Friendsgiving is one of the best times of the year so it just makes sense to start thinking about Friendsgiving Food Ideas! Why settle for the same old, same old when you can think outside the box and have some creative and easy dishes instead.

What I love about holiday food recipes is that they can be any type of recipe that you want to use. Think starts, entrees, desserts, and more!

When you’re sharing the Thanksgiving holiday with friends, you need to feed your mouths just as much as you’re feeding your heart and soul.

All of these fun and easy Friensdiving food ideas are certain to bring everyone together at the table.

BEST FRIENDSGIVING FOOD IDEAS

Bisquick sausage balls

Racking your brain with what to cook for friendsgiving? This list of easy holiday foods has you covered! Forget about what you “think” you know and check out this list of unique and delicious dishes.

Sharing a meal with friends also means sharing your love of food. These ideas for Friendsgiving are literally the best! Not only are they simple and easy, but they’re all wonderful to share with those who are near and dear to your heart.

Make sure that you use this planning momentum and start thinking about dessert more seriously, too. These 33+ Easy Cake Recipes will give you so many yummy options!

APPETIZERS FOR FRIENDSGIVING

cheese ball served with crackers in a white shallow bowl
cranberry brie bites on a pink plate with rosemary
Cranberry Brie Bites
These Cranberry Brie Bites are my favorite crescent roll appetizer! Creamy brie and cranberries are nestled inside buttery crescent dough.
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cheese ball served with crackers in a white shallow bowl
Cheese Ball Recipe
This easy cheese ball recipe is made with real cheddar cheese, cream cheese, bacon, and chopped pecans. This appetizer is great for holidays or any get-together.
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million dollar dip
Million Dollar Dip
Million Dollar Dip is made with only 5 ingredients – Mayonaise, cheddar cheese, bacon, green onions, and almonds.
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sausage balls recipe
Sausage Balls
Sausage Balls are the perfect easy appetizer made with just 4 simple ingredients – sausage, Bisquick, shredded cheddar cheese, and milk.
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rotel dip
Rotel Dip
Rotel Dip is a 3-ingredient queso dip recipe with spicy sausage, Rotel, and Velveeta cheese! This creamy Rotel Cheese Dip recipe tastes great on crackers, pretzels, and tortilla chips… it’s perfect for holiday gatherings, game day, or just because!
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Overhead shot of Black Bean and Corn Salsa in bowl with tortilla chips
Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Corn and Black Bean Salsa takes your typical salsa-and-chips appetizer to the next level. Instead of a sad, watery tomato-based salsa, this recipe is made with black beans, corn, and fresh vegetables, all tossed together with zesty lime juice. Perfect for picnics, backyard barbecues, or even school lunches!
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buffalo chicken dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
This Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is the perfect easy appetizer to enjoy in the crockpot or oven! Filled with chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, and cheese for the ultimate Buffalo Chicken Dip to enjoy anytime!
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Bruschetta
Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer that pairs toasted crusty bread with ripe tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. It’s fresh, fabulous, and perfect for summer when tomatoes are in season!
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Avocado Dip
Avocado Dip made with only 3-ingredients – avocados, greek yogurt, and ranch!  This easy dip recipe will be one of your go-to party appetizers in no-time! 
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With only 2-ingredients, this Chili Cheese Dip is always a hit! Make this quick & easy appetizer in the slow cooker or microwave for a crowd-pleasing dip!
Chili Cheese Dip
With only 2-ingredients, this Chili Cheese Dip is always a hit! Make this quick & easy appetizer in the slow cooker or microwave for a crowd-pleasing dip!
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Ever wonder how to make spinach artichoke dip perfectly creamy? Try this perfect baked, hot spinach artichoke dip. #dip #spinach #appetizer #allthingsmamma | allthingsmamma.com
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Ever wonder how to make spinach artichoke dip perfectly creamy? I’ll share my secrets to flavorful and perfect baked spinach artichoke dip. 
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million dollar rolls ups
Million Dollar Tortilla Roll Ups
Million Dollar Tortilla Rolls Ups are about to become your latest appetizer craze. With just 6 ingredients – mayonnaise, bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions, almonds, and tortillas – they'll be a favorite appetizer in no time!
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Easy 4-Layer Fiesta Dip
This 4-Layer Fiesta Dip combines salsa, taco-seasoned sour cream, cheddar cheese, olives, and green onions for the perfect Tex-Mex snack!
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Avocado Toast
This easy recipe for Avocado Toast is a simple and delicious breakfast or lunch that is made extraordinary with the addition of a spread of toppings!
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Buffalo Chicken Sliders
These Buffalo Chicken Sliders are a hit for game day or any day of the week! They're spicy, cheesy, and perfect served on sweet Hawaiian rolls.
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Corn Dip
This creamy corn dip is loaded with big Tex-Mex flavors, sweet corn, and lots of cheese. It’s a crowd-pleasing snack for game day, backyard barbecues, and more!
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Beer Cheese Dip
Beer Cheese Dip
Beer Cheese Dip — packed full of so much cheesy goodness and ready within 15 minutes making it a great option for parties and game day!
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CASUAL FRIENDSGIVING MENU FOR MAIN ENTREE

slow cooker turkey breast with carrots and celery in a slow cooker
Crockpot Turkey Breast
Say goodbye to dry turkey and hello to this juicy Crockpot Turkey Breast recipe! It turns out perfect every single time. So easy too!
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easy shredded beef sandwiches
Mississippi Roast Sandwiches
Slow Cooker Mississippi roast is the perfect Crockpot recipe for a special family meal or quick weeknight dinner. Add your favorite toasted bread to turn this classic comfort food into your new favorite sandwich recipe.
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Chili Cornbread Casserole
This chili cornbread casserole is a hearty dinner your family will love! Homemade chili is topped with a sweet cornbread crust and cheese, and it all comes together in under an hour.
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turkey casserole served in a white rectangle dish
Turkey Casserole
This easy Turkey Casserole recipe is creamy, cheesy, and sure to be a hit with the whole family. The best turkey leftovers casserole!
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This Vegetable Soup recipe is the ultimate comfort food recipe and for good reason! It’s quick, easy and full of flavor!  The recipe was passed down from my grandmother and is a family favorite!
Beef Vegetable Soup
This Beef Vegetable Soup recipe is the ultimate comfort food recipe and for good reason! It’s quick, easy and full of flavor!  The recipe was passed down from my grandmother and is a family favorite!
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Sloppy Joe Casserole
This Sloppy Joe Casserole is a hearty weeknight meal your whole family will love! Ground beef and veggies are simmered with a sweet and tangy sauce, then topped with cornbread and baked to perfection!
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Chicken and Rice Casserole
This family-friendly chicken and rice recipe will be a go-to dinner favorite. Our chicken and rice casserole is easy to put together any day of the week. 
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baked chicken thighs
Baked Chicken Thighs
This one-pan, baked chicken thighs recipe is the easiest way to get moist, flavorful, crispy, chicken thighs every time with only a few ingredients.
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noodles with chicken on a white plate
Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles is the perfect winter slow cooker comfort food. Filled with tender shredded chicken and creamy noodles, this easy recipe will be a new regular on your weekly dinner rotation.
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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
Full of classic flavors and tender meat, this mouthwatering Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff is the comfort food you need after a long, hectic day.
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slow cooker pork carnitas
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas are slow-cooked with for hours with a blend of Mexican inspired spices and citrus juice to become tender and full of flavor!
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This Easy White Chicken Chili is the perfect slow cooker weeknight meal! Creamy with plenty of toppings, this soup recipe is the perfect way to end the day!
Easy White Chicken Chili
This Easy White Chicken Chili is the perfect slow cooker weeknight meal! Creamy with plenty of toppings, this soup recipe is the perfect way to end the day!
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pork tacos in the slow cooker
Pulled Pork Tacos
Don't miss out on these pulled pork tacos!
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Fried Chicken
Making fried chicken at home isn’t as hard as you think! Plus, extra crispy chicken fresh from the fryer is an experience that can’t be beat! Here’s how to make it.
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Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders are filled with ground beef, gooey cheese, peppers, and onion. Easy Philly Cheesesteak sliders are perfect for a game day snack.
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instant pot whole chicken
Instant Pot Whole Chicken
Check out this super simple recipe for Instant Pot Whole Chicken.
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White Chicken Enchiladas
Ready in under an hour, these White Chicken Enchiladas are perfect for weeknight dinners, special occasions, and even meal prep.
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Stuffed Peppers
These stuffed bell peppers are a comfort food classic. Fresh bell peppers are filled with an easy-to-make mixture of rice, tomato sauce and ground beef and sausage. Cover them with cheese and bake until bubbly, and dinner is ready!
Chicken Spaghetti
This chicken spaghetti recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight. Chicken Spaghetti is an all-time favorite comfort dish the whole family will love.
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Ground Beef Casserole
Ground Beef Casserole is a classic family-friendly weeknight dinner idea! Elbow noodles are tossed with ground beef, marinara, and lots of melty cheese.
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crock pot lasagna
Crock Pot Lasagna
Crock Pot Lasagna means no need for an oven! Lasagna noodles, meat sauce, and cheese made all in the slow cooker. A classic pasta dish ready anytime!
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Chicken and Dumpling Casserole
Chicken and Dumpling Casserole is comfort food at its best! A creamy chicken-and-veggie base is topped with dollops of biscuit dough for an easy dinner you’ll make again and again.
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Image of easy slow cooker ground beef chili with beans in a white bowl, topped with sour cream and fresh scallions. A silver spoon is dipped in the bowl.
Crock Pot Chili Recipe
In just 4 steps and as little as 4-6 hours, you'll have a Crock Pot Chili the whole family can't help but gather around. Ground beef, beans, tomatoes, and the best chili seasoning – Comfort food at its best!
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EASY SIDE DISH RECIPES FOR FRIENDSGIVING

potatoes au gratin served in a square white casserole dish
Potatoes Au Gratin
This easy potatoes au gratin recipe layers thinly sliced potatoes with a rich, creamy cheese sauce. So good!
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Cornbread Casserole
This easy Cornbread Casserole recipe is creamy, cheesy, and made with 3 different types of corn! Perfect for a Thanksgiving side or a potluck.
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Scalloped Potatoes
This easy scalloped potatoes recipe is a family favorite! Tender Yukon Gold potatoes in an easy creamy, cheesy sauce make the best potato side dish! These thinly sliced potatoes covered in a creamy, cheddar cheese sauce bake up creamy on the inside with a cheesy crusty on top.
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broccoli salad with dressing, cheese, and bacon bits in a white bowl.
Broccoli Salad
This Broccoli Salad is a great addition to your summer salad menu! With Bacon and cheddar cheese, it’s a soon-to-be family favorite!
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Homemade Cornbread
Try this easy homemade cornbread recipe made using cornmeal, sugar, flour, butter, milk, and eggs for a southern-style side dish ready in 30 minutes or less! It's easy, inexpensive, and perfect for holiday meals.
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Zucchini Corn Fritters
Zucchini corn fritters are made with two fresh summer favorites for a crispy, cheesy, all-around irresistible side dish! 
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Cauliflower Casserole
This creamy, cheesy cauliflower casserole recipe is perfect for a potluck or a weeknight dinner! Who knew cauliflower could taste so good!
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broccoli casserole
Broccoli Casserole
Creamy, Cheesy Broccoli Casserole! With its cheesy broccoli goodness & buttered Ritz cracker crumb topping this delicious broccoli casserole side dish recipe that is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, potlucks, or Sunday Dinner!
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cranberry sauce
Cranberry Sauce
Easy 15-Minute Cranberry Sauce! This fool-proof recipe is easy to make and only uses 4 whole ingredients. Real cranberries, orange juice, sugar, and maple syrup give this fresh side dish its amazing flavor that is perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal!
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Cheesy Potatoes
Cheesy Potatoes Recipe
Cheesy Potatoes is a crowd-pleasing side dish that goes by many different names but never has any leftovers! Comfort food at its best!
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butternut squash soup with sour cream and cilantro served in a white bowl
Butternut Squash Soup
This simple homemade butternut squash soup is perfect for cool, fall nights. It's super creamy and full of delicious roasted butternut flavor.
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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
These Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts are crispy outside and tender inside. They make a wonderful and healthy side dish for any meal.
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Red lobster cheddar bay biscuits
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
This Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe is the best copycat of Red Lobster's famous garlic, cheesy biscuits that are ready in under 20 minutes at home!
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Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese
Perfect for pot-lucks and for making ahead – this Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese is sure to please even the pickiest palette!
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homemade potato salad
Potato Salad
This is literally the best potato salad recipe, ever. Packed full of flavor, you're going to love how simple this summer side dish recipe is.
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Squash Casserole
Squash Casserole is a crowd-pleasing side dish made with summer squash, onion, cornbread stuffing mix, and sour cream. It’s perfect for a potluck and excellent for holiday dinners!
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Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole – the easiest cheesy potato dish made with leftover ham that will have you going back for seconds!
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Cauliflower Casserole
This creamy, cheesy cauliflower casserole recipe is perfect for a potluck or a weeknight dinner! Who knew cauliflower could taste so good!
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easy sweet potato casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe With Marshmallows! This classic Thanksgiving side dish is the ultimate holiday side that is sweet, savory and comforting!
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Corn Pudding
Easy Corn Pudding is a perfect classic side dish for everyday meals or holiday dinners that will take you back to grandma's house every time!
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Hashbrown Casserole
This Easy Hashbrown Casserole is the perfect Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole copycat! With only 5 minutes of prep is a perfect breakfast casserole for delicious breakfast or brunch.
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Twice Baked Potatoes
Looking for a simple recipe for twice-baked potatoes? Here's the perfect recipe for delicious, creamy twice baked potatoes. With a cheesy, crispy, crumbled bacon topping.
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Cheesy Potatoes
Cheesy Potatoes Recipe
Cheesy Potatoes is a crowd-pleasing side dish that goes by many different names but never has any leftovers! Comfort food at its best!
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smashed brussel sprouts in a metal bowl with handles
Air Fryer Smashed Brussels Sprouts
These air fryer smashed Brussels sprouts are crispy, cheesy, and about to become your new favorite side dish! 
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THE BEST DESSERT RECIPES FOR FRIENDSGIVING

Chocolate Cream Pie in pie plate
Cake Mix Pumpkin Roll
Make an easy pumpkin roll recipe using cake mix. It’s a light and moist pumpkin roll swirled with cream cheese frosting that’s sure to be a fall favorite.
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Apple Cider Donut Cake
This Apple Cider Donut Cake has everything you love about the classic fall treat in the form of a cinnamon sugar coated cake! It’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser full of cozy spices and apple cider flavor.
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sopapilla cheesecake bars
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars are layers of crescent rolls, with a cream cheese filling and topped with a cinnamon sugar crust for an easy dessert.
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how to make coconut cream pie
Coconut Cream Pie
Old-Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie! Made with instant coconut pudding, whipped topping, and coconut flakes, this no-bake pie recipe is the best!
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Banana Bread Pudding in white bowl
Banana Bread Pudding
Banana Bread Pudding is where bread pudding meets banana bread in one warm, delicious dish! Perfect for an easy breakfast, weekend brunch, or dessert treat!
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Apple Blondies
Apple Blondies put a perfect-for-fall spin on an indulgent dessert. Sweet apples pair with classic spices for a warm baked treat.
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gooey butter cake on a plate
Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake
Full of flavor and a perfect seasonal dessert, Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake is sure to please everyone at the dinner table this Fall Season!
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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Turn the classic dessert into a fall treat with these pumpkin whoopie pies. They are the ultimate pumpkin sweet treat.
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No Bake Pumpkin Pie
No Bake Pumpkin Pie – Made with a graham cracker crust and layers of cream cheese, spiced pumpkin filling, pudding, and Cool Whip – a perfect fall dessert!
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
This chocolate chip pumpkin bread recipe is packed with fall spices and tons of pumpkin flavor that the whole family will love.
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Apple Fritters
These homemade apple fritters are golden brown and perfectly spiced, with a crispy exterior and soft, tender inside. Serve them warm for an irresistible fall treat!
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oatmeal cranberry cookies
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies are the perfect cookie for the holidays! You'll love this cookie for gift giving and cookie exchanges, too!
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Chocolate Cream Pie in pie plate
Chocolate Cream Pie
Made with a pre-made crust, instant chocolate pudding, and whipped topping this Chocolate Cream Pie recipe is a chocolate lover's dream!
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slice of buttermilk pie with whipped cream served on a white plate
Buttermilk Pie
Buttermilk pie is a classic Southern dessert that’s easy to make and destined to be a crowd-pleaser whenever you bring it to a party.
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Caramel Apple Nachos
Caramel Apple Nachos
These Caramel Apple Nachos Are A Quick & Easy Treat For Any Time!  Slice Green Apples,  Drizzle In Caramel  And Top With Chocolate Chips And Toffee Bits – It Tastes Just Like A Caramel Apple, But Much Easier to Make In NO Time!
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stack of three pecan pie bars served on a tan plate
Pecan Pie Bars
This Pecan Pie Bars recipe has everything you love about pecan pie, in convenient handheld form. Make a batch and watch them disappear!
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Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Pies
Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Pies are a perfectly-portioned way to make the most of strawberry season! A sweet-and-tart homemade strawberry and rhubarb pie filling is encased in flaky refrigerated pie crust—and to keep things petite, they’re made in muffin tin cups.
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Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake
Pumpkin Caramel Poke Cake!!  Made from a doctored up cake mix, filled with jarred caramel sauce and topped with an easy homemade cream cheese frosting – you're going to love this easy, moist cake recipe!
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serving of apple crumble with ice cream
Apple Crumble
Simple apple crumble is the perfect fall dessert. Make with a crumble topping that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the apples.
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slice of moist banana cake topped with frosting
Old Fashioned Banana Cake
This Homemade Old Fashioned Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is the most flavorful moist cake that is topped with an easy cream cheese frosting. Banana Cake a delicious twist on banana bread – perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups
Indulge your love of pumpkin with these No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups! All fall flavors we love the most, and did I mention you don't have to bake it?!
 
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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
 This No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is a quick and easy no-bake dessert that only requires a premade graham cracker crust and 4 ingredients!
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This quick and easy pumpkin dump cake is your next go-to fall dessert. Dump cakes recipes are so versatile and are perfect for serving a crowd or whipping up a quick dessert to feed your family as a treat. An easy pumpkin recipe that is a no-fail recipe. Just mix, dump, and bake. It's that easy. 
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Pumpkin Dump Cake is your next go-to pumpkin fall dessert. 
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Dutch Apple Pie
Dutch apple pie is filled with tender baked apples, then topped with a buttery brown sugar crumble topping. It’s absolutely irresistible and the perfect way to use fall apples!
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This list of fun food recipes to share with friends should give you a ton of great ideas! Use them to make it the best, and most delicious holiday ever!

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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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