Turkey Veggie Tray

The most festive Turkey veggie tray you will ever make! Perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family. Both kids and adults will be impressed!

It’s important to have appetizers on hand for guests to snack on at your Thanksgiving gatherings, and this turkey veggie tray is the perfect solution! Serve it up with some homemade ranch or dill dip, and your guests will love it.

Turkey veggie tray with cucumbers, carrots, peppers, broccoli, and peas

Turkey veggie Appetizer

We had so much fun making our Christmas Tree Veggie Platter that we decided to make one for Thanksgiving as well!

This dish couldn’t be cuter in the shape of a turkey. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer to be made year after year, and is one even the kids can help out with.

Veggie platters are an absolute must at any party. They offset all of the other heavy appetizers with something a little lighter. I love vegetable appetizers because it gives a great healthy option for everyone. This turkey veggie platter is so fun to create- get your kids involved. They will love it!!

Thanksgiving veggie tray that looks like a turkey

turkey veggie tray Dip + Face

Pick your favorite dip to be at the bottom of your turkey vegetable tray. Here are some of our favorite dips:

Now it’s time to make that turkey face! Cut the bottom off of a red pepper. Make the beak by using a baby carrot and add candy eye balls! Easy as that. Place it in the dip bowl as pictured above.

thanksgiving vegetable tray

How to Make the Body

Start by gathering and preparing all of your vegetables. For this veggie platter we used,

  • sliced cucumbers
  • baby carrots
  • broccoli
  • snap peas
  • sliced peppers (red and yellow)

Other veggies you can use are asparagus, cherry tomatoes, and/or celery sticks.

Layer the sliced cucumbers first in a half circle around the platter. We did two rows of cucumbers as you can see in the picture below. Then layer the carrots, yellow and red peppers, and broccoli pieces in smaller half circles. End with the snap peas at the bottom. Then add the bowl of your favorite dip. Place the turkey face made out of a pepper in the dip bowl.

How to store Turkey Veggie Tray?

You can make this turkey vegetable platter up to 24 hours in advance. Just cover it tightly with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge.

You can also prep all the veggies 24-48 hours in advance and place in Ziploc bags and refrigerate until ready to put together.

Turkey Vegetable tray

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Turkey Vegetable Tray

5 from 28 votes
The most festive vegetable tray you will ever make! Perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family. Both kids and adults will be impressed!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 25 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 red bell pepper
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • candy eye balls
  • 1 crown broccoli
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • dip

Instructions
 

  • Make the face by cutting the bottom off of a red pepper. Make the beak by using a baby carrot, a piece of yellow pepper for the snoods and candy eye balls!
  • To make the body, gather and prep your veggies. We like to wash and cut to sizes that are easy for grabbing.
  • Layer the sliced cucumbers first in a half circle around the platter. Then layer the carrots, yellow and red peppers, and broccoli pieces in smaller half circles. End with the snap peas at the bottom.
  • Then add the bowl of your favorite dip. Place the turkey face made out of a pepper in the dip bowl.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    Do you have a picture of the platter in the christmas tree shape? If you are showing it later I can wait.
    thanks! Love all your recipes

  2. 5 stars
    I am always in charge of the veggie tray at my in-laws & they would get a kick out of this!! I am so arranging the veggies like this!

  3. 5 stars
    This is the best veggie Tray. What an Easy way to make thanksgiving look festive. I cant wait to make my thanksgiving guests amazed.

  4. 5 stars
    This is the best veggie Plate ive ever seen. That turkey face is great! Ill probably add cauliflower to the back row, but everything eLse looks yummy!

  5. 5 stars
    This looks great. Do you have any designs for a Christmas vegetable tray? Would love to make one for my family Christmas party. Thank you for this thanksgiving one.

      1. 5 stars
        I got the candy eyeballs on Amazon. There are several You can choose. ?Love your decortiv platters!!! Thanks for the Attractive ideas!

  6. 5 stars
    SuPer cute…i make a similar one using leafy lettuce as the “feathers” and i slice an olive and use two slices for the eyes…glus them on with a bit of the dip…all edinle thst way! Thanks!

  7. Love your cute turkey veggie platter & going to give it a try tonight. How do you affix the face pieces (candy eyEs, carrot beak, etc.) to the pepper face so they don’t fall off?

  8. 5 stars
    I would re share this again. I’ve made this at every friendsgiving for a few at its been a hit. Such a good idea!