Turkey Veggie Tray

Gobble, gobble! This Turkey Veggie Tray is absolutely adorable! The assortment of vegetables gives the tray bursts of beautiful color – safe to say that it’s perfect for any Thanksgiving tablescape!

A Turkey Veggie Tray, with a range of different veggies, sitting on a large round platter, laying on a blue plaid tea towel.

With the holidays right around the corner, my mind has been churning and constantly thinking of what to serve for Thanksgiving dinner. I love playing hostess, and being able to offer my guests a wide range of food choices is extremely important to me.

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Of course, when it comes to hosting dinner parties of any kind, I love laying out some form of vegetable tray. My Turkey Veggie Tray is a hit year after year.

An assortment of vegetables and dip, laid out to look like a Turkey Veggie Tray, laying on a blue plaid tea towel.

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What is a Turkey Veggie Tray?

Amongst friends and family, my Turkey Veggie Tray is something that I’m known for! It’s a large vegetable platter filled with all sorts of delicious veggies, laid out to look like a turkey. How adorable, right?! I especially love serving it on Thanksgiving.

Cucumbers, orange bell peppers, baby carrots and snap peas laid out on a large circle tray to make up a Turkey Veggie Tray, with a blue plaid tea towel in the background.

Can I Substitute Any Ingredients?

Definitely! For this veggie tray, feel free to get creative and use vegetables that your family loves most. For instance, you can also use:

  • Broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Celery

What Else Can I Use for the Turkey’s Eyes?

If you do not have any candy eyes on-hand, you can also use pitted black olives.

An assortment of vegetables and dip, laid out to look like a Turkey Veggie Tray, laying on a blue plaid tea towel.

How do I Store Leftovers from a Veggie Tray?

If there are any leftover vegetables, place them in an airtight container, and place in the crisper of your refrigerator. The ranch dip should be poured in a separate container and then refrigerated.

What Other Dips Can I Use?

Here are some dip alternatives to use for your turkey vegetable tray:

  • Tzatziki
  • Onion dip
  • Hummus
  • Baba ghanoush (eggplant dip)
  • Spinach dip
Cucumbers, orange bell peppers, baby carrots and snap peas laid out on a large circle tray to make up a Turkey Veggie Tray, with a blue plaid tea towel in the background.

What Kind of Serving Tray Should I Use?

For this veggie platter, I suggest using a large, circular tray so that it takes the shape of a turkey’s beautiful rounded tail. Be sure to always use a tray that is made of food-grade materials / intended for serving food.

A Turkey Veggie Tray, with a range of different veggies, sitting on a large round platter, laying on a blue plaid tea towel.

Turkey Veggie Tray

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Gobble, gobble! This Turkey Veggie Tray is absolutely adorable! The assortment of vegetables gives the tray bursts of beautiful color – safe to say that it’s perfect for any Thanksgiving tablescape!

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 Yellow Pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag snap peas
  • 1 (12-ounce) baby carrots
  • 2 candy eyes
  • 2 cups ranch dressing
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 large round serving tray

Instructions

    • Slice the veggies into bite sized pieces. Ingredients laid out on golden tray to make a beautiful Turkey Veggie Tray
    • Pour ranch into a bowl and place in center of serving tray.
    • Starting with the peas, line the veggies up to create turkey feathers. Snap peas along the edge of a golden serving tray, ready to be turned into a Turkey Veggie Tray Carrots and snap peas layered on a golden circular tray Orange bell pepper, baby carrots, and snap peas layered on a circular tray with a square-shaped bowl of ranch sauce Vegetables including cucumber and snap peas, laid out in a circular form, with a square-shaped bowl filled with ranch sauce.
    • Place the end of the red pepper into the dipping sauce to create a turkey body.
    • Place two candy eyes on top. Bird’s eye view of a Turkey Veggie Tray, with vegetables including cucumber and snap peas, laid out to look like a turkey, with a blue plaid towel in the background
    • Slice a baby carrot in half vertically and place the carrots onto the dipping sauce to create legs.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 12 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 187Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 10mgSodium 364mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 1g

    Nutrition information is an estimate.

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    Gobble, gobble! This Turkey Veggie Tray is absolutely adorable! The assortment of vegetables gives the tray bursts of beautiful color – safe to say that it’s perfect for any Thanksgiving tablescape!

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