Friendsgiving Recipes for Kids

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Plan a special Friendsgiving celebration (Thanksgiving celebrated with friends) just for the kids, featuring Turkey Stuffing Bites and Mini Green Bean Casseroles. They’ll love eating mini versions of their favorite Thanksgiving dishes from the cookbook, Super Quick Muffin Tin Meals, by Melanie LaDue. Serve with a bottle of sparkling apple cider for a special treat. See the directives at the bottom of the page for fun projects the kids can do at their party. Use these recipes or come up with your own. Either way, make it a fun time to be thankful for friends!



Turkey bites are delicious.

Turkey Stuffing Bites

Makes 12
Prep time: 15 mins.

1 (8 oz.) package refrigerated Crescent Recipe Creations (seamless dough sheet)
1 (6 oz.) package instant stuffing mix
2 cups cooked turkey, diced
¼ cup store-bought turkey gravy

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 regular size muffin cups with cooking spray.

  • Unroll crescent roll sheet and cut into 12 equal squares. Place a square into each muffin cup and press down, keeping the dough pressed against the sides.

  • Prepare the stuffing according to package directions. Spoon a tablespoon of stuffing into each muffin cup. Divide diced turkey among cups and top with ½ tablespoon gravy. Bake 10-12 minutes, until roll is golden brown.

  • Remove the tin from the oven. Using a knife or mini metal spatula, transfer bites to plates. Serve immediately.


Tip: Top with a scoop of cranberry relish for the perfect Thanksgiving leftover meal.



This is a variation on green bean casserole.

Mini Green Bean Casseroles

Makes 8
Prep time: 15 mins.

1 (15 oz.) can refrigerated biscuits
1 (12-oz.) can green beans, drained
½ can cream of mushroom soup
¼ cup milk
¼ cup canned French fried onions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray eight regular size muffin cups with cooking spray.

  • Roll each biscuit into a ball and press one ball into each muffin cup, pressing the dough up onto the sides. Mix green beans, mushroom soup, and milk in a medium bowl and spoon evenly into muffin tins. Top with French fried onions and bake 10-12 minutes, until biscuits are golden brown.

  • Using a knife or mini metal spatula, transfer the mini casseroles to a platter and serve immediately.


Recipes and photos printed from the book Muffin Tin Meals, with permission from Race Point Publishing, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group.


Cover the table with butcher paper and make Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holders for a fun table activity.

Celebrate the season by making Fall Leaf artwork with a DIY printing plate. Make thank you cards, placemats or a decorative wall hanging for Thanksgiving.


Published October 2016

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