These easy Traeger recipes are going to have you firing up your grill all year round! With an extensive collection of over 100 family-tested and approved recipes, you’ll be putting those pellets on order by the case.
(That we bought ourselves, by the way! NOT sponsored or endorsed by Traeger.)
These grills are super easy to use, provide delicious wood-fired flavor, and have become an indispensable part of our family kitchen.
These grills are an investment, but it has been more than worth it for us just in the money we save on take-out.
We’re grillin’ fools over here, and have been cooking everything we possibly can in that awesome little wood-pellet grill, and are continually amazed at the end results.
Easy Traeger BBQ Recipes
Here you will find the collection of our favorite, tested, tried-and-true Traeger grilling recipes. From our kitchen/deck/patio to yours – HAPPY GRILLING!
Keep scrolling for some of the best and most popular Traeger recipes on the site! You’ll find all the latest and greatest as well.
My recipes are home-tested, tried-and-true family favorites that have gotten rave reviews! Never wonder, “What’s for dinner?” again!
Popular Traeger Recipes
The recipes below are some of the most popular Traeger recipes on the site, and happen to be some of our favorites as well. If you scroll to the bottom of the page you’ll see my comprehensive list of all the Traeger recipes on the site. You can also use the search bar to find just what you are looking for, and if it isn’t here yet please leave me a comment, email, or a tweet! We take requests!
Beef Jerky is expensive, man, and the store-bought varieties are generally filled with a bunch of preservatives and other undesirable things. You can make your own in a few hours with a Traeger, and it is the best beef jerky you’ll ever taste.
Sheet pan meals are some of my favorites, and a great way to feed a big family without a bunch of work. Slap all of these ingredients on a big sheet pan and get cooking some of the best fajitas you have ever eaten.
Traeger whole chicken is the first recipe they tell you to make when you buy a new Traeger grill, and I can see why. It is easy, delicious, and pretty fool-proof. For the juiciest, most flavorful chicken you’ve ever had, look no further.
Speaking of sauces, if you like salsa you need to get your hands on some fresh tomatillos and peppers and put some smoke on those and get blending. This Traeger Salsa Verde was one of my favorite homemade salsas last year!
Smoked bacon cooked on the smoker? Ummm okay. It sounds like it would be overkill, but it is JUST the right kind of kill. 😀 I LOVE this bacon. I can’t wait to try it on some homemade Traeger-smoked bacon too!
Shrimp on the barbey isn’t anything new, but I didn’t really understand the draw until I had a wood-fired shrimp. This easy shrimp has some smoke added to it and simple seasonings, and makes a perfect topping for a crisp salad.
Yup. Buffalo chicken tenders. Forget the wings or the deep-fried mess, and get grilling! Buy your own buffalo sauce or make my favorite Cholula version (linked above!). Either way – you’re going to love these chicken tenders.
My grilled bean tostadas are cooked on the pellet grill to give them a little wood-fired flavor and served with your choice of toppings. SUPER easy dinner or lunch and very popular with the small people set.
This easy pellet grill spinach is drizzled with oil and sprinkled with salt and then quickly grilled on my Traeger pellet grill. It wilts and gives it just a touch of wood-fired flavor, and is one of my favorite summer sides!
This is Traeger Ribeye is cooked right on the pellet grill. Instructions included here are for both a traditional sear and a reverse sear. Choose your own adventure, as long as it includes Berta beef, s&p, 4 minutes a side, down the hatch.
These traditional Cornish hand pies have a tender flaky crust that contains a rustic mix of meat, potatoes, and other root vegetables. Baked on the pellet grill, which adds some wood fire flavor to these classic meat pockets.
My easy smoked brisket recipe is cooked on a Traeger wood-pellet grill, and is one of the best meals I've ever had. Simple seasonings and attention to detail make for a piece of meat you won't soon forget.
My shortcut pulled pork has all of the flavor of the traditionally smoked pork shoulder, but cuts HOURS off of the overall cook time. Take your pulled pork and fast-forward it, without sacrificing any flavor.
This tender Traeger bacon-wrapped shrimp are one of my favorite appetizers for the spring and summer months! Cookouts, potlucks, family gatherings, or just a regularly old day - your family will adore this flavor-packed shrimp appetizer!
These delicious grilled chicken leg quarters are coated in copious amounts of seasoning rub, and then grilled on my wood-pellet grill. Tender, juicy, and super flavorful; your whole family is going to LOVE this economical meal!
This Traeger grilled hanger steak is not only one of my favorite cuts of beef, but also one of my favorite ways to cook steak, period. This cut is much more economical than tenderloin, but nearly matches it in flavor and tenderness.
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.
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. ThisÂ Traeger Grilled Cholula Buffalo Chicken RecipeÂ is made with a homemadeÂ 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.
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!
Try my Honey Balsamic Traeger Grilled Chicken Legs and prepare to love them.Â With the right amount of sweet from the honeyÂ and tang from the vinegar, these are bursting with flavor! Cooking them on the Traeger just adds a whole new level of awesome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Easy Traeger Grilled Prosciutto Asparagus only takes about 10 minutes to prep, and another 10-15 to grill, and you are left with the meatiest and fanciest appetizers or side dishes that you ever did see!
Whether you like or love beef jerky and making things yourself is in your DNA, then this recipe for beef jerky made on the Traeger is the one for you. Sweet, salty, smokey and spicy. It's my go to every couple of weeks. Easy to make, less expensive than store bought, and so good you'll want to slap a sasquatch. Traeger Beef Jerky!
This easy steak chili uses that prime rib you couldn't quite finish up or those extra steaks! If you don't have enough, just fill in the gap with some ground beef and you'll have a delicious dinner that
Cooking large meals is always a challenge. I get it. You donâ€™t have a lot of time, but you want what you serve to still be tasty. If you find yourself in this boat, Iâ€™ve got a go-to meal for you. So, whether youâ€™re cooking for a crowd, or you have a large family like me, sheet pan chicken fajitas are the way to go.
These fall-off-the-bone tender braised beef short ribs are cooked right on your Traeger grill after being seared in the Dutch oven. Big onions, all the red wine, and one of the best comfort foods there is.