Make a Turkey Vegetable Tray for Thanksgiving! These turkey veggie trays are a fun ideas for a Thanksgiving table or healthy fall party food.

This delicious turkey shaped vegetable snack board is perfect for anyone looking to add a little variety and cuteness to their fall party food spread. And best of all, it’s easy to make!

Easy Turkey Vegetable Tray recipe for Thanksgiving
Turkey Vegetable Tray – Easy Thanksgiving Veggie Snack Board

Turkey Vegetable Tray for Thanksgiving

It’s never too early to start planning your Thanksgiving dinner! I came up with this Turkey Vegetable Tray fun food idea years ago at Thanksgiving after being inspired by some amazing creative veggie trays I found online.

We had Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt’s house, the one who makes the best homemade pickles, and I was in charge of appetizers.

Each year, my family serves sliced vegetables, pickles and olives. Instead of using the usual glass bowls, I grabbed a plate and started creating a turkey out of the vegetables. I think he turned out pretty cute!

I hope this Turkey veggie tray inspires you to do something creative with your family meal this Thanksgiving.

Turkey Vegetable Tray! Easy Thanksgiving Veggie Tray Recipe. Cute Party Platter for the holidays.

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizer Snack Board

Appetizers and vegetables can be exciting if you just add a dash of creativity!

We love making this cute Turkey Vegetable Tray for Thanksgiving! It’s a great way to get both kids and adults to eat their veggies.

I had fun recreating it over the years. Here’s my most recent photo of this cute turkey!

Easy Turkey Vegetable Tray recipe for Thanksgiving dinner. By Living Locurto

Turkey Vegetable Snack Board


Viral Turkey Veggie Tray Idea

My turkey veggie tray was around well before the charcuterie board became popular. The best part, is that this fun turkey appetizer has turned into a Thanksgiving family tradition for so many other people now!

I love seeing your photos of my fun food recipes! Long time reader, Megan, wrote me such a nice note.

“Your beautiful turkey has become a Baum family tradition! Long time reader of your blog. I get so many wonderful ideas and inspiration from you. Keep crafting and making things cute and festive!” ~ Megan

I’m so happy Megan shared her veggie tray photos from some past Thanksgivings! How cute are her turkey tray photos below…


Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Vegetable Tray


Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Vegetable Tray


Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Vegetable Tray

Thanks so much for making my year with your turkey vegetable tray photos Megan! I’m so happy to know that I help bring joy into other’s homes.

Now that’s something to be thankful about! Happy Thanksgiving!

Make a Turkey Vegetable Tray for Thanksgiving! These turkey veggie trays are a fun ideas for a Thanksgiving table or healthy fall party food.

How to make a simple Turkey Veggie Tray

Why not give it a try? Your guests will love it! I hope you enjoy this easy creative recipe idea for Thanksgiving.

Make sure to share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #LivingLocurto and tag us at @LivingLocurto so we can see!

Originally Published on October 1, 2012

Turkey Vegetable Tray

Easy Turkey Vegetable Tray for Thanksgiving! This cute veggie tray is a fun snack board idea for a Thanksgiving table or healthy fall party food.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Yield: 12
Author: Amy Locurto


  • 1 dill pickle
  • 1 whole carrot
  • ½ cup sliced pickles
  • ½ cup celery sticks
  • ½ cup carrot sticks
  • ½ cup radishes sliced
  • ¼ cup grape tomatoes
  • ¼ cup black olives
  • ¼ cup green olives
  • 1 sprig of celery


  • Slice a carrot and pickle in half. Then cut one side to make a flat surface.
  • Place the pickle on the bottom right corner of a large platter.
  • Place the carrot on top of the pickle.
  • Begin adding radishes, olives and tomatoes in bunches to form the Turkey’s body.
  • Add sliced pickles, celery and carrots for wings.
  • Cut turkey feet from carrots and place onto plate.
  • Add the celery sprig for more feathers.
  • Cut an eye out of a black olive and place onto carrot.
  • Cut a triangle out of a radish for the beak.
  • Slice another radish for the Turkey’s snood. (The red thing on the turkey’s chin:-)
  • Cover and refrigerate your Turkey veggie tray or serve right away.


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Recipe Video

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy, low carb, thanksgiving, vegetables
Calories: 15.48kcal


Calories: 15.48kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.85g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.92g | Saturated Fat: 0.12g | Sodium: 200.13mg | Potassium: 68.93mg | Fiber: 0.79g | Sugar: 0.92g | Vitamin A: 1672.37IU | Vitamin C: 1.71mg | Calcium: 13.98mg | Iron: 0.12mg

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  1. Made this for the first time for our large family Thanksgiving dinner. Such a fun and cute idea, thank you!

  2. Loving these! Can’t wait to make one for Thanksgiving! I’d try a Halloween one too, but for some ‘strange’ reason, I just don’t think my kids will be eating many veggies that night! 😉 Thanks for sharing!

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