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 potluck ideas. These Friendsgiving recipes are great for an informal potluck style get-together or a full spread. We’ve curated a list of Friendsgiving recipes that are perfect for the season, 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 potluck idea. The fruit and nuts in this stuffing make it really stand out, and if you ready a few things ahead of time, it’ll be easy to prepare at your friend’s house.
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 Bacon Appetizer Crescents. These filled crescents feature cream cheese, bacon, Parmesan cheese, onions and parsley. They’ll be gone in no time!
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 potluck ideas 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. The spinach will make for a tasty addition to your favorite mac and cheese.
Start the evening off on the right foot with Savory Spinach-Artichoke Dip, a timeless party food. This favorite Friendsgiving potluck idea only requires half an hour to prepare.
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.
Just because you and your friends are adults doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the cuteness of these Easy Turkey Cupcakes. Feel like a kid again when you’re adding the candy corn plumage to this adorable Friendsgiving potluck idea.
Top off the evening with our stunning Cinnamon & Cranberry Cheesecake. Easy to prepare ahead of time, this showstopper tastes even better than it looks.
Finish off the night with this Orange Mulled Cider. This citrus-infused apple cider features cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and ground nutmeg, which pretty much makes it autumn in a glass.
Whether you are planning a whole menu or looking for a single side to bring along with you, we hope our favorite Friendsgiving potluck ideas have inspired you. Friends are the family you choose, and it’s time to celebrate them!