39 Easy and Delicious Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers

    1. Baked egg rolls from Pinch and Swirl
      Like the taquitos we saw earlier, these make-ahead friendly egg rolls can be baked instead of fried.
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    3. Artichoke savory cheesecake appetizer from Peas and Crayons
      If you haven’t tried a savory cheesecake yet, you don’t know what you’re missing! This recipe has two size options so you can alter it depending on the number of guests.
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    5. Savory rosemary roasted nuts from No Spoon Necessary
      If you want to make-ahead Thanksgiving appetizers that are on the lighter side, try these home-roasted nuts. They can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
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    7. Cheese and herb crackers from Luci’s Morsels
      These easy crackers are a one-bowl-wonder to make, they’re sure to be a hit.
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    9. Cool veggie pizza appetizer from Life Love and Good Food
      If you’re looking for a way to sneak some veggies into your appetizer menu then look no further than this pizza recipe that can be enjoyed hot or cold.
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    11. Marinated olives from Just a Little Bit of Bacon
      Sure you can buy marinated olives but making your own ones as make-ahead Thanksgiving appetizers lets you try out all kinds of unique flavor combos.
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    13. A trio of cheese balls appetizer from Good Housekeeping
      Why stick to just one type of cheeseball? This colorful trio lets you please everyone with three different flavors to make.
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    15. Bacon and brown sugar straws appetizer from Good Cook
      These glazed bacon and brown sugar straws are made with just 5 ingredients and can be whipped up in minutes on the day, or frozen ahead of time then baked.
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    17. Six layer nachos from Good Cheap Eats
      These delicious looking nachos are also meat-free, for even faster prep.
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    19. Cran-sage rolls appetizer from Better Homes and Gardens
      These flavourful bread bites are bringing all the holiday flavors. They can be made up to 24 hours ahead and baked on the day.
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    21. Chilli Relleno bites from Savory Experiments
      Spicy fried cheese makes these little freezable bites of heaven that are sure to drive your guests wild anytime you serve them.
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    23. Quesadilla crisps from This is How I Cook
      These cheesy quesadillas reheat in just five minutes, giving you plenty of time to pour some drinks while they’re in the oven.
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    25. Root veggie crisps from Better Homes and GardensThese root vegetable chips make the most of seasonal produce and earthy flavors whilst making a colorful addition to your table at the same time.
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We’re sharing recipes for make-ahead meals all year round.
We hope you enjoyed these make-ahead Thanksgiving appetizers. But if you’re hungry for more, take a look at our epic list of make-ahead Christmas appetizers, they’re perfect for holiday get-togethers.

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Seriously Good Freezer Meals Recipe Book

If you love make-ahead and freezer recipes then check out this cookbook, it's loaded with over 150 delicious creations!
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3 Tier Oval Bowl Set with Collapsible Rack

3-Tier Serving Bowl

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Thankful Platter

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2 Piece Carving Set

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Wooden Carving Board

If it's time to update your dingy old carving board, you can't go wrong with this sturdy number that will hold everything securely in place
Grateful Gravy Boat

Grateful Gravy Dish

If you're looking for the perfect finishing touch then check out this cute Thanksgiving gravy boat
Cast Iron Staub Pumpkin Dish

Staub Pumpkin Cocotte

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