Small Spreads

Thanksgiving Spread #1

30 MINUTE MOZZARELLA STUFFED TURKEY MEATBALLS WITH HOME-MADE MARINARA SAUCE

These are delicious! They’re a little crunchy on the outside and the inside is filled with melted gooey mozzarella cheese. I would make these somewhat small so they’re a nice, easy one-two bite appetizer.
Recipe found here: http://bakerbynature.com/30-minute-mozzarella-stuffed-turkey-meatballs-with-homemade-marinara/

Turkey Meatballs

LOADED MASHED POTATOES APPETIZER BITES

Everything you’d want on a baked potato – cheese, bacon, sour cream and chives – all in a bite-sized snack.
Recipe found here: http://www.ohmy-creative.com/kitchen/appetizer/loaded-mashed-potatoes/#_a5y_p=5320303

SMOKED SALMON DIP SERVED WITH SLICED BAGUETTE

This creamy smoked salmon dip is served cold. It’s very easy to make too – All you need to do is whip it up in a food processor and it’s ready to serve.
Recipe found here: http://www.fromvalerieskitchen.com/smoked-salmon-dip/

THROW TOGETHER FALL SNACK MIX

This is a simple, sweet and salty snack mix with warm fall spices.

Throw Together Fall Snack Mix
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Ingredients
  1. 15 ounce bag Mini Twists Pretzels
  2. 11 ounce bag Candy Corn
  3. 1-1/2 Cups Roasted, Salted, Whole Almonds
  4. 2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  5. 1 Cup Dried Cranberries
  6. 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  7. 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Mix together pretzels, candy corn, almonds, chocolate chips and dried cranberries. Toss with cinnamon and nutmeg.
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GINGERSNAP PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE BITES

A no-bake dessert with flavors of pumpkin cheesecake without all the fuss. These tasty bites can be whipped up in no time at all.

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
Yields 36
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Ingredients
  1. 36 Gingersnap Cookies
  2. 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  3. 1/2 Cup Cream Cheese, softened
  4. 1 Cup Whipping Cream
  5. 3 Ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  6. 3 Tablespoons Pecans, chopped
  7. 2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  8. 1-1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  9. 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  10. 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  11. 1/4 Teaspoon Ginger
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute, stir until smooth and completely melted. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, on high speed, whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Stir in the pumpkin puree, softened cream cheese, brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, ground gloves, and ginger. Mix until well blended, about 20 seconds. Place a generous teaspoon of the pumpkin mixture onto each gingersnap cookie; top with chopped pecans; drizzle with chocolate and sprinkle with cinnamon.
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Shopping List

  • Smoked Salmon (4 ounces)
  • Bacon (3 tablespoons, chopped)
  • Ground Turkey (1 pound)

 

  • Eggs (2)
  • Cheddar Cheese, shredded (1 cup)
  • Mozzarella Cheese (4 ounces)
  • Romano Cheese, grated (1/2 cup plus additional for garnish)
  • Cream Cheese (1-1/2 cups)
  • Sour Cream (1-1/4 cups)
  • Whipping Cream (1 cup)
  • Mashed Potatoes (homemade or store-bought) (3 cups)

 

  • Chives (1 bunch)
  • Fresh Dill (2 tablespoons plus additional for garnish)
  • Garlic Cloves (5)
  • Lemon (1)
  • Parsley, fresh (2 teaspoons plus additional for garnish)

 

  • Olive Oil (6 tablespoons)
  • Sugar (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Light Brown Sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (2-1/3 cups)
  • Pecans, chopped (3 tablespoons)

 

  • Salt (about 2 teaspoons)
  • Black Pepper (about 1 teaspoon)
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Italian Seasoning (4 teaspoons)
  • Ginger (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Ground Cloves (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Cinnamon (2 teaspoons)
  • Nutmeg (1-1/4 teaspoons)
  • Toothpicks

 

  • Whole Wheat Panko Bread Crumbs (1 cup)

 

  • Mayonnaise (1/4 cup)
  • Horseradish, cream-style (2 teaspoons)

 

  • Crushed Tomatoes (one 28-ounce can)
  • Pumpkin Puree (1/2 cup)
  • Dried Cranberries (1 cup)

 

  • Baguette (1 large loaf)
  • Pretzels, mini twists (15 ounce bag)
  • Whole Almonds, roasted & salted (1-1/2 cups)
  • Gingersnap cookies (36)
  • Candy Corn (11 ounce bag)

 

Preparations

A day before the party:

  • Make the Throw Together Fall Snack Mix. Store in ziplock bag or airtight container.
  • Mix together ingredients for the Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs. Form then into balls and store them in a covered container in the refrigerator.
  • Make the marinara sauce for the Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs. Store in covered container in refrigerator.
  • Make the Smoked Salmon. Place in serving bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.
  • Make the pumpkin cream cheese mixture for the Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites. Store in covered container in refrigerator.

 Day of the party:

  • Place the Throw Together Fall Snack Mix in a serving bowl.
  • Mix together ingredients for the Loaded Mashed Potatoes Appetizer Bites. Bake until golden brown. Place on serving platter.
  • Slice the baguette to serve with the Smoked Salmon Dip.
  • Spoon the pumpkin cheesecake mixture onto the gingersnap cookies; top with chopped pecans; drizzle with chocolate and sprinkle with cinnamon. Place on serving platter.
  • Cook the Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs and put a toothpick in each one. Warm the marinara sauce in the microwave. Spoon the marinara sauce onto a serving platter. Place the meatballs in the sauce and sprinkle with Romano cheese and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

…And enjoy the spread!

 

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