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Colorful Thanksgiving Vegetable Platter for Kids

An easy vegetable platter for kids in the shape of a colorful turkey!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 kids
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $10


  • Large Round Platter
  • Small Shallow Bowl


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 25 baby carrots
  • 1 bag green leaf lettuce
  • 2 mushrooms
  • 8 ounces ranch dressing or blue cheese
  • 2 mini chocolate morsels for the eyes


  • Wash and slice the bell peppers long ways and remove the seeds.
  • Set a small, shallow bowl in the center, at the bottom of a round platter.
  • On the platter, place the lettuce down first. Only place halfway around the platter. It’s okay to overlap the edges of the lettuce over the platter.
  • Next, layer red bell peppers over the green lettuce, halfway around the platter.
  • Then, place small baby carrots overlapping the red peppers. 
  • Overlap the yellow bell peppers halfway over the baby carrots. 
  • Repeat with the yellow and orange peppers. 
  • Fill the bowl with a dip. We like ranch or blue cheese. 
  • Slice one mushroom for the feet of the turkey and use one whole mushroom for the head.
  • Cut a small slice of red pepper and yellow pepper for the beak and snoods.
  • You can get creative for the eyes, but we used two tiny chocolate chip morsels. 


Serving: 10g | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4233IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg