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A Southern Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without having delicious starters and snacks to serve before the big meal or as a snack even afterward while watching football games, decorating the tree, and other family-favorite traditions. I’ve pulled together a collection of recipes make your Thanksgiving festivities even more delicious!

Classic Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs always make a classic starter or snack when entertaining. This simple, classic recipe is always one of the first nibbles to disappear.

Deviled Eggs Recipe - Deviled eggs make the perfect appetizer or side dish for family meals, parties, showers, and other events. Get this family favorite deviled eggs //

Simple Stuffed Mushrooms

Simple Stuffed Mushrooms

Simple stuffed mushrooms always are a crowd pleaser and are so easy to prepare! Mix up the ingredients and stuff your mushrooms ahead of time. Then just pop them in the oven for an oh so easy, impressive appetizer.

Chicken Cheese Ball


It is easy to see why cheese balls are a classic favorite throughout the holidays and this Chicken Cheese Ball is definitely a must-make in my family!

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup makes a delicious starter course for Thanksgiving. Full of delicious fall flavor,

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe from



Hot Pimento Cheese Dip

Pimento cheese and Southern get togethers go together like peanut butter and jelly. Warm it up for Hot Pimento Cheese Dip and you’ve landed on a goldmine for a warm dip! Grab the tortilla or corn chips and stand back. This goes fast!

Hot Chicken Dip

I shared this Hot Chicken Dip recipe yesterday and have to tell you, Lori from Recipe Girl had a great suggestion. Use left over turkey in place of chicken for a great dip to serve while watching the game later during the day on Thanksgiving!


Cookie Dough Dip

Now, this Cookie Dough Dip will surely be one of the stars of your Thanksgiving weekend! Serve it with apple slices, graham crackers or pretzels.


Caramel Apple Dip

Easy Apple Dip Recipe - This easy Apple Dip Recipe is a definite favorite! Made with just a handful of ingredients, apple dip makes the perfect addition to any get together! //


You are going to LOVE this simple as can be Easy Apple Dip for the holidays! It is always a favorite!


Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip Recipe from

This Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip makes a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving festivities! I love to use gingersnaps, apples, and pears with this delicious dip!



So, what are your favorite starters and snacks to serve during the Thanksgiving weekend?



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Robyn Stone

Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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  1. Oh my! With starters like these, I’d fill up before time for the big meal. They all look absolutely yummy…thanks for sharing!


  2. Hi Robyn:

    Not too long ago I posted about your great strawberry ice cream. Well we enjoyed it so much, I made it again except using fresh peaches, needless to say it got raving reviews. Then I began to wonder if that peach ice cream was a mistake, and decided on a redo. Well this time, before adding the peaches in I added in another four ounces of cream cheese. Mixing only enough to get small chunks of cream cheese. OMG, if you really enjoy cream cheese, then you need to try this, it’s out of this world. Now I wish I hadn’t let those forth of July blueberries get by ?. I will be using this recipe as my go to base. The ultimate test will be with chocolate. I also ran across your cookie dough dip. Well I haven’t tried it yet, but with your seal of approval, I’m certain it will be great. With these great recipes, I suppose I’ll have to seriously consider becoming “the biggest looser”, wait, with these great treats, wouldn’t that make me the biggest winner?
    Is that an oxymoron?
    Bon Appetite,