Thanksgiving Recipes and Resources

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Thanksgiving is approaching. Below we have compiled all the information and recipes you need to whip up a Thanksgiving feast.

We have all the best smoked Thanksgiving recipes you need, including resources on spatchcocking, brining, roasting, grilling, and smoking your turkey.

Plus we have included all the Thanksgiving sides and desserts you’ll ever need.

Resources on This Page

Turkey Preparation

Whole Smoked Turkey Recipes

Smoked Turkey Breast and Leg Recipes

Thanksgiving Ham Recipes

Turkey Cooking Tips

Smoked Spatchcock Turkey (Our Favorite Method)

Our favorite way to smoke a turkey is by spatchcocking it first. Essentially you are just butterflying/ flattening it.

This allows the turkey to cook more evenly. See the instructions for how to spatchcock and smoke a turkey below.

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See Spatchocked Turkey Recipe Here

Not Sure What to Serve With Your Turkey?

Sides are essential for a good Thanksgiving feast! Below are some of my favorites. See what else to serve with smoked turkey further down the page

Smoked Mac and Cheese – See the recipe 

Smoked Corn on the Cob – See the recipe 

Grilled Brie with Gin Infused Caramelized Onions – See the recipe 

Smoked and Grilled Zucchini – See the recipe 

Grilled Asparagus with Crispy Bacon – See the recipe 

Smoked Pumpkin Pie – See the recipe

Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Drizzle – See the recipe

Turkey Preparation

How to Brine Your Turkey

Wondering if you should be dry or wet brining your turkey?
Read More

Can Your Brine With Giblets Inside?

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Not sure if you can brine your turkey with the giblets?
Read More

When to Inject Your Turkey

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For juicy turkey you should inject it, but when? See more about injecting your turkey

Whole Turkey Recipes

Smoking Turkey in A Pit Boss

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Spatchcock Smoked Turkey

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Our favorite way to smoke a turkey is by spatchcocking it first. Essentially you are just butterflying/ flattening it.
Spatchcocked Smoked Turkey

Smoked Turkey on a Gas Grill

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Smoked Turkey Breast and Leg Recipes

Smoked Turkey Breast

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Rather a smoked turkey breast than a whole turkey? See my recipe for smoked turkey breast

Smoked Turkey Legs

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Rather a smoked turkey legs than a whole turkey? See my recipe for smoked turkey legs

Smoked Turkey Wings

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Rather a smoked turkey wings than a whole turkey? See my recipe for smoked turkey wings

Thanksgiving Ham Recipes

Double Smoked Ham With Maple Glaze

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Forget about turkey this ham will be the centerpiece of your table
Smoked Ham Recipe

Bourbon Injected Smoked Ham

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Want to try ham this Thanksgiving? You have to try this EPIC ham recipe!
Bourbon Smoked Ham Recipe

Turkey Cooking Tips

How Often to Baste Your Turkey

Basting is essential for a declious skin on your turkey.

See how often to baste your turkey this Thanksgiving.

Is Your Turkey Done too Early? (Here What to Do)

Is your turkey done before everyone is ready to eat? Don’t worry I’ll show you how to ensure it’s perfect when you’re ready to eat.

What to do if your turkey is ready too early.

How Long to Cook Your Turkey at 375°F

Plan on smoking your turkey at 350°F, then find out exactly how long you need to allow for cooking.

How Long to Cook Your Turkey at 375°F

How Long to Smoke Your Turkey at 350°F

Plan on smoking your turkey at 350°F, then find out exactly how long you need to allow for cooking.

How Long to Smoke Your Turkey at 350°F