Every Thanksgiving, my dad rises at 3 a.m. to place a 22-pound turkey in his beloved Big Green Egg. He hovers nearby, soaking up smoke and mugs of coffee until he’s confident about delivering a crispy, golden skin and succulent, buttery slices. He fights off (many) hungry relatives to let the bird rest before carving the table centerpiece. It’s a tough job, but such is the price for Thanksgiving fame and glory.
Maybe you’re the family’s go-to turkey whisperer. Or maybe this is the first year you’re in charge of the bird. You’re looking to roast, smoke, fry, or grill a meal to remember, and don’t want to let your fans family down. Look no further! We’ve gathered our best turkey guides, from traditional to dark horse favorites. And if you’re looking for Thanksgiving inspiration beyond turkey, head on over to our Automagic Menu Generator.