We’re not sure when the first person decided to include the Big Green Egg in our November holiday tradition, but we do know that the EGG can make it a memorable Thanksgiving meal! If you have holiday entertaining on your schedule, look no farther than this collection of special holiday ideas.

The recipes are festive, yet simple, and with the EGG, outdoor entertaining requires so little effort that the host is free to relax with family and friends. The holidays are a time for celebrations, and the ease-of-use and versatility of the Big Green Egg allows you the opportunity to enjoy your guests, embrace the culinary experience and create wonderful memories of shared meals together.

 

As for that turkey, you can cook a whole one or just a breast. You can brine it, inject it and then roast it.  Check out these turkey recipe options, get your Big Green Egg charcoal on hand and enjoy! And free up your oven for other food.

BRINEDBrined Turkey on the Big Green Egg

This brined turkey has a subtle smoky flavor and is incredibly moist and succulent.

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INJECTEDInjected Turkey on the Big Green Egg

Two delicious recipes — Injected Cajun Creole Butter and Lemon Pepper & Herb.

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ROASTEDRoasted Turkey on the Big Green Egg

A turkey roasted on the EGG is a simple, yet elegant centerpiece for your holiday meal.

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WHAT’S ON THE SIDE

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According to historians, the Pilgrims didn’t have cranberry sauce (sugar was too much of a luxury), pumpkin pie (lack of butter, flour and an oven), and sweet or mashed potatoes (neither available to them in 1621). They also didn’t have plank roasted pears with blue cheese or brussels sprouts with golden raisins. These recipes will make you think differently about Thanksgiving sides and desserts – they make for a very modern feast of thanks.

Brussels Sprouts on the Big Green Egg

Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins

These grilled brussels sprouts will change your mind about eating your veggies.

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Candied Potatoes on the Big Green Egg

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Wonderfully caramelized, these sweet potatoes are sure to get rave reviews.

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Plank-Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese

Plank-Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese

These can be served with a salad, as an appetizer or even a dessert.

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Yeast Rolls cooked on the Big Green Egg

Rosemary Yeast Rolls

Our Deep Dish Baking Stone is perfect for baked goods!

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Bourbon Pecan Pie cooked on the Big Green Egg

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Perfect for a family fall dinner or winter holiday dessert!

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Apple Crostata on the Big Green Egg

Apple-Walnut Crostata with Caramel Sauce

There are three types of apples in this crostata that make it taste balanced and delicious.

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You know you want pizza. You know you also want to use your leftovers. And those turkey leftovers don’t have to be just a turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich. Compromise: let the kids bake their favorite pizza on the EGG and serve the adults turkey pot pie cooked on the EGG.

Turn leftovers into pizza with this Big Green Egg recipe

Pizza with Smoked Chicken and Truffle Crema

This savory recipe is a great way to use those Thanksgiving leftovers!

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Turkey Pot Pie on the Big Green Egg

Turkey and Wild Mushroom Pot Pie

Loaded with juicy pieces of roasted turkey breast, this pie is the ultimate comfort food.

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BBQ Soup on the Big Green Egg

BBQ Soup

This version of barbecue soup is a cross between Brunswick stew and a traditional soup.

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TURKEY CHEAT SHEET

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THE RIGHT EGGCESSORIES

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To make your Thanksgiving feast easy, be sure to take a look at our Rib & Roasting Rack or a Vertical Poultry Roaster. Sides cooked on our Grilling Planks have a subtle, smoky flavor. View our Plank Cooking online publication for more recipes and tips. To get a jump on your holiday gift list, check out Ray Lampe’s Big Green Egg Cookbook from “Dr. BBQ”, the ultimate Big Green Egg ambassador.