There’s the family you’re related to, and the friends who feel like family.
So when Friendsgiving rolls around, you want to step it up a notch to show your gratitude. Everyone’s gonna represent with some serious eats, so your contribution better rock it. Lucky for you, we’ve pulled together 20 guaranteed crowd-pleasers that’ll disappear as fast as those hungry friends can feed their faces. And each recipe is super-simple—like, even easier than spelling hors deouvres horse d'overs appetizers.
A sweeter dip for dunking apples or graham crackers, it’s the pinnacle of pumpkin-flavor-season. Creamy, smooth, and tastes like a slice o’ pie had a little fling with a ginger snap. Hint: Make extra.
Take a moment to feel sorry for anyone putting anything next to these bad boys. Because, bacon. Rolled up in savory little crescent rolls. Yup. You totally win.
There are two things that make these hand pies absolutely amazing. 1) Per their name, they fit in your hand and, more important, 2) they fit in your mouth. Spicy, crumbly, pumpkiny bliss, unencumbered by forks or social norms. Nice.
Meat wrapped in meat – now, there’s a combo that gets folks going. And when one meat has been marinated to tender flavor insanity and the other meat has a name that is bacon, you’ve done your job well, my friend.
Sweet just like the good company around the table. Spicy just like the conversation. Why would you serve up anything else? Toothpick, anyone?
Can’t go wrong with stuffing. Or bacon, for that matter. Together? That’s what amazing is made of.
For when you really want to crush it: Squished, smashed, loaded up and those crunchy, crumbly edges – you’ll want to marry them.
Yes, they’re fried. Yes, there’s cheese involved. Yes, they kinda melt into delicious potato-y madness when you put them in your mouth. Any more questions?
Hummus that’s sweet AND spicy, plus throws some luscious pumpkin into the mix? It’s your new go-to answer for “What can I bring?”
If you haven’t tried roasted cauliflower, it’s a revelation – caramelized sweetness with a melty texture. Spread some across toasted bruschetta, and you’re the hands-down hero of the snack table.
Gooey goodness with three melty cheeses (Parmesan, Mozzarella and cream) and luscious artichokes. The kicker? Hearty, flavor-packed kale. You don’t even need to tell anyone it’s kinda sorta good for you.
Never have the combined efforts of your slow cooker and your oven been put to better use. Step one: Make insanely good beer-soaked chicken chili. Step two: Spoon it onto baked sweet potato halves. Step three: Practice your modest “Aw, shucks” so you’re ready for all the attention.
Every bite delivers tender artichokes, melted Parmesan cheese and a tasty hit of bacon. And did we mention the zippy chipotle dip? It all blends together into pure appetizer madness. Madness, I tell you!
Yeah, you read that right. You don’t even have to be a fan of the classic brown-bag sandwich to appreciate the sweet/salty combo on these finger-lickin’ good wings. A little sriracha sauce, and it’s all extra good in the hood.
Appetizers are supposed to whet your, well, appetite for what’s coming in the main meal. This grown-up – but not too much – tasty treat is a hint at the classic casserole to come, with luscious green beans, cheesy white sauce and the crunch of French-fried onions.
Start practicing your French accent, oui? Because once you whip up a batch of this francais dip and dunk your dressed-up francais bread, things are gonna get real. As in, real French.
Sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows? You’re better than that. Whip up a batch of this smoky-sweet dip and get ready for a little triple-dunk throwdown.
Made easy with rotisserie chicken. Made perfect with bits o’ bacon. Brought to a new level by a Worcestershire mustard sauce (say that three times fast). Um, so very yum.
It’s a super-simple shortcut to a super-classy appetizer. Would we call that a “clappetizer?” Discuss over big bites of buttery brie flavored with apples and brown sugar.
Make these and you’ll learn a cheat that turns anything and everything into an appetizer: Make individual servings using a muffin tin. And OMG doesn’t even begin to touch what that means in the form of mac and cheese with buffalo sauce and blue cheese.