Let friends and family gather around appetizers while dinner is being prepared -- our recipes are so delicious they won't notice if the turkey's running late get our complete turkey tutorial here! Choose from easy finger foods such as spiced nuts, deviled eggs, homemade crackers, and more. Spiced nuts are a must at any gathering, and Thanksgiving is no exception.
Gussy up your favorite blend with sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper. Trade trendy for traditional with these simple slice-and-bake crackers.
We love making all three flavors -- whole wheat and sesame , cheddar and gruyere , and fig and almond -- and serving them on a cheese and charcuterie board. Sweet persimmons and creamy Brie cheese are an unexpectedly delicious combination, especially when served on toasted baguette slices. Finish with freshly cracked pepper.
Take classic deviled eggs from good to great with sweet-tangy relish. Ready for more? Check out the rest of our definitive deviled egg recipes. Look at those colors! Roasted golden beets are served in endive leaves with a garnish of fresh tarragon. Check out our other 3-ingredient or less appetizers. Top store-bought puff pastry with sauteed onions, black olives, anchovies, and fresh thyme for our take on the Provencal classic pissadaliere. Serve in bite-sized squares. Treat your guests to a luxe shrimp cocktail spread with a trio of delectable sauces -- mango-basil, remoulade, and tomato-horseradish.
The fibrous pulp amplifies their flavor. Watch how to make Roasted Squash Seeds. Pimenton Spanish paprika adds a smoky kick to these irresistibly moist meatballs. Serve with toothpicks for easy eating.
Amp up sauteed mushrooms with fresh thyme and nutty Gruyere cheese, top with buttery puff pastry, and bake until golden brown. Invert and serve! Spice popcorn every which way for an easy appetizer that lets guests nosh without spoiling their appetite for the feast ahead. We like to think of this finger food as guacamole elevated with shrimp.
Serve it in endive leaves for an ultra-sophisticated starter.
If you don't want to splurge on chanterelles, feel free to use any kind of mushrooms you please. Thanks to the generous dose of cream, they'll taste just as luxurious. An ingenious way to use up leftover ratatouille! Get the recipe : Spinach and Caramelized Onion Dip. For a change from the usual chips and salsa, serve homemade spiced tortilla chips with hummus.
Crispy handheld tortillas filled with black beans and melted Cheddar will disappear in a flash. Get the recipe: Bean and Cheese Taquitos. Top individual pizzas with store-bought pesto, fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, and Italian sausage for a more upscale version of takeout.
Get the recipe: Spinach and Artichoke Pizzas. Thinly sliced potato, bacon, and Havarti cheese give this pie a hearty, meaty twist.
Get the recipe : Potato and Bacon Pizzas. A slightly tart creamy dip balances out handheld empanadas filled with a delicious mixture of ground beef, raisins, onion, and cinnamon.
Coat the chicken with coarsely ground pita chips and Parmesan to create unexpected textures and flavors. Get the recipe: Kickin' Chicken Nuggets. Cook the pork with oregano, cumin, garlic, cayenne, and onion to ensure the meat is extra delicious. Get the recipe: Shredded Pork Tacos. Liven up the ground beef filling with onion, garlic, parsley, and tomato paste. Get the recipe : Meaty Soft Tacos. Get the recipe: Sausage and Potato Pockets. Mix browned ground turkey with salsa and serve on warm biscuits for a fresh take on a sloppy joe.
Get the recipe : Speedy Turkey Sloppy Joes. Simple yet satisfying, warm cheese quesadillas can be made in the broiler to cut down on hands-on time. Get the recipe: Cheese Quesadillas.
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