Searching for the perfect side dish?
Look no further. You have come to the right place!
Smoking food gives it that fantastic, well, smoky flavor. We’ve compiled some brilliant smoked side recipes that suit all sorts of mains
Have a read of the article below to find your new favorite dish.
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Smoked Macaroni and Cheese
Mac and cheese: everyone’s favorite classic comfort food.
This smoked mac and cheese recipe takes things to the next level by giving a smoky spin on a classic. We recommend using mild wood (like apple, maple, or cherry) so that the smoke doesn’t overwhelm the creamy dish.
Smoked Carrots in Brown Butter
Take the humble carrots and smoke it! You won’t believe how carrots are smoked! All you need is some butter and some seasoning and you have an epic side!
SPAM Burnt Ends
A new spin on the original meat candy! Make sure you give my SPAM burnt ends a go.
It will surprise you how good they are!
Smoked Onion Bombs
Looking for a crowd pleaser? These onions bombs will have your guests begging for the recipe.
Smoked Corn Bread
What could be better than a classic side like corn bread?
Traeger Duck Poppers
These are the perfect sides for any cookout, party or event.
Smoked Salmon Burnt Ends
Thought that you could only make burnt ends from brisket?
Nope! I have created a delicious recipe for salmon burnt ends in a hot honey sauce!
Smoked Grilled Cheese
This could be a side, quick snack or an appetizer that will have you guests talking.
We all love a grilled cheese, but imagine how much better it is smoked.
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.
Smoked Shotgun Shells
You may have seen these everywhere! All the pitmasters are making them, but for a reason!
They are delicious!
What could be better than meat and cheese stuffed in pasta and smoked? Nothing I say!
Prosciutto Wrapped Smoked Brie
I have one work for this recipe… EPIC!
What could be better than cheese wrapped in prosciutto and then smoked? Nothing at all!
The cheese is gooey and prosciutto is perfectly crispy and smoky…..drooooool!
Try my prosciutto wrapped smoked brie recipe, you’ll love it!
Pickles are the perfect side dish for any meal. They help to cut thought the richness. But what is even better than your traditional pickles? Ones you smoke your self at home.
BBQ Smoked Baked Potatoes
This recipe is perfect for using up leftover potatoes and adding tons of flavor to your food.
By simply baking potatoes and then smoking them in aluminum foil, you end up with a natural smoke flavor. Yukon Gold or russet plump potatoes are great choices for this recipe.
Smoking your zucchini is a quick and easy way to add flavor and to whip up an easy side!
Smoked Baked Beans with Bacon
Smoked baked beans are a perfect dish for the cooler months, this recipe is hearty and filling. This dish is also great for serving larger groups, using up tinned foods and leftovers.
This recipe is jam-packed full of spices and sauces, but adjust the ingredients to your liking.
Smoked Sweet Potatoes
A perfect side when you need something simple yet delicious! Try my famous smoked sweet potatoes for yourself!
Smoked Refried Bean Dip
This is a really fun dish that’s ideal for entertaining or for simply treating yourself!
Smoking the beans gives them an even tastier flavor and it doesn’t take much effort either.
If you’re looking to give it some fresh flavor, try adding chorizo, lime juice, or jalapeño peppers to the dip.
Try serving the dip with fajitas, tacos, nachos, or carnitas!
Smoked Burnt Brisket Ends
Sticky, saucy, smoked burnt brisket ends are a delicious side dish!
This recipe is perfect for those that love their meat a little bit sweet but with a whole lot of flavor.
If you’re new to smoking, this is also a great recipe to try out (because it doesn’t matter if things get burnt!).
Burnt brisket ends are best eaten on their own and make a fantastic appetizer.
Smoked Pineapple in Brown Sugar
Smoked pineapple is perfect as a dessert or chopped up and put in a salad for a sweet kick.
This will blow your guest’s tastebuds away!
Looking to use up those extra vegetables in the fridge?
Serve with pulled pork, pork loin, or smoked chicken.
Smoked Rotal Dip With Bacon!
This cheesy dip is loaded with flavor! It has jalapenos, sausage, and BACON!
What more could you want?
Smoked Corn on The Cob
There is nothing like the lassic corn on a cob at a cookout!
But why not take the flavor to the next level and smoke your corn?
Its declious and healthy!
Smoked Brussel Sprouts
If you don’t like Brussel sprouts maybe it’s because you’ve never had them smoked…
Smoking Brussel sprouts makes them tender on the inside with crisp skin on the outside. Simply combine olive oil, salt, and black pepper to season and top with bacon bits.
This dish can be served with a variety of cuts of meat, as well as crab meat and other seafood.
Smoked Cream Cheese
Smoked cream cheese is gooey and oozy! Declious for a pre dinner cheese palte or a side for your BBQ!
Looking for a declious winter warmer?
Or maybe somewthing to use up your leftover brisket or pulled pokrk?
You have to trey my smoked chili! Its EPIC!
Smoked Hot Dog Burnt Ends
A cheap and easy side dish!
This dish only takes 90 minutes to smoke, so it also works well as a last-minute side dish.
Smoked Deviled Eggs
These are not your typical smoked eggs.
Tasty, simple, and requires minimal effort, by smoking the eggs you get incredible flavors. This recipe uses bacon as a topping but feels free to play around with toppings for extra flavor.
If you’re using wood pellets, use hickory for ideal smokiness.
There are plenty of options out there if you’re looking for a smoked side dish.
From smoked sausages to mac and cheese- there’s sure to be a perfect recipe out there for everyone.
So, what are you waiting for? Go get your smoker ready and start cooking!
Do you have a favorite recipe for smoked side dishes?
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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