Three Popular Appetizers for the Holidays

Three Popular Appetizers for the Holidays

The holidays are a time for family, fun, and stress. If you don’t believe that the last part of that list should be there, then you have yet to host a holiday dinner. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we have called all hands on deck and asked our team to help you come up with appetizers that are sure to be a crowd favorite. 

As meat lovers, it’s not surprising that each one we gathered is going to provide you with your daily dose of meat. The good news is, we provide all of these meats! Our non-GMO meats are available for shipping so that we can help reduce your stress levels even more. Keep reading to learn more about which recipes you should anticipate preparing.

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Sweet and salty is out, sweet and savory is in. Bacon wrapped dates are an appetizer that you can’t help but love! For starters, it’s near impossible to find an individual that’s not crazy about bacon, but this new combination will give them something new to fall for. The best part about this recipe is that it calls for pretty minimal ingredients, it’s easy to prepare, and it’s an excellent item for large crowds. Check out our suggested recipe below.

Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Dates & Goat Cheese Recipe


An appetizer that has been a favorite is your classic kabob. This is an appetizer that is also on the easier side of preparation and can yield plenty of servings. The great part about kabobs is that you're able to customize them to the individuals that you’re feeding. Whether you choose to use chicken, beef or pork, you can cater to all types of preferences.

Aside from that, it’s easy to pick out some veggies, place them on the skewer and grill them all. Like we said, all together it’s very quick, easy and relatively affordable. Here are a few of the recipes we turn to for kabobs.

Beef Kabob Recipe

Chicken Kabob Recipe

Pork Kabob Recipe

Sliders & Mini Sandwiches

Choosing to cook Thanksgiving dinner is something that you’ll quickly realize requires some serious time. For that reason, finding delicious appetizers that fill people up enough to hold them off until the Thanksgiving meal is ready is a must. That being said, sliders and mini sandwiches are a great appetizer that is also pretty easy to make.

While it may seem very time consuming, the reality is that it doesn’t have to be. Using some of our grass-fed beef to make one large burger patty in the oven is much less time consuming than many other appetizer options. We’ve included a few of the slider and mini sandwich recipes we’ve enjoyed.

Bacon Cheeseburger Slider Recipe

Hawaiian Ham & Swiss Slider Recipe

Order From Keller’s Crafted Meats

As we mentioned before, Keller’s Crafted Meats carries all of the meats that we’ve listed above, and we’d be more than happy to make this holiday season even the slightest bit easier. If you’re tempted by the idea of ordering your holiday groceries online and feel confident in the fact that all meats are non-GMO and high-quality, it’s time to get started. Browse the selection of meats that we have available and place your order.