This delicious Turkey Cheese Ball is perfect for serving a house full of guests on Thanksgiving
This festive Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball and appetizers were sponsored by BabbleBoxx.
I’m a Thanksgiving traditionalist. There’s no use getting too crazy, because mashed potatoes, stuffing and pie are already perfection and should not be messed with. However…I love trying new side dishes and appetizers (as long as they don’t replace the classics!). This year I started sampling, testing, and tasting a little early to get and give a little Thanksgiving inspo.
Cheese balls are already a great Thanksgiving appetizer…made better with some whimsical garnish. Put those crackers and veggies to work to make a cute and delicious turkey appetizer!
I combined cream cheese, feta, cheddar, and a Greek seasoning for this super easy recipe. You can easily customize by adding spinach or roasted tomatoes for an extra burst of flavor.
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I added crushed garlic and it’s so easy with Dorot Crushed Garlic. It comes chopped and pre-measured: one cube = one garlic clove. Just pop it into your recipe for lots of flavor! And, Dorot Garden also has ginger, onion, and herbs which all store in the freezer until you’re ready to use them.
And while we usually save sweets for dessert, Dewey’s cookies are extra thin and just the right amount of sweet – so I say bring them out early! Plus, these are baked with real ingredients – no artificial flavors or colors, and no preservatives.
The Sugar Moravian Cookies combine full flavor vanilla with the finest ingredients, such as finely milled wheat flour and whole eggs. And, they taste divine.
I’m super picky with “gingerbread cookies” so I was thrilled by how much I love these Ginger Spice Moravian Cookies. It’s made from a centuries-old recipe brought from the European kingdom of Moravia. They are made with spices imported from around the world, such as cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. Whatever the recipe – these are amazing!
Good news: they’re offering 10% off sitewide with discount code: DEWEYS10 (November 10th- December10th).
Now to spice things up. Frank’s Red Hot Spicy Almonds are made with Frank’s Original Hot Sauce. They have the perfect blend of flavor and heat that will have your guests grabbing it by the handful (so get an extra bag!). Great served alone, in a trail mix,, or with that amazing cheeseball recipe (far below). You can find them at Meijer Grocery Stores and Amazon.
Of course, it never hurts to add a little wine to the menu and these Rodney Strong Wines are a delicious complement to a turkey dinner.
The Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet comes from the Sonoma County vineyards that are ideal for this grape, It is rich with dark cherry, plum and baking spices. You can also enjoy this with a grilled steak, rack of lamb or grilled winter vegetables.
I tend to prefer white wines, so I’m partial to the Rodney Strong California Chardonnay. The fruit for this comes from a combination of Sonoma county, and from cooler, coastal areas of California where Chardonnay thrives. It has aromas of lemon curd and apple with hints of oak and baking spices. This would also be good paired with asparagus, seared tuna with a mango-avocado salsa, or an apple and brie grilled cheese. Yum!
Looking for more Thanksgiving inspiration? I was gifted with Friendsgiving: The Official Guide to Hosting, Roasting, and Celebrating with Friends by Shoshana Stopek.
It includes so many drool-worthy recipes, entertaining tips for special occasions, and of course lots of fun Friends content. Would also make a great hostess gift idea! You can pick it up here.
I hope this inspired you to start planning your Thanksgiving apps and desserts! If not, keep reading for the complete Turkey Cheeseball recipe below (and seriously – add some spinach or roasted red peppers for an extra burst of flavor!). Happy Thanksgiving!
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