These Easy Smoker Recipes will keep your smoker running non-stop. From seafood and fish to traditional low-and-slow barbecue, you’ll find something for everyone here in my collection of recipes for smokers.
Easy Smoker Recipes
Whether you are new to smoking food or an old pro, you’ll find a ton of great home-tested and family-approved recipes here in my easy smoker recipe collection.
What type of smoker do I use?
We use two Traeger wood-pellet grills for our grilling and smoking. You can use whatever brand you’d like to make these recipes, just adjust according to the manufacturer directions of your particular brand and model.
What’s the difference between smoking and grilling?
It seems obvious, but it is not JUST the smoke. That is the main element, of course. You can’t smoke without it (get that liquid smoke away from me please and thank you), but there are some clever workarounds that let you smoke on a grill that is NOT technically a smoker.
The other difference is temperature. Typically when you smoke something you are doing so for relatively long periods of time at lower temperatures.
Can I substitute X for Y?
Maybe? Unless specified in the post, substitutions haven’t been tested so you are on your own there. If you DO make substitutions, make sure to do so intelligently.
- Subbing yellow mustard for brown? Probably fine.
- Subbing in a different brand of rub? LIVE YOUR LIFE.
- Red wine vinegar for apple cider vinegar? Mayyyyybe, but you’re starting to find the line.
What are my favorite smoked recipes?
This is like asking me what kid is my favorite. The answer there is the one who is annoying me the least that day. The answer here is similar. My favorite smoked recipes undoubtedly is one that my husband cooks FOR me. Food always tastes better when it isn’t you cooking it. Here are a handful I’d put out for any guests, and proudly.
- Smoked Shredded Beef Sandwiches
- Homemade Beef Jerky
- Smoked Salmon
- Walleye with Cream Sauce
- Grilled Scallops
- Smoked Turkey
- Smoked Burgers
- Smoked Tri-Tip
- Smoked Prime Rib
- Smoked Beef Tenderloin
Best Smoker Recipes
The best smoker recipes can be a matter of opinion, but we’re doing our very best to put together one of the most extensive collections of home-smoked recipes that are available.
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Smoked Meat Recipes
We all know that we can smoke any number of foods, but the most popular and most common for us is always going to be smoked meat recipes.
From seafood to pork, beef, chicken, wild game, and other various poultry, you can find them all here in our extensive smoker recipes section.
Electric Smoker Recipes
In addition to being easy to do, these recipes were all made using an electric smoker, specifically a Traeger Wood-Pellet Grill.
Electric smoker recipes are easy to cook, hard to screw up, and can be done by someone of any skill set. Beginner to expert, these recipes will keep you smoking all day long.
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This bright dish filled with grilled salmon, Mediterreinean flavors, and vegetables as far as the eye can see.
Easy smoked smashed potatoes are cooked over wood fire and have a crisp skin that crackles when you bite it, but creamy soft centers.
Delicious smoked caramelized onions are a whole new level of onion awesomeness.
Easy Traeger Togarashi Pork Tenderloin is grilled on your bbq grill or wood-pellet grill, covered in delicious Togarashi seasoning,
This bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin is one of those recipes that LOOKS really fancy but is actually a snap to throw together.
Delicious smoked beef tenderloin is easy to make, but ultra impressive to serve.
These are the ultimate wing. The best of the best, and will go down in history as my all-time favorite appetizer. Quote me on it. They are SO GOOD. Smoked and Fried wings are my perfect match, and you have to try these at least once in your life, I feel that strongly about them.
This easy Roast Beef Bowl is made with leftover steak or pot roast! A delicious way to use up that extra food and make it into something extraordinary!
These easy beef and mushroom biscuit pockets use leftover roast beef or steak and turn it into a delicious, portable meal that your whole family will love! Make this in the oven if you don't want to fire up the wood-pellet grill!
My Traeger Grilled Buffalo Chicken Legs are a delicious and more economical way to enjoy buffalo chicken without sacrificing any of the flavors of their buffalo wing relatives. Cooking these over wood fire gives it a hint of smoke too, which amplifies the whole buffalo experience.
Get the taste of a buffalo chicken wing without all the mess. This Traeger Grilled Cholula Buffalo Chicken Recipe is made with a homemade Cholula buffalo sauce that is one of my favorite buffalo sauces! Toss these on your grill and periodically brush them with more buffalo sauce for a tender, juicy, and epically flavored chicken breasts.
This Traeger Buffalo Chicken Flatbread is so easy to make on the grill, and bursting with flavor. Tender chunks of chicken, a buffalo sauce that carries a nice kick, and lots of melted cheese cover these pre-made mini Pita breads and seriously pushes the "easy button" on dinner.
These easy Traeger Grilled Chile Lime Chicken Breasts are packed with flavor, super moist, and are good for SO MANY THINGS. Make these. You'll love it.
This Traeger Cheeseburger Meatloaf is tender, juicy, and a little smokey, and even better the next day. This is the kind of meatloaf recipe that you should double so you can have leftover meatloaf sandwiches the next day. Or just leave it single if you don't have a giant family like mine because this recipe makes two loafs!
These delicious homemade cheddar bay biscuit copycats are cooked on your wood-fired grill.
Warm, hearty, filling, and delicious Traeger Beef Pot Pie utilizes leftover pot roast, fresh veggies, and rich gravy.
Cheesy stuffed burgers are grilled over wood and topped with more cheese and grilled onions.
Delicious creamy grilled vegetable bisque is an easy fall dinner featuring all the flavors of your favorite veggie tray!
Easy grilled vegetables that are wood-fired and covered in delicious Traeger vegetable seasoning!
Traeger Kalbi beef short ribs are the easy, and delicious way to begin your culinary journey into the many wonders of Korean cuisine.
These delicious chicken legs are rubbed with oil and Korean BBQ Seasoning blend, and then cooked on the Traeger Wood-Pellet Grill!
This simple salmon recipe is flavored with a delicious lemon pepper rub, cooks quickly, and is delicious!
Delicious and creamy homemade alfredo sauce with Traeger-grilled shrimp and scallops is one of the best meals I've eaten all year. Easy prep. Easy cook. Fancy dinner DONE.
Traeger White Wine Chicken and Mushrooms is a fancy dinner that is more than up for any company you can throw at it.
This salmon is SO easy, but is one of my favorite meals! Togarashi is my new "go-to" seasoning these days, so buckle up! it packs a little kick from the spice, but nothing that you can't handle.
Delicious Togarashi Grilled Asparagus uses a super flavorful Japanese seasoning mix to make grilled asparagus even more amazing than it already was. Like whoa.
This easy grilled Corn on the Cob is cooked on your Traeger or other wood-pellet grill. Check it out, and make it today!
Try my Honey Balsamic Traeger Grilled Chicken Legs and prepare to love them. With the right amount of sweet from the honey and tang from the vinegar, these are bursting with flavor! Cooking them on the Traeger just adds a whole new level of awesome.
These grilled pork tenderloin sliders have a piece of grilled pineapple on top, delicious teriyaki sauce, and are served on toasted Hawaiian rolls.
My Traeger Grilled Pork Ribs leaped immediately to #1 on my favorite grill recipes list. These aren't quick, but they ARE easy. 5-4-1 take on the 3-2-1 method.
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.
My Traeger Smoked Beef Roast is BBQ Beef, but like on overdrive. This starts out on your wood-fired grill or smoker, and smokes on low heat for 6 hours, and then gets a slow beer braise on the stovetop until that roast is fork-tender and shreddable.
Traeger Smoked Meatball Rigatoni is a hearty, rich, pasta dish that is packed full of cheese, meatballs, and delicious marinara.
These Traeger Smoked Italian Meatballs are smoked for about an hour, and then finished off at 325 until they are done. Packed with Italian flavor, these are great on their own as appetizers, in a meatball sub, or in some smoked meatball marinara.
Spatchcock Turkey is the best turkey! Get used to evenly cooked, moist, juicy, and delicious meat – both white AND dark.
Traeger Smoked Salsa Verde is a simple grilled salsa that has a touch of smoke, a bit of heat, and heaps of fresh flavor. Lime juice adds a touch of acidity to this flavorful salsa, which whips up in under an hour.
Easy and delicious Traeger Smoked Salmon recipe. Homemade taste, fresh flavor, delicious real maple glaze.
Traeger Smoked Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas are one of the best homemade enchiladas that I've ever eaten. Who knew that grilled enchiladas could be this easy AND delicious?
Traeger Smoked Spicy Candied Bacon is the easiest crowd-pleaser you are ever going to make. Much easier than pan-fried bacon, on any day of the week, this one is special enough for a Sunday full of company or a housefull of football fans invading your house for a game.
These teriyaki smoked shrimp are quickly grilled on a hot Traeger wood-pellet grill, tossed in a thick teriyaki sauce, and garnished with sriracha mayo and green onions.
This easy shrimp recipe cooks in a flash, and if soon going to be your favorite BBQ meal.
Traeger Smoked Turkey is going to quickly become your new favorite turkey method. Moist, tender, and with just enough smoke to keep it interesting - you'll be coming back for seconds.
This chicken lives up to ALLLLLL of the hype. Traeger Grilled Chicken is going to be the best roasted and grilled chicken you've ever had.
This fast weekend meal will have you firing on your Traeger on a weekly basis to cook a few of these awesome chickens so you too can have Traeger Grilled Chicken Sandwiches.
Traeger Grilled Bacon is easy, and makes the BEST bacon ever!
Easy Wood-Pellet Traeger Grilled Shrimp Scampi cooks in about 10 minutes, and is the best scampi I've ever had. Don't heat up your house this summer when you can fire up your grill and get that kiss of wood-fired flavor on this classic dish.
Delicious Traeger bacon is a heavy feature in this easy grilled frittata! You will love these for breakfast, brunch, or lunch, or for any holiday that calls for an egg bake.
Delicious grilled shrimp kabobs are simple, fast, and a perfect way to highlight the complexity and fresh flavor of shrimp!
Traeger Grilled Shrimp Tacos are a quick and easy weeknight meal! Taco seasoning can sub in for Chili Margarita seasoning if you aren't on the Spiceologist train yet, but I highly recommend getting some!