Looking for some easy make ahead Thanksgiving appetizers?  Here is a collection of delicious and healthy appetizer recipes that you can prepare days in advance of your party, whether you are hosting or going to a pot luck! 

15 Best Make Ahead Thanksgiving appetizers that are easy and healthy. Recipes ideas include vegetables, cold cuts, bite size finger foods for kids, dips for a crowd. Recipes are gluten free and some work well as both appetizers and desserts to bring to a party! #Thanksgiving #Appetizers #Fall #Thanksgivingrecipes #Makeaheadrecipes

Eating healthy during the holidays is possible if you plan ahead and make snacks and meals ahead of time.

These healthy appetizer recipes are quick to make and double as excellent snacks to keep hunger at bay!

15 Easy Make Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers That Are Crowd Pleasers

1. Spiced Nuts

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - spiced nuts

These sweet and savory spiced nuts can “wow” the crowd and take only a few minutes to whip up!  

By Holly at Pink Fortitude. It takes 30 minutes to bake these nuts. Recipe available here.

2. Caprese Kebab

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - traditional caprese kebab

With no cooking required, this colorful Caprese kebab is a fun project you can do with your toddlers!

By Valerie at Mama Likes to Cook. It takes 30 minutes to bake these nuts. Recipe available here.

3. Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpeas

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpeas

You and fellow party guests won’t be able to keep your hands off these healthy, crunchy and satisfying pumpkin spice chickpeas!

By Rebecca at Strength and Sunshine. It takes only 5 minutes of hands-on prep time. Recipe available here.

4. Mushroom Pate

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - mushroom pate

This easy and nutritious Vegan Mushroom Pâté is rich, smooth and silky. It makes a great appetizer, lunch or snack.

Serve this pâté with vegetable crudités, crackers or tortilla chips. It’s also delicious in a sandwich.

This pate can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for up to a few days.

By Rhian at Rhian’s Recipes. It takes 25 minutes to make this vegan delicacy. Recipe available here.

5. Smokey Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - pumpkin hummus

The smokey chipotle flavor twist puts this pumpkin hummus at a whole new level!

This highly versatile dish can be an appetizer or even a spread on your favorite sandwich.

By Holly at Pink Fortitude. It takes only 10 minutes to make this delicious hummus. Recipe available here.

6. Tomato Dijon Turkey Meatballs

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - tomato dijon turkey meatballs

These delicious meatballs are super easy to make and surprisingly flavorful. They are perfect for a quick and easy keto meal prep.

By Kyndra at Peace Love and Low Carb. It takes 35 minutes to make this meatball recipe. Recipe available here.

7. Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - Instant Pot Chicken Wings

This easy and healthy Instant Pot chicken wings turn out chicken that is tender and juicy.  The sauce is amazing with a burst of flavors!

By Diana at Little Sunny Kitchen. It takes only 25 minutes to prepare this make ahead Thanksgiving appetizer. Recipe available here.

8. Roasted Garlic Beet dip

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - beet dip

This healthy roasted garlic and beet dip is both beautiful and delicious! 

Using only 4 ingredients, this vegan and paleo recipe is easy to make in a batch.  Serve it with vegetables, chips, crackers or as a sauce for roasted vegetables or pasta.

By Sophia at Partylicious. This recipe takes only 5 minutes of hands-on prep time. Recipe available here.

9. Italian Antipasto Salad

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - antipasto salad

Not only is this delicious Italian Antipasto Salad easy to make, and it is also gluten-free, low carb and Keto-friendly!

This recipe is from Tasty Galaxy. It takes less than 15 minutes to put this salad together. Recipe available here.

10. French Onion Dip

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - french onion dip

A French onion dip is always a crowd-pleaser.  This homemade French onion dip recipe brings authentic flavors with fresh spices.

This recipe is from Attainable Sustainable. It takes only 10 minutes to make this dip. Recipe available here.

11. Chocolate Hummus

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - chocolate hummus

This unique sweet chocolate hummus is both a perfect dessert and an irresistible appetizer!

By Bintu at Recipes From a Pantry. It takes 15 minutes to make this hummus. Recipe available here.

12. Classic Beef Liver Pate

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - Classic Beef Liver Pate

This classic beef liver pate is chilled, creamy and smooth.  This versatile make ahead Thanksgiving appetizer can be served with celery, bacon or just a spoon.  

By Jessica at Primal Edge Health. It takes 20 minutes to make this pate dish. Recipe available here.

13. Roasted Sweet Potato

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - Sweet Potato Hummus

This roasted sweet potato hummus is a nutritious dip for fall.  It’s easy and quick to prepare using simple ingredients. Serve it with veggie sticks or crackers and chips.

This recipe is from Nourish Plate. It takes only 10 minutes to make this hummus dish once the sweet potato is cooked. Recipe available here.

14. Stuffed Mushrooms

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - Make Ahead Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

This stuffed mushrooms recipe is a powerhouse of flavors with the combination of goat cheese, toasted pine nuts, and caramelized shallots!

You can make them ahead of time, refrigerate or even freeze them in an airtight container, before baking them.

By Jillian at Food Folks and Fun. It takes 20 minutes to prep this dish and 20 minutes to bake. Recipe available here.

15. Wasabi Deviled Eggs

Make ahead thanksgiving appetizer - skinny wasabi deviled eggs

This skinny and spicy twist to the classic deviled eggs is easy to make and fun to bring to a party!

It works great as an appetizer or a filling afternoon snack.  

This recipe is my favorite go-to recipe for holiday parties.  It takes 15 minutes of hands-on prep time. Recipe available here

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