Whipping up a variety of tasty Thanksgiving appetizers will give your guests something to graze on before the big event. Don’t want to deal with cooking appetizers in the midst of dinner prep? Give one of our make-ahead dishes a try, which include Sesame Crab Cakes with Chili Mayo, Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes With Creamy Dill Sauce, and a Sweet and Sour Squash Crostini with Gruyére, to name a few. If you prefer a more traditional spread, opt for Shrimp With Cocktail Sauce, or the always well-loved Spinach and Caramelized Onion Dip. A soup can work great as an appetizer as well—we’re partial to butternut squash for its wonderfully creamy texture and gorgeous orange hue. Candied nuts can also be placed throughout the house to give guests something to munch on as they mingle before the meal. Make them up to a week in advance—you can keep them stored at room temperature in an airtight container.