28 Friendsgiving recipes to make for a crowd

Friendsgiving is the casual version of Thanksgiving, like the cupcake to a cake, the wings to a full roast chicken or the French fries to roasted potatoes. It's still delicious, but a lot less work and a lot more fun. 

Celebrating the holiday and giving thanks with friends doesn’t have to be a full sit down dinner. There are no prescribed Friendsgiving rules or old traditions to follow, so say goodbye to your grandma's famous Jell-o salad!. You have the ability to make the holiday your own. Make it a potluck party, serve small apps or try more modern takes on classic Thanksgiving dishes.

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For example, rather than a full roast turkey, make this slow-roasted herbed turkey breast—it will taste just as good in much less time. Instead of a sweet potatoes casserole, make individual baked sweet potatoes so everyone gets a hearty helping of the marshmallow topping. And, for dessert, swap traditional pumpkin and pecan pies for apple pie sundaes with crispy cheddar pie bits (or make both, because pie is undoubtedly delicious).

Below, check out our round up of Friendsgiving recipes you can make for a crowd or just a few. (And don't forget, when dinner is over, you can keep the fun flowing with a few of our favorite card and board games.)

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Marshmallows by Food & Wine

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Slow-Roasted Herbed Turkey Breast by Kitchen Daily Editors

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SHOP: Reversible cutting board for kitchen, $29.99

Apple, Fennel, Celery & Toasted Walnut Salad by Beard + Bonnet | Mary van der Kruik

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SHOP: Large Salad Bowl with Servers and Bamboo Lid, $37.25 (Originally $49.99)

Carrot Macaroni and Cheese by Food & Wine

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SHOP: Rachael Ray Stoneware Small Au Gratin Pan, $6.99

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Swirls by Chez Us | Denise Woodward and Lenny Ferreira

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Brussels Sprouts and Smoky Onions on Cheddar Toast by Food & Wine

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Mashed Potatoes by The Kitchen Decoded Cookbook | Logan Levant and Hilary Hattenbach

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SHOP: 6-speed Dash Stand Mixer, $39.99

Smoky Chorizo Stuffing by Food & Wine

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Mini Green Bean Casseroles by Campbell's Kitchen

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SHOP: Perfect Results Premium Non-Stick Bakeware Muffin and Cupcake Pan, $9.54

Pumpkin & White Bean Bisque with Manchego Toasts by Clara Persis | Clara Artschwager

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Red Ale Cranberry Sauce by Claire Thomas

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Maple Pumpkin Pie Bars by Jell-o

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Apple Pecan Pastries by Campbell's Kitchen

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Green Beans Almandine by Against All Grain | Danielle Walker

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SHOP: Buffet Server & Food Warming Tray with 3 Chafing Dishes, $47.99

Warm French Onion Dip with Crusty Bread by Campbell's Kitchen

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SHOP: Chip & Dip Ceramic Serving Dish Bowl, $23.95

Milk Chocolate Pudding Pie with Salted Peanut Crust by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Simplest Roast Turkey by Food & wine

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SHOP: Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster with Rack, $39.99 (Originally $110)

Kale & Apple Salad with Pancetta and Candied Pecans by Food & Wine

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SHOP: Large Salad Bowl with Servers and Bamboo Lid, $37.25 (Originally $49.99)

Pumpkin bread by Against All Grain | Danielle Walker

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Thanksgiving Brie Quesadilla by Claire Thomas

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Macaroni and Cheese with Butternut Squash by Martha Stewart

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Apple Pie Sundaes with Cheddar Crust Shards by Food & Wine

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Epic Leftovers Sandwich by Claire Thomas

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Maple Pecan Pie by Kitchen Daily Editors

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Sweet Potatoes With Almond Pesto by Food & Wine

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Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin by Chef Billy Parisi

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SHOP: Rachael Ray Stoneware Small Au Gratin Pan, $6.99

Turkey and Sweet Potato Taquitos with Jalapeño-Cranberry Sauce by Domesticate ME! | Serena Wolf

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