39 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Appetizers to Impress Your Family & Friends

Preparing for a Thanksgiving dinner can be quite demanding. Especially with guests milling around your kitchen while you put last minute touches to your Thanksgiving masterpiece. Keep your guests distracted with these appetizers while you work your magic!


1. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash With Cranberries

This savory-sweet side dish is perfect for the Thanksgiving and you should totally make it right now! Perfect for the holidays and loaded with Fall flavor!

From: PeasAndCrayons

2. Cold Shrimp Dip Recipe With Cream

I can’t wait to share this shrimp dip recipe with you all, today. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s so, so yummy!

From: KidFriendlyThingsToDo

3. Cranberry Compote Sauce

As far as I’m concerned, the cranberry sauce is the most important thing on the table at Thanksgiving. I’ve felt this way my whole life and very few people seem to agree with me. That’s alright, I relish being an outsider.

From: CookingWithJanica

4. Slow Cooker Sausages

The easiest, most effortless cocktail sausages you will ever make right in the crockpot. Just be sure to double the batch because these will disappear fast!

From: DamnDelicious

5. Maple-Sriracha Devils On Horseback

Medjool dates are stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon, and crisped with a Maple-Sriracha glaze. Maple Sriracha Devils on Horseback are a perfect party snack!

From: StripedSpatula

6. Bacon Pecan Baked Brie

Ooey, gooey Bacon Pecan Baked Brie is the best bite for any occasion! Baking spices, salty bacon, nuts, and tangy brie are a match made in flavor heaven! Sliced and topped with strawberries and honey as bruschetta, in a killer flatbread recipe, or baked to gooey, gooey perfection…brie has a little piece of my heart. And this baked brie will win anyone over.

From: BreadBoozeBacon

7. Carrot Cups

A light vegetarian appetizer, this recipe looks refined, tastes great, and won’t stuff you or your guests with excess calories.

From: Woman’sDay

8. Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip

Looking for a delicious, healthy dip, perfect for parties and gatherings? This roasted garlic white bean dip is so good, you’ll never guess it’s gluten-free, vegan, and healthy!

From: BunsenBurnerBakery

9. Pumpkin Red Pepper Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs shaped like pumpkins, the perfect make-ahead Thanksgiving appetizer.

From: FiestaFriday

10. Spinach & Artichoke Dip

A baked, cheesy spinach and artichoke dip, featuring freshly sauteed spinach, Fontina cheese, and marinated artichoke hearts. Addictively delicious and absolutely perfect potluck party food!

From: TheAnthonyKitchen

11. Lobster Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a must at picnics, but why not up your game and make lobster deviled eggs for an indulgent appetizer?

From: MyMan’sBelly

12. Cheesy Crab Artichoke Dip

Creamy, cheesy, and loaded with lump crab meat, this Crab and Artichoke Dip is a perfect appetizer for game day parties and year-round entertaining!

From: StripedSpatula

13. Cranberry, Butternut & Brussels Sprout Brie Skillet Nachos

…or simply the best Thanksgiving appetizer ever created. And that’s not an exaggeration. Promise. These are the best.

From: HalfBakedHarvest

14. Deviled Eggs With Bacon & Pepper

These creamy deviled eggs, flavored with sage and shallots and topped with plenty of crispy bacon crumbles, are easy to make and even easier to win over your aunt who keeps asking if you need any help!

From: TheKitchn

15. Sausage Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Are you looking for an amazing and easy appetizer for your Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday party gathering? Then you are definitely going to want to try this warm Sausage Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip. It’s creamy, cheesy and features perfect holiday colors and flavors.

From: DipRecipeCreations

16. Crab & Gouda Stuffed Mushrooms

These rich Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, with sweet lump crabmeat, Gouda, and Dijon, are a perfect appetizer or side dish for any occasion.

From: StripedSpatula

17. Cranberry Walnut Sweet Potato Rounds

Make room for roasted Cranberry Walnut Sweet Potato Rounds on your table this holiday! This appetizer has all the flavors of Thanksgiving in one tasty bite.

From: TidyMom

18. Easy Butternut Squash Crostini

This easy Butternut Squash Crostini recipe is such a great appetizer for fall entertaining. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipe or could be served on larger slices of bread for a full side. Guests will never believe that this recipe has just four simple ingredients but tastes amazing!

From: LiveLoveTexas

19. Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball

This version is a popular bacon cheddar cheese ball. Rather than add it all to food processor like other recipes, we really wanted the flavor of the cheddar cheese to come through on the cheese ball. So we lightly microwaved the cream cheese and the cheddar to bring the flavors together.

From: BestRecipeBox

20. Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower – sweet cauliflower tossed in olive oil, garlic, thyme, and Parmesan cheese, and roasted until tender and golden.

From: BellyFull

21. Baked Brie With Rosemary, Pear & Honey

Brie is a mild flavored cheese that melts beautifully and lends itself perfectly to spooning over crusty bread. Baked brie is one of those fancy-sounding treats you reserve for the holiday meal even though in reality it’s not hard or expensive to make!

From: ChickenScratchNY

22. Cranberry & Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms With Sage

All the delicious flavors of the Holiday season in one super yummy bite and are sure to be devoured by all!

From: Wholesomelicious

23. Acorn Squash Stuffed With Sausage & Veggies

Stuffed acorn squash is an autumnal delight! Italian sausage, cranberries, spinach, sage, and rosemary are stuffed into acorn squash, sprinkled with parmesan cheese, and roasted until tender and bubbling. This gluten-free and paleo friendly recipe is a crowd-pleasing stunner.

24. Caprese Salad Thanksgiving Appetizer

One of the simplest appetizers we have at a lot of your family dinners and friend parties are easy Caprese Mozzarella Grape Tomato Skewers. Made with fresh ingredients they are perfect for a quick finger food. Our vegetarian guests love them. Only 3 ingredients, mini mozzarella balls, grape tomatoes & basil leaves. I also will drizzle balsamic glaze over them for an extra touch.

From: CraftingAFamily

25. Chip & Guacamole Bites

These gluten-free chip and guacamole bites are so fun to bring to parties and potlucks. Since the guacamole is made with lime juice in it, these don’t brown easily while sitting out either. Perfect for Thanksgiving!

From: MyGlutenFreeKitchen

26. Pumpkin Pie Dip

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about fall is pumpkin flavored….anything and everything!! That the top of that list is pumpkin pie. Of course, it takes some time to make a pie, but I’ve got an easy substitute you can whip up in just a few minutes – Pumpkin Pie Dip!

From: PennyPinchinMom

27. 5-Minute Pumpkin Mousse

With just 4 ingredients, this pumpkin mousse is great for when you need something quick or have unexpected guests… and the simplicity of this great little recipe makes it a perfect one to let your kiddos try out this Thanksgiving!

From: SixCleverSisters

28. Baked Onion Dip

Once you taste this warm and creamy Baked Onion Dip, you’ll never go back to those boring “regular” onion dips ever again!

From: FoodySchmoodyBlog

29. Cranberry Barbeque Meatballs

These Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs are incredibly easy to make. They require just three simple ingredients and can be made right on the stovetop, or for convenience, in your slow cooker. Serve on their own as a hearty appetizer for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or serve with rice for a simple weeknight meal.

From: YellowBlissRoad

30. Sweet & Sour Meatballs

The Vintage Homemade Sweet-&-Sour Meatball recipe was huge in the 1950s. It is served at dinner parties and card parties through the 1960s and then made a resurgent in the 1980s. A friend of mine brought this to a dinner party once and I have been continuing revitalizing the vintage sweet-&-sour meatballs ever since.

From: CraftingAFamily

31. Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus With Crispy Sage

When I think of Thanksgiving, one of the first foods that come to mind is butternut squash. Subtly sweet, tender butternut squash. I love it in soups, in casseroles, in sauces, simply roasted, and now my new favourite: in HUMMUS!

From: PumpkinAndPeanutButter

32. Sweet Potato Rounds

Make room for roasted Cranberry Walnut Sweet Potato Rounds on your table this holiday! This appetizer has all the flavors of Thanksgiving in one tasty bite.

From: TidyMom

33. Three-Ingredient Mini-Stuffed Peppers

This ridiculously easy 3-Ingredient Mini Stuffed Peppers Recipe will wow your party guests, while keeping you at ease. It’s sure to be your new go-to appetizer recipe.

From: ASpicyPerspective

34. Jalapeno Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread

I decided that the time was right to share with you one of my absolute favorite holiday appetizers that are always, always, always at my family’s Christmas. I also jazzed up the cranberry sauce by adding some jalapenos and orange juice and zest to it.

From: GreensNChocolate

35. Loaded Sweet Potato Bites

Loaded Sweet Potato Bites are a perfect mouthful of deliciousness. Perfect for the watching the game, an appetizer for Thanksgiving or just cause you can, cause they are just that good.

From: AHealthyLifeForMe

36. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

These super easy Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers are dead simple to make and so much more delicious than the common jalapeno poppers. Bacon just makes everything better doesn’t it?

From: SoberJulie

37. Sweet Potato Casserole Bites

All of the delicious spice and sweetness from the classic sweet potato casserole turned into an easy Thanksgiving or Christmas appetizer. Your guests will love these Sweet Potato Casserole Bites.

From: BasilAndBubbly

38. Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp With Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Easy 15 Minute Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce. These Roasted Shrimp are the ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer! So put that flavorless cocktail shrimp down and make these! I guarantee you’ll fall in love!

From: JoyfulHealthyEats

39. Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

This Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip is so festive and made up such a unique combination of flavors. Cranberry, jalapeno, green onion and cream cheese all come together to make on the best appetizers I’ve had in a long time!

From: SparrowsAndLily

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