Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

I love appetizers for so many different reasons. The first being that appetizers often go along with a party and you know how much I love a good party. Secondly, little bite-sized snacks mean that you can fill your plate with a large variety of food and try a little bit of everything. These easy Thanksgiving appetizers are all quick to prepare. They make a great party buffet for company or a delicious snack before the main Thanksgiving feast.

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers – Recipes:

In this delicious party buffet we tried Crescent Wrapped Brie, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Toppings, Crescent Bacon-Cheese Tartlets and Spinach Dip Tarts. Sounds delicious, right? Well let’s jump right into the recipes & photos!

Crescent Wrapped Brie:

This appetizer really couldn’t be any easier to make. It takes only a couple of minutes to put together and then about 25 minutes in the oven.

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Crescent Wrapped Brie
Recipe type: Appetizer
To really spice this up, serve it with jalapeno jelly.
  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescents
  • 1 large round Brie cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. Unroll dough and separate into two sections and firmly press perforations to create two squares.
  3. Place one square on an ungreased baking sheet and place cheese in the middle of the dough.
  4. Place the second dough square on top of the cheese round.
  5. Press around the cheese to seal completely.
  6. Brush the outside with the beaten egg.
  7. Back 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool 15 minutes before serving.


Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Toppings:

Who knew mashed potatoes could be so easy? Dress these up by serving them in martini glasses. The perfect addition to a party buffet table!

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Recipe type: Appetizer
These are so quick to make! Serving these in martini glasses is such a fun way to display them on the party buffet table.
  • 6 cups hot water
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 boxes Betty Crocker Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Assorted toppings like bacon bits, green onions, shredded cheese and red bell peppers.
  1. Heat water and butter in large pot.
  2. Remove from heat and add milk and contents of potato pouches.
  3. Stir just until moistened and let stand one minute.
  4. Whip with fork until smooth.
  5. Stir in the additional toppings and serve.


Crescent Bacon-Cheese Tartlets:

We tried these for the first time tonight and we loved them! I won’t tell you how many I ate but I can promise you that I’ll be making these again in the near future.

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Crescent Bacon-Cheese Tartlets
Recipe type: Appetizer
If you are serving these at a party, you may want to double the recipe because I can promise you that these will go fast!
  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescents
  • ⅓ cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped cooked bacon
  • 1 tbsp chopped green onion
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp whipping cream (35%)
  1. Heat oven to 375F.
  2. Unroll dough into 1 large rectangle and press all perforations to seal.
  3. Cut dough into 12 squares.
  4. Gently press squares into 12 ungreased mini muffin tins and shape edges to form rims.
  5. Mix cheese, bacon, onion, egg and whipping cream and stir well to mix.
  6. Fill each crescent evenly with the cheese mixture.
  7. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown and filling is set.
  8. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.


Spinach Dip Tarts:

If you have your own favourite spinach dip recipe, you can use that to fill the tarts. If you’re looking for an easy Thanksgiving appetizer, store-bought spinach dip works just fine.

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Spinach Dip Tarts
Recipe type: Appetizer
The recipe calls for fillo shells but I used regular baked tart shells and they were still delicious. If using regular baked tart shells, let the tart shells cool completely before adding the filling.
  • 1½ cups refrigerated spinach dip
  • ¼ cup diced celery
  • 24 frozen mini fillo shells, thawed
  • 5 radishes, sliced and cut in half
  • ¼ cup matchstick carrots cut into quarters
  1. In a small bowl, mix spinach dip and celery.
  2. Divide dip evenly between all shells.
  3. Garnish tarts with radishes and carrots.


What is your favourite party appetizer? Let us know in the comments below. For more Thanksgiving ideas (including free party printables), head over to our Thanksgiving page.

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  1. says

    While all of these apps look delicious, I love the idea of putting dressed up mashed potatoes in fancy glasses. The local party store sells mini, disposable parfait containers complete with mini-spoons. They’d be perfect! Thanks for sharing such delicious ideas!

  2. says

    Great idea! I should suggest just having little appetizers like these so we all don’t end up so stuffed. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday’s Five Features tomorrow and link up this post (and others)!

  3. says

    Lots of great ideas!! Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! I’m traveling to Boston to visit inlaws for Thanksgiving so this list will come in handy. Thank you so much for linking to Wake up Wednesday! I’m pinning this post to our party pin board!

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