Thanksgiving is almost here and we can feel the excitement in the air. To help you out with your struggle, we have rounded up these 10 last minute appetizers for Thanksgiving that require little preparation time and can be done just before your guests arrive.
10 last minute appetizers for Thanksgiving
First on our list is the healthy chicken pesto salad. A warm and bountiful plate of salad is always a welcome sight!
HEALTHY CHICKEN PESTO PASTA SALAD
If you’re looking for a new way to use your homegrown tomatoes and freshly chopped spinach, this dish has got you covered. This Healthy Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad is a light and delicious pasta salad with a flavorful combination of red onions, spinach, chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, pesto, and feta cheese.
Packed with nutrients and vitamins but it still has a warm and cozy vibe to it, it will be a delight to everyone at the table. It’s truly impressive and looks as good as it tastes! Feel free to leave out the chicken for the best potluck addition!
THE BEST SPICY GARLIC AIR FRYER ASPARAGUS
Indulge your senses with this Spicy Garlic Air Fryer Asparagus. A healthy alternative to frying or baking, you get that crunchy texture without all the grease and fat. Whether you're cooking for one or 20, this is an easy-to-follow recipe that will turn heads during lunch or dinner.
It’s a delectable, naturally seasoned, crispy and flavorful side dish that's packed with amazing flavor. Asparagus lovers will enjoy the simplicity of this dish. It’s crispy and tasty. Classy and delicious, this spicy garlic air fried asparagus is a great way to serve up some veggie goodness during Thanksgiving.
EASY AIR FRYER PIZZA BITES
Try this unique twist on the classic pizza bite. Easy Air Fryer Pizza Bites are the perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving to satiate those hunger pangs. With just a few ingredients, you can have this delicious dish ready in less than 15 minutes!
HEALTHY MEXICAN STREET CORN SALAD
With tons of flavor, this Mexican Street Corn Salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser. This Mexican street corn salad is an easy way to bring the flavor of a roadside stand to your kitchen. With just a few ingredients and simple prep, you'll be serving up delectable dishes that pairs perfectly with chicken or pork.
BEST AIR FRYER EGGPLANT PARMESAN
Simple ingredients are transformed into old-school eggplant parmesan and your taste buds will be happy to gobble up every bite. Tender eggplant slices simmered in a marinara sauce and layered with cheese, then breaded and baked to crispy perfection. The Airfryer Eggplant Parmesan is an appetizer you can show off to guests at Thanksgiving because it’s full of flavor on the inside.
COPYCAT COSTCO QUINOA SALAD
This Copycat Costco Quinoa Salad recipe is hearty, healthy, and so easy to make. It makes a tasty appetizer or side dish and always steals the show at gatherings. It’s so good, you'll have to have multiple servings because it goes fast! It's packed full of flavor, healthy and so simple to make.
EASY CHICKPEA VEGETABLE FRITTERS
These vegetarian fritters are a great recipe to make for people who enjoy eating healthy and don't mind the occasional deep fry. They're packed with protein, fiber, and all sorts of nutrients. These easy chickpea vegetable fritters are delicious, nutritious and convenient. They make an excellent on-the-go snack, or you can serve them as part of a main dish and accompany them with a fresh green salad.
LOADED SWEET POTATO NACHOS
Take your nacho game to a whole new level during Thanksgiving with these Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos. With the addition of warm, ground turkey and a creamy barbecue sauce drizzle, who needs chips?
These loaded sweet potato nachos are so flavorful and satisfying, your guests will be wishing there were more than just a few to go around. The secret is the perfect balance of spicy, salty and sweet.
EASY GREEK YOGURT CHEESECAKE DIP
Delight your taste buds with this easy-to- make, Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Dip. It’s loaded with flavor and will make Thanksgiving Day special. This delicious dip is so good that no one will believe it’s made with plain old greek yogurt. It tastes like cheesecake - but in a dip form. You can add just enough interesting toppings to make this dip an amazing one.
SUPER EASY SPINACH DIP
This Spinach Cottage Cheese Dip is the perfect healthy spinach dip! It’s packed with protein, full of flavour and takes only 10 minutes to make! It’s the perfect addition to a balanced snack to please even the toughest critic!
Appetizers are the perfect way to get everyone ready for lunch or dinner. I hope that these delicious appetizers will become a part of your family tradition. Try something new and tasty this Thanksgiving with a selection of appetizers that are easy to prepare and make the most of your cooking time. If you need more Thanksgiving ideas don't forget to check out our vegan Thanksgiving recipe roundup or more of our Thanksgiving favourites!
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