These healthy Thanksgiving appetizers are all delicious recipes that will make your Thanksgiving dinner extra special.
A great party always starts with a canapé or appetizer, so while you're preparing the Thanksgiving meal serve your guests these small bites. These are also perfect to take if you're a guest at a Thanksgiving party and need to bring an easy dish.
We've got some hearty appetizer options and some small bites, but they're all tasty and pretty options that will elevate your meal.
Thanksgiving Appetizer Board
This delicious turkey-shaped Thanksgiving appetizer board is made with a few simple ingredients, but it's tasty and very cute.
Blistered Shishito Peppers Recipe
You're going to love these blistered shishito peppers. They're mildly spicy and deeply flavorful. You can serve them with soy sauce and togarashi seasoning for an extra kick.
Pumpkin Deviled Eggs
These adorable pumpkin deviled eggs are great for fall parties and Thanksgiving! They're fun to make and will be a hit with your guests!
Ham & Gruyere Tarts
These ham and cheese puff pastry tarts with apples are absolutely delicious! They're savory, flavorful, and easy to pull together. They take a few minutes to bake but there's minimal hands-on time.
This radish walnut tzatziki recipe is creamy, delicious, and versatile - it can be used in all sorts of ways as a topping or a dip.
Muhammara (Red Pepper Dip)
Muhammara is a delicious, lightly spicy dip made from roast red bell peppers and walnuts. Muhammara is a delicious, all-purpose dip. You can serve it with pita or crudités.
Roasted Artichoke Hearts
These delicious roasted artichoke hearts are topped with parmesan cheese and baked till crispy. They're a fantastic simple appetizer.
This recipe for a potato and garlic dip, called skordalia, is a delicious snack or appetizer. Skordalia is a Greek dish made by combining lots of garlic with a base of potatoes, almonds, and olive oil.
Baked Feta with Olives and Tomatoes
This tasty appetizer recipe of baked feta and olives with burst tomatoes is so easy to pull together. The flavors meld together perfectly for a savory and creamy dish that's perfect for a pre-dinner snack.
Gorgonzola Grapes Recipe
The gorgonzola grapes are rich and pack a surprisingly juicy little punch. Little appetizer bites are little bits of yum. I know you’ll love these hors d'oeuvres.
Truly Fabulous Graze Board
A truly great graze board is the perfect way to wow guests at a dinner party or canapés extravaganza. These graze board ideas will help you construct your very epic board!
Persimmon Prosciutto Crostinis
This simple recipe for persimmon prosciutto crostinis with homemade ricotta is a wonderful appetizer. The flavors work together wonderfully. Persimmons are in season from October to February, so these make for a great holiday appetizer!
Radish Puff Appetizer
These radish appetizer mini puff pastry tarts with goat's cheese, radishes, and microgreens are a delicious, peppery, and delightfully rich recipe.
Endive Salad Bites with Grilled Feta
These delicious endive salad bites have citrus, grilled feta, toasted nuts, fresh herbs, and pomegranate seeds. It's all of the season's best produce in one dish!
How to Make Decorated Focaccia Bread
Making decorated focaccia bread art is so fun (and it tastes great)! Use our focaccia recipe and decoration ideas as a jumping-off point for your own creativity.
Whipped Feta Dip
You are going to love this delicious whipped feta dip! It makes for a delicious appetizer, served with some toasted bread and sliced veggies.
Roasted Grape Crostinis
These roasted grape crostinis are an easy and tasty appetizer recipe that is perfect for a dinner party!
Fall Charcuterie Board
What's not to love about a seasonal charcuterie board? This fall appetizer board with cheese, salami, fruit, and crackers is perfect for a party!
Kimchi Avocado Toast
These delicious kimchi avocado toast bites are great! If you like avocado toast, then you've got to try this version. The tanginess of the kimchi pairs beautifully with the creamy avocado for a fresh and tasty crostini.
The Coziest Winter Squash Tart Recipe
This delicata squash tart is the coziest recipe. Delicata squash is a winter squash with a delicate rind that doesn't need to be peeled before use; making it a stunning option for a tart.
Watermelon Radish Appetizer Bites
These watermelon radish bites with spicy tuna are a great little appetizer. They're perfect for a canapés party or whenever you need a small, hand-held appetizer.
Leek & Onion Puff Pastry Tart
This leek and onion puff pastry tart is a wonderful, subtle recipe that highlights the complex flavors of the leeks and Camembert cheese.
Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers
Try one of our favorite healthy Thanksgiving appetizers - this cute turkey appetizer board will be a huge hit at your Thanksgiving meal.
- ½ of a red pear
- 5 Belgian Endives (both red and green)*
- 2 candy eyes
- 1-centimeter triangle of cheddar cheese
- 8 ounces feta cheese
- 7 ounces Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon sumac
- 2 tablespoons pepitas
- 2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds
- 3 tablespoons dried cherries or cranberries
- Place the halved pear at the base of a large serving plate.
- Trim the base of the endives and remove the leaves carefully, making sure not to tear them.
- Affix the candy eyes and cheddar cheese to the pear using a small dab of the yogurt.
- Blend the feta cheese, Greek yogurt, olive oil, sea salt, and sumac together in a food processor for 2 minutes or until it is fully mixed and smooth.
- Either spoon the feta mixture into the endive leaves or place the dip in an icing bag and pipe it into the leaves.
- Sprinkle the pepitas, sunflower seeds, and dried fruit on top of the dip and endives.
- Arrange the endive leaves around the plate, starting from the edges of the plate and working in. If possible, have one layer of green leaves and then alternate with another layer of red leaves, then back to green.
- Serve immediately after assembling or store in the refrigerator.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 549mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 9g
I hope you enjoy these festive and delicious Thanksgiving appetizer recipes!