Creative appetizers for Thanksgiving

Creative Appetizers for Thanksgiving

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner and looking for a few festive starters, these appetizers will get your creative mind cooking!

Dress up your traditional cheese and meat plate by displaying yours in the design of a turkey. Guests will love the festive spin on this classic finger food starter.

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When dessert looks as good as colorful Rice Krispies treats, why not start with it? Making yours look like maple leaves is a sweet option for the holiday.

Serve up butternut squash soup as shooters, topped with cilantro and chickpeas.

Or how about pumpkin-shaped cheese balls? There will be no need to put out tooth pics, because these are seasoned to look like pumpkins with little celery sticks as stems!

You could also try toasted onion crisps, made with spiced red cabbage and toasted onion layered on top of thin round crackers.

Try serving up apple roses as a fun starter! Baked apples spun to look like rose buds, topped with sugar and cinnamon.

To entertain your guests -- and their appetites -- this holiday, watch the video above to see all of these creative Thanksgiving appetizer ideas!

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