32 Three-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.

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."


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

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."


Mini Brie Tarts

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


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!"


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."


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!

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!"


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!"


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."


Jalapeno Jelly & Cream Cheese Spread

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


Zippy Sausage Spread

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

-Chef Dula

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

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."


Amazing Puff Balls

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


Bacon-Wrapped Sesame Breadsticks

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


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."


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."


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

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!"


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

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!"


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."


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."


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

Cream Cheese & Olive Sandwiches

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


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."


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

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

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!"


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

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."