If you have a Friendsgiving gathering this weekend, raise your hand! Friendsgivings are growing in popularity, which is great from a financial standpoint. They’re more like a potluck with everyone contributing. To help you navigate this cultural shift, I have compiled some great Friendsgiving recipes. These Friendsgiving recipes are different from any other Thanksgiving recipe. These Friendsgiving recipes were chosen because they are portable, can be made in large batches and are easily scaled up. They also make it easy to serve small portions or buffet-style. Are you ready to see my collection?
Turkey & Stuffing Meatballs – These adorable little meatballs can be made to celebrate Friendsgiving. These are the perfect appetizer to serve to guests. They’re also easy to make, even if you’re not a professional chef.
Spinach Artichoke Dip – This can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish with dinner. Mix everything before leaving the house, or you can make it the day before. Once you get to your destination, you can bake it in the oven.
Mashed Potatoes- What Thanksgiving would be without mashed potatoes! You can’t have enough mashed potatoes. These Brown Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a great option for something a little different. Or you can stick with a classic like Fluffy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes.
I always feel relieved when I see fresh greens at Thanksgiving, Apple Dijon Kale Salad. All those heavy and rich sides can seem overwhelming. This salad is loaded with fall flavors like walnuts and apples. The kale also holds up well, so you can make it ahead. Once you get to your event, keep the dressing separated. Then dress and coat. The kale will remain strong and sturdy even if you leave the salad out.
Mushroom Herb gravy – I love the idea that vegetarians can bring their gravy, such as this Mushroom Herb Gry Even if the host makes a turkey and traditional gravy, everyone can enjoy a rich, flavorful gravy over their mashed potatoes or stuffing.
Cranberry Sauce: This is a timeless classic. This recipe is easy enough to master for beginners.
Broccoli Cheddar Casserole If you want something that everyone will eat, Broccoli Cheddar Casserole is the way to go. This comfort food is irresistible!
Savory Vegan Stuffing: This is a great choice if you have Friendsgiving vegetarian guests. You can make a separate batch for those who don’t like the stuffing made with turkey drippings or sausage.
Colcannon You can add greens to plain mashed potatoes! The problem with Thanksgiving food is the lack of greens. Colcannon is an excellent solution to this problem. Buttery mashed potatoes are a must-have, and you can get your greens while you do it. 🙂
Sweet Potato Cornbread: This cult favorite will keep your friends talking for many years. The rich orange color of this cornbread is almost dessert-like and full of warm fall spices. This cornbread will be a wonderful addition to your Friendsgiving table.
Sweet Molasses Dinner Rolls: These homemade Sweet Molasses Dinner Rolls are sure to impress. These are soft and delicately sweet with a beautiful brown color. If you have guests who need to fill their plates with smaller portions of multiple dishes, double the recipe.