58 Best Friendsgiving Recipes for Your Entire Squad

November 19, 2021
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
Check out these 58 Best Friendsgiving Recipes for Your Entire Squad, which has something for everyone!

58 Best Friendsgiving Recipes for Your Entire Squad

We know that everyone has different tastes, which is why you need the 58 Best Friendsgiving Recipes for Your Entire Squad! Make your Friendsgiving extra special this year with one or more of these loving recipes!

While Thanksgiving is often reserved for family time, many like to gather their closest friends for a meal. Lovingly named Friendsgiving, more folks each year make a second meal tradition around the same time as Thanksgiving.

The perfect Friendsgiving should include lots of homemade dishes, a gorgeous centerpiece/main course, some sweet treats, and a few cocktails/mocktails that showcase seasonal flavors. Take a look at my curated 58 Best Friendsgiving Recipes for Your Entire Squad for recipe inspiration!

#1: Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Parmesan Garlic Sauce

Wooden spoon scopping Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Parmesan Garlic Sauce

Pasta is filling, affordable, and decadent. Pair this luxurious sauce with any pasta you like!

#2: Southern-Style Cornbread Stuffing 

Southern-Styled Cornbread Stuffing in a skillet

Packed with flavor, this stuffing can be served alongside or inside your bird.

#3: Best Thanksgiving Pizza

Partially-sliced Thanksgiving Pizza on a wooden board

Turn your leftovers into something spectacular with this amazing pizza!

#4: Pumpkin Cheesecake with Biscoff Cookies

Slice of Pumpkin Cheesecake topped with a Biscoff Cookie

Biscoff cookies taste and smell just like the holidays, and they enhance this cheesecake beautifully!

#5: Thanksgiving Punch Mocktail

Closeup of a glass of Thanksgiving Punch Mocktail

Cranberries, orange, and spices lend flavor to this delightful mocktail!

#6: Cranberry Maple Roast Chicken

Closeup of Cranberry Maple Roast Chicken

Sweet flavors surround this tender whole chicken, perfect if you are not a fan of turkey!

#7: Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole

Wooden spoon in a skillet of Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet, delicate, and golden sweet potatoes are spiced and blanketed with a crunchy nutty top!

#8: Creamy Tuscan Chicken with Spinach + Roasted Tomatoes

Skillet of Creamy Tuscan Chicken and Spinach with Roasted Potatoes

Lovers of Italian food will love this simple and flavorful chicken dish, loaded with sun-dried tomatoes and wilted spinach!

#9: Brown Butter Pumpkin Cornbread

Skillet of sliced Brown Butter Pumpkin Cornbread

Deep, rich flavors of pumpkin enrich this moist and tender cornbread.

#10: Vegan Sweet Potato Crumble Bread

Loaf of Vegan Sweet Potato Crunch Bread with one end sliced off

Is it bread or is it a dessert? This sweet potato bread has a nutty crumble on top for crunch and extra sweetness!

#11: Fall Harvest Apple Kale Salad

Fall Harvest Apple Kale Salad on a decorative serving bowl

Sweet apples, crunchy pepitas, and chewy cranberries make this Fall salad delectable!

#12: Braised Apple BBQ Ribs + Potatoes

Wooden spoon stirring a pan of Braised Apple barbeque Ribs with Potatoes

Sweet apples flavor these fall-off-the-bone ribs, which are sticky from ultra-delicious BBQ sauce!

#13: Roasted Apple Pear Mocktail 

Small glass of Roasted Apple Pear Mocktail

Pears and apples are delicious on their own, and combined they're even better! This mocktail highlights all the best fruits of the season.

#14: Meatless Pumpkin Skillet Lasagna

Half-served Meatless Pumpkin Lasagna in a skillet

Pumpkin in lasagna? It's fabulous! This cheesy delight is perfect for a chilly night with your friends. Pasta is one of the best Friendsgiving recipe options!

#15: Maple Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Maple Pumpkin Pie missing a few slices

Vegan pies are just as amazing as non-vegan! My pumpkin pie features a nutty topping that adds crunch and amazing texture.

#16: Creamy Cajun Pumpkin Tortellini Soup

Bowl of Cajun pumpkin tortellini soup

Spicy, creamy, and delicate, this soup is fragrant and oh-so pumpkin-y!

#17: Cajun Veggie Pumpkin Pizza

Sliced Cajun Roasted Veggie Pumpkin Pizza on a wooden board

Pumpkin pizza sauce? Yes, please! This Cajun veggie pizza is perfect for an Autumn Friendsgiving table.

#18: Pesto Pasta Bake

Wooden spoon scooping from Pesto Pasta with Ricotta out of a baking dish

Rigatoni, cheese, tomato sauce, and pesto bake together for an amazing family-style pasta dish that comes together in a snap!

#19: Easy Vegan Pumpkin Mac + Cheese

Closeup of a small bowl of Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Vegan cheese sauce made with pumpkin is so incredible! Toss with your favorite pasta shape for fantastic vegan mac and cheese this Fall.

#20: Overnight Vegan Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Butter knife of a baking dish of Overnight Vegan Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Delicate yeast dough hugs apple cinnamon filling before being baked and topped with amazing vegan frosting! The perfect Friendsgiving dessert.

#21: Vegan Berry Galette

Vegan Berry Galette with a slice pulled out

Friendsgiving calls for a rustic pie, so make this simple berry galette, which happens to be vegan! This is one of the best Friendsgiving recipes by far!

#22: Peanut Butter Banana Pudding 

Natural peanut butter pouring onto Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

A southern staple with a twist, this pudding is rich, creamy, and fresh from whole bananas!

#23: Vegan Chocolate Bourbon Banana Bread

Slices of Vegan Chocolate Bourbon Banana Bread stacked on a wooden board

You can't go wrong with Boozy Banana Bread! Add some chocolate in there and you have the best banana recipe ever.

#24: Spicy Cajun Vodka Pasta Without Vodka

Wooden spoon stirring a pot of Spicy Cajun Vodka Pasta without Vodka

If you have some liquor-free friends, this dish is perfect! All of the flavors of vodka pasta come through without using any alcohol.

#25: Southern Baked Mac and Cheese

Wooden spoon scooping some Creamy Southern Baked Mac and Cheese

No Friendsgiving table is complete without mac and cheese! Here is a classic baked version.

#26: Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Bites

Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Bites on a baking sheet

Everyone needs appetizers for Friendsgiving, so why not a spin on vegetarian wings? These baked cauliflower bites are crisp, tender, and fabulous!

#27: Sweet Potato Pasta Skillet

Wooden spoon stirring a skillet of Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato Rigatoni Pasta

Cooked sweet potatoes make an incredible pasta sauce - seriously! This family-style dish is perfect for the Holidays.

#28: Blood Orange Strawberry Mocktail

Blood Orange Strawberry Mocktail in a glass with a honey dipper

Your mocktails will be the talk of the town with this vibrant drink, perfectly red for the Holidays.

#29: Sweet Potato Caramel Cheesecake

Sweet Potato Caramel Cheesecake on a white plate

Take sweet potatoes to a whole new level with this insanely delicious cheesecake!

#30: Citrus and Honey Mocktail

Citrus Honey Sage Drink in a small glass with a honey dipper

For the person who enjoys the simple things, this mocktail will seriously satisfy your sweet tooth.

#31: Vegan Bolognese

Fork in a bowl of Meatless Bolognese Pasta

Who says you need meat for bolognese? This vegan option is flavorful, rich, and perfectly seasoned.

#32: Spicy One-Pot Jerk Chicken and Dumplings

Bowl of Jerk Chicken and Dumplings

Spicy jerk seasoning is the perfect twist on a classic chicken and dumplings. Your friends will love it!

#33: Creamy Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chickpea Soup

Three bowls of Creamy Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Chickpea Soup

Blender soups make for easy and fast first courses, and this one has rich flavors of chickpeas and slow-roasted garlic. This is one of the best Friendsgiving recipes!

#34: Leftover Turkey Southern Collard Greens

Wooden spoon in a large bowl of Leftover Turkey Southern Collard Greens

Friendsgiving later this year? Use your leftover turkey for these amazingly savory collard greens!

#35: Vegan Sweet Potato Maple Herb Cornbread 

Pieces of Vegan Sweet Potato Maple Herb Cornbread on three small, stacked plates

Cornbread is better when there's sweet potato inside. Try this amazingly moist cornbread to soak up your gravy!

#36: Pineapple Jalapeño Lime Mocktail

Pineapple Jalapeño Lime Mocktail in a small glass near chopped pineapple and jalapeno

For the friends who aren't afraid of spice, this mocktail has a lovely kick!

#37: Apple Cheddar Thyme Pie

Slice of Apple Cheddar Thyme Pie on a plate

What's more American than apple pie? Serving it with cheese, of course! Your friends will love the complexity of this delicate pie.

#38: Fall Harvest Pizza with Apples, Candied Bacon, Broccolini, + Kale

Partially-sliced Fall Harvest Pizza on a wooden board

Pizza is an awesome finger food for the appetizer table. This one features all of the best produce of Autumn!

#39: Fall Harvest Apple Bacon Crostinis

Several Fall Harvest Apple Bacon Crostini on an elevated serving dish

Sweet apples and crisp bacon are an unusual flavor combination, but are so amazing when eaten on a crispy crostini! Your friends will love this sweet and savory delight.

#40: One-Pot Cajun Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta

Plates of Cajun Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta

Spicy Cajun flavors hold onto thick noodles, coated in a creamy pumpkin sauce. So delicious!

#41: Savory Chickpea Quinoa Buddha Bowl 

Overhead shot of a Savory Chickpea Quinoa Buddha Bowl

For the healthier Friendsgiving gatherings, try these buddha bowls! Hint: These work even better with Thanksgiving leftovers!

#42: Meatless Baked Ziti with Ricotta + Mozzarella

Wooden spoon in a dish of Meatless Baked Ziti with Ricotta and Mozzarella

Your vegetarian friends will love this cheesy baked pasta dish, tossed with fresh herbs!

#43: Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Salmon, Lobster, + Veggies

Overhead shot of a Sheet Pan of Garlic Herb Salmon, Lobster, and Veggies

Feeling fancy? Serve lobster! This scrumptious sheet pan dinner is your main course and side dish all in one!

#44: Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples in a skillet

Halved apples are topped with a sweet oat mixture. Serve with your favorite vegan ice cream!

#45: Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Drink

Pear Ginger Lemon and Thyme Drink in a small glass

Spicy ginger makes for a fantastic mocktail. Be sure to garnish with fresh thyme!

#46: Easy Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing 

Large white bowl of Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing

Wild rice, cranberries, and almonds combine for a sweet and savory stuffing option that is totally vegan!

#47: Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Apple Cider in a small glass with a golden base

Homemade apple cider? Yes way! All you need is a slow cooker and you are on your way to homemade cider this season!

#48: Baked Vegan Buffalo Mac + Cheese

Pieces of Baked Vegan Buffalo Mac and Cheese on two small, stacked plates

Vegan, spicy, and tender, this buffalo mac and cheese is so cheesy, you won't believe it's vegan!

#49: Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bites

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bites on two small, stacked plates

If pecan pie, cheesecake, and cupcakes had a baby, it would be these delicious mini cheesecakes with a sweet pecan topping!

#50: Spicy Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas

Spoon in a bowl of Spicy Vegan Jamaican Stew Peas

One of the best Friendsgiving recipes by far! Not only is this vegan stew warm and comforting, it is spicy thanks to Jamaican seasonings!

#51: Homemade Pumpkin Chai Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Chai Cinnamon Roll on a small plate with a fork

Pumpkin and chai lend a lovely flavor combination to traditional cinnamon rolls, just in time for Friendsgiving.

#52: Loaded Kale Salad with Spicy Chickpeas

Wooden spoon stirring Loaded Kale Salad with Spicy Chickpeas

Kale and chickpeas are the peanut butter and jelly of the salad world, and this salad is perfectly textured and satiating.

#53: Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tenders with a lemon wedges and celery stalks

Make the best tenders with a sticky and spicy glaze seasoned with garlic, paprika, and parsley with plenty of crunch from crushed cornflakes and sweetness from honey.

#54: Easy Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Herb Biscuits

Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Herb Biscuits in a baking dish

Chicken and biscuits just got a cheesy makeover - just in time for Friendsgiving! Creamy chicken stew is blanketed under cheese biscuits before baking until perfection.

#55: Vegan Pot Pie

Wooden spoon in a skillet of Vegan Pot Pie

The best part of pot pie without any of the animal products! Your vegan friends will love this main course.

#56: Not So Traditional Mashed Potatoes

Closeup of Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Perfection in a bowl! These unique mashed potatoes are sensational, sweet, and savory.

#57: Maple Herb Glazed Carrots + Cranberries

Maple Herb Glazed Carrots with Cranberries on a serving platter

Carrots are naturally sweet when roasted, and go so well with fried fruit. Try these carrots today!

#58: Lemon Brown Butter Pasta

Tongs grabbing Lemon Brown Butter Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes and Feta from a skillet

Once you learn how to make browned butter, you'll add it to everything, including this succulent pasta dish!

You love your friends, so treat them to some delectable dishes this Autumn. Friendsgiving is an opportunity to show people that you care. What better way to show them than through food?

Collage with text: 58 Best Recipes for Friendsgiving for Your Entire Squad

Cook for your loved ones and you will never be lonely! Choose one or more of these 58 dishes for your Friendsgiving table this year.


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