Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Can Grill

With the holiday right around the corner, people are flocking to the grocery store getting everything they need for the ultimate feast on Thursday. I know one struggle we always have in our home is timing out the oven! With limited space and so much to cook, this year we are utilizing the grill to prepare some of our favorite Thanksgiving sides! Be sure to fill up your propane tank and check out these grilling safety tips!

Grilled Vegetable PlatterGrilled Vegetables

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 20 min
Grill: 10 min

Ingredients: 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons honey, 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, dash of salt. 1 pound fresh asparagus, 3 small carrots, 1 large sweet red pepper, 1 medium yellow summer squash, 1 medium red onion.

(via tasteofhome.com)

    1. In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. Place 3 tablespoons marinade in a large resealable plastic bag. Add vegetables; seal bag and turn to coat. Marinate 1-1/2 hours at room temperature.
    1. Transfer vegetables to a grilling grid; place grid on grill rack. Grill vegetables, covered, over medium heat 8-12 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning occasionally.
  1. Place vegetables on a large serving plate. Drizzle with remaining marinade.

Grilled PotatoesGrilled Potatoes (or Sweet Potatoes!)

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 20 min
Grill: 10 min
Ingredients: 2 pounds potatoes, 3-4 Tbsp olive oil, Kosher salt. Dressing: 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro, 1 teaspoon of lime zest, 2 tablespoons of fresh lime, 1/4 cup olive oil, pinch of salt.
  1. Prepare your grill for hot, direct heat. While the grill is heating up, peel the potatoes and slice lengthwise, or on a diagonal, into 1/4 inch-thick pieces. Coat the potato slices with olive oil and lightly sprinkle with Kosher salt.
  2. Combine all of the dressing ingredients into a small bowl.
  3. Once the grill is hot, lay the potato pieces down onto the grill grates. Cover the grill and cook until each side gets some grill marks, between 3-6 minutes for each side, depending on how hot your grill is.
  4. Toss the potatoes in a bowl with the dressing and serve hot.

Parmesan Roasted Corn on the Cob

Makes: 5 servings
Prep: 10 min
Grill: 10 minGrilled Corn on the Cob
Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, 5 ears corn.
(via allrecipes.com)
  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate.
  2. Brush a thin layer of mayonnaise on each ear of corn. Sprinkle the corn with the Parmesan cheese, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Wrap each ear with aluminum foil and place on the grill.
  3. Grill, turning occasionally, until the kernels begin to brown, about 10 minutes.

Have you ever tried grilling for Thanksgiving? Do you have any recipes you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below!