A Friendsgiving table setting with squash, pumpkin and sparkling pumpkin cider.

Easy Friendsgiving Recipes That Put A Twist on Tradition

Mojo Turkey slices with mashed potatoes and gravy on a plate. We’ve found a holiday that just might be even more exciting than Christmas: Friendsgiving! While Thanksgiving is usually a more formal affair with family, Friendsgiving is the perfect opportunity to make traditions with more creative dishes and décor your friends will love.

Since your friends don’t require all of the traditional dishes typically served at Thanksgiving, there’s no need to stick to a strict menu. Friendsgiving means you can truly make this holiday your own, creating fun, memorable traditions with your eclectic group of friends. Want to have turkey served with a frozen pizza and beer? Friendsgiving is the perfect event to make it happen. Looking to give your meal a southern flair with a deep fried turkey and a cheesy grits pie? Totally fair game!

The biggest challenge when hosting Friendsgiving is figuring out who’s responsible for bringing what, especially knowing you have the freedom to get a little more creative. If you’re stuck on what to bring to your Friendsgiving dinner, we’ve made the process a little easier. We’ve teamed up with a few of our favorite influencers to show you a few recipes that will create the perfect Friendsgiving spread!

Mojo sheet pan turkey on a serving platter garnished with oranges and olive branches. If there’s no turkey, did you even do Friendsgiving? Try this fun take on turkey from A Cozy Kitchen featuring a Cuban mojo marinade!

A casserole dish full of Cheesy Herb Baked Mashed Potato Gratin with Roasted Garlic Gravy on the side.Cheesy herb baked mashed potato gratin? We’re so there. See how Spoon Fork Bacon puts a twist on your favorite side dish with a golden brown crust, and lots of cheesy goodness!

A plate full of Spiced-Up Fall Squash Salad with extra pomegranates and Cider Date Dressing on the side.Are you looking to stay on the healthier side this holiday season? This Spiced-Up fall squash salad from Love & Lemons will add a little savory boldness to your dinner spread.

A bowl full of creamy sweet potato soup garnished with pomegranates. Friendsgiving calls for fall ingredients!

A stemless wine glass filled with Sparkling Pumpkin Cider and garnished with a cinnamon stick. Nothing makes for a better Friendsgiving than a signature mocktail! This Sparkling Pumpkin Cider recipe from Sugar & Cloth is sure to be a party favorite.

A casserole dish filled with butternut squash savory bread pudding.The holidays were made for comfort food! Show off your cooking skills with this Butternut Squash Savory Bread Pudding from The Kitchy Kitchen.

A Pumpkin Chai Marshmallow Pie with two slices ready to be served! Your favorite Thanksgiving dessert just got a whole lot better! Try this Pumpkin Chai Marshmallow Pie from Baker’s Royale.

What will you be making for Friendsgiving this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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32 thoughts on “Easy Friendsgiving Recipes That Put A Twist on Tradition

  1. Pat Bosserman

    Some of the recipes look so yummy. Do you have a direct site for the delicious looking recipes for us ALDI supporters?

    1. ALDI USA Post author

      Hi Pat- If you click the links under each photo, it’ll take you to all the wonderful recipes from a few of our favorite bloggers!

  2. Sue Ward

    I have shopped at the SAME Aldi’s store for 29 years!!
    Now my grown daughter wants to know …..”Why there isn’t an ALDI store in Gypsum Colorado!?!?”
    I LOVE Aldi’s infact, I’m naming my new Christmas Puppy–“Aldi”
    Sue W.

    1. Gypsum Gypsy gang

      I also have a lil doggo by name of Aldi, 10/10 good pupper, hes a husky/pit bull mix with an extra leg but we still love him

  3. Pat O.

    We’ve been shopping at the Aldi’s in Garland, Texas since their grand opening, several years ago.
    They just re-opened after being closed for remodeling and we were blown away by how beautiful the store looks now, and the wide aisles. The layout is much better and we love the Winter seasonal products! I used to shop at several other chain supermarkets but am buying more Aldi products now and am really pleased with everything I buy there. Thanks Aldi for great prices and great products.

  4. Toni Copeland

    I really enjoyed shopping at my Aldi’s On NW expressway in Oklahoma City and when we just moved to Florida I was taken by surprise and happy to find one right here in Sanford fl. My only complaint is having to wait so long in line to check out but I still like the products and prices.

  5. Christina Douglas

    We just got a new Aldis in Sanford NC this week!!!! I’m so excited to shop local. I’ve been going to Aldis 30 minutes away and love the prices and products!!!!!

  6. Bernadette

    We found a wonderful White Cheddar cheese with Truffle flavor made in the UK at Aldi last month. My Husband loved it but I can’t find it anymore. It was wrapped in a wax paper wrapping. Of course, I threw out the wrapper and don’t have the brand name. Can this be reordered? I would love to have it for the holidays.

    1. ALDI USA Post author

      Hi, Dorothy. We have these items right now as an ALDI Find. They will only be available for a limited time, but we hope you enjoy them!

  7. Bj

    Hi, I have been very excited to see there’s an Aldi outside of San Diego, but are we going to be getting any here in the city, we don’t have much of a choice since some stores have merged and others closed! I hope it will happen so we can go when we need last minute items as apposed to big shopping days!! Thanks!

  8. Cindy P

    I would love to have an Aldi in North Kingstown, RI.
    I usually travel to the Warwick, RI store which is a 20
    minute drive, which isn’t an issue, but a store in our community would be welcomed. Love all of your products, prices, and peeps you employ at the market.
    I have turned many of my friends on to Aldi’s Instead of the “super” chains that they shopped at. Your store is very streamlined, easy to shop at, and quick to check out.

    1. ALDI USA Post author

      There are many criteria for a new ALDI location but we appreciate your suggestion and will forward it on to our team.

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