When planning your Thanksgiving menu, don’t skip the appetizers: Sit-down starters and passed hors d’oeuvres offer a taste of the feast to come.

Savory Bites +

Starters

Entice appetites with seasonal soups, homemade dips, meaty morsels and more favorite apps, like these Parmesan-topped stuffed mushrooms.

Top Thanksgiving Appetizers
Stuffed Mushrooms + More Appetizer Recipes

Easy Apps in 10 Minutes or Less

Alie + Georgia with Easy Apps

Alie and Georgia whip up a rustic goat cheese crostini that's topped with honey and toasted walnuts in just five minutes flat.

Watch & Eat: Easy Cheesy Crostini

Last-Minute Starters

Give Thanks for Cheese

Kelsey Nixon: How to Prepare a Cheese Plate

Kelsey turns to a professional cheesemonger to get tips on assembling the perfect cheese board. (Hint: It’s all about the story.)

How to Prepare a Cheese Plate

More Cheese Tips, Please

Better With Bacon

Chuck Hughes Makes Bacon Bruschetta

Chuck prepares a full-loaf bruschetta, dressed to impress with goat cheese, beefsteak tomatoes, white balsamic and pancetta.

Watch, Make, Slice: Savory Bruschetta

Get Your Bacon Fix

EVEN MORE APPS

One-Bite Wonders

Chorizo Bites with Arugula Pesto

Small, tasty morsels are easy for passing to standing-room-only guests.

Chorizo Bites with Pesto

Salad to Start

Beet, Pear + Gorgonzola Salad

Keep things light with a medley of veggies, fruits, greens and nuts.

Beet and Gorgonzola Salad

Crowd Favorite: Deviled Eggs

4-Pepper Deviled Eggs

Spicy, savory or loaded with meat: These devilish snacks are ripe for experimenting.

4-Pepper Deviled Eggs

Stuff 'Em Silly

Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Try to resist cheese-, meat- and herby breadcrumb-stuffed mushrooms.

Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

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