25 Delicious Thanksgiving appetizers in under an hour!

Want to make amazing Thanksgiving appetizers that all your guests are sure to love? These are the best thanksgiving appetizers that can be made in less than an hour!

Have you ever shown up for Thanksgiving dinner only to find out the turkey still has 3 more hours in the oven? After a while you start scavenging for a fruit tray or veggie platter to snack on to hold you over, but let’s be honest, those don’t do much when we’ve been saving our appetite for the last 24 hours. 

We all would love some good Thanksgiving appetizers before the big meal, but preparing them can seem like a daunting task, especially with 100 other things on our to-do list, am I right??

 If you’re anything like me, an easy Thanksgiving appetizer that can be made in under an hour is right up your alley! 

This post is all about the best thanksgiving appetizers for anyone on a time crunch!

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

1. Maple candied bacon

Maple Candied Bacon Thanksgiving Appetizers

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 10 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar

Instructions:

  1. Put the bacon strips in a bowl or plastic bag with the syrup and brown sugar. Mix gently until each piece is covered.
  2. Place aluminum pour over a rimmed baking sheet to catch the grease and lay a wire rack over top. Lay the bacon strips side by side covering the rack.
  3. Put the baking sheet on the oven’s top rack and then set the oven to 400° F. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the sides start to get crispy. Rotate after 10 minutes. 

2. Savory Pumpkin dip

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped zucchini 
  • 4 tbs lemon juice
  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried ground garlic
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt

Instructions:
Purée in a food processor until desired smoothness

(Optional)  Garnish with nuts, rosemary, basil, or any other ingredients of your choice. 

Savory Pumpkin Dip Thanksgiving Appetizers

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers

3. Beer Cheese Soup

Beer cheese soup thanksgiving appetizers

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4. Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

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Fun Thanksgiving Appetizers

5. cheese & olive Turkeys

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6. Mini sweet potato pies

Mini Sweet Potato Pies Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Light Thanksgiving Appetizers

7. Caprese bites

Caprese Bites Thanksgiving Appetizers

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8. Melon Prosciutto skewers

Melon Prosciutto Skewers Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Heal thy Thanksgiving Appetizers

9. Goat cheese stuffed mini peppers

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10. Greek feta dip

Greek Feta Dip Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Hot Thanksgiving Appetizers

11. Cranberry meatballs

Cranberry Meatballs Thanksgiving Appetizers

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12. Roasted sweet potato bites

Roasted Sweet Potato Bites Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Appetizers

13. Butternut Squash hummus

Butternut Squash Hummus Thanksgiving Appetizers

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14. Roasted mixed nuts

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Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Appetizers

15. Cinnamon apple chips

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16. Baked Mac & cheese bites

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Friendsgiving Appetizers

17. Buffalo Pecan Pimento cheese

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18. Tomato bruschetta w/ balsamic glaze

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Simple Thanksgiving Appetizers

19. Baby blooming onions

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20. Cranberry-Brie pie crust bites

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Sweet Thanksgiving Appetizers

21. Caramel dip w/ pretzels & Granny Smith apples

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22. Monkey bread

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Savory Thanksgiving Appetizers

23. Pumpkin queso

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24. Garlic herb mini quiches

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My Favorite Thanksgiving Appetizer

25. Tomato, basil & Pesto Bruschetta

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