Smoked Turkey On The Grill Thanksgiving Recipe


Smoked Turkey On The Grill Thanksgiving Recipe

Try this twist on the traditional turkey for Thanksgiving this year.  It’s a Party Bluprints’ favorite every year!  Once you and your guests get a whiff of the smoking’ turkey, it’s sure to become a new  tradition in your home.  (You will need a gas grill with at least 2 separate burners to try out this technique)

Grandpa’s Smoked Turkey On The Grill

Materials and Ingredients

  • 1 fresh turkey*, cleaned out (make sure to remove pouch of “innards” from cavity)
  • 6 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 4 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne powder
  • 1 bunch rosemary
  • 1 bunch sage
  • 1 bunch thyme
  • 2 carrot sticks
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 apple sliced in half
  • 2 cups mesquite wood chips**
  • Aluminum foil – heavy duty
  • Heavy-duty aluminum pan
  • Smoker box – optional


  1. Soak wood chips in water overnight. If you don’t have a smoker box for the wood chips, prepare foil packets by placing drained wood chips on large square of foil, roll foil to make a packet leaving one end open – this will serve as a chimney piping smoke into grill, continue making packets until all chips are used.
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Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Partybluprints Blog, a are lifestyle and entertaining experts. In October 2010, Dawn and Elizabeth published their first book, Plan to Party.  Their mission is to make home entertaining simple and special. Dawn and Elizabeth have been featured on NBCTODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Consumer Report’s Smart Shopper, Redbook Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Money Talks News, Denver Life, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Fox News Strategy Room, CBS NY2, and many more regional and local radio shows and newspapers. In addition, they have been featured on countless sites and blogs including,,, and’s “Insider’s Blog”.

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