65 Traeger Recipes | Simple, Delicious Pellet Grill Recipes

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! It’s great to smoke, grill, sear, bake, and slow cook on them.

I’m always looking for an excuse to fire up my grill! So below, you’ll find mains, sides, veggie options, appetizers, desserts, pizzas, and ideas for holiday centerpieces, like my famous smoked turkey.

Smoked Beef Brisket

My first recipe is the mother of all BBQ: beef brisket. Perfecting a brisket is not easy; it takes control, technique, and a long cooking time. But I have broken it into simple steps, explaining precisely what to do. This one will ensure you produce pitmaster-worthy briskets.

Find The Recipe Here: Traeger Brisket

Smoked Cheesecake

This will be the best dessert you will try all year. If you thought cheesecake was epic, wait until you try it smoked on the Traeger wood-pellet grill. Not only is it simple, but it will wow your guests.

Recipe: Traeger Smoked Cheesecake


Traeger Turkey

This turkey cooked on the Traeger will ensure a juicy, succulent turkey with extra crispy skin. It will be the perfect centerpiece for your table.

Recipe: Traeger Turkey.


Traeger Spiral Ham

This ham is perfect for a holiday meal to impress or a causal weekend dinner. It has a delicious caramelized outer with super juicy and tender ham

Recipe: Traeger Spiral Ham

Smoked Buffalo Turkey Dip

This dip is the perfect way to use up all your leftover turkey. It’s a super filling appetizer, or you can have it as a main.

Recipe: Smoked Turkey Dip

Traeger Whole Smoked Chicken

This chicken always comes out juicy and tender, with a super crispy skin. It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or cookout.

Recipe: Traeger Whole Smoked Chicken

Traeger Cornbread

This cornbread has a delicious smoky flavor from the Traeger, and its moist texture pairs perfectly with brisket, ribs, or chicken.

Recipe: Traeger Cornbread


Pork Belly Burnt Ends Banh Mì

I have smoked super juicy pork belly burnt to stuff in a deliciously crusty bread roll with pickled vegetables, mayo, and fresh herbs.

Recipe: Pork Belly Burnt Ends Banh Mì

Mashed Potatoes Topped With Crispy Bacon

When you thought mashed potatoes couldn’t get any better, we smoked them. With all that cheese, butter, and a smoky hit, you’ll have trouble having enough for everyone.

Recipe: Traeger Smoked Mash Potatoes

Smoked Chicken Thighs

Looking for a simple yet delicious chicken recipe? These chicken thighs always come out succulent and moist when cooked on the Traeger.

Recipe: Traeger Chicken Thighs

0-400 Chicken Wings

These wings are perfect if you don’t have time to preheat the grill but still want succulent wings with super crispy skin. This new trend is 100% worth trying.

Recipe: 0-400 Traeger Wings

Smoked Duck Breast

This is a simple way to ensure your duck breast always comes out perfectly. It works well for a cookout or when you want to impress for dinner.

Recipe: Traeger Smoked Duck Breast

my duck breasts resting after being smoked on my traeger

Traeger Tri Tip

Tri-tip tastes just as good as brisket and takes half the time. You have to try my super simple recipe for juicy, succulent tri-tip slow-cooked on the Traeger, which always comes out tasty.

Recipe: Traeger Tri Tip


Traeger Smoked Cornish Hen

Juicy, succulent smoked hen is an absolute winner for any dinner party or cookout. You don’t often see Cornish hens on the menu, but I think it’s underrated and a delicious alternative to chicken. Just remember to get it a good rub before smoking.

Recipe: Traeger Cornish Hen


Traeger Cuban Sandwich

What could be better than a sandwich stuffed with pulled pork that is combined with orange juice, lime zest and juice, oregano, and red pepper flakes in a pan on the Traeger and heated to perfection, then stuffed between French fluffy bread with pickles, cheese, and mustard….drooooool

Recipe: Traeger Cuban Sandwich

Traeger Egg Salad

An egg salad sandwich is a classic, but imagine how much better it is with smoked eggs. Smoked eggs add a whole new level of flavor. We like to throw half a dozen eggs on the Traeger when cooking up a main meal; then, we have declious smoked eggs to use during the week.

Recipe: Traeger Egg Salad

Traeger Smoked Salmon Bites

Who wouldn’t love crispy, caramelized, but still succulent salmon bites cooked on the Traeger pellet grill? These are perfect appetizers for game day or when trying to impress at a dinner party.

Recipe: Smoked Salmon Bites

Grilled Traeger Broccoli

Take your vegetables to a new level by throwing them in the smoker. This adds so much flavor that everyone will be fighting for more vegetables.

Recipe: Traeger Grilled Broccoli


Gooey Traeger Grilled Cheese

I’ve never met a person who doesn’t love grilled cheese. But do you know how to make it ten times better? Throw it in your Traeger and add that delicious smoky flavor.

Recipe: Traeger Grilled Cheese

Smoked Pork Belly Ends

These juicy caramelized pork belly bites will be a hit at any cookout, dinner party, or weeknight dinner.

RecipeSmoked Pork Belly Ends Traeger


Homemade Traeger Pickles

Pickles go with everything; imagine if you had an unlimited supply of homemade ones! This recipe shows you exactly how to make delicious homemade pickles with your Traeger.

Recipe: Homemade Pickles


Sweet & Spicy Smoked Chicken Wings

What I love about chicken wings is that every culture has its take. Whether it is the spicy Korean wings, honey soy or BBQ sauce with a smoky flavor, they are all delicious!

But you must try my smoked wings; they differ from anything you have had! This one is a perfect mixture of both sweet and hot.

Recipe: Smoked Chicken Wings


Traeger Smoked Bacon Mac And Cheese

Want to know the secret to the best mac and cheese recipe ever? You gotta add crispy bacon!

Recipe: Smoked Bacon Mac And Cheese.


Smoked Duck Jalapeño Poppers

These smoked jalapeno poppers are EPIC! Who wouldn’t love duck stuffed in a jalapeno with cream cheese and wrapped with crispy bacon?

These poppers are perfect for a cookout, tailgating, or a game-day party. You’ll have your friends fighting over them.

Recipe: Traeger Duck Poppers

Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Everyone loves sweet potatoes, but once you smoke them, your guests will go crazy for them. Plus, I love that it is super simple. You can throw them in with your meat; add some toppings, like butter, chives, and cheese.

Recipe: Traeger Sweet Potatoes

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.

Recipe: Traeger NY Strip

how to smoke new york strips on

Traeger Smoked Pork Belly

Don’t you love pork belly? It’s juicy, crispy, and delicious! To ensure you get that perfect crackling, try my recipe below!

Recipe: Traeger Smoked Pork Belly


Traeger Smoked Teriyaki Chicken

What could be better than smoky chicken with a delicious caramelized teriyaki glaze? I like to serve it over rice, sprinkle it with green onions, and top it with more teriyaki sauce.

Recipe: Smoked Teriyaki Chicken

Traeger Stuffed Chicken Breast

Name a better way to serve chicken breasts than stuffing them with feta and spinach. Then smoking the chicken so its juicy and tender and full of flavor.

Recipe: Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Pork Shoulder Burnt Ends

These pieces of juicy caramelized meat candy are smoked on the Traeger and covered in sauce. They are so irresistible and moreish that your guests will be begging for seconds!

Recipe: Pork Shoulder Burnt Ends


Smoky Cauliflower

What could be a better way to cook cauliflower than smoke it? All you need to do is give it a quick rub with oil and BBQ rub and throw it on with your main.

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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 Brownies

These little bites of heaven are also topped with bacon salt, so you’ll get sweet and salty in one bite!

Recipe: https://www.simplymeatsmoking.com/dessert-recipes/traeger-brownies/

Traeger Smoked Pork Belly Strips 

What could be better than caramelized pork belly strips? These are juicy and tender, with a sweet, caramelized exterior.

Recipe: Pork Belly Strips

Smoked Tuna

Looking for an EPIC tuna recipe? This smoked tuna recipe is a family favorite. I like to serve it with rice or roasted sweet potatoes. Top with some kewpie mayo and you have a tasty dinner

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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, try it smoked! Your guests will be begging for the recipe! I only season the lamb with salt and pepper because the flavors shine on their own.

See the smoked lamb rack recipe here.


Smoked Pork Loin

There is no better way to feed a crowd than with a juicy pork loin. The loin gets a good rub with our favorite BBQ rub before its cooked low and slow on the Traeger. Always remember to 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 am ready to share my recipe for juicy turkey breast with perfectly crisp skin

See the smoked turkey breast recipe here.

Traeger Smoked Brats

Bursting with juicy flavors, these sausages are a must-have at any gameday. Make sure you pick up some fresh buns and lay out some toppings like tangy mustard and sauerkraut.

Recipe: Traeger smoked brats


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 be better than gooey oozy smoked cream cheese? It’s the type of appetizer that will disappear before your eyes once your guests try it!

Recipe: Smoked Cream Cheese

Traeger Baby Back Ribs

Don’t worry, . I will never neglect any rib recipes! The 3-2-1 ribs method is all about 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.

Recipe: Baby Back Ribs


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, consider a tasty but minimalistic approach: just some creamy butter with black pepper, topped with sour cream and scallions.

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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? 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 to prepare ahead of time.

See the smoked shotgun shells recipe here.


Traeger Garlic Bread

Who doesn’t love garlic bread? But imagine how much better it is when smoked! This is the perfect side to throw on your Traeger when you are cooking up the main meal, it only takes 5 minutes so you can throw it on right at the end.



Traeger Smoked Chicken Legs

These smoked legs come out perfect whenever smoked on the Traeger. They are juicy and succulent and the skin is perfectly crispy.

Recipe: Smoked Chicken Legs

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

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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 But it also adds a distinctive flavor to the beer.

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Smoked Ribeye Steak on a Traeger

My favorite cut is a rib eye, the intermuscular fat makes the meat so juicy and flavorsome.

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Pulled Pork on a Traeger

There is nothing like classic pulled pork. You can serve it with tacos, nachos, sliders or even with salad.

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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 juicy, decadent, and flavorsome, everything you want in a burger. Every time I serve these at a cookout, my neighbors beg for the recipe.

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Traeger Grilled Carrots

This carrot recipe is better than the others. Once you try 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.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 enhance 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 smoke. 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 and make sure you 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.

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Traeger Smoked Bologna

Smoking your bologna, take a humble deli meat to the next level. I like to add a glaze to add a little more flavor.

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Traeger Smoked Turkey Legs

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

Then give turkey legs a go! They have a large amount of meat but take less time to prepare and cook.

Find The Recipe Here

heating the turkey legs in the oven

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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