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If you're looking for Thanksgiving appetizer recipes that are a bit more fancy or "gourmet" than your standard buffalo chicken dip, check out this list of absolutely gorgeous, mouthwatering recipes. If you need to bring a dish to a party and want to be the star of the show...bring one of these recipes. You can't go wrong!
Cheesy mushroom toast with mustard and thyme
A savory, earthy Thanksgiving appetizer recipe made with mushrooms, Swiss cheese and a tangy, grainy mustard. I could eat this every day!
Lazy Deviled Eggs - 3 ways!
A classic appetizer presented three different ways. All three look absolutely scrumptious and a million times more exciting than the original version.
Brie and Jam Fillo Bites
A pretty, festive Thanksgiving appetizer recipe made with creamy, luscious Brie cheese, a sweet fig jam and the perfect holiday toppings. One or two bite appetizers always seem so elegant!
Hot Crab Dip with Shishito Peppers
A creamy, decadent, hot dip with fresh crab, goat cheese (um yes!), capers (another fave of mine!) and the currently all-the-rage shishito peppers. Please sign me up!
Savory Pear Tart | The Cozy Apron
This is the perfect combo of a flaky buttery crust with the slightly sweet pears, salty and tangy gorgonzola cheese, peppery arugula and a sweet drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. Pure perfection!
Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta (Triple Berry and Caprese Versions!)
Bruschetta is always a great option for a Thanksgiving appetizer, and these do not dissapoint! Creamy goat cheese is the perfect complement for both berries and tomatoes and basil. Topped with sweet basalmic vinegar and it's pure heaven!
Bacon Cheese Jalapeno Poppers
A delectable Thanksgiving appetizer with just the right amount of heat, filled with a creamy, cheesy filling made with three cheeses and smoky bacon. These will be sure to go fast!
Bacon-Wrapped Apple Cider Chicken Wings
These are not your average chicken wings! Crispy skin, smoky, salty bacon and an unbelievable sweet apple cider glaze with a touch of heat. And on top of it all, they are gorgeous!
Butternut Squash Soup Shooters
This one wins for the cutest Thanksgiving appetizer recipe of the list! This is a warm, comforting, creamy butternut squash soup laced with the flavors of fresh ginger that just screams fall.
Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Tarts
These easy to make appetizers will look like you spent all day in the kitchen. Buttery, flaky puff pastry with caramelized onions and tangy blue cheese, all topped with a sweet fig jam and a drizzle of honey.
Stovetop Spinach-Artichoke Dip in a Bread Bowl
This is the next level spinach artichoke dip you've been looking for. Fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, tangy cream cheese and salty Parmesan cheese combine to make the perfect creamy, indulgent dip. Add a toasty, crusty bread bowl and this will be sure to be the first thing to disappear!
Brie Crostini with Black Pepper Honey + Pomegranate
This crostini is as tasty as it is beautiful! Toasty bread topped with creamy Brie cheese and a peppery, sweet honey make for a unique combo you need to try. Add fresh pomegranate arils for a bright, fresh addition that is festive as well.
greens and giant beans on toast - With Spice
Try this if you're looking for an earthy, rustic Thanksgiving appetizer recipe. Hearty swiss chard and not-so-common giant white beans all full of garlicky goodness on top of crunchy, crusty bread. This could also be a meal itself!
Scallops with Tarragon Cream Sauce
A super simple seafood appetizer with few ingredients, but is oh so elegant. A creamy tarragon sauce is the perfect complement for mild, tender scallops. This is one that will be sure to impress!
Roasted Grape and Honey Goat Cheese Crostini
I'm so in love with the flavor combos of tangy, earthy goat cheese and something sweet. This appetizer checks all those boxes, and takes the grapey goodness over the top by roasting them! Fresh thyme adds even more to the flavors of this appetizer. This is one you need to try!
Mushroom Galette - A Savory Pie Great for Entertaining
Mushrooms are one of my top all-time fave foods, so of course, this is high on my list of recipes to try. It's basically a mushroom pie, topped with fresh mozzarella cheese. This is a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer recipe to serve to a room full of guests.
Eggplant Toasts with Goat Cheese and Walnuts
A unique variation on a "toast" appetizer using eggplant in place of the bread. Topped with tangy, earthy goat cheese, crunchy walnuts and fresh thyme, this is sure to stand out among all the other dishes brought to the party.
A creamy, tangy cheese spread that is amazing served on crackers, crunchy toasts or veggies. So simple, but ridiculously addictive.
Spicy, Smoky Deviled Eggs Recipe
A variation on a traditional deviled egg recipe with a smoky, spicy seasoning along the edges of the egg that makes it a show-stopper. Cutting the egg through the enter instead of along the length also provides a beautiful way to display this dish.
Chicken Bacon Bites
Who wouldn't love tender chunks of chicken wrapped in bacon (hello, bacon!) and baked with a sweet and spicy sauce? These are one of those things that pretty much go as soon as you put them down!
French pressed sandwich bites - posh sandwiches for your party table!
Sandwiches are another of my fave things, and change them in to teeny, tiny baby sandwiches and I'm in love! With three different varieties, you can try them all and not feel so guilty that you ate three sandwiches. Win!
Baked Brie With Fig and Kahlua Sauce
This appetizer is one that is looks so good, it just begs to be eaten. Fresh figs baked with creamy Brie cheese and a sweet Kahlua sauce. This is on my Thanksgiving menu for sure!
Delicata Squash Flatbread with Pecans, Cherries and Ricotta
This appetizer is just all about fall. Roasted sweet delicata squash, tart cherries, creamy ricotta and crunchy pecans. Top it all off with herby, fresh sage and this is November on a plate! Yum!
Instant Pot Mushrooms with Butter Ranch Sauce - VIDEO
Mushrooms again...yes! Whole mushrooms cooked until tender in a buttery ranch sauce. Absolute amazing yumminess. Also an added bonus is they're made in the InstantPot, so it's guaranteed to be super simple!
Brie and Potato Tarts with Easy Rough Puff Pastry
Easy to follow instructions are included for making homemade flaky puff pastry. Topped with thinly sliced new potatoes, Parmesan cheese and fresh rosemary to make another great fall savory appetizer.
Herb Marinated Goat Cheese
An herby, marinated goat cheese is the perfect spread to serve along with crunchy, crusty bread. There's just something about goat cheese that just tastes like the holidays.
Mascarpone Stuffed Dates with Orange, Pistachio, and Pomegranate
Dates are another one of those ingredients that is perfect for the holidays. This appetizer is filled with creamy mascarpone cheese, bright orange zest, salty pistachios, sweet honey and fresh pomegranate. Coud this get any better?
Beet & Blueberry Bruschetta
Yet another amazing combo of fall flavors. Earthy roasted beets pair well with blueberries and salty feta cheese and a sweet tang of balsamic vinegar.
Rosemary, Truffle Oil, and Ricotta Dip (GF)
I didn't include too many dips here, since many are not too impressive, but this creamy, cheesy dip laced with truffle oil is all that and more! It's also got a bit of fresh garlic and earthy fresh rosemary, which takes this dip to a whole new level.
These meatballs are as tasty as they are beautiful. Topped with a bright fresh homemade cranberry sauce that's got a hint of heat. Another perfect Thanksgiving appetizer reciep!
Loving this round-up! Thanks for sharing!
Fab round up. I'm not American so I don't get to do Thanksgiving but these recipes will come in handy ver the festive period.
Thanks, Jane. Yes, these recipes will definitely still come in handy for any festive gathering!
Amazing share. I would never have thought of some of these combinations together. I guess if you're a cook/chef who loves what you do, you can create many ideas.
Very impressed with how your blog has grown and reaching out to many new readers.