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A collection of Thanksgiving appetizers with recipe ideas, and party decorating tips for a Fall party.
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12 Thanksgiving Appetizers ~ Easy Autumn Deviled Eggs!

Need easy, festive Thanksgiving Appetizers? Here are 12+ holiday recipes including deviled eggs, a crostini bar, a pumpkin cheeseball, and more. Enjoy with bubbly or drinks at your party, these are a hit every time!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: deviled eggs, holiday recipes, thanksgiving appetizers
Servings: 12
Calories: 61kcal


deviled eggs

  • 6 boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon creme fraiche or sub soft cream cheese or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika not the hot one!
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

garnish decoration

  • sprigs fresh sage leaves garnish
  • sprigs fresh thyme leaves garnish


hard boiled eggs

  • Make hardboild eggs: Boil, Instant Pot, or Steam method.
  • Peel and slice the boiled eggs, slice in half.

deviled eggs

  • PRO TIP: Instead of scooping out the yolk with a spoon (which can tear the egg) gently push from the back of the egg and pop the yolk out!
  • In a bowl, add the yolks, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, cream Fraiche' (or soft cream cheese).
  • Mix until well combined with a hand mixer, and load into a large zip log back fitted with a large star tip.
  • Pipe the filling back into the boiled eggshells, and garnish with a few fresh tiny sprigs of sage and thyme.



deviled eggs:

  1. Instead of scooping out the yolk with a spoon (which can tear the egg) gently push from the back of the egg and pop the yolk out!
  2. Also, you can certainly mix the deviled egg filling with a spoon or whisk, but a hand mixer gives you a creamy fluffy texture that pipes beautifully.
  3. Use a large gallon zip-top bag and large star tip to pipe the filling into the egg white shells, it looks gorgeous and professional!
  4. Make-Ahead Tip: Boil the eggs, slice in half, and keep covered on a tray. Fill your ziptop bag with a piping tip, and have your tiny sage and thyme pieces and ready to go, then assemble in minutes right before your party!

Holiday Appetizer Party Tips:

  1. Use serving pieces you have, look high and low for the thing you have-trust me you have great pieces to use.
  2. Plan an area for all your appetizers. A nice long table, the dinner table, or a kitchen counter space all work great. Just plan for your number of guests, and space to walk around the table.
Use what you have to create different heights and to keep people moving around trying different appetizers
Try to set up a scene with levels, and place things up high, low, and spilling out of baskets.
  • Cheese Boards
  • Trays
  • Small Bowls
  • Small Serving Spoons
  • Cheese Knives
  • Napkins
  • Utensils
  • Small Plates
  • Spreader Knives


Serving: 12g | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 711IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg