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Traeger Grilled Pork Chops

Traeger Grilled Pork Chops are a perfect way to use those amazing bone-in thick-cut pork chops you find. Keep them tender and juicy and full of flavor by utilizing your pellet grill and adding some smoke to these beautiful cuts of meat!

Traeger Grilled Pork Chops

Traeger Grilled Pork Chops

Juicy grilled tender pork chops used to be a thing that only existed in commercials and my dreams — but not anymore.

With a pellet grill and high-quality pork chops, you can have the best of both worlds and you can stop eating leathery, touch pork chops, and start eating these. Because they are amazing.

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We picked up these thick cut bone-in pork chops recently, and they were just screaming for Traeger treatment. You can definitely cook these on another kind of grill as well, but you won’t get as much of the delicious smoky flavor as you will if you are grilling with wood!

This smoked pork chop recipe will not only have you coming back for seconds, but you’ll be adding this to your rotation all grilling-season long.

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Speaking of your rotation, I’ve got a few more you’ll want to add to that too.

More Easy Traeger Recipes here!

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How to make pork chops on the pellet grill

We threw these on the grill after a healthy dose of our BBQ Rub along with my perfect grilled asparagus. They grill at 450° for about 6 minutes a side, or until the internal temp reaches 145°. That makes this a perfect weeknight dinner that comes together fast, and the whole family will love it.

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Traeger Grilled Pork Chops on the grill

What should you serve with grilled pork chops?

We served this with a side of applesauce, and ALL of my kids chowed! All of them. That rarely happens. It is also a classic pair with pork chops, so there is no need to reinvent the wheel.

Here are some other great side dish ideas to try, too.

Traeger Grilled Pork Chops on white plate with vegetables

Easy Traeger Recipes you’ll make again and again

  • Traeger Smoked Beef – Oh yeah baby. The best barbecue shredded beef I’ve ever personally had. Takes forEVER but it is almost all passive so you’ll be okay. Set a timer and do your thing.
  • Traeger Beef Jerky – Delicious, and much cheaper than buying it!
  • Traeger Smoked Salmon – Another one that tastes SO MUCH BETTER and costs a lot less when you make it at home!
  • Traeger Bacon – Ain’t no bacon like smoked baked that’s re-smoked. It is ridiculous and incredible, and I am not overselling this.
  • Traeger Smoked Beef Tenderloin – is fancy and delicious.
  • Reverse Seared Flank Steak – is also a special treat that your whole family will love!

Have a Cocktail with dinner!

Traeger Beef Jerky

What kind of grilling do you like to do?

Do you charcoal grill? Gas grill? Have you tried a smoker or pellet grill?

We’ve tried all of the above besides the actual smoker so far, but honestly, I’m not sure we’ll even need to go that route. We’ve gotten some pretty amazing smoke rings from the pellet grill, so I don’t really see a need for another piece of gear at this moment.

Of course, I’m kind of a gear freak so I’m sure we’ll end up with some fun new toys before long.

Traeger Grilled Pork Chops on a plate with asparagus

What can you make with leftover pork chops?

If you have leftovers, may I suggest whipping them up into this Spicy Yaki Udon?

Traeger Pork Chops

Traeger Grilled Pork Chops
Yield: 6 people

Traeger Grilled Bone-in Pork Chops

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Traeger Grilled Pork Chops are a perfect way to use those amazing bone-in chops you find, and keep them tender and juicy and full of flavor.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  1. Preheat pellet grill to 450°. Place seasoned pork chops on grill, and close lid. Cook 6 minutes per side, or until internal temps reach 145°.
  2. Remove from heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 398Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 46g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

lewis lawson

Friday 31st of July 2020

i love my traeger grill. best grill in the world. talked my daughter into getting one for her husband for Fathers day. He loves it.

Nicole Johnson

Friday 31st of July 2020

That's awesome! Welcome to the Traeger club! ;)

Steve J.

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

You are amazing Nicole Thanks. -Steve J.


Friday 14th of June 2019 very new to smoking (meats)....ha ha. Normally you are cooking low and slow. So it’s recommended to do smoked pork chops high temp and short time frame?? Will you still get the smoked flavor??? I have a PitBoss smoker, same as Treager, just cost effective. Anyway, they both work the same. I have had great results from ribs to pineapple upside down cake!! Can’t wait to try this pork, just want to have success when trying. Thanks!!

Nicole Johnson

Saturday 15th of June 2019

You can slow cook pork chops as well if you'd like. There will definitely be more smoke flavor if you do that. It all depends on what outcome you are after. These chops are bone-in and delicious. I do have a smoked option here as well:


Thursday 16th of August 2018

This looks delicious! You can never go wrong with a pellet grill and pork chops! Can't wait to try it, great recipe!

Nicole Johnson

Thursday 16th of August 2018

Thanks, Mackenzie! I appreciate you stopping by!

Stephanie Raffaele

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

This is really a great recipe. But a thin chop is hard to grill consistently while maintaining juicy freshness. Also, This recipe works well for wood fired or charcoal cooking.

Nicole Johnson

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

Thanks, Stephanie!

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