Friendsgiving: 12 Easy Recipes to Impress Your Friends

Now that I’m out of college, the best way I know to reunite with friends is to have a “Friendsgiving” where everyone gathers with delicious, Thanksgiving-esque food. What is better than eating delicious food, drinking, laughing and just being around friends?

Whether you’re hosting a full fledged event and cooking all the food, or you’re just bringing along a side dish to help out the host, here are 12 simple but delicious recipes from around the web.


  1. Easy garlic parmesan brocolli from Damn Delicious
  2. Honey maple roasted carrots from The Cafe Sucre Farine
  3. 3 ingredient skillet green beans from Delish

Main Course

  1. Cauliflower puree (a healthy spin on mashed potatoes) via Once Upon a Chef
  2. Easy homemade gravy via Once Upon a Chef
  3. Sausage & herb stuffing via Once Upon a Chef
  4. Buttermilk-Boursin mashed potatoes with 6 easy ingredients via Country Living
  5. Titled the “World’s Simplest Thanksgiving Turkey” via Food Network Kitchen
  6. Super simple carmelized onion, pancetta, rosemary stuffing via Epicurious


  1. 5 step sweet potato pie via Real Simple
  2. Easy pumpkin cheesecake via Real Simple
  3. Flourless chocolate cake via Real Simple

I hope this list was helpful! I really want to try the pumpkin cheesecake and the buttermilk-boursin potatoes. What recipe would you want to try?

PS: If you’re super daring and doing the entire thanksgiving feast on your own for the first time, here is a great resource I found on Buzzfeed with a step by step process for literally everything you will need.