Turkey Appetizer Platter

Turkey Appetizer Platter

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Turkey Appetizer Platter

Turkey Appetizer Platter

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 10


  • 1 Cheddar, Bacon, and Beer Cheese Ball
  • Curly green leaf lettuce
  • 1 pound Thinly sliced mushrooms
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Radishes
  • Assorted green, yellow red, and orange peppers, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 bunches Scallions
  • 1 Zucchini - sliced lengthwise
  • 1 Summer squash - sliced lengthwise
  • Broccoli florets
  • Cauliflower florets
  • 1 Red onion - sliced thin
  • Assorted sliced cheese
  • Slices summer sausage (optional)
  • 3 whole Sun dried tomatoes or pecan halves
  • 2 whole Black peppercorns


  • Make my recipe for a Cheddar, Bacon, and Beer Cheese Ball. Wrap up and refrigerate a few hours or overnight.
  • Save 2 tablespoons of the cheese ball to use as “glue” to make the turkey.
  • Use plastic wrap to help form the rest of it into a large ball.
  • Cover the cheese ball with thinly sliced fresh mushrooms.
  • Place cheese ball on a large tray or platter lined with green leaf lettuce.
  • Use layers of fresh veggies like sliced radishes, scallions, sliced peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, zucchini and summer squash to create the look of feathers.
  • Place pieces of sliced cheese and summer sausage up at base of the front of the cheese ball.
  • Use a little of the reserved cheese ball mixture to “glue” a radish on the mushrooms for the turkey’s head.
  • “Glue” with more of the mixture to attach whole black peppercorns for the eyes, and a thinly sliced carrot for the nose.
  • Sun dried tomatoes or pecans halves make this guy gobble, gobble!
  • Get out your camera and take a picture quick because in no time this will be gobbled right up!
  • Have fun! You can do it! You’ll look like a serious “rock star”! Yum! If you have any good holiday recipes or game day ideas please share.


Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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