Thanksgiving on the Grill is going to be the most delicious holiday meal yet. We are sharing our best turkey, ham and side dish recipes along with our favorite holiday appetizers that are easy to make on the grill.
It always seems to be a bit of a juggling act to get everything baked in the oven and be ready on time for your holiday dinner. That’s one of the reasons we love utilizing the grill for our favorite main dishes, side dishes and appetizers.
If you are looking for some new ways to spice up your traditional Thanksgiving dinner, these recipes are a great place to start.
Cook these delicious Thanksgiving recipes on your charcoal grill, gas grill or off-set smoker. Take some of the pressure off of the kitchen crowd and fire up your grill this Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving on the Grill
Main Dishes: TURKEY
Turkey is the classic main dish for Thanksgiving dinner. These are our best turkey recipes that are tender juicy and flavorful. These delicious recipes will surpass your expectations for a stunning centerpiece of any holiday spread.
Cooking turkey on the grill is a great way amp up the flavor of your Thanksgiving turkey without giving up tradition. This recipe includes a simple brine and garlic rosemary butter and finished with a delicious dry rub.
This Cajun smoked turkey turns out a beautiful golden brown with amazing flavor from the Cajun butter coating. A moist, tender and juicy grilled turkey recipe that will take your Thanksgiving dinner to a new level of deliciousness.
Molasses Mustard Turkey is loaded with bold flavors. This step-by-step recipe includes a simple brine, delicious molasses mustard sauce and full grilling instructions for tender and juicy turkey that is sure to impress your Thanksgiving guests.
If you are hosting a small Thanksgiving or friendsgiving, this smoked turkey breast is perfect. The turkey stays tender and juicy on the grill thanks to the brine. If your family prefers the white meat, this turkey breast recipe is just ticket.
Main Dishes: HAM
Ham is a must-have for our Thanksgiving menu and if you are trying to decide on ham or turkey, we are definitely going to encourage both. These ham recipes are made on the grill to double smoke the ham and with added flavors from our homemade rubs, sauces and glazes.
We discovered a secret ingredient for the holidays! It's pure cane syrup which is a little like molasses but milder. We use it to make a smoked simple syrup with rosemary and inject it right into the ham. It adds flavor and makes the ham extra juicy. This ham is then coated in a dry rub for an over the top delicious main dish.
Maple glaze is one of our favorites for a grilled ham. It's simple to make and can even be made ahead for easy prep on Thanksgiving day. The combination of smoked ham and sweet maple and herb glaze is sure to please everyone at your holiday table.
Coca-Cola makes the perfect base for a ham glaze and caramelizes onto the smoky ham for one of the best holiday ham recipes that we've ever tried. This recipe gets rave reviews every time we make it.
Main Dishes: PRIME RIB
On occasion we will splurge and make Prime Rib for Thanksgiving dinner. It is the simplest main dish to prepare and is even more delicious on the grill than oven roasted. If you are looking for the most epic of holiday meals, prime rib is the way to go.
These tasty side dishes can all be cooked on the grill and will perfectly compliment your main dishes. Save room in your oven and get the added smoky flavor on the grill in your casseroles and must-have vegetable dishes.
If you want to add something different to the Thanksgiving menu this year, these grilled stuffed onions are something special. Caramelized onions mixed with cheese, herbs and spices stuffed inside onion shells for an epic side dish that pairs well with turkey, ham or beef.
Potatoes Au Gratin is a classic side to make on the grill. Layers of thin sliced potatoes with butter, herbs and cheese. We skip the cream for a lighter potato casserole that compliments your holiday main dishes.
If you aren't into those fluffy marshmallow yams, don't give up on sweet potatoes just yet. These Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are simple to prepare and have the best texture and flavor. You are missing out if you haven't tried these yet!
Cranberry sauce is a must try for Thanksgiving this year. Move over canned cranberry sauce, we are taking it to a whole new level of deliciousness by smoking the cranberries and adding lots of brown sugar and garlic for a sweet and tangy sauce that everyone is sure to love.