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The Ultimate Friendsgiving Recipes

Friendsgiving, a heartwarming twist on the traditional Thanksgiving celebration, is all about gathering your chosen family and savoring festive flavors. It’s a time to embrace close friends and revel in the joy of shared moments, stories, and laughter. The delicious food at Friendsgiving isn’t just about satisfying your taste buds; it’s a delicious symbol of love and appreciation, uniting friends over a table laden with delectable dishes. In this blog, we’ll explore the beauty of Friendsgiving and why the delightful spread of food plays a pivotal role in making it an unforgettable occasion. So, let’s dig in, both to the dishes and the joy of friendship!


Appetizers are like the welcoming committee at a Friendsgiving feast, setting the mood for the entire gathering. They provide a tasty preview of the delicious meal to come and keep everyone’s hunger at bay as the main dishes finish cooking. Plus, they give friends the perfect excuse to mingle, chat, and share stories while nibbling on these delightful bites.

Phyllo & Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Multiple asparagus stems wrapped in prosciutto and phyllo dough

This Phyllo & Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus recipe is perfect for Friendsgiving appetizers. It’s a simple and delicious treat that you can make quickly, ideal for sharing with your friends. The crispy phyllo and savory prosciutto add a delightful touch to the tender asparagus, making it a crowd-pleaser for your festive get-together.

Festive Fall Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie board

This Festive Fall Charcuterie Board is the perfect choice for Friendsgiving appetizers. With a delightful assortment of Sargento® Reserve Series™ cheeses, fruits, gourmet meats, and more, it’s a crowd-pleaser that’s easy to put together. Your friends will love the delicious flavors and variety, making it an ideal addition to your Friendsgiving feast.

Mozzarella Prosciutto Bruschetta

Mini toasted bread topped with bruschetta

This Mozzarella Prosciutto Bruschetta is perfect for Friendsgiving appetizers. With Galbani Mozzarella Fresca, fresh bread, prosciutto, tomatoes, and basil, it’s a delightful and easy-to-make dish. Just layer the mozzarella and prosciutto on sliced bread, toast it in the oven, and sprinkle with fresh basil for a tasty, crowd-pleasing appetizer that your friends will love.

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

bacon wrapped meatballs on a plate

This Sweet and Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs recipe is perfect for Friendsgiving appetizers. With the delightful combination of Simek’s Meatballs, crispy bacon, and a sweet chili powder coating, it’s a crowd-pleaser that’s easy to prepare. These bite-sized treats will be a hit at your Friendsgiving gathering, adding a delicious and spicy twist to your appetizer spread.

Baked Potato Sour Cream Dip

Circular Vegetable platter with a bowl of dip in the center

This Baked Potato Sour Cream Dip recipe is perfect for Friendsgiving appetizers. With a creamy blend of Daisy Sour Cream, cream cheese, mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and flavorful green onions, it’s a crowd-pleaser. Just bake it until the cheese is gooey, and you’ve got a delicious dip to share with your friends.


Drinks are a fantastic addition to your Friendsgiving festivities, adding a dash of fun to the celebration. Whether it’s a sparkling cranberry punch, a cozy hot cocoa with marshmallows, or a choice of festive cocktails, they can instantly elevate the atmosphere and get everyone in the spirit of togetherness. Sharing a drink with friends not only warms the heart but also creates memorable moments that make Friendsgiving truly special.

Spiked Sunset Spice

a bottle of tropicana next to a glass filled with a purple beverage

The Spiked Sunset Spice is the perfect addition to your Friendsgiving celebration. With a delightful blend of Tropicana® Zero Sugar Summer Splash Punch, whiskey, lime juice, cherry liqueur, and a touch of half & half, it’s a flavorful and refreshing choice for a lively get-together. The finishing touch of allspice adds a warm, aromatic twist that will have your friends raising their glasses in gratitude.

Holiday Affogato al Caffe

a glass filled with coffee topped with whipped cream and peppermint flakes

This Holiday Affogato al Caffe is the perfect drink for a cozy Friendsgiving gathering. With creamy vanilla bean ice cream, aromatic coffee, and delightful peppermint toppings, it’s a sweet treat that brings warmth and cheer to your get-together. Simply assemble this dessert in a glass or mug, and watch it become a delightful crowd-pleaser for your Friendsgiving celebration.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin Spice Martini next to a bottle of international delight pumpkin spice creamer

This Pumpkin Pie Martini is the perfect Friendsgiving drink! It’s a delightful blend of creamy, pumpkin-spiced goodness, making it a cozy and festive choice for celebrating with friends. The optional white chocolate rim and pumpkin candy corn garnish add an extra touch of fun and flavor, making it a delightful treat to share during your Friendsgiving gathering.

Gingersnap Eggnog

two glasses of eggnog

This Gingersnap Eggnog is the perfect drink for Friendsgiving gatherings. With a luscious blend of French vanilla ice cream, eggnog, and a hint of brandy or rum (if you choose), it’s a festive treat that adds warmth to your celebration. The gingersnap cookie garnish and whipped cream on top make it an irresistible holiday delight that your friends will adore.

Main Dishes

Having delicious main dishes at your Friendsgiving gathering is crucial for creating a memorable and enjoyable event. These central culinary delights are the heart of the feast, bringing everyone together and setting the tone for the celebration. They provide a sense of comfort and togetherness, making Friendsgiving a special occasion to cherish.

Lazy Lasagna

a plate of lasagna
This Lazy Lasagna is perfect for a casual get-together dish. With just a handful of easy-to-find ingredients and a simple preparation, it’s a delicious, stress-free option for a gathering with your favorite people. Plus, you can switch it up with Rosina Angus Meatballs for a twist of flavor!

Shepherd’s Pie

Plate of shepherd's pie

This Shepherd’s Pie is perfect for a cozy gathering with your favorite people. It combines tender ground beef, creamy cauliflower and potato mash, and a medley of veggies. The result is a comforting dish that’s both hearty and delicious, making it an ideal choice for sharing with friends and loved ones.

Skillet Chicken Tot-Pie

Tater tots neatly placed in a cooking skillet

This Skillet Chicken Tot-Pie Recipe is the perfect dish for a fun Friendsgiving gathering. With its creamy, hearty filling of chicken and mixed vegetables, all topped with crispy tater tots, it’s a comforting and shareable meal that’ll have everyone coming back for seconds. Plus, it’s so easy to make in a single skillet, making it a stress-free and delicious addition to your Friendsgiving feast.

Stuffed Acorn Squash Vegetarian Bowls

half of an acorn squash cut into a bowl with grains inside

These Stuffed Acorn Squash Vegetarian Bowls combine the warm, nutty flavor of roasted acorn squash with a hearty stuffing featuring savory MorningStar Farms Crumbles, fluffy quinoa, and a delightful blend of pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. This dish is not only delicious but also a great vegetarian option that your friends will love, adding a flavorful and festive touch to your Friendsgiving feast.

Turkey on the Grill

a thanksgiving turkey on a grill

Grilling your Thanksgiving turkey is a fantastic choice for a Friendsgiving gathering with this Turkey on the Grill recipe. With its mouthwatering flavors, this turkey recipe is as simple as it is delicious. Just season with salt, brush on some melted butter, and grill it to perfection, making it the ideal centerpiece for a memorable Friendsgiving feast.

Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Pasta Bake

a pan of spinach and artichoke bake

The Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Pasta Bake adds a delightful twist to traditional pasta, creating a comforting dish that’s sure to be a hit. With its cheesy, golden-brown topping and a hint of basil, it brings a comforting, homemade feel to your Friendsgiving celebration.

Bavarian Pretzel Stuffing

stuffing in a pan

This Bavarian Pretzel Stuffing Recipe is guarantied to have your guests going for seconds. With its hearty blend of soft pretzels, savory sausage, and flavorful herbs, it adds a unique twist to your holiday spread. The combination of buttery sautéed veggies and the crunch of pretzels creates a dish that’s both comforting and a delightful conversation starter.

Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes being scooped out of a baking dish

This Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes recipe is a must-have for your Friendsgiving feast. The creamy and cheesy sauce, made with rich Plugrá® Premium Butter and shredded Parmesan cheese, takes these thinly sliced russet potatoes to a whole new level of deliciousness. With a little bit of nutmeg for that extra touch of warmth, this dish is sure to be the star of your Friendsgiving table, leaving everyone asking for seconds.


Having a great dessert at Friendgiving is important because it adds a sweet note to the gathering, making it memorable and enjoyable. It’s a delicious way to show appreciation for your friends and create a warm, cozy atmosphere. Plus, a tasty dessert can help bring everyone together and wrap up the evening on a high, satisfying note.

Butternut Squash Pie

a slice of butternut squash pie

This Butternut Squash Pie recipe combines the cozy flavors of butternut squash, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a creamy, irresistible pie. Plus, it’s easy to prepare and can be made ahead, making it a stress-free addition to your Friendsgiving feast. Your friends will love its homemade taste and the warm, comforting vibes it brings to the celebration.

Cinnamon Cheesecake with Pumpkin Cookie Crust

a slice of cheesecake and two cinnamon sticks on a white plate

This Cinnamon Cheesecake with Pumpkin Cookie Crust is the perfect addition to your Friendsgiving celebration. The combination of the pillowy cream cheese filling and the warm, spiced cookie crust is a delightful twist on traditional Thanksgiving desserts. Plus, the beautiful cinnamon sugar design on top adds a festive touch that will impress your friends and make your Friendsgiving gathering even more special.

Cinnamon Sugar Dessert Nachos

This Cinnamon Sugar Dessert Nachos recipe is perfect for Friendsgiving because it’s a delightful treat that’s easy to prepare and share. The warm, crispy puff pastry triangles coated in sweet cinnamon sugar offer a comforting taste of the season. Plus, the colorful array of fresh fruits, along with the drizzles of caramel and chocolate sauce, adds a festive touch, making it a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to bring friends together in gratitude and deliciousness.

Rice Krispie Pumpkin

Mini pumpkins made with orange rice crispies and a tootsie roll stem

This Rice Krispie Pumpkins recipe is a fun and simple treat to make with friends. With just a few ingredients like Rice Krispie cereal and Tootsie Rolls, it’s easy to whip up a batch of these cute pumpkin treats that everyone will enjoy. Plus, the colorful orange pumpkins will add a festive touch to your Friendsgiving gathering.

3 Ingredient Crème Brûlée

Creme brulee in a white dish

This 3 Ingredient Crème Brûlée recipe is incredibly simple to make, requiring just ice cream, an egg yolk, and sugar. It’s a quick, no-fuss dessert that’s sure to impress your friends with its rich, creamy flavor. Plus, the caramelized sugar topping adds a delightful crunch to the velvety custard, making it a delightful treat for your Friendsgiving gathering.

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