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12 Grilled and Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

12 Grilled and Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Whether you're preparing the holiday centerpiece or looking for ways to use up those leftovers, we have you covered with these grilled and smoked turkey recipes.

Rotisserie Turkey

Rotisserie Turkey

Utilizing the rotisserie to cook a turkey over a live fire results in extra flavorful skin that was been constantly basted in its own rendering fat, along with a light smokiness to the meat for a double dose of turkey enhancement.

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Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Breast With Cornbread Stuffing

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Breast With Cornbread Stuffing

This turkey breast is more than just the sum of its parts—the meat is juicy throughout, with great flavor from the sweet and savory cornbread stuffing and salty, smoky wrapping of bacon.

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Grill-Pressed Thanksgiving Leftover Panini

Grill-Pressed Thanksgiving Leftover Panini

Nuking a holiday meal past its prime gets old fast, but these grill-pressed Thanksgiving panini turn tired leftovers into something new and exciting.

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Beer-Can Turkey

Beer-Can Turkey

Why settle for beer-can chicken when you can bring in the big guns and smoke up an entire beer-can turkey!

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Grilled Spatchcocked Turkey

Grilled Spatchcocked Turkey

The grill is well-suited to roasted turkey perfection. Situating the darker meat closer to a two-zone indirect fire lets the legs and thighs cook faster than the more delicate breast meat, leaving both sections of the bird to reach their respective ideal temperatures at the same time. Plus there's the bonus of adding wood chunks for lightly smoky, more flavorful meat.

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Cajun Smoked Turkey

Cajun Smoked Turkey

Taking a holiday tradition in a different direction, this Cajun smoked turkey has a lightly spiced meat that compliments the smooth smokiness to form one full-flavored bird.

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Apple-Brined and Smoked Turkey

Apple-Brined and Smoked Turkey

A combination of an apple brine and smoke leave this holiday bird super juicy and flavorful.

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Turkey Breast with Cranberry Stuffing

Turkey Breast with Cranberry Stuffing

Cranberry-cornbread stuffing rolled in turkey breasts deliver most flavors of Thanksgiving staples in a small package fit for more intimate meals.

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Grill-Roasted Herb-rubbed Turkey Breasts

Grill-Roasted Herb-rubbed Turkey Breasts

A compound butter ensures these turkey breasts are anything by ho-hum—each bite is filled with a diverse herbal mix that make them interesting in the best sense possible.

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Pulled Barbecue Turkey Sandwiches

Pulled Barbecue Turkey Sandwiches

These sweet and tangy pulled turkey sandwiches can be made from scratch or use leftover turkey, making them a great post-Thanksgiving treat.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Burgers

Thanksgiving Turkey Burgers

These turkey burgers deliver an entire Thanksgiving meal on a bun in the most delicious way possible. The patties are seasoned with onion, celery, sausage, sweet potato, sage, thyme, and garlic to create a fitting base that's built upon with apple-cranberry relish, gravy, spinach, and fried onions, completing the holiday equation.

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Honey-Brined and Smoked Turkey

Honey-Brined and Smoked Turkey

Flavor brined in a salty, honey solution, then smoked, this turkey is incredibly moist and has a sweetness that's all too fitting for a celebratory holiday meal.

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