50 Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers Ready In 30 Minutes

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Start your Thanksgiving dinner with these holiday appetizers that will leave your guests asking for more.

Having to get the Thanksgiving dinner ready can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be.

This post provides some easy options for appetizers that are super simple and ready in 30 minutes or less.

The appetizers listed below are all pretty quick to prepare and they will only require a small amount of your time so you don’t get overwhelmed by the big task ahead.

These delicious items will help to tide everyone over before the main course is done, giving you a chance to relax and enjoy your guests when they come in from the cold.

Easy Thanksgiving appetizers

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

Thanksgiving is just around the corner then you’re likely looking for Thanksgiving appetizers ideas.

As we all know Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without good Thanksgiving appetizers and Thanksgiving drinks.

Cranberry Brie Bites

Image of Garnished Cranberry Brie Bites: Beautifully garnished Cranberry Brie Bites with fresh rosemary leaves, adding a festive touch to these delightful bite-sized appetizers.

These Cranberry Brie Bites are a super easy but beautiful appetizer. Made with crescent roll dough, brie, cranberry sauce and a sprig of rosemary!

Cranberry Brie Bites Recipe here.

Sausage Pinwheels

Sausage Pinwheels

These sausage pinwheels are super simple and so good. Serve at a party, for breakfast or even as a meal. 

Sausage Pinwheels Recipe here.

Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip

A close-up view of a bowl filled with creamy Bacon Spinach Dip, garnished with extra crumbled bacon and parsley.

When it comes to party dips, people want three things… amazing bold flavors, TONS of gooey cheese, and great dippers. 

This Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip has all the bases covered for a fun, EASY dip that everyone will love!

Bacon Spinach Dip recipe here.

Cranberry BBQ Crockpot Meatballs

Image of meatballs on a serving platter: A platter of meatballs, garnished with fresh parsley.

With just 5 minutes of prep, these crockpot meatballs simmer in a mouthwatering cranberry bbq sauce that’s perfect for a party or holiday!

Cranberry BBQ Meatball Recipe here.

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Side view of Wrapped Bacon Brussels Sprouts appetizers in a bowl.

Brussels sprouts are individually wrapped in bacon slices, then roasted until the sprouts are meltingly tender and the bacon is crispy.

It’s served alongside a balsamic mayo dip. Recipe here.

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts Recipe here.

Baked Chicken Wings

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These wings come out perfect all the time.

They are the ultimate crispy and sticky wings PACKED with flavor

Easy baked chicken wing recipe

Fresh Guacamole

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Homemade Salsa

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Easy Thanksgiving Homemade Salsa recipe here

Crescent Dogs

Closeup of Crescent hot dogs on a wooden plank with red ripe mini tomatoes on the vine.

Crescent rolls envelop all-beef hot dogs in a savory, flaky crust that’s irresistible.

This easy 3 ingredient recipe is a family favorite that is ready in under 30 minutes!

For this easy Crescent Dog Appetizer recipe click here

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Closeup view of Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls on a wooden board.

These pepperoni pizza crescent rolls are the perfect appetizer or main dish.

Ready in 30 minutes and the perfect kid-friendly snack.

For this easy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls recipe click here

Baked Spinach Dip with Bacon

Side view of a cast-iron pan filled with cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip, a piece of bread suspended above it, showing off the dip's stringy, melted cheese.

This Baked Bacon Spinach Dip is the ultimate comfort food, blending creamy cheese, smoky bacon, and hearty spinach into a warm, gooey masterpiece.

Perfect for game nights, potlucks, or when you just need a delicious pick-me-up.

For this easy Baked Spinach Dip with Bacon recipe click here

Loaded Mashed Potato Balls

Plate of Loaded Mashed Potato Balls served in a white plate, highlighting the appetizing golden exterior.

Loaded Mashed Potato Balls are a scrumptious blend of creamy mashed potatoes, sharp cheddar, and aromatic chives, encased in a crispy Panko and Parmesan coating.

This easy, make-ahead recipe transforms leftovers into a family-friendly snack, perfect as a holiday appetizer or a delightful treat at potlucks.

The perfect Thanksgiving appetizer!

Loaded mashed potato recipe here.

Roasted Cranberry and Orange Crostini

Close-up of the vibrant and colorful layers of Cranberry and Orange Crostini.

Cranberry and Orange Crostini is a festive and flavorful appetizer, combining the crispiness of toasted baguette slices with the creamy richness of cream cheese, the sweet and tangy zest of orange marmalade, and the tartness of dried cranberries.

It’s a delightful start to any holiday meal!

Can be made 5 days in advance, making it the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer.

Cranberry and orange crostini recipe here.

Mini Salmon Cakes

Close-up of a Mini Salmon Cake revealing its crispy texture, complemented by a dollop of spicy Sriracha Lemon Aioli sauce.

Ready in 30 minutes, Mini Salmon Cakes are a flavorful, protein-packed appetizer, blending succulent salmon, crunchy breadcrumbs, and aromatic spices.

Served with a zesty Sriracha Lemon Aioli sauce, they make a deliciously balanced and crowd-pleasing dish for any occasion!

Perfect salmon cakes every time – great as an appetizer or entree!

Salmon cake recipe here.

Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread

A detailed image focusing on the texture contrast between the creamy cream cheese, the gooey caramel sauce, the crunchy nuts, and the fresh fruit pieces in the Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread.

This Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread is a delicious fall treat that you can make in under five minutes.

It makes the perfect afternoon snack or quick weeknight dessert!

Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread Recipe here.

Shrimp Cocktail

Platter of jumbo shrimp elegantly arranged around a bowl of tangy cocktail sauce.

Impress your guests with this homemade Shrimp Cocktail Recipe.

Learn how to make the best oven-baked shrimp and zesty cocktail sauce in just 15 minutes.

This is so much better than a store-bought shrimp ring.

Shrimp Cocktail Recipe here.

Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms

golden-brown Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms garnished with fresh parsley, showcasing the rich, hearty stuffing peeking out of the earthy mushroom caps.

Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms are the ultimate festive appetizer, combining hearty sausage and aromatic herbs stuffed into earthy mushrooms.

This easy, make-ahead recipe is a versatile and Thanksgiving-worthy starter, sure to impress your guests and elevate your holiday menu with its savory goodness.

These stuffing stuffed mushrooms make the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer, or even a tasty side dish!

Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe here.

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites
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These smoked salmon cucumber bites are perfect for a party appetizer or a healthy snack.

Recipe here.

Cranberry & Prosciutto Crostini

Close-up of a single Cranberry and Prosciutto Crostini, showcasing the vibrant red cranberry sauce and delicate prosciutto folds.

The perfect Thanksgiving appetizer, these cranberry and prosciutto crostini are the perfect appetizer to get the holiday festivities started! 

Cranberry and prosciutto crostini Recipe here.

Lasagna Stuffed Mushrooms

Lasagna Stuffed Mushrooms
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Lasagna Stuffed Mushrooms-stuffed portobello mushrooms filled with ricotta cheese, spinach, marinara sauce, and topped with more cheese and fresh basil.

These stuffed mushrooms taste just like lasagna, I promise you won’t miss the noodles!

Recipe here.

Grilled Avocado Caprese Crostini

Grilled Avocado Caprese Crostini
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grilled avocado caprese crostini are the ultimate easy appetizers or snacks to kick off a party, take to a picnic or enjoy at home!

Recipe here.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
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Crispy Bacon Wrapped Shrimp drizzled in an irresistible sticky Honey Garlic Sauce makes the perfect appetizer for any special occasion!

Addictive, quick and easy to make, wow your guests every time!

Recipe here.

Roast Butternut and Feta Tartlets

Roast butternut and feta tartlets recipe.
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Dinner party menu starter, easily made from a ready-rolled sheet of puff pastry, topped with butternut squash and feta cheese.

Recipe here.

Spanakopita Recipe Greek Spinach Pie

Spanakopita Recipe (Greek Spinach Pie)
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Foolproof family recipe for Spanakopita!

Delicious savory Greek pie made of perfectly crispy layers of phyllo dough and a comforting filling of spinach and feta cheese.

Recipe here.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

crab stuffed mushrooms
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The ultimate appetizer for any occasion. super delicious, you will love how fast and simple they are to make!

Recipe here.

Warm Bacon Cheese Dip in Sourdough

Warm Bacon Cheese Dip in Sourdough
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Warm Bacon Cheese Dip in Sourdough is a favorite appetizer at parties.

The creamy dip is baked in the oven right in the sourdough bowl!

Recipe here.

Turkey Veggie Tray

TURKEY VEGGIE TRAY
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This adorable Turkey Veggie Tray is so simple, even the kids can help!

It’s a perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving spread.

Recipe here.

Turkey Cheeseball

Turkey Cheeseball
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Need a last minute Thanksgiving appetizer?

This super cute turkey cheeseball is an easy way to make your turkey table festive with hardly any effort at all. 

Recipe here.

Cranberry Brie Bites

Homemade Puff Pastry Bites filled with rich Brie cheese and cranberry sauce, presented on a decorative plate with holiday decor in the background.

These easy and delicious cranberry Brie bites are a super simple appetizer or party snack that always gets polished off in minutes!

Puff Pastry Brie Bites Recipe here.

Pomegranate Jeweled Cheeseball

POMEGRANATE JEWELED WHITE CHEDDAR
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This Pomegranate Jeweled Cheeseball is loaded with pomegranate and dried cranberries for a beautiful holiday appetizer.

Recipe here.

Cheese Croutons 

CHEESE CROUTONS
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Serve with hot soup, chilled salad, as a snack, or on a cheese board, these croutons are made in minutes with baguette, butter, spices and parmesan cheese.

Recipe here.

Crostini Appetizer with Goat Cheese and Pomegranate

Crostini Appetizer with Goat Cheese and Pomegranate
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A beautiful and delicious appetizer for holiday events combining goat cheese with pomegranate arils and rosemary and lightly drizzled with honey.

Recipe here.

Smoked Salmon Appetizer Bites

Smoked Salmon Appetizer Bites
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These Smoked Salmon Appetizers are fantastic to take to gatherings because it is fast to make loads. 

Recipe here.

Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Fried Mashed Potato Balls
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This potato balls are loaded with bacon, cheese, and onions are perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers!

Put those leftover potatoes to good use and fry up some cheesy mashed potato bites.

These loaded mashed potato balls make the ultimate appetizer or side dish!

Recipe here.

Pigs in a Blanket with Cheese

Pigs in a Blanket with Cheese
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These pigs in a blanket are made with crescent rolls, sausage, and gooey cheese for the ultimate party appetizer.

Recipe here.

Mozzarella and Pesto Twists

Mozzarella and Pesto Twists
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You only need three ingredients to make these cheesy, pesto-filled twists.

More time to enjoy your company and less time spent cooking.

Recipe here.

Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze

Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze
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Tomato bruschetta with balsamic glaze is an easy Italian appetizer topped with tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil and olive oil.

Delicious, fresh and simple.

Recipe here.

Antipasto Skewers

Antipasto Skewers
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Made with fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, tortellini and served with a cheesy pesto sauce, these Antipasto Skewers are one party appetizer that everyone loves.

Recipe here.

Caprese Salad Skewers

Caprese Salad Skewers
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These simple four ingredient caprese salad skewers combine tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsamic in a deliciously fresh appetizer for a party.

Recipe here.

Antipasto Christmas Wreath

Caprese Salad Skewers
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This Antipasto Christmas Wreath is the cutest holiday appetizer!

It’s ready in just a few minutes and is a lot of fun to make.

Recipe here.

Endive Salad Bites with Grilled Feta

Endive Salad Bites with Grilled Feta
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These delicious endive salad bites have citrus, grilled feta, toasted nuts, fresh herbs, and pomegranate seeds.

It’s all of winter’s best produce in one dish!

Recipe here.

Tomato Bruschetta

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This Thanksgiving appetizer recipe will have your family and friends clamoring for more. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

For this easy Thanksgiving recipe click here

Turkey Cheese Rolls

Turkey cheese rolls easy thanksgiving appetizers
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For this easy Thanksgiving recipe click here

Spinach Artichoke Tartlets

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Easy Thanksgiving appetizers spinach Tartlets
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Caramelized Onion Bites with Mushrooms

Caramelized onion bites with mushrooms easy thanksgiving appetizer
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Caramelized onion bites with sautéed crimini mushrooms, balsamic caramelized onions, and applewood smoked gruyere cheese.

They’re made with puff pastry and take no time at all to whip up! These are the perfect appetizers to serve your guests this holiday season.

For this easy holiday recipe here

Mini Spinach Feta Pies

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For this easy Thanksgiving recipe click here

Caprese Salad Skewers

Caprese salad skewers easy thanksgiving appetizers
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Easy holiday appetizer recipe here

Brown Sugar Meatballs

easy appetizer Brown Sugar Meatballs
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This recipe for Brown Sugar-Glazed Turkey Meatballs packs a bite-size punch of sweet and spicy, juicy and delicious.

These meatballs are baked to perfection and are a perfect appetizer for sharing with friends!

For this easy appetizer recipe here

Apricot Ricotta Honey Basil

best thanksgiving appetizer Apricot Ricotta Honey Basil
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best thanksgiving appetizer Apricot Ricotta Honey Basil
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Best thanksgiving appetizer Apricot Ricotta Honey Basil recipe here

Cranberry Brie Crostini

Cranberry Brie Crostini
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Sweet, tangy, colorful, and toasted. These Roasted Balsamic Cranberry and Brie Crostini make for the perfect Holiday appetizer.

Shrimp Cocktail

shrimp cocktail
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Recipe here

Thanksgiving Main Dishes

Cider-Glazed Turkey with Roasted Apples

Cider-Glazed Turkey with Roasted Apples
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This cider-glazed turkey with roasted apples is a delicious twist on the traditional Thanksgiving turkey.

The apple cider and fresh apples give it a unique flavor that will impress your guests.

Recipe here.

Marinated Roast Turkey Breast

Marinated Roast Turkey Breast
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This simple roast turkey breast recipe is perfect for small Thanksgivings or just for when you’re craving turkey.

Recipe here.

Best Air Fryer Turkey Breast Recipe

Best Air Fryer Turkey Breast Recipe
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Grace your holiday table with the Best Air Fryer Turkey Breast Recipe out there! It’s quick, easy, and comes out juicy and tender every time.

Recipe here.

Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Chicken in a Dutch Oven

Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Chicken in a Dutch Oven
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Crispy skin, delicious flavor, and oh so moist, this Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Chicken in a Dutch Oven is going to have you drooling!

Recipe here.

Salmon Wellington

Salmon Wellington
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This salmon wellington recipe is layered with Dijon mustard and a creamy spinach mixture that is wrapped up in puff pastry and baked until perfectly golden brown.

Recipe here.

Air Fryer Cornish Hen

Air Fryer Cornish Hen
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This air fryer Cornish hen recipe is easy to make and a delight to serve.

With hardly any work on your part, the meat comes out moist and the skin is perfectly crispy.

Recipe here.

Chicken Lollipop

Chicken Lollipop
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Chicken Lollipop, also known as Drums of Heaven, is a popular, spicy Indo-Chinese chicken recipe that is crispy on the outside and juicy, tender on the inside.

These can be served as a starter, appetizer, or side. 

Recipe here.

Honey Glazed Ham

Honey Glazed Ham
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This honey glazed ham is a spiral cut ham, coated in honey and spices, then baked to golden brown perfection.

An easy holiday ham recipe that looks super impressive and is sure to get rave reviews from family and friends.

Recipe here.

Herb Butter Roast Turkey

Herb Butter Roast Turkey
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Our families favorite way to prepare Thanksgiving!

Herb Butter Roast Turkey is easy, flavorful, and no-fail!

Don’t be intimated by preparing Turkey for your Thanksgiving feast, this recipe is actually pretty darn easy!

Recipe here.

Bourbon Apple Brined Smoked Pork Loin

Bourbon Apple Brined Smoked Pork Loin
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An easy bourbon cider brine and a few hours of low smoke yield a tender, juice, lightly smoked pork loin that’s irresistible.

Recipe here.

Herb, Lemon, and Garlic Turkey

Herb, Lemon, and Garlic Turkey
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This herb, lemon, and garlic turkey is the perfect option for smaller Thanksgiving gatherings.

It’s packed with flavor from the marinade and roasting in a cast iron skillet.

Serve with all your favorite Thanksgiving sides!

Recipe here.

Bacon Wrapped Turkey

Bacon Wrapped Turkey
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Impress your guests with this tender and juicy turkey, covered in plenty of crispy bacon!

Recipe here.

Instant Pot Maple Glazed Ham

Instant Pot Maple Glazed Ham
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This Instant Pot Maple Glazed Ham is a perfect addition to your holiday feast.

Cooked in just minutes in the Instant Pot, topped with a sweet maple glaze and crispy bits of bacon, it’s sure to be a hit!

Recipe here.

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