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Our 5 Best-Ever Thanksgiving Appetizers for a Wow-Worthy Start to Your Holiday

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Gathering friends and family around the holiday table for a memorable meal is one of the most anticipated times of the year. But that turkey will have some competition as the star of Thanksgiving when you start your celebrations with one of these appetizers. The Woman’s World test kitchen pros have worked their culinary magic to create some truly special treats — not only are they a delight for the eyes, they taste delicious too. And our easy step-by-step recipes guarantee success. So keep scrolling for the Thanksgiving appetizers that are sure to become a new holiday tradition!

5 Thanksgiving appetizers to wow your crowd

The starters are truly showstopping. Bonus: They make great take-alongs too! Looking for more holiday snacks? Check out these bonus Thanksgiving appetizer ideas to round out your spread. And click here for more ways to make Thanksgiving extra-special.

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1. Thanksgiving Cornucopia

Thanksgiving Cornucopia sits on a green background (Thanksgiving appetizers)

Surprise — this holiday showstopper is easy to make with storebought pizza crust dough! Fill it with your favorite fruit, cheese and nuts for what’s sure to be a new Thanksgiving tradition.

2. Turkey Cheese Ball Appetizers

Turkey Cheese Ball Appetizers sits on a blue background (Thanksgiving appetizers)

Festive and flavorful, these bite-sized mango chutney cheese balls are almost too adorable to gobble up!

3. Cranberry Walnut Bread Wreath

Cranberry Walnut Bread Wreath sits on a teal background (Thanksgiving appetizers)

Once your family gets a taste of these golden fruit-and-nut-stuffed buns dipped in meltingly delicious Brie, they’ll want you to serve this spectacular wreath every year!

4. Turkey Crudités with Roasted Garlic Ranch Dip   

Turkey Crudités with Roasted Garlic Ranch Dip sits on green background (Thanksgiving appetizers)

Thanks to this cute crudités and trendy roasted garlic dip, even vegetarians can enjoy some turkey on Thanksgiving!

5. Herbed Cheese Bread Wreath

Herbed Cheese Bread Wreath sits on a purple background (Thanksgiving appetizers)

Our savory holiday-perfect wreath bakes up fresh ’n easy thanks to convenient country bread mix.

For more Thanksgiving fun, click through the links below:

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