5 Perfect Grilling Recipes to Try Out This Holiday Season

While I’m taking a break for a few weeks, Tiffany from the website Dilesia – Where sweet treats and good eats meet – is filling in with a timely post on five perfect grilling recipes for the holiday season.  Thank you Tiffany!  All of these dishes look fabulous!

Five grilling recipes to try for the holiday season from Dilesia @mjskitchen

Tiffany ….

The holidays are approaching, accompanied by the plethora of activities that are involved in feeding and entertaining large numbers of people. Beginning from Thanksgiving, spreading across Christmas and stretching well into the New Year, you will find yourself having to come up with delicious and nutritious meals for friends and family.

It is therefore important to have a few tried and tested healthy recipes on hand to ensure that you do not run out of ideas. Among the healthiest ways to prepare holiday staples is grilling, which ensures that your meals are perfectly done, without having to compromise on nutrition and taste.

Below are a few grilling recipes to add to your repertoire this holiday:

Citrusy Grilled Prawns

Surprise your guests with this perfectly grilled starter with garlic, lemon, orange, mustard and wine flavors.


Citrus Grilled Prawns - One of 5 ideas for grilling during the holidays | mjskitchen.com


Quick Grilled Potatoes

This quintessential side dish is cooked to perfection in the grill, ensuring potatoes that are soft on the inside and crispy and chewy on the outside.


Quick Grilled Potatoes - One of 5 ideas for grilling during the holidays | mjskitchen.com


Grilled Thanksgiving Turkey

Spices and apple cider bring out the flavors in this holiday turkey, while brining and grilling allow the turkey’s juices to seal in, resulting in a moist and delicate bird that will practically fall off the bone.


Grilled Turkey - One of 5 ideas for grilling during the holidays | mjskitchen.com


Herbed Grilled Christmas Root Vegetables

Grilled root vegetables make a great side dish and are wonderful when served with turkey, goose, ham or other main holiday dish. Grilling them with fresh herbs infuses a spicy and earthy flavor and brings out the individual characteristics of each vegetable.


Grilled Root Vegetables = One of 5 ideas for grilling during the holidays | mjskitchen.com


Pineapple Glazed Grilled Ham

Pineapple glaze adds a citrusy and tangy twist to traditional Christmas ham. White wine and honey provide additional sweetness and help to seal in moisture, resulting in a succulent main dish that will have your guests asking for more.


Pineapple Glazed Grilled Ham - One of 5 ideas for grilling during the holidays | mjskitchen.com

Grilling is a great way to prepare Christmas meals without having to worry about affecting the nutritional value of foods. With the right equipment, fresh ingredients and a few great recipes, you should be able to cook some wonderful meals and present your guests with fare that will keep them coming back for more.

Author Bio

Tiffany Watts provides us with 5 grilling ideas for the holidays | mjskitchen.comTiffany Watts is the blogger behind Dilesia, a food blog curated for newbie and experienced cooking and baking enthusiasts, with the aim of bringing back the glamor and fashion in the kitchen. Dilesia, “where sweet treats and good eats meet,” provides a portal for everyone to discover delicious recipes, new and upcoming kitchen gadgets


MJ – Be sure to check out Tiffiany’s blog – Dilesia – for more delicious recipes and great helpful hints for home cooking.

22 Responses to “5 Perfect Grilling Recipes to Try Out This Holiday Season”

  1. Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina November 28, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

    Great ideas for grilling through the holidays, MJ and Deb. We grill throughout the winter since the weather here is so mild. I love the potato recipe a LOT!

  2. Raymund November 17, 2016 at 11:35 am #

    Grilling is so perfect now in my place! Summer is coming and these recipes are amazing

    • mj November 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

      Thanks Raymund!

  3. Vicki Bensinger November 9, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

    What a nice assortment of dishes for the holidays. They all look terrific!

  4. Bam's Kitchen November 6, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

    Great to meet you Tiffany. So many delicious options here, all look amazing.

  5. Katerina November 5, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    What a delicious array of recipes especially for the upcoming holidays! I love them all!

    • mj November 11, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

      Thanks Katerina!

  6. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles November 4, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

    Hi Tiffany! Thank you for the delicious ideas. Seeing these grilling options reminds me of how busy it must be to pull together two major holiday feast preparations within a month of each other… love the ideas you’ve laid out for us here and those Christmas root vegetables look divine! Happy TG to you!

    • mj November 11, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

      Hey Kelly. It IS crazy pulling together to holidays meals within a month of each other. That’s why I so glad that I share the holidays with relatives in the town. We split them so that one person only has to host one holiday and then we share tasks for each. It’s so much easier that way. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  7. Abbe@This is How I Cook November 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

    Thanks Tiffany for a fun new take on hoiday food! I’ve never cooked a bird inside so it seems we are on a similar page!

    • Tiffany November 2, 2016 at 2:11 am #

      Yeah, I think so too. Hope to get to know you more. Thanks Abbe.

  8. John/Kitchen Riffs November 1, 2016 at 11:57 am #

    Good to meet you, Tiffany! And what a great guest post — we’ll grill whenever we get the opportunity. It’s fun to cook ham on the grill, isn’t it? Such nice flavor. Anyway, wonderful collection of goodies — thanks!

    • Tiffany November 2, 2016 at 2:18 am #


      Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful comment! Tag me on social media if you give the recipes a go and let me know what you think! Thanks again John.

  9. Summer November 1, 2016 at 8:39 am #

    Nice and yummy ideas ♥

    • mj November 11, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

      Thanks Summer!

  10. Angie@Angie's Recipes November 1, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    wow…they all look mouthwatering, MJ and Tiffiany.

  11. Tiffany November 1, 2016 at 8:16 am #

    Thanks for having me today MJ. I had a great time doing it! Hope you have great trips! 🙂

    • mj November 11, 2016 at 11:50 am #

      Thank YOU Tiffany! All of these dishes look fabulous! Right now I’m debating between the grilled potatoes or the grilled root vegetables for our Thanksgiving table.

  12. Deb|EastofEdenCooking November 1, 2016 at 8:01 am #

    Oh wow! Pretty much have the whole Thanksgiving menu covered in this delicious array of recipes! The opening shrimp recipe has my undivided attention, just fabulous!

    • Tiffany November 1, 2016 at 8:31 am #

      Thanks Deb. I’m glad you liked the recipes 🙂


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