If you’re anything like us you probably have a few Friendsgivings planned. And you’re excited. Because, to be honest, Friendsgiving might be better than actual Thanksgiving.

Friendsgiving is all about teamwork. Everyone has to step up and bring something delicious to the event or the whole thing just doesn’t work. No one wants to eat five different flavors of potato chips. That’s just sad.

We know cooking is hard. But let’s be positive. This is your time to prove to your friends that you’re capable of bringing an edible side dish. Because we understand the struggle, we’ve compiled a list of incredibly easy Friendsgiving recipes. These sides dishes and desserts all have a few things in common. Firstly, they all seem fancier than they actually are. Secondly, they can be made with limited ingredients. And lastly, they can be thrown together hours before the dinner.

Let’s get down to it.

1. Bacon-Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Because these taters have cheese and bacon in them, people will automatically think you’re fancier than someone who brings regular mashed potatoes. It’s also a chance to add some of the tastiest ingredients known to man, cheese and bacon, to an already solid Thanksgiving staple.

2. Corn Casserole

This recipe is pretty simple: mix all the stuff together and throw it in the oven. You can do this.

3. Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds

Caramelized onions? Almonds? This recipe already sounds crazy sophisticated. Now we’re going to warn you, this recipe is a little more difficult than the first two. But it’s still “Level: Easy” according to the Food Network. We believe in you.

4. Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

The best part about this recipe is that it’s already halfway made for you. All you have to do to make this deliciously spicy cornbread is add cheddar cheese and jalapeños to pre-made cornbread mix. And yes, you should definitely tell your friend that the dish is homemade. It’s not a complete lie.

5. Pumpkin Spice Cookies

In the same vein as the above recipe, these moist cookies are easy because they only have two ingredients: cake mix and pumpkin. Seriously. No eggs, no oil, none of that stuff. Simple, tasty, and misleadingly fancy.

Friendsgiving only works if friends bring good food. And, contrary to some opinions, good food does not have to equal lots of ingredients, time, and effort. Pick one of these five simple recipes and impress your buddies this Friendsgiving.

And, if all else fails, bring the drinks.

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