Thanksgiving Dip: Edible Centerpiece Idea

Fun Appetizer for Thanksgiving Dinner

Have you ever noticed? Most people have Thanksgiving Dinner at an off-hour from their regular everyday meals. It’s usually somewhere between two and three hours after the usual lunch and two to three hours before the usual dinnertime. 

This idea for a before-dinner appetizer can keep grown-ups from getting cranky and help keep the kiddies happy. And it’s an excellent way to sneak some healthy veggies and fiber into the day. 

Edible Centerpiece Idea

 Create a unique bowl for your dip such as a small hollowed-out pumpkin or acorn squash. 


You might have to trim off the bottom if using an acorn squash so that it will sit flat.


Slice the fat end from a large carrot. Par boil to make it soft. Use a toothpick to attach the turkey’s head to the front of the acorn squash. Create features with pimento slices, craisens (eyes) and a slice of yellow pepper for the beak.They can be attached with pieces of broken toothpicks, then trimmed with scissors. Make the feet with yellow peppers. 


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Use slices of squash, colorful peppers and whatever else you can come up with to create your turkey’s feathers.

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Add a layer of round crackers between the body and the feathers. 

A platter of veggies and crackers with toothpicks will keep your turkey centerpiece from getting gobbled up.


Now search through all of the delicious fall dip ideas or use your old favorite standby to help finish this yummy centerpiece.

Here’s my recipe. 

Spinach-Parmesan Artichoke Dip 

  1. One 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  2. One 10 oz can artichokes thawed and diced. 
  3. One cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
    1/2 cup light mayo

Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Pour into a pie pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees

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