Best Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Elevate your holiday dinner with the Best Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe! Experience the deep, rich flavors and crispy skin that only smoking can bring. This turkey will be the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table.

– whole turkey  – olive oil or butter –turkey rub


Coat the outside of the turkey with olive oil or butter and season on all sides with a spice rub.  Sprinkle the spice rub mixture over the entire turkey.


Place turkey directly on the rack of the grill. Place a temperature probe into the thickest part of the breast meat and the thigh. When the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165 degrees F, the turkey will be cooked. 

Allow the turkey to rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.