3-Ingredient Appetizers for Thanksgiving

Your marathon cooking session for the big meal is tough enough. Why add more work? Keep it simple (and satisfying) with these shortcut apps.

Part of: Thanksgiving: Before the Bird

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Sausage Pinwheels

"My mama makes these for holiday breakfasts and appetizers. We love 'em! Use your favorite sausage — we like Jimmy Dean."

-Queen of Everything

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Easy Grands Cheese Pizzas

"I needed a quick and easy appetizer, and this was just great! I'm saving this recipe for my college-student daughter for her first year in an apartment."

-Pam-I-Am

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Easy Deviled Eggs

"Easy peasy! I used mayonnaise and added a touch of vinegar and sugar to make it more like Miracle Whip. I enjoyed the ease and quickness of this recipe."

-Sharon123

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Bacon Cocktail Weenies

"No one can say 'no' to these. I roll them in the sugar and sprinkle a bit on top. If you've never made them, you must try them!"

-RepoGuysWife

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Amazing Puff Balls

"I used the garlic butter crescent rolls and stirred some shredded Parmesan into the cheese mix. They were a big hit!"

-Meghan

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Spicy Sausage Balls

"I made these for a Thanksgiving appetizer and they were very good! They were popular among both the adults and the kids."

-inabsentia

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Bacon-Wrapped Sesame Breadsticks

"These are so delicious! They were a big hit at my party. I recommend using lean, thinly sliced bacon."

-Bobtail

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Bacon-Wrapped Dates

"A different twist on an old favorite! With the microwave method, the toothpick doesn't get as messy and there's a lot less time and mess."

-Calee

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Glazed Nuts

"This was a great recipe! I made these for a holiday goodie basket and everyone ate them up. I loved the salty-and-sweet combination."

-HeliWif

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Mini Brie Tarts

"I loved these wonderful little nibbles! I used red pepper jelly and it really made the flavor pop."

-Deantini

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Quick & Easy Fruit and Dip

"This was a great dip! I added some maraschino cherry juice and a little more pineapple juice for added color and flavor."

-ViGeo

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Pepperoni Chips

"Sometimes the simplest things turn out the best. I prepared two packages of sliced pepperoni, and they were devoured by 10 people!"

-Pot Scrubber

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Stupid-Easy 3-Ingredient Nacho Dip

"'Easy' is an understatement. This is a perfect dip for those times when you need to take the ingredients with you. Reheated it the next day and it was just as good!"

-FEPO

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Creamy Honey & Bacon Dip

"This was a huge hit at Thanksgiving. Even my most health-conscious cousin-in-law was excited about this dip!"

-Mrs. Atkins

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3-Ingredient Creamy Salsa Dip

"Fantastic dip! I was looking for something quick to bring to a gathering, and this was great. I think it lasted about 10 minutes on the table. This is going straight into my 'Favorites' file!"

-kittycatmom

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Zingy Little Smokies

"These were very well-received by everyone, especially my picky toddler! I think a little garlic powder or fresh minced garlic next time would spice them up a bit."

-**Tinkerbell**

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French Onion Dip

"This is one of my favorite dips! I usually make it at least four hours in advance so the flavors marry well. When I add a drop or two of hot sauce, it just gets better."

-Manami

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Jalapeno Jelly & Cream Cheese Spread

"Love this combination! I usually microwave the cream cheese on half power for a minute to soften."

-Tamaretta

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Honeyed Blue Cheese Toast

"The tangy taste of the cheese and the sweetness of the honey make for a brilliant combination. And they're so easy to make!"

-Avena

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Easy Shrimp Dip

"This is easy and so good — I always get asked to make it for holiday parties. One tip: Remember to take it out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before serving."

-Small Town Cook

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Zippy Sausage Spread

"Couldn't be any easier. I quadrupled the recipe and still ran out at the party!"

-Chef Dula

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Cream Cheese & Olive Sandwiches

"Many years ago, a roommate introduced me to this heavenly concoction! I love it spread on toasted onion bagels!"

-Mercy

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Crab & Cream Cheese Delight

"What a great, easy recipe. My Thanksgiving guests loved it. I made it the day before and refrigerated it overnight — it tasted better the day after!"

-Chef #1463226

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Easy Cucumber Sandwich Appetizer

"What a delightful little appetizer. My son (a huge cucumber lover) and I really enjoyed these as a snack while dinner was cooking."

-GaylaV

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Easy Smoked Oyster Snack

"This is great! Try a sprinkle of Tabasco sauce on the cream cheese to fire it up a notch."

-Krsi Sue

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Salami Rollups

"These little roll-ups are addicting. I added green onion to the center, and they were a huge hit with my staff."

-Crafty Lady 13

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Marinated Artichoke Kebabs

"Bravo for this delicious, easy and impressive recipe! I used the optional parsley and it looked spectacular. This goes into my super-duper party recipe file."

-Linorama

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Easiest Party Meatballs

You can make these sweet and tangy meatballs over the stove or in your trusty slow cooker. Just add sauce and simmer!

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Dill Pickle Ham Pinwheels

"Oh my goodness. How can something so simple be so delicious?! I just served these at a party and a brawl nearly broke out over the last few!"

-TheCookingNurse

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Creamy Garlic Salsa Dip

"I served this tonight with a raw veggie tray and pita chips. Two other dips went almost unnoticed, but this one was devoured!"

-Kizzikate

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

"I sprinkled some feta and a drizzle of Italian dressing on these and they were delicious! This is now my daughter's favorite way to eat asparagus."

-cajun chef in Louisiana

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BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Mushrooms

"Yum! These were so simple and so good. Toothpicks really help keep the bacon from coming loose when you flip the mushrooms."

-lazyme

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