Looking for healthy appetizer ideas for Thanksgiving? If you want to serve something healthy and delicious to your family and friends, this list is exactly what you need! My healthy appetizer Thanksgiving recipes are sure hits that will become mainstays on your menu.
17 Healthy Appetizer Ideas for Thanksgiving Day | Thanksgiving Recipes
My family is all about Thanksgiving. Almost every year our family (extended family included) celebrates on our farm and boy, are there a lot of mouths to feed. Not that I’m complaining. I normally just serve them whatever I can think as an appetizer, but not this year. This year, I want to make something healthier but still delicious for all of them especially my grandchildren. So if you also want to start your Thanksgiving dinner with healthy appetizers, here are some ideas you can try.
1. Cornbread Bruschetta
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Don’t just use your cornbread for your stuffing. This scrumptious cornbread bruschetta is gluten-free and vegan, and sure to be a perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving feast.
2. Mini Bean and Cheese Molletes
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Slice a baguette into rounds and start adding your toppings. These mini bean and cheese molletes are bite-sized morsels that never fail to fill your tummy and warm your heart.
3. Spicy Sweet Potato Pumpkin Bites
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These spicy sweet potato pumpkin bites will allow the whole family to savor the season, especially during the festive Thanksgiving feast.
4. Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
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Spinach and mushrooms are my favorites, so these spinach stuffed mushrooms will not be missing on my Thanksgiving table. Serve it too!
5. Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
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Another sure hit takes on making your mushroom more appetizing, crab stuffed mushrooms. Pretty sure your guests will be drooling over these decadent bites.
6. Apple Cranberry Turkey Meatballs
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These super delicious meatballs are like Thanksgiving in one bite. The whole family will love the sweet, juicy, and tangy flavor of these apple cranberry turkey meatballs.
7. Sweet Potato Hummus
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This sweet potato hummus will help you cut down on calories and fat since it uses Greek yogurt. Don’t forget the pita chips!
8. Brussels Sprout Sliders
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Whether you are planning a vegetarian Thanksgiving or not, these adorable healthy brussels sprout sliders are sure to impress. Who knew brussels sprouts would make great mini burger buns, right? It’s a must-serve!
9. Spiced Paleo Apple Dip
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10. Coconut-Crusted Brie-Stuffed Quinoa Bites
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Love quinoa? You’ll enjoy it so much more when transformed into these coconut-crusted brie-stuffed quinoa bites. A tiny bite which is superbly stuffed with ooey gooey brie.
11. Crazy Greek Feta, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pistachio Truffles
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Looking for a unique Mediterranean flavor? These crazy Greek feta, sun-dried tomato, and pistachio truffles will be just the thing you’re looking for. It’s cheesy, salty, and delicious! What more could you ask for?
12. Butternut Squash Pizza
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Did you ever consider that pizza could be healthy, and finger food-sized, too? This butternut squash pizza will give you a big punch of flavor that’s impressive considering its tiny size.
13. Spinach Puffs
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These spinach puffs are super easy to make. You can even make them ahead and keep them frozen until you’re ready to cook.
14. Spinach Balls
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15. Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf
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This roasted acorn squash stuffed with quinoa mushroom pilaf give you both fall flavors and a gorgeous plate for your Thanksgiving feast. Make sure to give yourself a head’s up–this may just be too pretty to eat.
16. Classic Deviled Eggs
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Nothing beats the tradition! Make these classic deviled eggs for Thanksgiving and keep it plain and simple without jeopardizing the Thanksgiving flavor.
17. Sweet Potato Cakes
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Make a batch of these sweet potato cakes and don’t forget to top them off with the awesome black bean salsa! It elevates your ordinary sweet potato, that’s for sure.
Still want more Thanksgiving appetizers? Try Beth’s goat cheese tartelettes from Entertaining with Beth:
WOW, so good! Have your family and friends gather around with a healthy appetizer while dinner is being prepared. Serve 2 or more from this list to kick off your Thanksgiving feast.
Still haven’t decided on what will be your Thanksgiving side dish? Well, you have plenty to choose from here.
What do you think of these Thanksgiving appetizers? Which one will you try? Let me know in the comments section below.
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