Get recipe: Cinnamon & Cranberry Cheesecake
One of the nicest things about Friendsgiving, other than the laughs, is how low-pressure it is. You don’t have to worry about family travel plans, organize a kitchen or make a big production. To help you celebrate in a relaxed way, we’ve collected some of our favorite Friendsgiving recipes. These Friendsgiving dishes are great for an informal potluck style get-together or a full spread. We’ve curated a list of Friendsgiving recipes that are seasonally appropriate, delicious, and not too strenuous to make. Of course, if you do plan on going all out for your friends, we recommend that you check out our article on how to cook a turkey to make sure you roast the moist, delicious turkey they deserve!
Make sure there’s stuffing on the table with our Apple, Cranberry & Pecan Stuffing, a classic Friendsgiving recipe. The fruit and nuts in this stuffing make it really stand out.
Dress up your veggie sides with our Glazed Carrots recipe. The brown sugar glaze adds just the right amount of sweetness for a special occasion.
Set up an appetizer that is perfect for the season and will inspire people to get talking with our Cinnamon, Apple & Cheddar Cheese Board. Great conversations are bound to spring up in moments.
Keep your main Friendsgiving dish low-stress with Slow-Cooker Cranberry-Orange Pork Roast. Large enough to serve 16, this slow-cooker recipe is a much more relaxed way to go about your day than roasting a whole turkey!
Why stop at potatoes au gratin? Why not go all out and try our Easy Broccoli & Cauliflower au Gratin? Your friends will be thankful you tried something new.
Friendsgiving dishes don’t necessarily have to be comfort food, but it couldn’t hurt, right? Lighten up the mood with the unmistakable delight that is our Spinach-Bacon Mac & Cheese recipe.
Start the evening off on the right foot with Hot Spinach Dip, a timeless party food. This favorite Friendsgiving recipe only requires half an hour and four ingredients.
Add some color to your table with our amazing Roasted Green Beans recipe. This Friendsgiving dish gets its distinct flavor from a balsamic vinaigrette and a layer of mozzarella cheese.
An excellent autumn dish, savory Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie could be the ideal one for your celebration. Starting with refrigerated piecrusts makes this recipe simple and still satisfying.
Mashed potatoes are a reliable crowd pleaser. Add some extra flavor with our Cheesy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon recipe, and your friends will go from pleased to ecstatic! Be sure to explore our article on how to make mashed potatoes for tips and tricks.
It’s the perfect time of the year for squash recipes like our Creamy Butternut Squash Soup. A seasonal soup course could be a great way to round out the Friendsgiving experience!
Brown-Butter Brussels Sprouts is a simple, yet elegant way to serve much-beloved Brussels sprouts. A dusting of Parmesan cheese adds just the right final note.
Top off the evening with our stunning Cinnamon & Cranberry Cheesecake. Easy to prepare ahead of time, this showstopper tastes even better than it looks.
Whether you are planning a whole menu or looking for a single side to bring along with you, we hope our favorite Friendsgiving recipes have inspired you. Friends are the family you choose, and it’s time to celebrate them!