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While some of us may not be going home to our families this Thanksgiving break, it’s always a great reason to cook a lot of good food and spend a friendsgiving with your best buds. Even if you skip the hassle of a turkey, there are still some traditional side dishes that are easier than you’d think. We hope this selection of a few of our favorites inspire you to break out the oven mitts and get cooking!

Green Bean Casserole

What recipe requires 5 minutes of preparation and only 3 ingredients? Only the easiest, yummiest, one-dish casserole out there! So easy, in fact, that all you need is a can of cream of mushroom soup, 2 cans of drained green beans and fried onions to top it off after baking for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Feel free to spice it up with some sautéed mushrooms and onions if you have a little extra time.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes


This is another recipe that only requires a few cheap  ingredients and an oven. Simply roast sweet potatoes and finish with a sugar glaze for a crispy, sweet and savory dish. For more specific directions, check out this recipe from the Food Network, but don’t be afraid to use any sort of sweetener (think brown sugar, maple syrup etc).

Boxed Stuffing Upgrade

You don’t have to start from scratch for a recipe to taste good. This dish from Vicki on Holidappy turns any bland, boxed stuffing into a crowd pleaser with a few additional ingredients. Shhh… your friends won’t even know!

Did you already host a friendsgiving? Share your table spread with us and spread the love this Thanksgiving break! We hope you have a great couple of days off.