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Thanksgiving Appetizers

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner and when you think of a Thanksgiving meal, you automatically think turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes.  We found that with all our family gatherings and get-togethers with friends, we were eating so much turkey and mashed potatoes that we were starting to dread the next meal.  So my mom and mother-in-law have been trying alternatives to the traditional meal for a few years now.  One thing that I think is a neat and different idea, is appetizers.  Here are 4 great Thanksgiving Appetizer ideas:

Thanksgiving Appetizers

These Quinoa & Mushroom Stuffed Peppers scream fall!  What a fun idea for a friends dinner party or appetizer before the main meal:


These Rosemary & Parmesan Cocktail Cookies are very pretty and slightly sweet sable with a hint of parmesan and a sensational burst of rosemary:

Parmesan Cocktail Cookies


These Turkey and Sweet Potato Wonton Cups could easily work as a light meal and are deliciously different and provide a satisfying crunch:


Need a simple appetizer that is still delicious?  Try these Ricotta Sage Meatballs which would be perfect for a meal OR appetizer:

ricotta sage meat balls


How do you “do” Thanksgiving and Christmas?  Do you have the traditional meals like meatballs, turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes or do you try and switch it up?

Do you have a great Thanksgiving Appetizer to share with us?

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kathy downey

Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Rosemary & Parmesan Cocktail Cookies sound amazing !

kathy downey

Saturday 15th of December 2018

You caught my attention at Rosemary & Parmesan Cocktail Cookies sure would love to try those !

angela m

Wednesday 7th of January 2015

I would love to try the Ricotta Sage Meatballs

Victoria Ess

Friday 31st of October 2014

Those stuffed peppers look amazing!!

Joan G.

Monday 20th of October 2014

right in time for fall - thanks