Here’s What Ree Drummond Would Bring to Friendsgiving

updated May 24, 2019
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If there ever was a time that a casserole might come in handy (other than all the time), Friendsgiving is it. They’re typically hearty, usually cheesy, and, most importantly, great for feeding a crowd — three pretty major marks on any Friendsgiving checklist.

And if there ever was a master of the casserole, Ree Drummond holds the coveted title. This is pretty indisputable, considering the fact that most of Ree’s recipes are hearty, cheesy, and great for feeding a crowd.

So we put two and two together and decided that Ree is bringing a casserole to Friendsgiving. But not just any casserole … leek and potato casserole! (As featured on Season 14, Episode 13 of The Pioneer Woman, fittingly titled “Frontier Friendsgiving.”)

In the episode, Ree prepares a down-home Friendsgiving celebration of her own for her friends who’ve come to hang out with her on the ranch. Her carefully crafted menu features turkey roulade, roasted Brussels sprouts and kale, pomegranate champagne cocktails, festive goat cheese, and, of course, her cheesy, hearty, great-for-a-crowd leek and potato casserole.

Get the Recipe: Leek and Potato Casserole

To make this casserole you will need butter, leeks, fresh thyme, Yukon gold potatoes, cream cheese, heavy cream, chicken stock, garlic, paprika, and grated fontina cheese, all of which meld to create the potluck dish of your dreams.

Here are a few important tidbits of praise, straight from the keyboards of a few venerable internet commenters who have previously made Ree’s five-starred casserole.

“I have already passed the recipe out three times … this was cheesy, flavorful, and the perfect addition to any meal.”

“I made this for a dinner party and got raves … everyone loved it and I was asked for the recipe by my guests.”

“I made this for an office Thanksgiving shindig and everyone loved it.”

Sounds like the perfect Friendsgiving recipe to me, don’t you think?