17 Quick Meaty Bites for Thanksgiving

Who says turkey has to be the only meat served at your holiday feast? Get the meal underway with these meat lover-approved apps and snacks.

Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

"These were meaty and juicy! I used sweet apple sausage, which gave them a delicious flavor."

-Poor College Student Chef

Manhattan Meatballs

"What a surprisingly delicious combination of flavors! They were devoured by grownups and picky kids alike."


Chicken Garlic Bites

"I made these for a party and they were a big hit! One guest said it was the best thing they'd ever tasted."


Turkey & Pastrami Appetizer

"These were super easy and delicious! Everyone loved them at my cocktail party. They were the first hors d'oeuvres to disappear."


Roast Beef Crackers

"These were super wonderful. We enjoyed them with cranberry horseradish. Yum!"

-College Girl

Mac & Cheese Bacon Bites

"Easy, fast, and a crowd pleaser for the young adults at the table. Dad's cooking using Food.com recipes worked again!"

-Jim S.

Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps

"I couldn't stop eating these, they were so good! I didn't change a thing."

-Jellison Mix

Salami Cones

"These were so easy to make, and are delicious. I rolled my salami up instead of making cones."


Grape Jelly Meatballs

"Great appetizer! I've been making these for 25 years. Put them in a slow cooker so they stay warm and everyone can help themselves."


Lil Smokies

"I wasn't sure about the grape jam and chili sauce but it really is great. The jam adds a nice, slightly sweet flavor."


BLT Bites

"Everyone loved this! I filled the tomatoes using a Ziploc bag trimmed on one corner. It worked like a charm!"


Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

"These were fantastic. The saltiness of the bacon and the sweetness of the chestnuts made for a wonderful combination."


Apricot & Chicken Bruschetta

"These are so versatile — I made mine with mozzarella and bacon bits. It tasted great with honey mustard."

-Abbs <3

Roast Beef Horseradish Spirals

"Even people who don't like horseradish like these! They're best if you make them a day in advance."


Meaty Asparagus Wraps

"This is always one of the first things on the buffet table to go. I usually use Black Forest ham and mix a Dijon mustard into the cream cheese."


Pork Bites

"These are very tasty indeed. The kids really enjoyed them. They've already been requested again!"


Ham & Gouda Triangles

"This was like a gourmet quesadilla. The flavors all blend so well together. Add roasted red peppers!"