Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

These speedy appetizers will round out any holiday meal.

By JoAnna Lou

Preparing a complete Thanksgiving meal doesn’t have to take all day. Kick off your holiday feast with some of these simple, delicious appetizers. You can make two or three of them in under an hour.

15 Minutes or Less

Appetizer Shrimp Kabobs These skewers are simple to assemble and grill to perfection in minutes. Guests enjoy them alongside spicy seafood sauce.

Antipasto Platter This favorite “party pleaser” is a refreshing change from the usual chips and dip.

Basil Garlic Bread You’ll hardly believe that this delicious bread is prepared in 10 minutes!

30 Minutes or Less

Appetizer Meatballs This recipe modifies a barbecue sauce to flavor this get-together favorite!

Apple Chicken Quesadillas A surprisingly wonderful combination of chicken, apples, tomatoes and corn inside crispy tortillas.

Artichoke Crostini These bread slices taste and look great. The recipe is easily doubled for large gatherings.

Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms It’s hard to believe how simple, fast and easy these juicy mushroom treats are.

Black Bean Dip With black beans, avocados, corn, peppers and cilantro, this bean dip has lots of flavor and texture.

Black Bean Pizza Tomatoes and cheese give this bean pizza traditional pizza flavor with an extra flair.

Bruschetta From the Grill Dijon mustard, mayonnaise and oregano make a savory spread for chopped tomatoes, garlic and fresh basil in this fun twist on a favorite appetizer.

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