What To Bring To Friendsgiving

There are a lot of uncertainties this year, but one thing is for sure – the holidays will look a lot different in 2020. With large gatherings and travel being discouraged for now, celebrations like Thanksgiving will become much smaller and more intimate and honestly, we’re looking forward to a change of pace. Whether it’s just you and your roommates, or a small circle of loved ones, we’ve got a recipe you’ll be able to impress them with. Read on for our fave Friendsgiving recipes this year! 

Okay, here us out: Thanksgiving…chicken? YES. Mix it up this year (and make your life a little easier) with something smaller and more flavorful than a traditional turkey.

Rosemary Chicken recipe from @themediterraneandish

Stuffing is a Thanksgiving must. And a gluten-friendly version of this notoriously bread laden dish? No excuse not to go for it! YUM.

Gluten Free Stuffing recipe from @broccyourbody

This recipe is a total game changer. Is it breakfast? Is it a Thanksgiving side dish? How about both. These leftovers will hit the spot on Black Friday morning (assuming there are any left).

Cornbread Crumb Muffins recipe from @howsweeteats

You need to be eating more veggies. How do we know that? Um, because we do, too. This dish, with a white balsamic vinaigrette dressing, makes your veggies anything but boring. 

Roasted Fennel & Carrots with White Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing from @blackgirlsintraderjoes

Everybody likes a little something to snack on, and a charcuterie board is the perfect mix of salty, savory, and sweet. If you’re not much of a cook (hey, not judging over here) this is also an easy-to-assemble people pleaser. 

Holiday Charcuterie Board from @kaylakitschandfix

You know you’re a real adult when you’re excited to eat your brussels sprouts – but who can resist? Especially when they’re perfectly roasted and topped with crispy bacon and salted honey.  Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Salted Honey recipe from @halfbakedharvest

Mashed potatoes are an absolute Thanksgiving requirement. These ones are easily made in the slow cooker, so you’ve got one less thing to worry about while you’re frantically running around your kitchen. Win-win! 

Creamy Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe from @allthehealthythings

We can’t forget about the vegans in the group! Or really anyone looking to health-ify their holiday feast, this one’s for you. Jenné Claiborne shows us how a roasted cabbage makes a great alternative entre.

Cabbage "Turkey" recipe from @sweetpotatosoul

Alright, alright, let’s get to the important part – DESSERT. Put a twist on a holiday classic with these yummy bars. Plus, they’re vegan, paleo, made with a shortbread almond flour crust, and topped with a salted caramel filling. Next. Level. 

Pecan Pie Bars from @ambitiouskitchen

These blondies are little slices of autumnal heaven. With golden brown butter, apple butter, cinnamon, and a maple cinnamon glaze…give yourself permission to just indulge. These are worthy every freakin’ calorie, girl. 

Brown Butter Apple Blondies with Cinnamon Maple Glaze recipe by @halfbakedharvest