Simple Yet Special Thanksgiving Grilling Recipes

Thanksgiving isn’t just about the turkey but about the delicious food in general! Of course, it’s also about being thankful and you’ll be thankful you found this collection of mouthwatering Christmas and Thanksgiving grilling recipes. There’s something for everyone here including scallop skewers for the seafood fans, grilled asparagus and even smoked mac and cheese. So, take a look and decide what’s going on your grill this Thanksgiving.

Scallop Skewers

Scallops on skewers.

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Scallop Skewers. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Grilled scallop skewers are a versatile dish that can be served at any occasion, with a delicate blend of garlic, cilantro and orange flavors, and a delightful smoked butter sauce. This BBQ seafood kebab recipe is sure to please.
Get the Recipe: Scallop Skewers

Smoked Asparagus

Smoked asparagus on a platter.
Smoked Asparagus. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Elevate your asparagus game with this simple and flavorful smoked asparagus recipe, perfect as a side dish for any occasion. With a buttery lemon taste and smoky aroma, it’s sure to be a hit at your next BBQ!
Recipe here: Smoked Asparagus

Smoked Sweet Onion Honey Glazed Ham

A smoked ham that is being sliced.
Smoked Sweet Onion Honey Glazed Ham. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Smoked sweet onion honey glazed ham is perfect for special occasions like Easter, Christmas, or Thanksgiving. Juicy and flavorful, this ham recipe is perfect for smoking on a pellet smoker or Traeger grill.
Recipe here: Smoked Sweet Onion Honey Glazed Ham

Smoked Rack of Lamb

Lamb chops that have been smoked.
Smoked Rack of Lamb. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Impress your guests with this flavorful smoked rack of lamb or lamb chops recipe that combines the rich taste of lamb with wine, fresh herbs, and shallot, along with the magic of smoke. Pair it with some delicious side dishes to make it the perfect meal for any occasion!
Recipe here: Smoked Rack of Lamb

Mesquite Smoked Dry Rub Brisket

A smoked brisket being sliced on a cutting board.
Mesquite Smoked Dry Rub Brisket. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Try this mouth-watering Texas-style smoked brisket recipe with a special dry rub. It’s perfect for serving with beans, corn on the cob, or a sandwich. Today, learn how to make this flavorful brisket on your Traeger or pellet grill!
Recipe here: Mesquite Smoked Dry Rub Brisket

Smoked Turkey Breast

Overhead view of a smoked turkey breast being sliced on a cutting board.
Smoked Turkey Breast. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This smoked turkey breast recipe is perfect for holiday dinners, and learning how to smoke it over wood chips or pellets will make you a pro. With juicy and flavorful results, your family will love it, so fire up your Traeger grill or pellet smoker!
Recipe here: Smoked Turkey Breast

Smoked Beer Can Chicken

A chicken on a grill cooking on a beer can.
Smoked Beer Can Chicken. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Try Traeger beer can chicken! This easy-to-make summer grilling recipe is so delicious you won’t be disappointed. The smoked beer can chicken pairs perfectly with a Mexican-inspired BBQ sauce for a show-stopping meal.
Recipe here: Smoked Beer Can Chicken

Smoked Tomahawk Steaks

Overhead view of two tomahawk steaks on a cutting board.
Smoked Tomahawk Steaks. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Indulge in a rich and meaty smoked tomahawk steak, perfect for any special occasion and sure to satisfy any beef lover’s cravings. This reverse-seared cowboy steak recipe is easy to make with just a bone-in ribeye steak, seasonings, and your smoker.
Recipe here: Smoked Tomahawk Steaks

Smoked Spiced Shrimp

A close up of a shrimp with a rub.
Spiced Shrimp with Saskatchewan Dry Rub. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Indulge in the amazing taste of these smoked spiced shrimp, flavored with a homemade Saskatchewan dry rub that’s easy to prepare and perfect for any occasion. Cook them to perfection and enjoy a delicious appetizer or main dish!
Recipe here: Smoked Spiced Shrimp

Smoked Turkey Breast

A perfectly smoked turkey breast, carved on a plate.
Smoked Turkey Breast. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

A warm and smoky turkey breast is perfect for Thanksgiving. Cook this in your smoker for a flavorful addition to your feast.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Turkey Breast

Grilled Turkey Breast

A platter of griled turkey breast, sliced.
Grilled Turkey Breast. Photo credit: Miss in the Kitchen.

Fire up the grill to make the best turkey breast this Thanksgiving. This recipe has a crispy skin, smoky flavor and tender meat for an unforgettable Thanksgiving dinner.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Turkey Breast

Smoked Prime Rib

A sliced prime rib on a cutting board.
Smoked Prime Rib. Photo credit: Smoked Meat Sunday.

Skip the turkey and smoke a prime rib instead this year. This delicious cut of meat makes for a meal to be thankful for! Your guests will agree, this is the way to go for an indulgent holiday meal.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Prime Rib

Double Smoked Ham

A double smoked ham with a crispy exterior, with perfect score marks.
Double Smoked Ham. Photo credit: Crave the Good.

This double smoked ham has the most delicious crispy exterior, paired with a juicy interior. Your family will love the presentation of this, just as much as the flavors.
Get the Recipe: Double Smoked Ham

Spicy Grilled Turkey Breast

A platter of spicy marinated turkey breast, sliced .
Spicy Grilled Turkey Breast. Photo credit: Neighbor Food Blog.

Spice things up this Thanksgiving to make a stunning main course. This grilled turkey breast recipe is amazing and so flavorful! Pair with potatoes, stuffing and gravy for an epic feast.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Grilled Turkey Breast

Grilled Asparagus

A plate of grilled asparagus with orange slices.
Grilled Asparagus . Photo credit: In the Kitch.

Grilled asparagus is just the side to serve at Thanksgiving. It is easy, tasty and goes great with ham, turkey or beef.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Turkey Breast

A plate of turkey breast slices with an orange garnish.
Grilled Turkey Breast. Photo credit: Dinner at the Zoo.

Fire up the grill to make the best turkey breast! This recipe is flavorful and filling, plus it is so easy. It has a great garlicky brine that keeps the bird moist.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Turkey Breast

Turkey Legs

A smoked turkey leg on a plate with salad.
Turkey Legs. Photo credit: Burrata and Bubbles.

These smokey turkey legs might be the star of the feast after your loved ones get a glimpse of them! With a tender, smoky flavor, everyone will want a leg this year and you might find you have an abundance of breast meat leftover.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Legs

Smoked Mac and Cheese

A dish of smoky mac and cheese.
Smoked Mac and Cheese. Photo credit: Britney Breaks Bread.

It wouldn’t be the holidays without a dish of ultra cheesy mac and cheese on the table! This recipe makes it better than ever by smoking it. Prepare your tastebuds for the ultimate flavor to pair with ham or turkey.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Mac and Cheese

Smoked Brisket

Slices of perfectly smoked beef brisket on a cutting board.
Smoked Brisket. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

Skip the turkey this year and make a smoked brisket instead! This tender and smoky cut of meat is sure to satisfy your family, and it is rather easy to prepare so you can focus on the sides!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Brisket

Grilled Brussels Sprouts Salad

A bowl of salad with apples, nuts and brussels sprouts.
Grilled Brussels Sprouts Salad. Photo credit: Healthy Recipes 101.

This salad is the perfect side for a holiday meal. With apple slices, walnuts, and grilled brussels sprouts, you can offer an ultra healthy side that is so tasty everyone will enjoy it.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Brussels Sprouts Salad

Smoked Stuffing

A dish of smoked stuffing.
Smoked Stuffing. Photo credit: Chaos and Wine.

If you have never had smoked stuffing, then you need to try this recipe this year. It brings a great new flavor to a classic dish for the best holiday meal.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Stuffing

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