65 Of The Best Traeger Recipes (Recipes for Weeknights, Holidays, Cookouts)

Looking for some delicious recipes for your Traeger grill?

Below are our favorite Traeger recipes, there are so many good ones you’ll be covered for weeknights, cookouts and special events!

Im always looking for an excuse to fire up my grill, so let me what you love to cook on your Traeger!

Smoked Beef Brisket on a Traeger

My first Traeger recipe suggestion is the mother of all BBQ.

That’s right, a beef brisket.

Perfecting a brisket is no easy task as it takes control, technique, and a long cooking time.

There is an art to perfecting but still a great challenge for beginner smokers.

It is however made easier on your Traeger.

Note: A pork butt brisket can be just as tasty if you prefer a pork recipe.

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Traeger Smoked Cheesecake

This will be the best dessert you try all year.

If you thought cheesecake was epic wait until you try it smoked.

Not only is it simple but it will wow the pants off your guests.

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Sweet & Spicy Traeger Smoked Chicken Wings

What I love about chicken wings is that every culture has its own take.

Whether it is the spicy Korean type with sesame seeds on top.

Or a sweet honey BBQ sauce with a smoky flavor.

Whatever sauce or flavoring is up to you.

This one is a perfect mixture of both sweet and hot.

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Traeger Smoked Bacon Mac And Cheese

Want to know the secret to the best mac and cheese recipe ever?

You gotta add crispy bacon!

See the recipe for Smoked Bacon Mac And Cheese here.


Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Everyone loves sweet potatoes, but once you smoked them your guests will go crazy for them.

Plus I love that it is super simple and you can just throw them in with your meat.

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Smoked NY Strip

A popular choice amongst pitmasters is the NY strip. It has just the right amount of marbling and comes out perfectly when smoked.

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how to smoke new york strips on

Smoked Pork Belly

How doesn’t love pork belly? It juicy, crispy and delicious! Make sure you try my recipe below!

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Lamb Burgers

Does your family love burgers? But do you want to try something a little different?

Then try my famous lamb burgers. They have a delicious mint vinaigrette that you’ll love.

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Smoked Tuna

Looking for an EPIC tuna recipe? This smoked tuna recipe is a family favourite.

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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 Pork Loin

There is an better way to feed a crowd than with a juicy pork loin.

Make sure you always allow time to brine it.

See the smoked pork loin recipe here.


Smoked Turkey Breast

It can be tricky to smoke turkey breast perfectly.

But I have nailed this one and ready to share my recipe for juicy turkey breast with perfectly crisp skin

See the smoked turkey breast 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 and Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon

What could be better than juicy pork loin wrapped in bacon?

Nothing I say!

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rolled stuffed pork roast on the bbq

Smoked Cream Cheese

What could possible be better than gooey oozy smoked cream cheese?

Its the type of appetizer that will disappear before you eyes once your guests try it!

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3-2-1 Method Baby Back Smoked Traeger Ribs

Don’t worry America, I would never neglect any ribs recipes!

The 3-2-1 ribs method is the timing.

– First, smoke for 3 hours on low heat and with heavy smoke.

– The second stage is then wrapping the ribs in butcher paper or a foil packet with a liquid.

– The last stage is basting your favorite sauce and grilling at medium heat for an hour.

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Traeger Baked Potatoes

Potatoes are versatile much like your Traeger pellet grill.

Mashed potatoes, chips, wedges, or simple steamed baby potatoes.

This recipe calls for a bigger variety so they can be smoked whole.

Or even stuffed!

If you want to keep it vegetarian then consider a tasty but minimalistic approach.

Just some creamy butter with black pepper.

Topped with sour cream and scallions.

It can also be a complementary side dish for our next recipe!

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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 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.


Traeger Smoked Meatloaf

A perfect meatloaf has it all.

This particular recipe has bacon and cheese stuffed with cheese.

What cheese will you use?

Monetary jack?

A strong English cheddar.

Or maybe even a tangy dutch blue cheese?

I had fun trying to perfect the bacon weave with precision.

How will you make it your own?

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Smoked Beer Can Chicken on a Traeger

Whole chicken smoked with a beer can!

Sounds crazy right?

Not only does the beer help contain the moisture within the proteins.

But it also adds a distinctive flavor to the beer.

The only question is what are you drinking?

Paprika and onion power goes very well as a spice rub!


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Smoked Ribeye Steak on a Traeger

My favorite cut is a ribeye.

The high intermuscular fat makes the meat so juicy and flavoursome.

If you are smoking multiple, have your butcher cut them to the same size.

This will ensure they cook all at the same time.

So you and your friends can enjoy all that delicious flavor together.

What rub will you be using?

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Pulled Pork on a Traeger

Remember my first suggestion?

You smoke this pulled pork with the same technique.

Low and slow for a tasty assertive smoke flavor.

You can use the pork in various recipes.

Like in tacos or stuffed in a crusty white bun with apple sauce.

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Traeger Smoked Sirloin

There is no better way to cook sirloin than smoking it.

I find if you cook it hot and fast it can dry out. So go with indirect heat.

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Traeger Smoked Burgers

These smoked burgers are epic. They are everything you want in a burger, juicy, decadent and flavoursome.

Every time I serve these at a cookout, my neighbours beg for the recipe.

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Traeger Smoked Carrots

This carrot recipe blows all the other out of the park.

Once you have tried smoked carrots you’ll never go back. Plus they are simple to throw on next to your meat.

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Traeger Smoked Garlic

Smoking garlic not only softens and enhances the amazing flavor.

But it also keeps well in your fridge.

So you can eat it, smothered on toast as a late-night snack.

Just remember to brush your teeth afterward.

Tip: Add some gourmet sea salt on top after cooking.

This will add to the taste and texture.

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Pizza on a Traeger

Who doesn’t like pizza?

Did you ever think that you would be cooking one on your Traeger?

Don’t always pick the easy way out by ordering takeaway!

Utilize the various cooking methods that a Traeger has to offer.

And get that authentic wood-fired flavor.

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Traeger Grilled Brussel Sprouts

Don’t let the Brussel sprouts boil over and get mushy this Christmas.

Jazz them up with some delicious char.

You might even get your children to enjoy them!

Brush with salted butter towards the end of the cooking time.

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Traeger Smoked Asparagus

One of my top vegetables to eat.

Try and get some in-season from your local farmers’ market.

Go for the ones with the thicker stems.

Don’t forget plenty of freshly cracked black pepper.

The simple recipe the better I say!

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Smoked Venison

Want to impress with your knowledge of game smoking recipes?

This smoked venison recipe will knock their socks off.

Find The Smoked Venison Recipe Here

Traeger Smoked Bologna

Bologna is a mix of meat that is creamed and then stuffed into a casing.

Kind of like a large sausage.

The creativity of spices, additives, and aromatics is up to you.

Once smoked it can be cooled down and refrigerated.

As homemade deli meat.


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Traeger Grills Smoked Texas Chili-Con-Carne

Who doesn’t relish in the bolder flavors of cumin and a herb thyme mixture?

The black beans and shredded beef are a perfect match. 

Cook this recipe like our ancestors over the fire.

The meat cooks low and slow for 4-5 hours and forms complex flavors.

Up your chili game with a chipotle sauce and top with cheese.

Why not try serving with buckwheat instead of rice?

For a gluten-free alternative.

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Traeger Smoked Turkey Legs

Don’t fancy cooking a whole turkey but still want to keep it traditional at Thanksgiving?

The flavor of turkey is amplified by Traeger mesquite pellets.

The legs have a large amount of meat but take less time to prepare and cook.

Add garlic and brown sugar-based rub to ensure the skins crisp and caramelize.

Leaving the bone in will enhance the texture and flavor.

While helping to retain the heat.

Find The Recipe Here

heating the turkey legs in the oven

Honey Smoked Carrots

A vegetarian pleaser and (somewhat) nutritional recipe.

These whole sweet carrots make a great accompaniment to the above turkey leg recipe.

Add a hint of orange to wow your guests and create some talking points.

Do not remove the skin for a more rustic touch.

But wash them thoroughly.

The sweet and savory flavor of the carrot creates exquisite flavors.

Find The Recipe Here

Traeger Smoked Jalapeño Poppers

My last vegetarian option with a kick!

Steal the show when you bring out a tray of these treats.

Even if the Superbowl isn’t on…

Add the seeds back into your cream cheese stuffing to make them spicier.

But maybe warn your guests first!

The heat will gently char the skins to help this classic pepper to a whole new level.

And texture.

Find The Recipe Here

Smoke On!


Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

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 adventures with you!

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