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 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!!
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.
How to Make the Body
Start by gathering and preparing all of your vegetables. For this veggie platter we used,
- sliced cucumbers
- baby carrots
- 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.
For more vegetable appetizers, check out:
- Veggie Cups
- Cucumber Sandwiches
- Baked Zucchini Fries
- Veggie Tortilla Roll Ups
- Antipasto Kabobs
- Christmas Tree Veggie Platter
Turkey Veggie Tray Recipe
- 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
- 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.