Thanksgiving is just around the corner! If you’re one of the many people that have improved their cooking skills while being stuck at home for so long due to COVID-19, then you’re in luck.
There is no better time to show off your cooking skills than at thanksgiving. Impress your friends and family with these unique and delicious thanksgiving appetizers.
10. Cranberry Brie Bites
Thanksgiving is not the same without cranberry. There is no doubt someone in the family will bring the cranberry sauce, but you can wow the crowd with this recipe that puts a twist on that sweet cranberry flavor. Brie and cranberry pair perfectly together and taste even better when placed on a buttery dough. Your taste buds will thank you after eating this one! Although they look fancy, they are actually quite easy to make.
9. Sweet Potato Bites
This appetizer is rich and decadent. Plus, the colors (red, orange, white and brown) are very fitting and aesthetically pleasing for thanksgiving. After cutting your sweet potatoes into bite-size rounds and cooking them in the oven, all you have to do is add on the creamy goat cheese, candied pecans and sweet cranberries. You can even add a balsamic glaze to the top for an extra burst of tangy flavor.
8. Candied Walnut Brussel Sprout Bites
Sweet and salty never tasted so good! Candied walnut Brussel sprout bites are definitely as delicious as they sound. A dollop of brie cheese is placed between half of a seasoned brussel sprout and a candied walnut. To top it all off and add a bit more sweetness, you can add a drizzle of honey. Although these are tedious to make, you will not be able to stop eating them, and neither will your family.
7. Figs in a Blanket
Many of these recipes include a creamy cheese, such as this one. This vegetarian twist on pigs in a blanket is made of goat cheese and fig wrapped inside a flakey puffed pastry. Adding fig jam to a charcuterie board is a must, so why not get that delicious combination of fig and cheese in every bite with this appetizer. It looks fancy, but it only takes 30 minutes to make!
6. Stuffed Mushrooms
There are many different variations you can make to this one. All you will need is large mushrooms, stemmed, and you can stuff them with anything you desire. Food network has 11 different stuffed mushroom recipes for you to choose from if you can’t come up with anything of your own.
5. Bacon Spinach Dip
Some kind of dip is a necessity. Yes, you can buy a pre-made dip at the grocery store, but it will not compare to a home-made one. It isn’t difficult to make either! You’ll just need cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, mozzarella, parmesan, bacon, spinach and a few seasonings to make add that extra punch. Pair this cheesy bacon spinach dip with slices of a french baguette, and you’ll be set.
4. Party Crostinis
Get your creative juices flowing with this one! Combine all of your favorite flavors on top of a crisp, buttery crostini. You can top the crostinis with various things so that everyone in the family is pleased, or you can stick to just one to keep it simple. These can look very fancy when done carefully and will undoubtedly impress.
3. Pumpkin Hummus with Pita Bread
Did you know pumpkin has a ton of health benefits? It is rich in vitamin A and high in antioxidants. Before we know it, it won’t be pumpkin season anymore, so take advantage of the flavor while you can with this pumpkin hummus. You will need a food processor for this recipe or a high-quality blender.
2. Turkey Veggie Tray
Starting off Thanksgiving with some veggies is never a bad idea considering the number of non-veggie foods you will be consuming. The only problem is they aren’t that appealing compared to the other delicious appetizers you will have. But don’t worry, we know the trick that will make veggies fun for everyone– A turkey veggie tray! Who knows, maybe the kids will want to eat vegetables after seeing them in the form of a cute turkey.
1. Cheese Ball Bites
Thanksgiving can be overwhelming sometimes, especially if you are the host. These cheese ball bites can relieve some of your stress because they require no cooking, and the cheese-lovers will not be disappointed. Cheese balls are a very popular Thanksgiving appetizer, but this mini version could be even better.
Thanksgiving is a time to indulge and eat things that you normally wouldn’t regularly. So, why not bring out a variety of these unique appetizers. Not only will you have fun making them, but you’ll be filled with happiness as your family enjoys them.