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Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Plate For Appetizers

by Nellie

This Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Plate is great for your guests to nosh on before the big dinner! Super simple ingredients make a cute cheese board!

What is a thanksgiving turkey cheese plate?

A thanksgiving cheese plate is a small plate of cheese and crackers that is served as an appetizer before the thanksgiving meal. It usually consists of a variety of cheeses, crackers, and sometimes fruit or nuts.

Why should I make a thanksgiving cheese plate?

A thanksgiving cheese plate is a great way to start the meal and get everyone’s appetite going. It’s also a nice way to have a light bite before the heavier thanksgiving dishes are served.

What are some good cheeses for a thanksgiving cheese plate?

Some good cheeses for a thanksgiving cheese plate include cheddar, brie, gouda, and cranberry goat cheese. You can also get creative with your choices and include a variety of flavors and textures.

What else can I put on my thanksgiving cheese plate?

In addition to cheese, you can also include crackers, fruit, nuts, or even meat on your thanksgiving cheese plate. Get creative and make it your own!

What ingredients do I need for this thanksgiving cheese plate?

  • Pepperoni 
  • Crackers 
  • Cheddar Cheese 
  • Swiss Cheese 
  • Basil 
  • 1 Pear 
  • 1 Red Jellybean
  • 2 Candy Eyes 
  • Round Serving Dish 

What are some varieties you can do with this fun thanksgiving charcuterie board?

The options are endless! But some ideas include:

• Exchange the pepperoni for another type of charcuterie like salami or turkey

• Add in some other cheeses like brie or gouda

• Use different types of crackers like water crackers or rye crackers

• Get creative with the toppings

How do you store leftovers?

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

What are some other great thanksgiving appetizers to try?

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Plate For Appetizers
Yield: 6 servings

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Plate For Appetizers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This thanksgiving turkey cheese plate is great for a holiday appetizer!


  • Pepperoni
  • Crackers
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Basil
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 Red Jellybean
  • 2 Candy Eyes
  • Round Serving Dish


  1. Cut the pear in half and place one half on the bottom center of the serving dish.
  2. I prefer to use sandwich slices of cheese since they slice into the perfect sized bites for crackers, so you would now want to slice the cheese’s.
  3. Lay out the cheese’s, pepperoni’s, crackers and basil in a circle pattern to create Turkey feathers.
  4. Stick two candy eyes onto the pear.
  5. Slice the red jellybean in half and place it on the pear under the candy eyes.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 120Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 22mgSodium 76mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 6g

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