The Premier Guide To Thanksgiving Dinner Done On The Grill
Enjoy our favorite Thanksgiving recipes, all of which are prepared outdoors so you can free up your kitchen!
Hosting Thanksgiving is stressful enough without having to scour cookbooks and websites for the perfect recipes. Instead, the team at AmazingRibs.com has assembled its top smoked and grilled Thanksgiving recipes (including several great turkey options), plus carving tips, planning hints, and ideas for sides and desserts.
Not only are they all delicious, but most of them are also done outdoors, meaning less mess in the kitchen and extra room in the oven and on the stovetop for warming dishes up. Now it’s time to celebrate the harvest!
Turkey may be the most difficult of all meats because if you over cook it even slightly you have cardboard. My recipe veers from tradition, but if you follow my guidelines you can make this flightless bird soar above the flock.
Our grilled turkey recipe and smoked turkey recipe makes your ordinary holiday meal extraordinary! Here's everything you need to know about making the ultimate holiday bird including tips for shopping, thawing, prep, injecting, cooking, gravy, and carving. We also bust some myths, discuss side dishes, and so much more!
Our Tuscan herb poultry rub and dry brine has parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, and other goodies, all singing in harmony. Sprinkle on one tablespoon per pound of meat two hours or more before cooking. Called “dry brining,” the salt gets wet, ionizes, becomes a brine, and slowly penetrates deep, enhancing flavor and juiciness.
Sous Vide and the grill and smoke combine to make the best turkey you have ever tasted. This sous-vide-que turkey recipe results in superbly tender and and juicy meat from the low and slow sous vide method, highlighted by the delicate elegance of hardwood smoke and crispy skin that can only be achieved on the grill.
This spatchcock (butterflied) turkey gets a boost of flavor from sage butter and citrus-herb salt before hitting the smoker or grill for the perfect dose of smoke and flame. By spatchcocking the turkey, you guarantee that the dark and white meat are cooked to perfection as the heat is dispersed evenly across the bird.
This flavor rich and visually stunning smoked turketta recipe is a fun holiday twist on traditional Italian porchetta. Turkey breast makes it much easier and faster than boning out a whole pig or even just the belly and loin. A stuffing of port soaked cranberries elevates the turkey breast to epic heights.
This sweet and savory cranberry sauce recipe will have you kicking the canned stuff to the curb. Port and balsamic vinegar add an unexpected depth of flavor to this traditional holiday side dish. And most of the alcohol evaporates in the cooking, so you can serve it to the kids.
If your side dishes seem a bit tired, try a new twist with grilled hasselback sweet potatoes. Sliced partially through, the sweet potatoes begin to open up like an accordion, making for a stunning presentation. A flavorful blend of butter, pecans, and maple syrup makes the dish even more impressive for guests.
Sweet maple syrup and spicy sriracha make a fantastic combination in this recipe for smoked mashed sweet potatoes. Grilled until tender, the smoked mashed sweet potatoes are combined with butter for richness, maple syrup for sweetness, and just enough Sriracha to bring a touch of heat. It's sweet potato bliss!
Here's a recipe for making delicious garlic mashed potatoes sweet and mellow with none of that raw garlic harshness. Most mashed potato recipes call for cream, half-and-half, or milk. This recipe is so good and creamy you don't need any cream in the mix or gravy on the table.
Rich and creamy with a delicate kiss of smoke, this recipe for grill roasted butternut squash soup is a wonderful way to kick off any fall or winter meal. The soup features smoked butternut squash, vegetable broth, heavy cream, and a touch of maple syrup, then it is served warm with a garnish of sour cream and pepitas!
Step up your next holiday meal with this delicious recipe for sausage, sage and cranberry stuffing inspired by Chef David Rosengarten. Instead of serving an entire bowl of stuffing, this recipe calls for baking it in muffin pans to get them nice and crispy on all sides. Everyone gets a stuffing muffin, aka Muffing!
You've heard of it whispered in back alleys and dark corners of bars. It works. Here's the recipe for the mythical White Castle stuffing, certain to not only be a hit with Harold and Kumar but with all of your holiday guests! And the best part? It's super simple to make with only a handful of ingredients.
Make the most of your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers with this delicious recipe for turkey pot pie. A twist on traditional chicken pot pie, this recipe nestles turkey, vegetables, gravy and apple beneath a flaky golden brown crust. You can also customize the recipe, swapping turkey for short ribs, pulled pork and more!
There is nothing better than leftover Thanksgiving turkey, that is except for this recipe for smoked turkey salad. The best thing about this recipe is that you can use it as a blank canvas, swapping out ingredients you don't like and adding new ones.
Enjoy Thanksgiving all year long thanks to this delicious recipe for a turkey and stuffing blended burger. This is the ultimate Thanksgiving-inspired burger – a turkey and stuffing patty topped with sweet potato waffle fries, a tart and tangy cranberry barbecue sauce, and a buttery brioche bun! Let's all give thanks.
This classic fruit crisp recipe cooks beautifully and get crunchy on top in a Dutch oven. In addition to being delicious, this Dutch oven apple cranberry crisp is also quite simple. Toss the fruit with sugar, pour into a Dutch oven, and add a crumb topping. Top the lid with charcoal briquets and cook to perfection.
Surprise the guests at your next BBQ cookout with this recipe for apple pie on a grill. What could be better after an All-American BBQ than all-American apple pie, cooked on the already warm grill. To make it easier to prepare, the recipe uses a crumble topping versus a second crust on top or a lattice topping.
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