Inexpensive Recipes for a Fantastic Friendsgiving

November 1, 2018

Family is great, but celebrations with friends are a blast. Check out our inexpensive Friendsgiving recipes to make your get-together extra special.

In between family dinners, out-of town visits, and mundane conversations with cousins you haven’t seen since last year’s turkey roast, the holidays are all about hanging with your bloodline. Although you may love them to pieces, it’s much easier to keep sane when you spend some QT with your non-relative gang.

A Friendsgiving celebration is the perfect excuse to drink a little too much wine and enjoy the company you are so thankful to have found. To make your Friendsgiving memorable, assign each guest an appetizer, side dish or dessert to bring, pot-lock style.

Since these months of steep flight prices and excessive gift shopping will leave you with a full heart, and an empty wallet, this collection of Friendsgiving recipes will not only impress your friends, but take a limited amount of time and ingredients to ensure your expenses don’t leave you with nothing but canned cranberries. Less time (and money) spent in the kitchen equals more time to play classy free game of “Pass the Nut” with your squad. Seriously.


Cranberry-Red-Pepper-Jelly-Dip Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dish –  Perfect with crackers or sliced apples!

Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dish from Life With The Crust Cut Off

Cheesy Bacon Cups from Frugal Fanatic

Caramel Apple Cheese Spread from She Wears Many Hats

Crunchy Parmesan Cauliflower Bites from Kirbie Cravings

Pull Apart Garlic Bread from Gather For Bread


WildRiceSalad-58791 Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Salad will make sure you get your (delicious) veggies in!

Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Salad from Heartbeet Kitchen

Salad with Goat Cheese and Pear with Maple-Balsamic Dressing from Two Healthy Kitchens

Ambrosia Salad from Mom on Time Out

Skinny Broccoli Salad from Skinny Mom

Fall Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad from Iowa Girl Eats

Side Dishes:

Crock-Pot-Cranberry-Pecan-Stuffing-4-copy Crockpot Cranberry Stuffing- Seconds, please!

Crockpot Cranberry Stuffing from The Creative Bite

Honey Glazed Baby Carrots from Damn Delicious

Rosemary Garlic Mashed Cauliflower from The Cookie Rookie

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta from Peas and Crayons

Secret Weapon Sweet Potatoes from Frugal Living Mom


Frosted-Pumpkin-Cookies-71 So good, you’ll want them year round!

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Caramel Apple Trifle from Frugal Fanatic

Sweet Potato Cupcakes from Overtime Cook

Easy Chocolate Pie from Passion For Savings

Pumpkin Pie Crescents from Spend With Pennies

Entertaining Essentials:

It’s hard to cook when you are lacking in some essential kitchen items. The following have been indispensable to me when I cook and entertain.

Silicone Basting Brush

Roaster with Rack

Wire Cooling Rack

9″x13″ Baking Pan

Meat Thermometer

Friendsgiving Gold Glitter Banner

Thanksgiving Dinner Straws

Primitives by Kathy “Friendsgiving” Dish Towel


Do you have any favorite Friendsgiving Recipes? What’s the food you’re looking forward to the most? I’m all about the side dishes. I love my mom’s pumpkin bread and could live off of my grandma’s mashed potatoes.

Family is great, but celebrations with friends are a blast. Check out our inexpensive Friendsgiving recipes to make your get-together extra special.



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3 comments so far.

3 responses to “Inexpensive Recipes for a Fantastic Friendsgiving”

  1. jack says:

    Damn girl! That’s a list of hits if ever I did see one! I’m saving & printing each and every one of them! What a feast we will have this summer. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! (and I mean it.water leak toronto

  2. It came out perfect.tastes amazing. I added peas at the very end. Thank you. It was easy and authentic.

  3. lisa says:

    These rolls look fab. I love making my own bread and I use my bread maker to do all the mixing/proving and then cook the final loaf or rolls in the oven. These rolls would be perfect to turn into knot rolls. I’m definitely going to have a go at your recipe. Thank you. Sammie.simple dinner recipes


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