Overwhelmed with Thanksgiving dinner preparations? Get a head start by making delicious and easy appetizer recipes now. By doing a little cooking ahead of time, you can avoid the hassle on Thanksgiving Day. Our make-ahead appetizers include some recipes that can be prepared up to six months ahead of the holiday -- or just the day before.
Who doesn't love a creamy, cheesy dip to snack on? With prosciutto, artichoke hearts, and roasted red sweet peppers, your guests will be dreaming about this dip for days afterward. Even better, this dip can chill in the fridge for up to 24 hours before the big feast.
With just three ingredients -- fresh dates, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and bacon -- this recipe is a delicious and easy appetizer. Store this finger food in the freezer for up to a month, then pop in the oven before serving.
Every party platter needs a little crunch, and these crispy chickpeas are up for the job. A great light appetizer before the feast, these snacks will disappear quickly. Store these spicy treats at room temperature for up to a week beforehand.
New to making hummus? Not to worry. We've got you covered -- and in just two easy steps!
We know what your Thanksgiving feast is missing -- pizza! Bake the shell for these cute mini pizzas the day before, then simply assemble and pop in the oven on the big day.
Almonds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds are the perfect trio for this easy appetizer, while rosemary, cayenne pepper, and butter make a delicious seasoning. Store these celebration-worthy nuts in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Add a little spice to your Thanksgiving table with these cream cheese-stuffed jalapeno or mini sweet peppers. Let them chill in the fridge for 24 hours before the feast, then just spoon in the cream cheese mixture and serve.
Between cheesy potato casserole and your aunt's secret stuffing, it's best to start things light. These DIY root chips are crispy and low-cal, and they highlight the season's favorite veggies.
Catch up with friends and family over a handful of delicious (and addictive) party mix. You'll never guess it was made in the slow cooker!
To save time, assemble these cheesy Thanksgiving appetizers the day before your meal. Topped with thyme, toasted pine nuts, and fresh chives, our stuffed-mushroom recipe is bursting with fall flavors.
Thanksgiving isn't just about turkeys and giving thanks. Football also plays a part, and this cheesy beer bread has game day written all over it. Let it chill in the fridge for up to three days ... before things really get heated.
These savory-sweet rolls have some of our favorite flavors of the season -- tart dried cranberries, crystallized ginger, and fresh snipped sage. Make these darling, delicious appetizers up to a day ahead of your dinner.
Combine the ingredients for this easy dip recipe a day in advance, and toss them into the slow cooker 7 hours before showtime. The rich make-ahead appetizer recipe will cook itself while you work on the other dishes.
Get your fix of fruit this holiday season. The distinctly sweet flavor of dried apricots complements the light Gorgonzola cheese and crunchy walnut topper in this delectable make-ahead appetizer recipe. Garnish with snipped rosemary to serve.
A literal twist of white and wheat breads makes for one of the prettiest, tastiest Thanksgiving appetizer ideas. Chopped raisins, pecans, and cinnamon bring a sweet and crunchy finish to this make-ahead recipe.
At only 80 calories per serving, this savory Asian-inspired appetizer recipe makes the perfect Thanksgiving starter. Brown sugar adds a sweet flavor that complements the hearty chicken and peanuts in the make-ahead dish. Don't have endive leaves? Use lettuce leaves instead.
This creamy make-ahead cheese spread gets rolled in parsley for a fresh and easy appetizer idea that you can make up to 24 hours ahead of time, or freeze and keep on hand for company. For the Italian version, stir in salami and roasted red pepper and substitute goat cheese for Fontina.
Make meatball appetizers ahead of time to simplify your dinner preparation. Here's how to make meatballs that are simple and delicious.
For a delicious and easy appetizer recipe, try topping a baguette with roasted garlic. Here, we show you how simple it is to roast garlic at home.
A sweet appetizer? Why not. Our low-calorie caramel popcorn recipe is a cinch to make in bulk, and the portable appetizer can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.