21 Easy Finger Food Recipes for Thanksgiving (2024)

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For Thanksgiving entertaining, we are all in on easy appetizers, AKA finger foods, you can nosh on so you won’t be starving waiting for the main event. These Thanksgiving finger foods are delicious, easy to make, and are sure to be crowd pleasers. Whether you choose to serve them as side dishes or starters, everyone will want a bite! Here are some ideas for not getting hangry as the final dishes finish cooking.

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Finger Foods

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Crescent-Roll Cornucopia

This board might be full of good eats, but the handmade cornucopia is definitely the main focal point. We're obsessed. (via Brit + Co)

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Mediterranean Chicken Skewers

Bring some summer flavor into Thanksgiving Day with these delicious skewers. We'd recommend serving with tzatziki sauce and fresh veggies. (via Brit + Co)

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Easy Fig + Brie Crostini

All you really need for this delicious Thanksgiving finger food is bread + jam + cheese. Not only is it easy and delicious, but it looks way fancier than it truly is, which is always a good idea. (via Brit + Co)

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Sweet Potato + Goat Cheese + Honey Bites

The nuttiness of the sweet potatoes, the creamy finish of the goat cheese, and the sweet honey here make for a delicious appetizer you can make no matter the time of year. Add a dash of sea salt for an unexpected touch. (via Brit + Co)

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Chocolate-Covered Cheese Bites

Get a head start on dessert with a dish that brings two of our favorite foods together: chocolate and cheese. It doesn't get better than this. (via Brit + Co)

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Mini Baked Potatoes

Thanksgiving isn't complete without baked potatoes, but if you're maxxed out on side dishes, add the starch to your appetizers instead! Sour cream, cheese, and bacon are still definitely encouraged. (via Brit + Co)

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The Easiest Baked Brie

Baked brie is a fancy addition to any table, but unlike a lot of our favorite upscale dishes, it's easier than you might think to add to your menu. Here's how to hack it. (via Brit + Co)

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Beet Hummus

Bright and cheery, this festive dip just needs carrot sticks or pita triangles for the appetizer to truly party. (via The Gourmet RD)

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Rosemary Cashew Bar Nuts

Savor these cashews that can be made ahead and then pulled out at the last minute. (via the Healthy Maven)

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Baked Brie with Maple, Apples, and Pecans

We're suckers for baked brie, especially one that screams the holidays like this one that could easily double as dessert. (via The View from Great Island)

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Vegan Pesto Swirl Cream Cheese

This pretty dish is the kind of make-ahead appetizer that will appeal to all kinds of eaters. Swap in store-bought vegan cream cheese to save time. (via Full of Plants)

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Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Ball

Fresh herbs and toasted nuts make this goat cheese log an easy make-ahead appetizer to serve with crackers. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)

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Pesto Parmesan Spinach Balls

All that these vegetarian balls need to start the party is to be speared with toothpicks. (via Host the Toast)

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Maple Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

Snack on these sweet and savory biscuits as an appetizer on Thanksgiving. Then, slice them for leftover turkey sandwiches the next day. (via Damn Delicious)

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5-Ingredient Buffalo Cauliflower Nuggets

No need to worry about eating too many veggies when you make these savory bites as a starter. (via SweetPhi)

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Garlic and Onion Pull-Apart Cheese Bread

We think everyone can get behind bread and cheese before Thanksgiving. (via A Magical Mess)

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Warm Turnip Green Dip

Get some extra greens in (with bacon on top) in a dip to scoop up with crackers before starting the big feast. (via Spicy Southern Kitchen)

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Keto Sausage Balls

Trying to keep keto during the holidays? This is one appetizer that will set you up for success. (via Peace, Love, and Low Carb)

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Baked Ham & Cheese Mozzarella Sticks

Bake and pull — that’s the idea behind this cheesy winning appetizer. (via The Cookie Rookie)

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Candied Bacon

Okay, there's nothing nutritious about candied bacon, but it sure guarantees the meal begins with a bang. (via Garnish with Lemon)

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Maple Cream & Apple Butter Brie Cheese

Maple, melty brie, and apple butter? It doesn't get more autumnual than that. (via How Sweet Eats)

Plan your Thanksgiving & holiday parties with Brit + Co on Pinterest, and check out our Easy Thanksgiving Desserts piece for more ideas.

This post has been updated.

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Annelies Zijderveld is the author of Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea. Her food writing and photos have been featured in Paste Magazine, The Kitchn, TODAY, Darling Magazine, AllRecipes, and other publications, She whisks together food and poetry on her blog, The Food Poet, and on Instagram at @anneliesz.

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