The Greatest Grilled Turkey

The Greatest Grilled Turkey Although not very traditional, grilling turkey is the best way of cooking it — it comes out tender and juicy every time! The turkey drippings may be used to prepare a gravy by placing a metal pan under the turkey inside the roasting pan, and mixing in about 1/2 cup water, adding more water as necessary to prevent the drippings from scorching. Remove the pan about 30 minutes before the turkey is done cooking.


Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 30 mins

    COOK : 3 hrs

    TOTAL : 15 mins

    SERVING : 18

    YIELD : 18 servings

  • Prepare an outdoor grill for indirect medium-high heat.

  • Rinse turkey and pat dry. Turn wings back to hold neck skin in place. Return legs to tucked position. Brush turkey with oil. Season inside and out with Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper.

  • Place turkey, breast side up, on a metal grate inside a large roasting pan. Arrange pan on the prepared grill. Grill 2 to 3 hours, to an internal thigh temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Remove turkey from grill and let stand 15 minutes before carving.

Per Serving: 460 calories; protein 61.2g; carbohydrates 0.1g; fat 22g; cholesterol 178.7mg; sodium 148.2mg. Learn more about how to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving in our How to Cook a Turkey article!