15-Minute Thanksgiving Appetizers

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10-Minute Thanksgiving Apps

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Marko Metzinger

With so much effort spent on the Thanksgiving turkey and sides, there's rarely any time left to whip up a savory spread of starters for guests to snack on. To take the stress off, try these easy appetizers that take just 15 minutes to cook or assemble and leave you more time to put finishing touches on the big feast. Start with Food Network Magazine's 50 Easy Toast Toppers, which offers a ton of creative ideas for dressing up toasted baguette rounds.

Pomegranate, Arugula SaladTyler's fall-flavored salad takes mere minutes to toss together, including the sweet pomegranate molasses vinaigrette.

Pomegranate, Arugula Salad

Pomegrante, Arugula Salad; Tyler Florence

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Tara Donne

Rosemary Roasted CashewsIna roasts these nuts in a sweet and savory blend of cayenne and dark brown sugar, then serves them warm from the oven.

Rosemary Roasted Cashews

Rosemary Roasted Cashews

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Goat Cheese with Fresh DillRee's easy cheese log takes slightly longer than 15 minutes to make, but the app is in the freezer for most of that time, which means you can keep busy with other dinner prep while it's chilling.

Goat Cheese with Fresh Dill


Hot Spinach and Artichoke DipAlton simplifies this crowd-pleasing starter by using frozen spinach and frozen artichoke hearts, which he mixes with cream cheese and sour cream for an extra-lush spread.

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip; Alton Brown

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Tara Donne

For more inspired ways to start off the biggest meal of the year, check out the full list of Food Network's best Thanksgiving appetizer recipes.

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