40 Christmas BBQ Menu Ideas for the Smoker or Grill

Are you tired of the usual Christmas menu options? You need to amp up your holiday feast with our Christmas BBQ menu ideas. You don’t have to limit yourself to the grill only in summer!

You should embrace smoking and grilling in winter grilling! That way, you can enjoy juicy beef brisket, smoky ribs, and succulent barbecued chicken.

Explore my 40 unique Christmas BBQ menu ideas, from snacks and finger foods to delicious grilled and smoked meats. These menu ideas will help you try something different and enjoy the flavors of a festive barbecue.

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Main Courses

Smoked Spiral Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

Smoked Spiral Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze


Pork Crown Roast

Pork Crown Roast


Traeger Turkey

Get The Recipe: Traeger Turkey


Smoked Rack of Lamb

Get The Recipe: Smoked Rack of Lamb

Christmas Ham

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Smoked Mussels

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Smoked Turkey in a Gas Smoker

Get The Recipe: Smoked Turkey – Gas Smoker

Prime Rib

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Smoked Beef Brisket

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Smoked Cornish Hen

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Smoked Duck Breast

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my duck breasts resting after being smoked on my traeger

Smoked Lamb Shoulder

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Porchetta – Rolled Pork Loin

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Pineapple Bourbon Glazed Ham

Get The Recipe: Pineapple Bourbon Ham

Smoked Turkey Breast

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Smoked Chicken Thighs

Get The Recipe: Smoked Chicken Thighs

Smoked Pork Belly

Get The Recipe: Smoked Pork Belly with Extra Crispy Skin

Smoked Tuna

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Smoked Trout

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Smoked Cod

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Smoked Salmon with Brown Sugar Rub

Get The Recipe: Hot Smoked Salmon With Brown Sugar Rub

Spatchcock Turkey

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Pit Boss Smoked Turkey

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Whole Smoked Duck

Get The Recipe: Whole Smoked Duck


Sides and Appetizers

Smoked Onion Bombs

Get The Recipe: Smoked Onion Bomb

Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Get The Recipe: Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Cowboy Pork Chops

Get The Recipe: Cowboy Pork Chops

Salmon Bites

Get The Recipe: Salmon Bites

Chicken Wings

Get The Recipe: Chicken Wings

Duck Jalapeno Poppers

Get The Recipe: Duck Jalapeno Poppers

Smoked and Grilled Brussels sprouts

Get The Recipe: Smoked and Grilled Brussel Sprouts

Bacon Mac and Cheese

Get The Recipe: Bacon Mac and Cheese

Pork Belly Strips

Get The Recipe: Pork Belly Strips

Smoked Brocolli

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Cheesy Potatoes

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Cedar Plank Brie

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Smoked Shotgun Shells

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Grilled Zucchini

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Smoked Cheez-Its

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Grilled Carrots with Honey Butter

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Mashed Potatoes

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Smoked Cheesecake With Caramel Sauce

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Grilled Brownies With Caramel and Bacon Salt

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Smoked Pumpkin Pie

Get The Recipe: Pumpkin Pie

Smoke On!


Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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