13 Traeger Thanksgiving Grill Recipes

Make this Thanksgiving a Traeger Thanksgiving with your new Traeger Grill! From the savory turkey centerpiece to all the sides, and even some desserts and cocktails, Traeger’s six cooking settings will help you create the perfect holiday meal. Impress the in-laws at this year’s Traeger Thanksgiving!

Traeger Thanksgiving - traditional turkey on a plate

Traditional Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey

A traditional turkey made with simple spices like garlic, butter, thyme and rosemary. This turkey recipe is not only easy, but it’s one you can count on. Smoke your turkey for three to four hours then carve and enjoy! You can adjust this recipe, and others, with a slider on Traeger’s website to match the number of people you’ll be feeding. If you’re after some other flavors, check out this turkey flavor guide from Traeger.

Thanksgiving Smoked Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is one of the most well-loved Thanksgiving side dishes. This recipe adds to the traditional Campbell’s-approved ingredients with additions like onion and cheddar cheese. Bake for 25 minutes for a creamy on the inside, crunchy on the outside dish.

Traditional Stuffing

Is it Thanksgiving dinner without stuffing? This Traeger Thanksgiving recipe for traditional stuffing has a low-effort, ten-minute cook time. Mix together celery, onion, chicken broth, bread and seasonings before leaving it to bake for 40 minutes. Voila! Yummy, soft stuffing with a crunchy breaded topping.

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole

This sweet side would probably make more sense as a dessert, but we aren’t complaining! Baked with pecan wood pellets in a cast iron skillet for deep, full flavor, this dish has a full five-star rating. Soften the sweet potatoes by grilling them on the Traeger. Once they’re soft enough, mix them with butter and brown sugar. Finally, top with sweet, soft marshmallows and let it bake for a few more minutes to achieve that perfect golden-brown crust.

Traeger Thanksgiving recipes - sweet potato casserole with marshmallows in a dish

Thanksgiving BBQ Turkey

For a less traditional take on Thanksgiving dinner, try this barbecue flavored turkey recipe. Flavor the turkey with Traeger Orange Brine and Turkey Rub Kit, Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce and a cup of butter. One stellar review of this recipe claims it “put grandma’s turkey to shame.” Sorry, grandma!

Cranberry Sauce

Top off all your favorite Traeger Thanksgiving recipes with this delicious cranberry sauce. Flavor the cranberries with green apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring them together at a boil on the Traeger grill using cherry wood pellets. You can also opt to top off the sauce with orange zest and vanilla extract.

Thanksgiving Dinner - mashed potatoes with sauce being poured

Roasted Mashed Potatoes  

Mashed potatoes are another staple of the Thanksgiving dinner table. This low-effort meal only has a five-minute prep time. Soften the potatoes by roasting them over the Traeger Grill, then mash them with butter, whipping cream, and other seasonings. Once it’s whipped and ready, be sure to get some on your fork with your turkey for the perfect Thanksgiving bite.

Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Although a simple side dish, dinner rolls are well-loved and often expected at a Thanksgiving dinner table. There’s nothing better than a homemade dinner roll, and these mouthwateringly sweet rolls will be the perfect addition to a savory dinner plate. Cook them over pecan pellets and smother with butter, jam, or any other topping you wish.

Thanksgiving Sausage Leek Stuffing

Another less-traditional take on Thanksgiving recipes, this sausage and leek stuffing is a bit beefier (or porkier) than the traditional bready version. This spicy-sweet pork sausage stuffing has a myriad of fall-flavored ingredients for the perfect taste. Bake over some apple pellets for a non-traditional Traeger Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Thanksgiving dessert is just as important as dinner! Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving classic, and this Traeger recipe is a surefire after-dinner football hit. Mix together a delicious spiced pumpkin filling in a frozen pie crust. Then, whip together a bourbon-flavored cream topping to complete this Traeger Thanksgiving dessert.

Traeger Thanksgiving Recipe - pumpkin pie slice with whipped cream and a fork

Baked Caramel Apple Crisp

If pumpkin pie isn’t your thing, try this deliciously sweet caramel apple dessert. Use green apples and lemon juice for the filling. Top this dish with an oat, brown sugar, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon mixture. Once the apples are ready, dump them in a dish with the caramel sauce and spread the oat topping evenly. Cook with apple pellets and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Cannonball Cocktail

After-dinner drinks is another important part of many Thanksgiving traditions. This fall cocktail is easy to prep, made with rum and simple syrup. The real flavor of this cocktail comes from the limes, lightly roasted on your Traeger Grill. Both the lime juice and slices will have a deeper flavor after being cooked over some sweet cherry pellets.

Smoking Gun Cocktail  

End your Traeger Thanksgiving with this fall cocktail. A simple drink, it’s made of vermouth, soaked cocktail onions and vodka. The cocktail onions smoked over pecan pellets creates an aromatic drink you will want to sip on all afternoon.

Now you’ve got your main dish, slew of slides, dessert and after-dinner cocktail all planned. You just need your Traeger grill and supplies! Stop by M&G for a new Traeger grill, sauces, supplies and more. We’ll help you make sure you’ve got everything you need for a perfect Thanksgiving dinner.

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