10 Super Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers ~ you’ve probably got the menu all set, the turkey, the fixings, and the desserts, but don’t forget about the all important starters!
~ everybody is surprised by this simple appetizer…even people who say they don’t like feta fall for it. The heat of the oven brings out the best in this sharp cheese, I recommend buying imported sheep’s milk feta for the best flavor.
~ these are my new favorite thing in the whole world. Plush balls of labneh cheese (a soft yogurt cheese) are rolled in various spices, herbs, and/or nuts for the most exotic (and gorgeous!) crackers and cheese plate ever. You can make it all ahead of time, too.
~ this high impact low effort appetizer is such fun to assemble. Follow my easy instructions and wait for the compliments to start rolling in.
~ baked brie is an old standby, but with a few extra touches you can really take it to the next level.
~ this looks elaborate, but here’s the thing, it’s really just a matter of arranging lots of readymade ingredients. Choose good quality cheeses, fresh fruit, nuts, and olives ~ you can’t mess this one up!
~ go super minimal with these crispy squash seeds, you can customize them with different spice blends, and they won’t spoil anybody’s appetite.
~ all you need is a soft cream cheese or goat cheese, and some simple crackers with this unique wine jelly ~ people go bonkers for it!
~ if you are really serious about keeping people out of the kitchen and out of your hair while you cook, set them up with this warm hummus and the freshest pita bread you can find. Don’t be alarmed if the conversation suddenly goes quiet.
~ I love to make this stuff, it tastes just like the real thing, and everyone gets really impressed when you tell them you made it yourself.
~ If you’ve got a foodie type crowd coming over you need to go beyond cheese and crackers, for sure. This vivid roasted red pepper dip from the Middle East will do the trick.