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20 Affordable Yet Awesome Dishes For A Perfect Friendsgiving

These budget-friendly recipes won't be a recipe for disaster at Friendsgiving.

Whether you’ve decided to bail on expensive and high-pressure holiday travel plans or have had enough tense political arguments for one lifetime, there are plenty of reasons to go the non-traditional route of hosting Friendsgiving.

Normally, Friendsgiving acts like a holiday-specific potluck, with dishes provided by the collective participants usually reflecting the standards of the holiday or perhaps the culture of the cook(s).

A delicious Thanksgiving feast comprised of green beans, yams, cranberries, stuffing and carved turkey

So, if you’ve got a big Friendsgiving commitment but a tight wallet, BuzzFeed has you covered, as this writer has assembled a number of cost-effective and creative ways to spin Friendsgiving on its head while saving you a buck or two.

Sides Stuffed Sliders

Variety of Thanksgiving sides on the dinner table, mashed potatoes, green beans and stuffing / Homemade Baked Sweet Hawaiian Buns

Big Mac ‘N Cheese

Cut out of a McDonald’s Big Mac sandwich / Mac and cheese in blue baking dish over blue and white checkered towel with old silver pasta picker

Pilgrim Pizza

Holiday flatbread appetizer with cranberries and goat cheese, overhead scene on a slate background

The Grateful Bowl

Homemade Fried Chicken Mashed Potato Bowl with Cheese and Gravy

Two Bird Ramen

Turkey Ramen in a Blue Bowl

Thanksgiving Mini-Muffins

Muffins with red and black currant paper bakeware with Valentine's day design with pink hearts

Pumpkin Pie S’more Shooters

Pumpkin Pie Vodka Shots on white marble table with fall leaves

Eggsgiving Omelette

Cooking omelette made with eggs, potatoes and ham in pan

Blue Plate Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers with stuffing and cranberry sauce

Double Turkey BLT

BLT sandwich on wooden surface with linen backdrop

The Gobbling Good Sub

Homemade Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich with Turkey, Cranberries and Stuffing

Harvest Cheesecake Dip

Homemade pumpkin pie cheesecake with piece of pumpkin sliced on parts

Turkeyberry Salad

Salad with celery, chicken, cranberry, red onion, dill and yogurt

Friendsgiving Ronto Wrap

Rontos Wrap from Ronto Roasters at Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Yams & Crans Sandwich Squares

Toast sandwich with red fruit marmalade isolated on white background

Turkey Tacos

Tacos made with turkey burger and home style sauce

Good Gravy Wings

Mashed potatoes with chicken leg appetizing on a white plate

Plymouth Rock Roll-Ups

Raw cigarette shaped rolls and stuffed with meat, cheese, parsley, purslane or dill

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Pumpkin pie oatmeal with yogurt and pecan nuts

Discogiving Fries

Homemade Jersey Disco French Fries with Gravy and Mozzarella