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On the table is a vegetable platter shaped like a turkey with orange, yellow and green feathers made out of bell peppers, carrots, sugar snap peas and lettuce. In the center of the platter is a bell pepper cut to look like a turkey but arranged that you can fill the pepper with dip. A side of hummus with a spoon also rests on the table and a cutting board with several cut bell pepper pieces sits nearby.

How To Make A Turkey Veggie Tray Perfect For Thanksgiving

This turkey veggie tray is the perfect party tray to bring to your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving celebration! Full of fun and crunchy vegetables, kids and adults too will love this fun turkey plater with dip!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Fun food, holidays, party food, Thanksgiving, Turkey, vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author On My Kids Plate


  • 6 large leaves Romaine lettuce Any large leaf lettuce works
  • 2 lbs Baby Carrots
  • 1 large orange bell pepper
  • 2 large yellow bell peppers
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 15-16 ounces Sugar Snap Peas You want the bigger bag!
  • 2 candy eyes
  • 16 ounces Hummus This is equal to two of the smaller containers


  1. Start by washing all your veggies and drying them well. Place large lettuce leaves across the platter as the base, with the stems all pointed to the middle and bottom of the tray where the turkey will be.

  2. Slice the top off the green bell pepper. Clean out the seeds and place it on the tray. You'll want to adjust all of the veggies based on your pepper you are using for dip. Alternatively, you can use a small bowl for the dip.

  3. Slice the bottom bumps off one of your orange bell peppers, and slice that piece so that you have two pepper bumps connected. This becomes the orange face. 

  4. Slice the top off of a yellow bell pepper and peel away the stem and seeds. Slice one yellow pepper bump into your beak. Use the other bumps from the top and bottom of the yellow pepper to make the wings and feet. Now set the face, wings, and feet to the side.

  5. Slice the rest of your bell peppers into colored strips. Start layering peppers, carrots, and peas on your platter starting closet to the center pepper. I tucked some of the veggies underneath as I move out to the outside layers of the veggies.  This made it easier and quicker to align your layers as you lay out the veggies so it looks proportionate to your turkey

  6. Now add your turkey's face, wings and feet. Break toothpicks in half and use them to stabilize pieces as necessary.

  7. Attach the candy eyes using a bit of hummus or honey as the "glue." If you are traveling to someone's house with your platter I recommend doing this step after you arrive at the party with the hummus you are bringing. 

  8. Add hummus to your pepper just before the party, and enjoy the smiles over your adorable veggie turkey platter. 

Recipe Notes

I used a big clear platter I got at Dollar Tree that was 14 inches across to make this turkey veggie tray. You may need to adjust your veggie amounts depending on the size of your tray.