Swap Recipes At A Thanksgiving Recipe Exchange Potluck Party!

Swap Recipes At A Thanksgiving Recipe Exchange Potluck Party!

Want a new recipe for your Thanksgiving feast? Invite some friends over to bring their favorite dish and have a trial potluck style Thanksgiving!

Have a laidback get together with friends to share new and old Thanksgiving recipes. You can go about this party by having everyone bring their favorite already-established Thanksgiving recipe or you can try some new recipe ideas below and assign each friend a recipe. Make sure to split each part of the meal up so there isn't too much of one course! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Toss around some appetizer ideas - do your friends serve soup at their Thanksgiving feast? Or what about a cheese spread. Use these recipes for some ideas!

Lentil and Chestnut Soup
Wild Mushroom and Brie Quiche
Honey Pumpkin Salad with Sage Croutons
Spicy Pumpkin Appetizer Soup

Cranberry Pecan Cheddar Cheese Spread

Main Courses
As the host, it might be your job to provide the turkey (but depending on the amount of friends you invite, it can be smaller!). Make your traditional turkey recipe or try something new:

Honey Spice Glazed Turkey
Maple Roast Turkey
Lemon Sage Turkey With Wild Mushroom Gravy
Rosemary Roasted Turkey
Deep Fried Turkey

Side Dishes
Orange Cranberry Sauce
Peach Pecan Cornbread Dressing
Cinnamon Honey Sweet Potatoes
Vibrant Green Beans
Giblet Pan Gravy


Everyone's Thanksgiving dessert are different - some people like pumpkin pie, others like apple crisp. Find out what your friends serve at their gathering!

Impossible Pumpkin Pie
Cranberry Pear Crisp
Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Gingersnap Crust
Pecan Pie Muffins
Perfect Apple Pie

A Thanksgiving beverage can really add a nice touch to your meal. Share these recipes with your friends and ask one to bring something to quench your thirst!

Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider
Autumn Tea
Thanksgiving Punch
Thanksgiving Cocktail
Pumpkin Smoothies

Party Tips:

1. Ask for everyone's recipes in advance and print out a packet for each person with all the recipes. That way your guests can take their own personal notes on which ones they like! Another alternative is asking each participant to bring enough copies of their recipe for everyone with their dish.

2. There's no need to be fancy at this recipe exchange party - save the nice tableware for the real Thanksgiving feast. Use paper plates and plasticware to give your party that laidback casual feel.

3. Send your guests this article in advance so they can get ideas for new dishes they might want to prepare. Make sure to communicate on who is bringing what!

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