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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Traeger Smoked and Fried Chicken Wings
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.
Traeger Grilled Buffalo Chicken Legs
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.
Traeger Grilled Buffalo Chicken Recipe
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.
Traeger Buffalo Chicken Flatbread
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.
Traeger Cheeseburger Meatloaf
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!
Traeger Grilled Vegetable Bisque | Veggie Tray Soup
Delicious creamy grilled vegetable bisque is an easy fall dinner featuring all the flavors of your favorite veggie tray!
Traeger Grilled Vegetables | BBQ Wood-Fired Veggie Tray
Easy grilled vegetables that are wood-fired and covered in delicious Traeger vegetable seasoning!
Honey Balsamic Traeger Grilled Chicken Legs
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.
Traeger Smoked Spicy Candied Bacon
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.