The weather is cool, the leaves are crunchy, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And we all know what that means… it’s time for turkey!

With Thanksgiving dinner soon approaching, we’re hungry for more tasty recipes to add to our Turkey Day menu. That’s why we’ve launched a new Smiley Mission for you to share your favorite recipes, earn points, and join in on the Thanksgiving fun!

To get you started on your Mission, we’re here with our top 5 all-time favorite Thanksgiving recipes!

1. Crave-worthy Cornbread

When it comes to cornbread, we turn to Betty Crocker for a classic recipe the whole family will love!

How do we like to serve up this sweet slice of bready goodness? Hot out of the oven with a dab of butter or a bit of jalapeño jam to give it a kick!


2. Balsamic Honey Brussel Sprouts

Crispy on the outside, filled with healthy goodness within, roasted brussel sprouts are the perfect side dish for any Thanksgiving meal.

This creative honey balsamic recipe adds a sweet kick to a classic veggie, so serve them up alongside your turkey this year!


3. Browned Butter Mashed Potatoes

What’s Thanksgiving without the mash?! These fluffy mashed potatoes will leave your guests pleasantly full (and ready for a nap!) 

When it comes to classic mashed potatoes, we opt for browned butter to give this comfort food a nutty, buttery taste. And be sure to save some gravy to makes this side dish even tastier!

4. Pumpkin Spice Icebox Cake

When it comes to Thanksgiving, everyone loves pumpkin!

Instead of the typical pumpkin pie, we like to mix things up with this Icebox Cake, filled with layers of sweet and spicy pumpkiny goodness.

To cool off after a warm meal, just grab yourself a heaping piece of this ultimate Thanksgiving Day dessert.

5. Hot Apple Cider

Before or after the main event (Thanksgiving dinner, that is!) we like to relax with family over a hot apple cider.

Grab a few spices, an orange, and a jug of your favorite apple juice or cider, and follow this simple recipe to make this pre or post dinner drink that will warm the soul!



What are your favorite dishes to cook on Thanksgiving Day? Don’t miss out on your chance to share them, with our Smiley Thanksgiving Mission! Our favorite 5 recipes will be featured in their very own blog post – we’re just starving to see what you share!