This simple and easy Thanksgiving Charcuterie Snack Board has some fun ideas and is perfect for gathering during Thanksgiving! Great as an appetizer/ lunch before the big meal, or for a gathering near the holiday. This particular board could also work as a Fall Charcuterie Board with it's beautiful fall elements.
This was inspired by my Halloween Charcuterie Board on this site, and pairs well with this Best Manicotti Recipe for a fall gathering. Check out our Dessert Charcuterie Board and Breakfast Charcuterie Board!
- we like salamis, and prosciutto
- bleu cheese, smoked gouda, brie, flavored goat cheeses
- cranberries/ cranberry sauce
- something to put in bowls to anchor the board such as:
- cranberry sauce
- Reese's pieces
- mozzarella balls
- sugared cranberries
- anything else that looks good and feels like Thanksgiving
- pomegranate seeds
- optional decorative ideas:
- fall cookie cutters to cut cheese
- little fake pumpkins or turkeys- I got all of mine at Target
- fall shaped cookies
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1. Get your cheese together in one place so you can see it. Slice any needed, then refrigerate.
2. Gather all your meats, same as the cheeses. Roll meat or fold into any desired shapes. See this video for some fun ideas.
3. Start by placing your anchors/ bowls. At least one of the anchors should be something beautiful and noticeable. Spread them around evenly. I like to use different sized and shaped bowls for a variety. Start placing the crackers around the board.
4. Start filling in with the meats and cheeses. Make each group of food fairly large or your board will look messy and cluttered. Fill in at random, trying to put different elements and colors next to each other. Fill in with grapes and decorations at the end.
Hint: Make sure you don't have any empty spaces. For a stunning show-stopper, make sure you don't have any gaps.
- Vegetarian - ditch the meat and fill in with veggies like carrots, celery and cucumber spears and more nuts!
- Gluten Free- for gluten free simply purchase gluten free crackers and breads.
- Spicy - purchase spicy cheeses and meats and maybe some spicy hummus dips.
- Thanksgiving Pie Charcuterie Board- we have what we call "Pie Night" on Thanksgiving night and invite all our friends over with their leftover pies. Assemble the pie pieces on the board for a beautiful and fun display for your own Pie Night.
- Kid friendly - add a little Caramel Apple section complete with homemade caramel and apples.
- charcuterie board- for less expensive options try TJMAXX or Home Goods
- fall decorations such as these
Store the meats, cheeses and other refrigerator items separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Store the crackers in airtight containers at room temperature.
Don't be afraid to personalize this Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board and make it to your own liking! Remember, anything you put down can be taken off or moved around- it isn't permanent.
A typical charcuterie board with a variety of meats and cheeses with some fall/ Thanksgiving elements. I like to use cranberries, cranberry sauce, pecans, figs, and some decorations like ceramic pumpkins.
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds