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Traeger Recipes

Pellet Grill Recipes

My easy Traeger Recipes are going to have your firing that grill up and smoking alllllll week long. You’re going to love your wood-pellet grill even more than you already do, and if you don’t have one you are really going to want one soon!

Traeger Recipe Collection


If you would like to jump right into some of the greatest hits, here’s a handy list for you to peruse. For a list of my favorites, with pictures, see our Traeger Recipes page! Otherwise, just keep scrolling for all of the smoked deliciousness below.

What is a Traeger Grill?

A Traeger is a brand of pellet grill that allows you to smoke, grill, and bake on it in a super user-friendly way. It is like smoking, simplified.

Why Traeger?

We bought our Traeger at Costco, but they are available all over the place, including on Amazon. Traegers are easy, have amazing customer service, and have been super consistent and easy to use even for a beginner smoker.

Tips For Starting Out With Traeger Grills

  • Buy a bigger grill than you think you’ll need. Especially if you feed large groups.
  • Join one of the many Traeger Facebook groups! You’ll have access to lots of Traeger fans who have been using these machines for years and years. Their advice is amazing!
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment. Nothing is set in stone. Play a little and have fun with your cooking!
  • BOOKMARK THIS PAGE. All of the new Traeger recipes and articles will appear here as they are published!

What Traeger Recipe Should I Make FIRST?

Traeger enthusiasts and Traeger themselves will recommend roasting a whole chicken first, and we do too. You can find our post about that here on the Traeger Grilled Chicken page.

If a whole chicken isn’t your thing, make this Grilled Buffalo Chicken. You won’t regret it!

If you want to see my Complete Guide to Getting Started Pellet Grilling, clicky the linky!

Traeger BBQ Chicken Lollipop

Traeger Chicken Lollipop

Traeger Barbecue Chicken Lollipops are not necessarily candy, but they sure are pretty darn sweet eats. A chicken leg smoked on a Traeger grill works on its own merits. Add some barbecue sauce and now we are talking about the neighbors finding excuses to drop by unexpectedly. Traeger Smoked Chicken Lollipops Dressing up the leg …

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Spinach Dip Rollups

This Spinach Dip Rollup is everything you love about this popular appetizer, and more. A whole bag of baby spinach sautéed with garlic and butter, then mixed with cream cheese, sour cream, mayo and copious amounts of mozzarella, Swiss and Parmesan cheeses. Then rolled up into a flaky crescent roll and baked to golden perfection. …

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Smoked Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Smoked Buttermilk Fried Chicken sounds like the title to an epic Southern Gothic novel. In fact, it also tastes like an enduring saga. It starts in the sour curdle of buttermilk, then braves the smoke and flames to make it through ok. Finally, it ends in the happy crunch of perfectly fried chicken. Smoked Buttermilk …

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BBQ Smoked Sausage Bites

These BBQ Smoked Sausage Bites will have you and your guests going back to the serving platter again and again! This is kielbasa, andouille, and garlic apple sausage that’s been sliced, sauteed, and browned on a flat top, and then smoked on the Traeger with BBQ sauce. Smoked Sausage Bites These easy appetizers were such …

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Traeger Grilled Spaghetti Squash

This simple Grilled Spaghetti Squash is one of the easiest and tastiest ways that I’ve found to cook this versatile vegetable. Drizzled with browned butter and finished with fresh herbs, it’ll make a squash-lover out of even the pickiest of eaters. Grilled Spaghetti Squash Traeger grilled spaghetti squash makes spaghetti squash way more interesting! I …

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Traeger Thanksgiving Dressing

Traeger Thanksgiving Dressing is an easy and delicious way to make a classic holiday dressing. You know that oven space is precious on the holiday, even if you are rocking a double oven. Save some space and fire up your pellet grill and make a pan of everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish.  Grilled Thanksgiving Dressing …

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Traeger Grilled Carrots

These delicious Traeger Grilled Carrots are cooked on the pellet grill, drizzled with browned butter, and seasoned with fresh herbs. It is perfect for holiday dinners or Tuesday evenings.  Traeger Grilled Carrots Traeger grilled carrots will bring the more than bunnies bouncing in for a bite. Be sure to take advantage of all the colors …

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Smash Burgers

Smash burgers are a special kind of burger that has you saving the flattening for ON the grill. It makes sure as much of the actual burger as possible is in contact with your flat top, and makes the BEST crust.  Smash Burgers These smash burgers are not only easy to make,  but they are …

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Traeger Funeral Potatoes

Traeger Grilled Funeral Potatoes are basically a big pan of comfort carbs. Cheese, potatoes, creamy soups, and sour cream all come together to turn the potatoes themselves into something amazing. The corn flake crust just adds a layer of crunch that you’ll be fighting over, despite the strange name. Grilled Funeral Potatoes Strangely-named but utterly …

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