Thanksgiving Menu Ideas 2018

November 18, 2018

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

This list of Thanksgiving Menu Ideas for 2018 is my idea of the perfect holiday meal! Camp Chef is one of my sponsors and they challenged me to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal on my SGX pellet smoker with the Sidekick attachment and I definitely accepted! Pellet grills are incredibly versatile and allow you to smoke, bake, roast, or grill. Add on the Sidekick (a 30,000 BTU propane burner) and the accessories, and you’ve essentially got a fully functional outdoor kitchen all in one unit.

Watch the video to see how I get it all done (in under 3 hours, mind you!) and then scroll on down to check out the recipes I used in the video. Some come from my website, some come from my Holiday Recipes for your Pellet Grill eBook, and some are brand new just for this post! Hope you find something to inspire you. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Spatchcocked Turkey

Candied Sweet Potato Stacks- Smoked Turkey Side Dish

Candied Sweet Potato Stacks

Apple and Sage Sausage Stuffing (Available exclusively in my Holiday Recipes eBook)

Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles (Available exclusively in my Holiday Recipes eBook)


Salted Caramel Apple Galette

Bonus Recipe, just for you!

spatchcocked turkey, asparagus, candied sweet potatoes

Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 15 mins
Total Time : 25 mins
Servings : 8


  • 1 prepared pie crust
  • 3 large honeycrisp apples (peeled and sliced)
  • 4 Tablespoons salted butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup prepared salted caramel


  • Preheat your pizza oven (or regular oven with a pizza stone inside) to 550 degrees F. 
  • Roll out your pie dough on a well floured surface. You want your dough to be about 12 inches across. Spread one half of the caramel sauce on the bottom center of the pie crust.
  • Mix the apples, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Carefully pour the apples into the center of the pie dough, on top of the caramel sauce.
  • Pull up the outside edges of the pie crust and crimp them together. Use a pizza spatula to move the pie from your work surface into the pizza oven.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and crispy and the apples have softened slightly. The apples will retain a bit of crunch with this recipe.
  • Top with a drizzle of the remaining caramel sauce and serve.


I use my bourbon salted caramel sauce for this recipe. Found here:
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