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.

Find The Brisket Recipe Here

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.

Find The Recipe Here

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Smoky Mash Potatoes Topped With Bacon

Just when you thought mash potatoes couldn’t get any better we smokes them. With all that cheese and butter and a smoky hit you’ll have trouble having enough for everyone.

See the recipe for Traeger Smoked Mash Potatoes here.

Traeger Smoked Chicken Thighs

Looking for a simply yet delicious chicken recipe? Theses thighs always come out super succulent and moist.

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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 trends is 100% worth trying

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Smoked Duck Breast

This is a simple way to ensure you duck breast comes out perfectly each and every time. It works well for cookout and when you want to impress for a dinner part.

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Smoked Salmon Bites

Who wouldn’t love crispy, caramelised but still succulent salmon bites. These are a perfect appetizers for game day or when your trying to impress at a dinner party.

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Gooey Grilled Cheese

I’ve never meet a person who doesn’t love a grilled cheese. But do you know how to make it 10 times better? Throw it in your Traeger and add those delicious smoky flavor.

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Smoked Pork Belly Ends

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

See The RecipeSmoked Pork Belly Ends Traeger

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Homemade Pickles

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

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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 they are all delicious!

But you have to try my smoked wings, they are totally different from anything you have had before! This one is a perfect mixture of both sweet and hot.

Find The Recipe Here

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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.

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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?

Steal the show when you bring out a tray of these treats, even if the Superbowl isn’t on…

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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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Traeger 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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Smoked Teriyaki Chicken

What could be better than smoky chicken with you a delicious caramelized teriyaki glaze?

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Traeger Smoked and Stuffed Chicken Breast

Name a better way to serve chicken breasts than stuffing them with feta and spinach?

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Smoked Pork Shoulder Burnt Ends

These pieces juicy caramelised meat candy will have you guests begging for seconds!

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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 your hitting sweet and salty in one go!

See the recipe here; https://www.simplymeatsmoking.com/dessert-recipes/traeger-brownies/

Smoked Pork Belly Strips 

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

Find The Recipe For Pork Belly Strips Here 

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.

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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.

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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.

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Smoked Brats

Bursting with juicy flavors, these sausages are a must have at any gameday.

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

See the recipe for Traeger smoked brats here

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Smoked Cheesecake

You have to try this smoked cheesecake! Topped with caramel and cooked on the smoker, be prepared to let out your belt for this decadent dessert.

See The Recipe: Smoked Cheesecake

Smoked and Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon

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

Nothing I say!

Find The Recipe Here

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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.

Find The Recipe Here

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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 and top 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?

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.

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Smoked Garlic Bread

Who doesn’t love garlic bread?

But imagine how much better it is when smoked!

See the smoked garlic bread recipe here.

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Smoked Chicken Legs

These smoked legs come out perfect every time. They are juicy, succulent and the skin is perfectly crispy.

See The 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 had fun trying to perfect the bacon weave with precision.

Find The Recipe Here

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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.

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Smoked Ribeye Steak on a Traeger

My favorite cut is a ribeye, the intermuscular fat makes the meat so juicy and flavoursome.

Find The Recipe Here

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Pulled Pork on a Traeger

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

Find The Recipe Here

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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.

Find The Recipe Here

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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.

Find The Recipe Here

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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.

Find The Recipe Here

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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.

Find The Recipe Here

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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.

Find The Recipe Here

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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!

Find The Recipe Here

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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

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

Find The Recipe Here

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

Find The Recipe Here

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Charlie

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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Smoke On!

Charlie

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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