This post is all about friendsgiving food ideas.
Whether your hosting Friendsgiving for the first time or looking for Friendsgiving food ideas to bring to someone else's party, the task can seem daunting at first; there are so many options and where do you start?!
Well have no fear, Friendsgiving is the perfect excuse to celebrate how amazing your friends are and it's really not as daunting of a task as it may seem!
There are parts of a Friendsgiving celebration that never change: the classic turkey, the mouth-watering stuffing, and the crowd favorite pumpkin pie. These dishes are fantastic to make and will always be welcomed at any Friendsgiving celebration which is why we've included the classics and some other delicious dishes you'll love.
So have fun, enjoy the party, and get ready to have the best Friendsgiving 2020 style!
This post shows you 22 Delicious Friendsgiving Food Ideas Your Guests Will Obsess Over.
FRIENDSGIVING MAIN COURSE IDEAS:
1. Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing
One thing you should most definitely mark off of the friendsgiving checklist is the stuffing; it's a classic dish that everyone loves (and for good reason, it's delicious)!
Many recipes call for fresh sage and thyme but if you are in a rush feel free to just use the dried versions you probably have in your spice drawer.
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2. Bob Evans' Mashed Potatoes
The best mashed potatoes are a By Sophia Lee secret recipe (that's really not so secret); I usually do not make my own mashed potatoes!
Believe it or not, the hands-down best mashed potatoes I have ever had are the original Bob Evans. I try to stock up on them before the Thanksgiving hype because they always go out of stock.
Here's my trick: I heat up the mashed potatoes in the microwave and then transfer them into one of my pretty bowls and I cannot tell you how many compliments I have gotten on them.
Gravy makes everything better, and this easy recipe will make you love gravy even more!
4. Herb Butter Roast Turkey
The beast of the Friendsgiving meals is the turkey and roasting it can seem like a daunting task.
Thankfully, we now have Youtube and Google. There are so many helpful videos and recipe guides out there will the best-of-the-best tips and tricks so that there's no possible way you can fail!
5. Roasted Root Vegetables
Who knows if there will even be enough room left on your plate for vegetables, but if there is, you cannot go wrong with these roasted root veggies.
6. Easy Green Bean Casserole
Green bean casserole is by far my favorite dish to make (and eat); this casserole is truly a staple, and it's not Thanksgiving unless we have it (same goes for Friendsgiving)!
7. Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole... is it a main dish or a dessert? One of the most controversial questions to date.
Either way, this dish is delicious and perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth!
8. Corn Casserole
Corn casseroles are delicious and the perfect dish for a friend to bring.
The casserole is super easy to make and smells delicious!
FRIENDSGIVING SIDE DISHES:
9. Baked Mac & Cheese
Mac and cheese was never served at my Thanksgiving dinners growing up. I had no idea what I was missing out on!
Baked mac and cheese will be seen as a delicacy at your party and everyone will want some.
10. Fluffy Biscuits
Give me a biscuit, and I will be a happy girl for the rest of the night.
If you are running out of time, you can also just buy a few Pillsbury Dough Rolls from the grocery store to bake!
11. Bacon Jam Brussels Sprouts
If you've never tried brussel sprouts before you, don't know what you're missing. They are delicious and taste like a dessert when you mix them in with a sweet jam.
12. Cranberry Sauce
Canned cranberry sauce does not even compare to the homemade version.
Taking the few extra minutes to make your own will pay off in the end!
HEALTHY FRIENDSGIVING RECIPES:
13. Apple, Bacon, Pecan Salad
With all the (delicious) unhealthy eating going on during the holiday season, adding in a salad or two (here and there) can be good for the soul and your body!
Sticking with the festive theme: a cranberry, pecan salad is perfect for Friendsgiving.
14. Cauliflower Stuffing
I can't lie and say cauliflower stuffing tastes the same as regular stuffing, but it is still delicious!
15. Brussel Sprout, Kale and Apple Salad
Shaved brussels sprouts are out-of-this-world delicious. You will be going back for seconds, guaranteed!
16. Healthy Green Bean Casserole
Honestly, healthy green bean casserole looks a lot prettier than regular green bean casserole!
As I said before, green bean casserole is one of my favorites, and you truly cannot go wrong with this dish!
17. Vegan Gravy
Vegans need gravy too! No one wants to miss out on the deliciousness that is gravy at a Friendsgiving party.
FRIENDSGIVING DESSERT IDEAS:
18. No Bake Pumpkin Pie
You can't go wrong with pumpkin pie, and this recipe looks stunning.
I love taking a classic dish and making it your own!
19. Pecan Pie Brownies
My mouth is watering simply looking at this photo. Caramelized pecans and brownies might be one of the best combinations out there.
20. Dutch Apple Pie
A lot of apple pies have the woven crust top, which can be very time consuming and difficult to create if you've never done one before. I find making a crumbled top the better option (until I have time to master the woven pie dough crust)!
21. Easy Coffee Cake
Coffee cake, the underdog of the Thanksgiving desserts; the cake will be a hit at your Friendsgiving party (especially for the few people who don't like pie).
I always make sure to have vanilla bean ice cream on hand to go with the dessert!
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