What to Serve With Smoked Turkey Legs (18 Delicious Sides)

Smoked turkey legs are full of succulent, smoky flavor and turkey legs deserve the perfect side dish. But not sure what to serve them with? We have put together some yummy recipes so that your dinner is complete.

We’ve chosen a range of different dishes so you can pick the side that you think will go well with smoked turkey legs

Creamy Green Bean Casserole

This delicious casserole is made completely from scratch. But don’t let that put you off, it’s absolutely worth the effort! Perfect for Thanksgiving, this dish might even outshine the turkey.

Smoked Mac and Cheese

Smoked mac and cheese might not be a traditional dish, but don’t disregard it yet. This smoky version is a fantastic spin on classic comfort food. Serve it for the holidays or for when you need something warm and hearty.

Find the recipe here:


Looking for A Smoked Turkey Leg Recipe?

if your looking for a delicious recipe your in the right place!

We have perfected our smoked turkey leg recipe. They come out super juicy every time!

Using precooked turkey legs? It best to reheat smoked turkey legs in the oven and make sure you add some liquid to the pan so that they stay tender.

Southern Style Collard Greens

It doesn’t get much more classic than collard greens. This hearty dish is slow-cooked with ham hocks to perfection. Put this one in the slow cooker and let it do its thing.

Smoked Garlic Bread

Everyone love garlic bread! And its even better when it smoked! We recommend topping with some cheese too!

See the smoked garlic bread recipe here.


Smoked Cabbage

Take this humble vegetable and smoke it!

It will take on a delicious flavor and be a wonderful side for turkey legs

See the recipe here


Sweet Potato Casserole With Butter Pecan Crumble Topping

You can never have enough casseroles at Thanksgiving. This dish is tender and creamy with a buttery crunch on the top.

You can also use canned sweet potatoes for additional convivence.

Smoked Asparagus

Asparagus and turkey legs have completely different flavors and textures. This means that they are a dream when you serve them alongside each other.

Give your asparagus an extra kick, by smoking it alongside your turkey legs

Find the recipe here:

Smoked Mash Potatoes With Bacon and Cheese

What could be better than smoked mashed potatoes? Only one thing! Topping them with cheese and bacon!

Your guests will be drooling over this side!

See the smoked mash potatoes recipe here.


Red Beans and Rice

This hearty dish is served with rice and smoky sausage. It is also a great way to hide vegetables in a rich and creamy dish.

This recipe makes a large quantity, so you’ll have plenty of leftovers.

Smoked Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Just when you thought mac and cheese couldn’t add better, someone adds bacon. This side dish will go in flash!

See The RecipeSmoked Mac and Cheese With Bacon


Smoked Sweet Potatoes

It simple to throw some sweet potatoes in the smoker with your turkey legs. All you need to do is slice open and top with butter and chives.

Find the recipe here:

Smoked Corn Bread

Corn bread is the perfect side for turkey. Use it to mop up all the tasty juices and gravy

See The RecipeSmoked Corn Bread

Smoked Carrots in Brown Butter

Take the humble carrots and smoke it! You won’t believe how carrots are smoked! All you need is some butter and some seasoning and you have an epic side!

See the recipe for smoked carrots here.

Smoked Broccoli

Want to add some smoked broccoli to add to your holiday feast? Even my meat-loving family can’t deny a juicy smoked floret. Just remember to add your seasonings.

See The Recipe: Smoked Broccoli

Cheesy Potatoes (3 Simple Steps)

These potatoes are toped with mountains of cheese and some tasty bacon bits, yum! They make a perfect side for turkey.

See The Recipe: Smoked Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts 

Smoking brussel sprouts makes them tender on the inside with crisp skin on the outside. Simply combine olive oil, salt, and black pepper to season and top with bacon bits. 

See the recipe for grilled brussel sprouts here


Grilled Zucchini

Grill your zucchini is a quick and easy way to add flavor and to whip up an easy side!

See the recipe for zucchini here

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad With Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Feeling a bit fancy but don’t want to put in a lot of effort? We have the perfect recipe for you.

The prep time is only 10-15 minutes, which means it’s super easy to whip up.

Cobb Salad

If you have leftover smoked turkey leg meat, chuck it in a salad. Turkey meat is a fantastic swap for chicken breast or grilled chicken meat.

Use it to top off a salad or fill out other side dishes.

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

This recipe is a super simple way to serve baked potatoes. This dish is really versatile and goes with pretty much any main course.

With a delicious blend of herbs and spices, these potatoes are a winner.

Marinated Slow Roasted Onions

Give your yellow onions a new lease of life with this recipe. This dish goes well with lamb, beef, chicken and of course, turkey.

The flavor is mellow and sweet, so it won’t overwhelm the smoky turkey legs.


If you are after something simple to go with turkey, you can’t beat coleslaw. This colorful dish is excellent for dinners, barbecues and picnics.

If you end up with leftovers, chuck them on a sandwich for a nutritious lunch!

Cooking turkey legs is a fantastic option when it comes to the holiday season. With its delicious flavor and juicy meat, it’s no wonder people love it.

Choosing what to serve with this great choice of meat doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there are so many options you might find it hard to choose!

What do you like to serve with smoked turkey legs?

Smoke On!


Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

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