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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