, chips, or party mix! Add in some tortilla chips, pita chips, and/or pretzel crisps served with salsa, guacamole, and/or nacho cheese for some extra tasty options.
Pickles & Olives
A Classic Choice
There will always be some guests who truly enjoy a crisp and juicy dill pickle spear, a salty olive, or a delicious bread and butter pickle chip. This one is sure to be a hit!
Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving
Keeping it Simple!
I truly hope you have a great Thanksgiving this year, and consider some of these easy, classic ideas to serve at your gatherings. These are sure to please even the pickiest eaters, and save you the time and energy of trying to make something fancy! Happy Eating!