47 Thanksgiving Appetizers That Are Tastier Than Turkey
Don’t let your Thanksgiving appetizers be an afterthought. Choose from one of these recipes and cocktail hour will be the most delicious part of the whole meal.
Thanksgiving appetizers are one of the few parts of the feast where you get to be creative. With a roast turkey all but set in stone, and sides like cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes pretty much mandatory, think of the dips, snacks, and other quick bites you serve before dinner as an opportunity to really express yourself as a cook. They’re also a great way to introduce some flavors beyond the simple salt-and-pepper seasonings that dominate so much of the holiday spread. That’s why our favorite Thanksgiving appetizers are simple yet flavorful dips like peppery muhammara or curried sweet potato hummus that wake up the palette, warm marinated feta and olives that beat the November chill, and snacky bites like crunchy crudités and crispy fried zucchini fritters. Be careful though—we wouldn’t want to spoil anyone’s appetite, now would we?