Cheesy Appetizers are the Perfect Way to Start Thanksgiving
Start with something melty while you wait for turkey time.
Snack on something indulgent from the get-go this Thanksgiving. Warm, melty cheese is the ultimate cold-weather snack and the best way to kick off the holiday season. We’ve rounded up our favorite baked cheese recipes that your guests are sure to love. Just make sure to swipe a dip or slice before heading into the kitchen to check on your bird. These apps might not be on the table when you get back!
Baked Brie with Cranberry-Pecan-Bacon Crumble (pictured above)
Try an over-the-top baked brie this Thanksgiving. The crumble bakes into the cheese so you’ll get a little bit of crunch, salt and tang in every bite.
This dip couldn’t be simpler. Mix three cheeses together in a baking dish and stick it in the oven. While it’s baking make a bruschetta topping. Tote them separately to your host’s home and compose it when you arrive.
Slice this strudel and serve with a side of honey to cut through the strong blue cheese.
Reuben sandwiches are known for being a melty mess, which is why it’s the perfect dish to turn into a dip.
Brie baked in puff pastry is a holiday classic and this one gets doctored up with sweet fig compote for a seasonal twist.
Cheese curds get perfectly melty when baked inside puff pastry. Be careful not to ruin your appetite with this hearty app.