Thanksgiving Day Grilled Treats Guaranteed to Please

Grill Tips, Grilling, Kelly B's 101, Sauce, Side Dish

Experimenting on the grill is exciting, but some occasions call for the tried-and-true favorites. Thanksgiving is one of those occasions. We’ve rustled up a few tips to help you tantalize every taste bud at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner.

Fried Turkey is always hit. We have the perfect fried turkey recipe on the blog. If you prefer to smoke your bird, we’ve got you covered there, too. If you can’t decide between the two, why not try both? Two birds are better than one.

You’ll need an appetizer to snack on while you wait for the main course. Roasted garlic is the perfect treat. Cut the top fourth of each clove to expose the tops of the buds. Place the cloves in a heavy-duty pouch and pour one tablespoon of olive oil on each clove before sealing the pouch. Toss the pouch on the grill for about 20 minutes or roast in the oven at 400°F for around 30 minutes. Pair with sliced apples, various cheese, and crackers or bread. When cooked right, it will spread just like butter.

Sides are especially important to your Thanksgiving feast. Grilled vegetables like zucchini, squash, and halved small red potatoes are easy to grill and complement turkey perfectly. Coat these veggies with olive oil and cook directly on the grill or place them in a heavy duty pouch, whatever you prefer. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pies and cobblers are a seasonal favorite. You can grill your desserts by following normal baking instructions and using oven-safe pans or dishes. A smoke-infused dessert topped with melted caramel or marshmallows is the perfect way to end your Thanksgiving meal.

Don’t forget the toast!

The food is spectacular, but the company is even better. I am so thankful for each of you gathered here. To a delicious Thanksgiving feast!