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10 Easy Friendsgiving Dishes

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with your family and loved ones. However, not everyone has the opportunity to go back home over the holidays, so the second best option is Friendsgiving! Friendsgiving is perfect to spend with your floor mates and cook in the communal kitchen, or to have people over at your apartment. But for those of you not skilled in cooking and on a budget, we’ve made it easy for you. Here are some college friendly Friendsgiving meals to create for your dinner:

Turkey Cutlets

Roasting a huge turkey is a long and tedious task..so cutlets are an easier option. These give you the opportunity to still enjoy turkey, but are a lot simpler to make. All you need is some sliced turkey breast, a pan and a stove. Find the recipe here!

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are easy-peasy! Just throw a couple skinned potatoes in a boiling pot and let them boil for 5-10 minutes. Then mush them up and flavor to your liking. Some common spices are garlic and salt. Find the recipe here!

Roasted Veggies

This recipe is probably one of the easiest ones to make. All it involves is cutting up some of your favorite vegetables, topping them with some flavor like salt, black pepper, garlic etc. and letting them roast in the oven until brown. A great combo of veggies is potatoes, carrots, parsnips and brussel sprouts, but you can pair pretty much any vegetables you like! Find the recipe here!

Pecan Pumpkin Pie

This recipe involves pastry dough for the crust and canned pumpkin for the filling. You can top it off with pecans for a nice crunch and make it a la mode. Find the recipe here!

Yogurt Parfait

Greek yogurt and granola is a popular combo for any day, but these parfaits look more fun! Layer three ingredients in a mason jar, such as yogurt, granola and your choice of fruit for a fun and nutritious dessert. Find the recipe here!

Buffalo Brussels Sprouts

For someone who wants something a bit classier than frozen french fries, try these buffalo brussel sprouts! All you have to do is fry the brussel sprouts and dip them with spicy or tangy buffalo sauce. Find the recipe here!

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin is a staple of fall meals, so feel festive with some pumpkin bread! This easy recipe involves mixing ingredients into a batter and baking it in the oven for 60 to 65 minutes. Another option is to serve the bread warm and fluffy with a scoop of cold ice cream. Yum! Find the recipe here!

Lettuce, Orange and Pecan Salad

For those of you counting calories this Friendsgiving, it’s always hard to chose between food that might not be so healthy. Here is a tempting salad recipe that is as easy as it sounds delicious! Find the recipe here!

Naan Bread

Instead of having typical biscuits or cornbread this Friendsgiving, try something different with Naan bread. Naan is a healthier and more delicious way to serve whole grains with your meal and as a side dish. It can be paired with pretty much anything-including the turkey, veggies and mashed potatoes. Find the recipe here!

Cheese Pizza

Honestly, you can never go wrong with pizza (especially in college). And as we all know, pizza tastes so much better served fresh, hot and homemade. This recipe involves molding biscuit dough into into a circular shape, adding pizza sauce, a whole lotta cheese and whatever other toppings you like. Find the recipe here!

Friendsgiving meals are so much fun because along with having a delicious meal with friends, you can have fun creating these easy recipes! Cooking is a fun and relaxing way to spend time with your friends over Thanksgiving break. So even if you’re not going home, make the most of what you can with the people around you!

akhan@theeagleonline.com


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