No-bake Friendsgiving recipes

Don't worry, no trifles included

It's the time of year to be thankful for the people and things we have in our lives....and to eat absurd amounts of food.

Friendsgiving week is in full swing, so we thought we'd help you decide what you're going to bring to your friends' potluck. Of course, we know that you may not have a full kitchen with an oven, so here are some recipes that you don't need to bake! Bon appétit!

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Avocado bean dip

This can be served with veggies or chips (but, let's be'll want to serve it with chips).

Thanksgiving on a Triscuit

A Triscuit topped with turkey, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce is easy to make, and tastes like a bite-sized Thanksgiving.

Cucumber bites

Cream cheese, smoked salmon, and dill make these look like they took a lot of effort, even though they didn't! Definitely mini-fridge compatible.

Nacho cheese ball

It's like the college version of the one your mom always made. Everything is better with Doritos!

Side dishes

Microwave mashed potatoes

Obviously the most important part of Thanksgiving! And all you need is your tiny microwave!

Parmesan herb spaghetti squash

Easily make in a microwave, but definitely tastes like a home recipe!

Microwave mug mac & cheese

A classic side dish that you can make one mug at a time in your microwave!

Brussels sprout slaw with apples and pecans

A little healthier, but still just as yummy! This doesn't need any baking, but is a little complex ingredients-wise. For advanced dorm chefs only!


No-bake pumpkin cheesecake

I have ACTUALLY made this one in a tiny on-campus apartment with great success!

Pumpkin pie icebox cake

This has just a few ingredients and doesn't need to be baked. Win win!

No-bake Reese's peanut butter bars

Um WOW where has this been all my life?

Pumpkin pie ice cream with salted caramel sauce

Sorry for the abundance of pumpkin, but what did you expect?

No-bake butterscotch fudge

Easy, few ingredients, and YUMMY.


Apple cider bellini

Sparkly, appley, and pretty! Plus, it only has 3 ingredients!

Pomegranate orange punch

Embrace pomegranate season while you can, everyone!

Apple cider mimosas

I didn't think mimosas could get better until now!

Orange cranberry spritzer

This is actually already a mocktail, but could be made into a cocktail!

Cranberry margaritas

Can't go wrong with festive margs!

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