Friendsgiving is a time of year where you can bond with new friends you’ve made or get together with your core group around some good food. Sometimes you don’t have the comfort of going home to an expansive kitchen, so you have to make some realistic adjustments. Here are 10 Friendsgiving recipes you can make at college with ease.
1. No Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
I used to avoid these no bake recipes out of suspicion but over time you realize that they are a life saver! This is your chance to take a route other than the typical pumpkin pie and you won’t start sweating with these no bake mini pumpkin cheesecakes. Feel free to use whipped topping but even if you don’t this should be a definite addition to your collection of Friendsgiving recipes.
2. Homemade Mac and Cheese
Use this Friendsgiving recipe as a replacement to that box of Kraft you have in the cupboard. This homemade mac and cheese combines sharp cheddar cheese with parmesan and my mouth is already watering. Who knew a casserole dish could do such amazing things?
3. Thanksgiving Chicken Breasts
Maybe you want to take a different route from the standard bird. You are pressed for space, time, and want your Friendsgiving recipes to be easy to follow. Consider these Thanksgiving chicken breasts for your next event! A substitute for turkey does not mean you have to sacrifice flavor and this recipe will make sure your friends leave the table satisfied.
4. Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole w/ Caramelized Mushrooms & Onions
Yes, this Friendsgiving recipe is a mouthful to even say but it is often a staple at big dinners. It may take a little more time to prepare since you are not using the typical canned version but this green bean casserole is guaranteed to be a hit.
5. Pumpkin Spice Cookies
What would a Friendsgiving be without a little pumpkin spice? This incredibly simple recipe for pumpkin spice cookies can be a light dessert or even an appetizing treat for those early guests. Not only will this Friendsgiving recipe be complete under an hour, but it will be sure to leave a pleasing smell wherever you hold your dinner!
6. Sweet Potato Casserole
This Friendsgiving recipe for sweet potato casserole kicks it up a notch by adding chopped pecans to create an unforgettable experience. Put that casserole dish to work and enjoy this filling sweet side!
7. Simple Roasted Butternut Squash
I know it’s not typical to have roasted butternut squash as your go-to Friendsgiving recipe but it should be! As the title suggests, this recipe is incredibly simple because all you really have to do is let the oven do the work.
8. Roasted Carrots w/ Parsley & Thyme
If squash isn’t quite up your alley, consider this roasted carrots recipe for your Friendsgiving table. The carrots offer a sweetness that is offset by the herbs to create a yummy experience!
9. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
An intriguing take in a direction other than mashed potatoes, this is a great Friendsgiving recipe if you want that garlic parmesan flavor overload. These roasted potatoes are sure to compliment any table and make your guests extremely happy.
10. Mini Garlic Monkey Bread
A Friendsgiving recipe that only takes 10 minutes? Sign me up! Whether you want to have these bites compliment other side dishes or you just want to devour them fresh out of the oven, you will be fulfilled with either choice when it comes to this mini garlic monkey bread.