When friends and family gather 'round the Thanksgiving table, we know you aim to impress with your most delicious recipes. This year up the ante with these adorable recipes shaped like turkeys that will really get people talking.

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A savory cheese ball that looks like a turkey is a great appetizer to get your Thanksgiving gathering off on a festive foot, or a turkey-shape marshmallow treat can end your feast on a sweet note. These easy Thanksgiving recipes are sure to bring smiles. Whip up one or all of these delicious holiday food ideas. Wherever your Thanksgiving menu can use some filling in, try these adorable recipes. Go ahead, have a little fun with your food.


Turkey Face Veggie Tray

Never have you presented such a festive veggie tray for Thanksgiving. This shortcut appetizer recipe is made with purchased hummus. The gorgeous tail feathers are a mix of peppers, celery, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers, but you can customize as you like. If you're in a time crunch, you can use precut veggies from your grocer's produce department.

Get the recipe: Turkey Face Veggie Tray

Marshmallow Treat Turkey Dessert
Credit: Hannah Bigot

Marshmallow Treat Turkey Dessert

When it comes to decorative desserts for Thanksgiving, this is our favorite. It's especially fun because the kids can help decorate the turkey faces and tails on these chocolate-coated marshmallow treats. Purchased candy eyes ($3, Target) make easy work of decorating, but you could also pipe on some frosting for a more homemade look.

Cheeseball appetizer that looks like a turkey with pepper strips and crackers as tail feathers and face on the cheese ball of pepper and black olives.
Credit: Matthew Clark

Turkey Cheese Ball

Everyone goes crazy for a cheese ball. Coat it in bacon and make it look like a turkey, and they'll really gobble it up! The cheese ball is made of the usual suspects: cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and all the most delicious things. Then all it takes is displaying crackers and cut-up veggies around the ball on a wood platter ($12, Target) to look like a turkey.

Get the recipe: Turkey Cheese Ball

Turkey Tom Cupcakes decorated with frosting, candy, and cookies to look like a turkey

Turkey Tom Cupcakes

Thanksgiving cupcakes can't lose. Give everyone another thing to be grateful for with these decorated cupcakes. A few candies, frosting, and rolled wafer cookies are the keys to the cute turkey look.

Get the recipe: Turkey Tom Cupcakes


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