4th of July Smoker Recipes (26 Delicious Yet Easy Recipes)

The 4th of July should be a time to sit back with friends and family and indulge in some delicious food. However, when you haven’t worked out what you’re eating, cooking can be stressful.

We’ve tried to ease your worries by putting together some great meat smoking recipes for you to try. There’s something here for everyone to enjoy no matter what their preferences are.

Have a read of the guide below to find out what you’ll be cooking next 4th of July.

Smoked Beef Ribs

Looking for something super simple, these smoked beef ribs are perfect for you. This recipe requires minimal ingredients, effort and is packed full of flavor.

See The Recipe Here

Smoked Beef Brisket

There is nothing like a smoked beef brisket, everyone loves it and it feed a big crowd! They can be tricky to master so make sure you follow my recipe!

See the recipe here

Pulled Pork Burger

You have to try my pulled pork burger, I always make a double batch as they are always the first thing to run out.

Pulled Pork Cakes

These are kind of like arancini balls but better they are stuffed with pulled pork and cream cheese!


Leftover Pulled Pork Flatbread

Nothing beats this flatbread topped with pulled pork, go wild with the toppings you like.



Imagine the delicious combination of bratwurst and nachos! You have to try this at your next 4th of July party.

See The Recipe: Bratchos

Smoked Pork Belly Ends

These juicy caramelized pork belly bites will be a hit at your party.

See The Recipe: Smoked Pork Belly Ends Traeger


Pulled Pork Queso Dip

What could be better than a cheesy pulled pork dip.

See The Recipe: Pulled Pork Queso Dip

Smoked Meatballs

Meatballs for perfect for a 4th of July cookout! I like to serve these with rolls and make meatball subs.

See The Recipe: Meatballs

Smoked Shotgun Shells

What could be better than cheesy ground beef stuffed into pasta tubes then wrapped in bacon and smoked?

Nothing I say!

These shotgun shells are 100% worth the hype! You have to try them!

Plus they are easy finger food to serve during the game and they are simple prepare ahead of time.

See the smoked shotgun shells recipe here.


Smoked Duck Jalapeno Poppers

Everything is better wrapped in bacon! If you have any tried the regular jalapeno poppers your in for a surprise!

Stuffed with duck and cheese, these delicious morsels will be gone in (60) seconds.

See the duck jalapeno poppers recipe here.

Smoked Rack of Lamb

Rack of lamb ALWAYS impresses at a big cookout!

But if you want to make it even better you need to try it smoked! Your guests will be begging for the recipe!

See the smoked lamb rack recipe here.


Smoked Mash Potatoes With Bacon and Cheese

What could be better than smoked mashed potatoes?

Only one thing! Topping them with cheese and bacon!

Your guests will be drooling over this side!

See the smoked mash potatoes recipe here.


Smoked Garlic Bread

Who doesn’t love garlic bread?

But imagine how much better it is when smoked!

Not only do people go wild when I serve this on game day it has to be one of the simplest recipes you’ll ever find.

See the smoked garlic bread recipe here.


0-400 Chicken Wings

Want a recipe for chicken wings that is simple yet super tasty? The 0-400 method is your best bet!

You don’t even need to preheat your grill or smoker.

But imagine how much better it is when smoked!

Not only do people go wild when I serve this on game day it has to be one of the simplest recipes you’ll ever find.

See the smoked garlic bread recipe here.

Smoked Mac and Cheese

Looking for a delicious side dish?

Mac and cheese is perfect! Kids love it as much as the adults!

Plus it’s super simple to put together, then you just throw it in the smoker!

See the recipe here

smoked mac and cheese pellet smoker

Stuffed and Smoked Chicken Breasts

Looking for something you can prepare earlier and just throw in the smoker? These cheese stuffed chicken breasts are perfect, I mean who doesn’t love gooey, oozy cheese stuffed in chicken?

See the Smoked and Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe

Smoked Pig Shots

These delicous bacon cups filled with cheese are the perfect app. Make sure you double your batch!

They will be gone before you know it.

See the recipe here


Smoked Brats

Indulge in the irresistible smoky goodness of our smoked brats. Bursting with juicy flavors, these sausages are a must have at any cookout (especially 4th of July).

Make sure you pick up the some fresh buns and lay out some toppings like tangy mustard and sauerkraut.

See the recipe for smoked brats here


Smoked Chicken Wings

This smoked chicken wing recipe is an awesome crowd-pleaser ideal for the 4th of July festivities.

The use of smoked honey gives it an extra kick and an out-of-this-world flavor.

See The Recipe: Smoked Chicken Wings

Smoked Pork Belly Strips

Have you tried smoked pork belly strips? These are just meat candy and a perfect app for 4th of July!

See The Recipe: Smoked Pork Belly Strips

Salmon Burnt Ends

Looking for another simple yet delicious appetizer? You gotta try my salmon burnt ends. With their juicy interiors and and caramelized outer, you’ll might mistake it for meat candy!

See The Recipe: Salmon Burnt Ends

Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Chicken kabobs are a classic and will satisfied everyone at your cookout. I always double this recipe as it never seems to be enough.

See The Recipe: Grilled Chicken Kabobs


Smoked Pork Belly

Nothing satisfies adult and kids as much as pork belly. I like to smoke it then shred it and serve it in bao buns with hosin and cucumber…drool

See The Recipe: Smoked Pork Belly

Smoked Burgers

There is nothing like a classic! Everyone loves burgers! However smoking them add a whole new level of flavor!

See The Recipe: Smoked Burgers


Smoked Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Just when you thought mac and cheese couldn’t add better, someone adds bacon. This side dish will go in flash!

See The Recipe: Smoked Mac and Cheese With Bacon


Prosciutto Wrapped Smoked Brie

You know how good ooozy goooey cheese it, but imagine wrapping it in prosciutto!

See The Recipe: Prosciutto Wrapped Smoked Brie


Smoked Brownies with Caramel and Bacon Salt

Now this a dessert to impress, especially if make the make the bacon salt.

See The Recipe: Smoked Brownies

Smoked Turkey Breast

Who doesn’t love juicy turkey breast? Its perfect for a cookout as you can shred it and serve it with hamburger buns, taco shells or slider buns

See The Recipe: Smoked Turkey Breast

the turkey breast i smoked

Pulled Pork

Who can resist juicy pulled pork? Its perfect for a cookout, all you need are some burger buns or tacos shells you your go to go!

See The Recipe: Pulled Pork on a Traeger

Pork Shoulder Burnt Ends

These pork shoulder burnt ends are a perfect little bite of BBQ deliciousness. They’re packed with flavor and slow-smoked to give them a great exterior bark. You gotta try these at your 4th July party.

See The Recipe: Pork Shoulder Burnt Ends

Pork Shoulder Burnt Ends Pit Boss

Pulled Pork

Who can resist juicy pulled pork? Its perfect for a cookout, all you need are some burger buns or tacos shells you your go to go!

See The Recipe: Pulled Pork on a Traeger

Baked Potatoes

Potatoes are versatile, you can have them mashed , chips, wedges, or simple steamed baby potatoes.

But these are simple and delicious, they are just smoked.

See The Recipe: Smoked and Baked Potatoes on a Traeger


Smoked Pork Loin with Apple and Cinnamon

Smoking your pork loin is a perfect way to ensure it stay juicy and tender.

The combination of pork loin, apple, and smoking is delicious.

Be careful when smoking the pork that it doesn’t become tough and dry.

See The Recipe Here

Smoked Pork Belly (With Super Crispy Skin)

pork belly burnt ends recipe

Now, this in two recipes in one!

First, smoke your pork belly. See the recipes below

Smoked Pork Belly Recipe Here

Then with the leftovers make smoked pork belly burnt ends!

Recipes for Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Smoked Ribeye Steaks

Why not spoilt your guests and throw some ribeye steaks on the grill?

See The Recipe: Smoked Ribeye Steaks

How To Cook A Ribeye Steak On A Traeger (1)

Smoked Chicken Legs

Who does love juicy smoked chicken drumsticks? I like to use a delicious homemade rub.

See The Recipe: Smoked Chicken Legs

Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Who doesn’t want to munch on juicy baby back ribs and sip on a ice cold beer!

See The Recipe: Smoked Baby Back Ribs

pork baby back ribs smoked and sliced up

Smoked Pork Chops

This dish is great not only for the 4th of July but for any fuss-free meal.

This recipe is simple, easy, and only takes 90 minutes to cook.

For the wood chips, we recommend using apple or maple so that the meat is not overwhelmed.

See The Recipe Here


Smoked French Onion Soup

This is not your traditional 4th of July dish but we still reckon it’s worth a try!

This dish feeds plenty and the caramelized onions make this soup divine.

The soup is also divided into individual proportions making it easy to cater to your guests.

Hot Smoked Salmon

This is a wonderful 4th of July recipe that is incredibly tasty.

This recipe is ideal for beginners or for those that haven’t used their smoker in a while.

The advantage of hot smoking salmon (as opposed to cold) is that it cooks the fish all the way through.

Try serving this dish with pasta, salad, sandwiches, or on its own.

Smoked Lobster

This recipe only takes an hour to cook on the smoker. It’s fresh, yummy, and perfect for a 4th of July barbecue.

When cooking, use a meat thermometer to make sure your lobster is perfectly smoked.

We recommend serving it with the Grilled Corn on the Cob with Coconut Lime Sauce.

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Sometimes it’s best to stick with a classic and other times it is exciting to try something new.

We hope these recipe ideas find their way into your kitchen next 4th of July.

What do you like to cook on the 4th of July?

Smoke On!


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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