A smoker might well turn out to be one of your best investments ever, as smoking food can add incredible depth of flavor to all kinds of dishes from meat to vegetables and even cheese. The art of smoking is well worth learning, and the following tantalizing smoker recipes will give you plenty of food for thought and make you want to fire up that smoker right away!
Smoked Cuban Mojo Pulled Pork
Make perfect Cuban roast pork with this smoked Cuban mojo pulled pork recipe. This dish is perfect for cooking on a Traeger grill or pellet smoker, featuring exciting flavors like garlic, lime, sherry, oregano, and marjoram.
Recipe here: Smoked Cuban Mojo Pulled Pork
Smoked Blackened Salmon Sliders
Add this smoked blackened salmon sliders recipe to your must-make list for a flavourful summer BBQ dish. Featuring pickled red onions and wasabi mayo, these salmon burgers can be made in a pellet grill or Traeger.
Recipe here: Smoked Blackened Salmon Sliders
Smoked Turkey Breast
This smoked turkey breast recipe is perfect for holiday dinners, and learning how to smoke it over wood chips or pellets will make you a pro. With juicy and flavorful results, your family will love it, so fire up your Traeger grill or pellet smoker!
Recipe here: Smoked Turkey Breast
Smoked Brisket Sandwich
Enjoy a hearty smoked brisket sandwich with homemade pickled red onions and other toppings for a special dinner. Learn grilling tips on how to make this amazing treat that pairs well with various side dishes.
Recipe here: Smoked Brisket Sandwich
Mexican street corn, also known as elote, is a popular corn on the cob dish served with lime juice, chili lime powder, herbs, and cheese in Mexico. This simple recipe is perfect as a side dish with any grilled protein, and the smoky flavor of the corn adds a delicious touch.
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Smoked Beer Can Chicken
Try Traeger beer can chicken! This easy-to-make summer grilling recipe is so delicious you won’t be disappointed. The smoked beer can chicken pairs perfectly with a Mexican-inspired BBQ sauce for a show-stopping meal. This is one of the best smoker recipes to impress guests.
Recipe here: Smoked Beer Can Chicken
Smoked Tomahawk Steaks
Indulge in a rich and meaty smoked tomahawk steak, perfect for any special occasion and sure to satisfy any beef lover’s cravings. This reverse-seared cowboy steak recipe is easy to make with just a bone-in ribeye steak, seasonings, and your smoker.
Recipe here: Smoked Tomahawk Steaks
Smoked Potato Salad with Bacon
This recipe for smoked potato salad with bacon combines the smoky flavors of potatoes and hard-boiled eggs, making it an ideal dish for summer gatherings and barbecues that will impress your guests.
Recipe here: Smoked Potato Salad with Bacon
Smoked Spiced Shrimp
Indulge in the amazing taste of these smoked spiced shrimp, flavored with a homemade Saskatchewan dry rub that’s easy to prepare and perfect for any occasion. Cook them to perfection and enjoy a delicious appetizer or main dish!
Recipe here: Smoked Spiced Shrimp
Smoked Cream Cheese
Get ready for a brand-new flavor experience with this recipe for smoked cream cheese. This jalapeno and cheese appetizer dip is a must-try, perfect for a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. This will become one of your favorite smoker recipes.
Recipe here: Smoked Cream Cheese
Smoked Brats in Beer
Indulge in a delicious meal by smoking bratwurst in beer using your Traeger grill or pellet smoker and serving it alongside your favorite sides, mustard, and buns. With just six ingredients needed, this brats-on-smoker recipe is easy to make and perfect for any occasion!
Recipe here: Smoked Brats in Beer
Smoked Italian Pasta Salad
Add smoky flavor to your favorite pasta salad with this delicious smoked Italian pasta salad recipe. Packed with pepperoni, salami, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoncini dressing, it’s the perfect dish for your summer BBQ.
Recipe here: Smoked Italian Pasta Salad
Smoked Beef Jerky
Making beef jerky at home on a smoker like a Traeger grill is easier than you think! This delicious homemade jerky recipe is bursting with flavor and is sure to become a favorite.
Recipe here: Smoked Beef Jerky
Smoker Grilled Fish Tacos
Summer is the perfect time for outdoor cooking, and smoker-grilled fish tacos with garlic cilantro lime coleslaw is a dish you don’t want to miss. This recipe is easy to make on a Traeger grill and features delicious smoked tilapia and tasty coleslaw.
Recipe here: Smoker Grilled Fish Tacos
Smoked Rack of Lamb
Impress your guests with this flavorful smoked rack of lamb or lamb chops recipe that combines the rich taste of lamb with wine, fresh herbs, and shallot, along with the magic of smoke. Pair it with some delicious side dishes to make it the perfect meal for any occasion!
Recipe here: Smoked Rack of Lamb
Honey Garlic BBQ Smoked Pulled Chicken
This honey garlic BBQ smoked pulled chicken recipe is perfect for outdoor cooking and features a garlicky pickle brine, sweet mustard, chili, garlic/onion rub, and a honey garlic sauce. Smoked to perfection, it’s a must-try dish!
Recipe here: Honey Garlic BBQ Smoked Pulled Chicken
Smoked Caribbean Jerk Spiced Shrimp
This smoked Caribbean jerk spiced shrimp recipe is a must-try. The sweet and spicy flavor of the shrimp pairs perfectly with all kinds of sides and will become a summer favorite. Add this to your list of smoker recipes to try.
Recipe here: Smoked Caribbean Jerk Spiced Shrimp
Mesquite Smoked Dry Rub Brisket
Try this mouth-watering Texas-style smoked brisket recipe with a special dry rub. It’s perfect for serving with beans, corn on the cob, or a sandwich. Today, learn how to make this flavorful brisket on your Traeger or pellet grill!
Recipe here: Mesquite Smoked Dry Rub Brisket
Elevate your asparagus game with this simple and flavorful smoked asparagus recipe, perfect as a side dish for any occasion. With a buttery lemon taste and smoky aroma, it’s sure to be a hit at your next BBQ!
Recipe here: Smoked Asparagus
Best-Ever Smoked Meatballs
Put these best-ever smoked meatballs on your next dinner party or game day menu and watch how happily and quickly everyone gobbles them up! Featuring a blend of ground beef and pork with loads of freshly grated Parmesan, these ultra juicy meatballs show off the perfect touch of smoky flavor for an added complexity, and you can serve them in so many ways.
Get the Recipe: Best-Ever Smoked Meatballs
Smoked Chili With Chuck Roast
When you need to serve a crowd for game day or a casual backyard party, everyone will rave about this smoked chili recipe. You’ll love how every beefy spoonful is full of tender chuck roast and hearty beans in a perfectly spicy, thick red gravy. For a meat-lover’s chili that’s a sure hit at any cook-off, you’ll return to this recipe over and over again.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chili With Chuck Roast
For the ultimate summer appetizer for any occasion, you’ll turn to this homemade smoked salsa over and over again! Made with only a handful of fresh ingredients, this smoky salsa is perfect for dipping or serving with your favorite Mexican dishes.
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Pellet Grill Ribs
Pop these ribs on a pellet grill for a smoky and wonderful take on ribs. Add your favorite glaze or sauce and serve with corn on the cob or even glazed carrots.
Get the Recipe: Pellet Grill Ribs
Smoked Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Burgers
This smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burger recipe is a must-try. The flavourful and moist patty is perfect for a hearty meal, especially when paired with your favorite toppings!
Recipe here: Smoked Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Burgers
Smoked Baby Back Ribs
This irresistible smoked baby back ribs recipe on a Traeger grill makes your summer BBQs more exciting. These rich, meaty, and easy-to-make ribs will leave your guests wanting more.
Recipe here: Smoked Baby Back Ribs
BBQ Smoked Meatloaf with Glaze
Try this BBQ smoked meatloaf recipe on your pellet grill or Traeger, and you won’t regret it! With a garlicky tomato meatloaf glaze, this rich and meaty recipe is one of the best smoker ground beef recipes.
Recipe here: BBQ Smoked Meatloaf with Glaze
Smoked Sweet Onion Honey Glazed Ham
Smoked sweet onion honey glazed ham is perfect for special occasions like Easter, Christmas, or Thanksgiving. Juicy and flavorful, this ham recipe is perfect for smoking on a pellet smoker or Traeger grill.
Recipe here: Smoked Sweet Onion Honey Glazed Ham
Smoked Shotgun Shells
Think of Smoked Shotgun Shells as an exciting fusion between traditional Italian cuisine and the rustic charm of a Southern BBQ. By introducing the deep, nuanced flavors of smoke to the beloved manicotti, we’re elevating an already delightful dish to a whole new level.
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Smoked Corn on the Cob
As the warm embrace of summer gives way to the crispness of autumn, one culinary tradition bridges these seasons: Smoked Corn on the Cob!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Corn on the Cob
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