Thanksgiving Appetizer - Machine Shed

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and for some of you it might be getting down to the wire to get things done. Are you are pressed for time but need to put together an appetizer for your upcoming gathering? Try this easy meat, cheese and cracker tray that will for sure get gobbled up!


  • 4 oz. salami
  • 5 oz. cheddar cheese
  • 3 oz. Swiss cheese
  • Ritz crackers
  • 2 chocolate chips


  1. Cut out shapes for the turkey head, body and legs and arrange at the bottom of a large platter. Then, use two chocolate chips for the eyes and piece of Swiss cheese for the beak.
  2. Add a layer of salami around the turkey, partially tucking the slices under the edges of the body.
  3. In the same manner as the step above, add a layer of Swiss cheese slices around the turkey.
  4. Once again, add a second delicious layer of salami slices continuing to partially over lap the previous layer.
  5. Now, add a layer of cheddar cheese around the previous layer. Your cheese turkey is getting there!
  6. Add a layer of Ritz crackers, while slightly overlapping them with the cheddar cheese layer before it.
  7. One last layer of Ritz crackers and… enjoy!