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10+ Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers Everyone Will Love

Looking for easy Thanksgiving appetizers to kick off the main event? These are sure to be a hit!

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Creamy Pumpkin HummusTaste of Home

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

These easy Thanksgiving appetizers are packed with flavour! “I love to serve this pumpkin hummus with sliced apples, pears and pita chips. Top it with toasted pumpkin seeds, a drizzle of pumpkin oil and even fried sage leaves.” —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

Get the recipe for Creamy Pumpkin Hummus.

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Swiss Mushroom LoafTaste of Home

Swiss Mushroom Loaf

“I’m always prepared for recipe requests when I serve this outstanding stuffed loaf. It’s excellent not only as an appetizer but also as a side for pasta or chili.” —Heidi Mellon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Swiss Mushroom Loaf.

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Almond-Bacon Cheese CrostiniTaste of Home

Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini

“For a change from the usual toasted tomato appetizer, try this baked crostini recipe. If you like, slice the baguette at an angle instead of making a straight cut.” —Leondre Hermann, Stuart, Florida

Get the recipe for Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini.

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Cranberry Cream Cheese SpreadTaste of Home

Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread

“This festive dip is a snap to make, taking only 10 minutes from start to finish. Thanks to its hint of sweetness, both kids and adults will gobble it up.” —Frankie Robinson, Lockhart, Texas

Get the recipe for Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread.

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Parmesan-Pretzel CrispsTaste of Home

Parmesan-Pretzel Crisps

“I love this recipe because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it is so easy to prepare. It’s one of those snacks that makes guests think you’ve gone the extra mile.” —Pauline Porterfield, Roxboro, North Carolina

Get the recipe for Parmesan-Pretzel Crisps.

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Best Ever Stuffed MushroomsTaste of Home

Best-Ever Stuffed Mushrooms

“At party time, I bring out a platter of my easy stuffed mushrooms. I like to make mine with reduced-fat sausage, but you can use regular for an indulgent treat.” —Debby Beard, Eagle, Colorado

Get the recipe for Best-Ever Stuffed Mushrooms.

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Mini Mac & Cheese BitesTaste of Home

Mini Mac & Cheese Bites

“Young relatives were coming for a party, so I wanted something fun for them to eat. Instead, the adults devoured my mini mac and cheese.” —Kate Mainiero, Elizaville, New York

Get the recipe for Mini Mac & Cheese Bites.

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Hot Spinach Spread with Pita ChipsTaste of Home

Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

“Warm and cheesy, this spread is absolutely scrumptious served on toasted pita wedges. Its colourful appearance makes a stunning addition to any buffet.” —Teresa Emanuel, Smithville, Missouri

Get the recipe for Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips.

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Sweet Potato CrostiniTaste of Home

Sweet Potato Crostini

“For party time, I turn this sweet potato side dish into an appetizer by serving it on slices of a French baguette.” —Steve Westphal, Wind Lake, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Sweet Potato Crostini.

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Party Cheese BreadTaste of Home

Party Cheese Bread

“You can’t go wrong with this recipe. The cheesy, butter bread is so simple to make but the taste is sinful. Plus it looks fantastic, and people just flock to it! It’s better than the usual garlic bread with pasta, too.” —Karen Grant, Tulare, California

Get the recipe for Party Cheese Bread.

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Sage & Prosciutto PinwheelsTaste of Home

Sage & Prosciutto Pinwheels

“I love, love, love to make appetizers and I especially like this recipe because I can make the rolls ahead, freeze them, and then slice and bake when needed.” —Kate Dampier, Quail Valley, California

Get the recipe for Sage & Prosciutto Pinwheels.

Next, check out our best Thanksgiving turkey recipes.

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