Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means Friendsgivings are even closer. With busy schedules, it can be hard to find a recipe that is easy enough to throw together before a Friendsgiving celebration. These recipes take between 30 minutes and 4 hours to complete, so make sure to find one that fits your schedule. 

Herb roasted turkey

Thanksgiving is almost impossible to have without turkey. This recipe is easy, but requires 3 hours of baking time, so it’s not one that can be put off until the last minute. Try your hand at a perfect Thanksgiving turkey with this recipe. 

Homemade mashed potatoes

Potatoes are a hit at any potluck, and perfect for Friendsgiving. This recipe only takes about 25 minutes to be completely ready for your friends. You can easily double or triple the recipe to feed more people, depending on your party. Find the Southern Living recipe here.

Golden macaroni and cheese

Most people love a good homemade mac and cheese. This recipe takes about an hour to complete, but is sure to please your crowd. You can add ham or bacon to this baked mac and cheese to change it up a bit. Find the recipe here.

Easy skillet apple pie

This recipe isn’t one for the procrastinator, because it takes 2 hours to complete. This homemade apple pie is a perfect dessert to top off the savory Thanksgiving foods. Make sure you bring a gallon of ice cream to serve it with. You can find the recipe here.

Pumpkin-pecan streusel pie

This recipe takes nearly 4 hours to complete, but most of the time is while the pie is baking and you can spend your time catching up on emails or doing laundry. Pumpkin pie and pecan pie are both fall essentials, so this pie is sure to please the fall lovers in your group. Find a simple recipe here to feed your friends.

Candied yams

This recipe requires only 15 minutes of prep time, but 4 hours of baking time. Candied yams can be either a hit or miss, depending on the preference of your friends. Ask your friends if they like sweet potatoes, and if they do, add this recipe to your Friendsgiving menu.

Honey cornbread muffins

These cornbread muffins only take 25 total minutes to complete, so they’re perfect for those who put off cooking until the last minute. This recipe makes 12, but you can make as many batches as needed to feed your crew. Find the recipe here

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Classic chocolate chip cookies with a fall twist are the perfect dessert to finish off Friendsgiving. This recipe only takes 30 minutes from start to finish, so make them right before the party starts so they’ll still be warm. Find the recipe here

Quick cranberry sauce

This recipe only takes 10 minutes from start to finish. Cranberry sauce is an essential part of Thanksgiving meals across the country. Find a quick and easy recipe here.

Stuffing from the slow cooker

Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, or slow cooker or crockpot, you can follow this recipe. This recipe requires only 30 minutes of hands-on time, but 3 hours to cook. Throw it in the crockpot and spend 3 hours doing anything except worrying about your contribution to Friendsgiving. Find the recipe here

Zesty garlic green beans

This recipe only takes 25 minutes and is the perfect Thanksgiving side. Make sure you include some greens in your menu with these delicious green beans. Find the recipe here and prepare to impress your friends.

Corn casserole

Taking just over an hour, this corn casserole recipe is a southern staple. Spice up your simple creamed corn by cooking it in the form of a casserole. Simply mix, bake, and serve. Find the recipe here.

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Whitney is a senior majoring in communication at Mississippi State University. When she's not preparing for law school, you can find her online shopping or planning a trip to Disney World. She loves Ronald Reagan, traveling, and all things preppy.