We’ve got you covered this Turkey Day with Traeger’s Thanksgiving Prep List. This step-by-step guide will ensure that everything is in place to easily serve your family wood-fired flavor this year.
Let’s start with the smoke itself. You’ll want to start your planning and prep with making sure to stock up on the right pellets for the different meals you’re creating. It’s always a safe idea to buy more pellets than you think you’ll need, because once Thanksgiving Day rolls around, you don’t want to be scrambling, looking to buy more pellets when all the stores are closed.
THE SWEET FINALE
Moving on to grills. We’ve listed out our grills capacity to hold turkeys below, so that you can plan your cook accordingly. Looking to upgrade your grill for the big day, shop our entire selection here.
Timberline 1300 With enough space to hold 6 turkeys, you can Traeger a feast to feed the whole neighborhood.
Timberline 850 This grill can hold up 4 turkeys, or easily take on a turkey and all your sides.
Ironwood 885 With room for three turkeys, you won’t have any trouble feeding a big group with this model.
Ironwood 650 Play it safe and throw a second turkey on this grill so that everyone gets enough.
Pro Series 780 The larger of the Pro Series, this grill can tackle 4 birds at a time.
Pro Series 575 The 22 can grill two birds with one stone.
Tailgater Small but mighty, this grill can handle a bird up to 15 lbs., or a larger bird if you spatchcock it.
LOOK GOOD TO GRILL GOOD
From pouring the pellets into the hopper to carving your turkey and serving up pie, make sure your Thanksgiving features flavor all day long.
Prepare this turkey outside on the Traeger to free up oven space for all the sides. Let that bird smoke its way to deliciousness while catching up with relatives on Thanksgiving. The smoked flavor will be worth getting scrappy over.
The best Thanksgiving turkey recipe calls for simple spices & primal wood-fired flavor. Traeger is your recipe for success.
Give your turkey the smoke it deserves. This bird is brined in our signature citrus brine kit, rubbed down with Turkey Rub, and smoked over none other than our Turkey Blend hardwood for flavor inside and out.
Get ready for turkey day with this epic Traeger turkey recipe. Brine your bird to lock in juices and flavor, then slow smoke and roast for a memorable meal that's flavorfully rewarding. Plan ahead! This recipe requires an overnight brine.
Bib up for this juicy, herb-encrusted turkey. It's the perfect savory meal to curb your hankering for the holidays, any time of year. Wear those drippings like the smokin' champ you are.
Take your turkey hunt by the tail feathers and turn that gobbler into a warm citrus and bourbon-infused feast. This recipe is great for holidays or any freshly-fetched trophy.
Brined turkey like never before. This turkey breast is soaked in a salt and brown sugar brine, then rubbed down with an herbed butter mixture sure to make your bird smokin'.
Spatchcocking your turkey will ensure a juicy bird with perfectly crisp skin, while the maple bourbon brine brings the flavor.
Jeffrey Potts gave his winning 2015 Meat Madness turkey the royal treatment by dry brining it overnight for a super tender interior with a flavorful, toasted shell on the outside.
Kick traditional to the curb with this wood-fired take on turkey. A spatchcocked bird is rubbed down generously with our citrus turkey rub, given an aromatic kick with a rosemary and thyme herb paste, and slow-roasted for a beautiful, rich color.