The Greatest Grilled Turkey

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Learn how to grill a turkey for Thanksgiving with this easy recipe. Although not very traditional, cooking turkey on the grill is the best way to ensure tender and juicy meat and crispy skin every time. With minimal prep time and extra space in the oven for all your holiday sides, this grilled turkey recipe is one to try!


  • 1 (12 pound) whole turkey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, or more to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


Prepare an outdoor grill for indirect medium-high heat.

Remove and discard giblets. Rinse turkey and pat dry. Turn wings back to hold neck skin in place. Return legs to a tucked position.

Brush turkey with oil. Season inside and out with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Place turkey, breast-side up, on a metal grate inside a large roasting pan.

Place the roasting pan over indirect heat on the preheated grill. Grill until the internal thigh temperature is 180 degrees F (85 degrees C), 2 to 3 hours.

Remove from the grill and let turkey stand 15 minutes before carving.

Prep time: 15 mins / Cooking time: 2 hrs / Total time: 2 hrs 30 mins

Serving: 8 / Yield:


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