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10 recipes for a not-really-traditional Friendsgiving

So the decoration part of your Friendsgiving is resolved. Or, at least, you’ve considered it. Now comes the hard part, which is also the easy part, because it’s the part that goes into your happy belly. And the happy bellies of your guests. But let’s not linger on the subject of your guests’ bellies, and move on to the recipes instead. Casual turkey? Check. Easy cranberry sauce? Check. Tons of vegetarian side dishes? Check. Dessert and drinks? We got ’em. Here’s what your menu for Friendsgiving could look like:

Roasted turkey breast  Cranberry sauce

1. In case you don’t want the responsibility of brining a whole turkey, this roasted turkey breast recipe from Omnivore’s cookbook sounds like a good solution – 2. Any recipe that only takes 10 minutes to make should instantly go on your menu. For example, this cranberry sauce from Every Nook & Cranny

Green bean casserole Mashed potatoes with mushrooms

3. People, put parmesan on your green beans! Just do it! Recipe from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish – 4. Your body needs mashed potatoes to survive the winter. Try this version with mushrooms on top, from Joy the Baker 

Glazed sweet potatoes Vegan Thanksgiving bowls

5. This side dish sounds good enough to be the main event! Glazed sweet potatoes with whiskey pecans from Well Plated – 6. All the traditional goodness in a novel way: an awesome vegan bowl by I Love Vegan

Pie crust ideas Pumpkin pie ice cream

7. Make the most beautiful pies anyone has ever seen with these special crusts from Style Me Pretty – 8. Or skip the pie entirely and opt for pumpkin pie ice cream from Paper & Stitch

Pumpkin shrubs Fall Moscow mule

9. Warm up with a pumpkin shrubs from A Cookie Named Desire, with or without alcohol – 10. A classic with a fall twist, in the form of this cranberry and apple Moscow mule from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen