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.
We LOVE our Traeger Grill.
So much so that we have two of them.
(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!
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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.
Who knew prime rib could be made better? Traeger, I guess, because holy crap this is an amazing piece of meat.
One of our favorite cuts of meat over wood-fire! Cut across the grain, and get ready for something really amazing.
These pork chops stay tender and juicy and are so full of flavor! I never want pork chops another way. These are consistently one of my most popular Traeger recipes.
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.
This recipe was originally made on a regular gas grill, but we’ve switched exclusively to the Traeger Pellet Grill for this now and it adds SUCH great flavor to this recipe!
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.
Chicken kabobs are a favorite of many of us, and now you can make them Traeger style! The marinade is killer, and something you’ll be whipping up alllll the time.
The best of all wings is a smoked wing. You need these in your life, and stat. They are super easy, and you will definitely want these all the live long day because like WHOA.
Yup. You read that right. Smoked. Candied. Bacon. With a kick. Bring a whole pan of this to a church potluck and watch everyone freak out.
If your potluck friends didn’t freak out enough about that spicy candied bacon, they definitely will when you bring them a big tray of these bacon sausage bites.
This is featuring that awesome Traeger Grilled Pork Chop that I linked to above! If you can find fresh udon noodles, DO IT because they are legit!
If you think you’ve had pulled pork before and it was the crockpot variety? You haven’t really had pulled pork.
These homemade meatballs have a smoke ring that will rival any down south. There’s no meatball like a smoked meatball! Try it today!
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!
Turkey dinner is my favorite of all dinners, and this Traeger Smoked Turkey was one of my favorite turkeys that I’ve ever had. SO juicy and delicious!
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.
Shrimp TACOS are so easy, and super fast! Grilled shirmp is done is about 10 minutes, and with the help of a high-quality seasoning mix you’ll have dinner ready in no time!
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.
Smoked shrimp plus buffalo sauce? YES. All the yes. Faster than buffalo chicken wings, healthier than wings, and with the added benefit of that touch of Traeger smoke.
Marinated Korean-style short ribs are grilled and served over rice! Cheater store-bought Kalbi marinade make this dinner the easiest you’ll make all week.
If you’ve made it this far, you’ve already read about my love of smoked shrimp. These teriyaki smoked shrimp are a regular on my spring and summer menu.
Traeger grilled croutons are an easy and delicious way to use up bread that is a little past its prime, and they taste fabulous!
These easy Traeger grilled blackened fish tacos are an easy and healthy way to add some more fish in your family's diet! Super flavorful and fresh.
This cheesy homemade Traeger Spinach Artichoke Dip is full of amazing cheeses, artichoke hearts, and sauteed spinach. The dip base is cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo.
My smoked salmon scramble is rich and fluffy scrambled eggs mixed in with hot smoked salmon and all the cheese. You're going to love this on a toasted bagel or an English muffin!
This homemade eggs benedict has a heaping helping of Traeger smoked salmon and lots of creamy homemade hollandaise sauce.
This tender hot smoked salmon is coated in teriyaki sauce and smoked on the Traeger wood-pellet grill!
These delicious homemade baked beans feature copious amounts of homemade brisket it the match to give it an extra meaty, smokey flavor that you'll be tempted to make into a meal.
Fresh salmon is brined and then smoked on a wood-pellet grill with garlic dill seasoning!
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.
These classic jalapeno poppers are smoked on a Traeger wood-pellet grill, and wrapped in bacon to make the traditional popper pop a little more.
Deliciously bright and tender Traeger Lobster Rolls feature Traeger Grilled Lobster Tails, ALLLLL the lobster meat, and a fresh sauce.
Fresh salmon is brined and then smoked on a wood-pellet grill with fresh lemon pepper seasoning!
These easy and delicious Traeger Grilled Crab Legs cook in about 30 minutes, are seasoned with garlic, Old Bay, and lots of butter, and a shot of wine.
Delicious hearty chili is made even better with the addition of leftover Traeger-smoked brisket. Use your favorite beans and your favorite toppings to make this chili your own!
This delicious apple crisp is baked right on your Traeger wood-fired grill, includes enough dessert to feed your entire crowd, and is topped with a sweet, crunchy, oat topping.
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!
Delicious double-smoked and maple-glazed ham is a super simple pellet-grill recipe that is one of my favorite ways to enjoy ham!
Fresh salmon is brined and then smoked on a wood-pellet grill with fresh lemon pepper seasoning!
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!
These delicious filet mignons are quickly grilled on the Traeger wood-pellet grill, and then served hot with your favorite sides!
This Traeger Grilled Lobster Tail is quick to make, and fancy enough to serve your sweetheart for a fancy home-cooked Valentine's Day or special birthday dinner.
Easy Smoked Salmon Dip is made with hot smoked salmon, cream cheese, and other common household staples you probably have laying around right now.
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 easy smoked Cornish hens are the perfect size to split between two people, or keep one all for yourself! Use your favorite seasoning rub and customize these according to each person's favorite!
Delicious and hearty smoked salmon chowder is full of carrots, potato, celery, thyme, and of course all of the lemon pepper smoked salmon you can possibly take.
These reverse seared flank steaks are tender, juicy, and perfectly cooked because of the reverse sear method.
Delicious blackened pork chops cooked on the Traeger grill! These are juicy, flavorful, and delicious.
This smoked macaroni and cheese has smoked cheese in it, and is finished off on your wood-fired grill! Just enough smoke to make it interesting.
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. 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.
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.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.
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 â€“ 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.Â
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.Â
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.
This easy lemon dill salmon is Traeger grilled and spectacular.
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!
These marinated grilled chicken kabobs are tender, juicy, and super easy. The marinade contains fresh, staple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry. Experiement with vegetables here!
This Traeger Grilled Chicken Wings recipe is going to have you buying wings in BULK.
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!
Easy Grilled Scallops get a touch of smoke from the wood-fired grill, and stay tender and delicate by cooking in a cast iron butter bath.
Delicious flaky walleye grilled on the Traeger with an easy and bright lemon cream sauce! You'll never want walleye another way ever again.
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!
Shut out that cold weather and serve up a hearty bowl of this beef barley soup with prime rib. Tender bits of prime rib, hearty barley, paired complimentary vegetables for one delicious bowl of soup.
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
Prime Rib on the Traeger is another must try. Like most things cooked on the T, it takes it to the next level. If you've cooked a prime rib roast before, then this will be a breeze.Â
"Quick" and easy barbecue recipe that you can make for dinner on a weeknight. Delicious cut of beef that is tender and juicy and cooked medium-rare.
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.
This Traeger Pulled Pork takes a while to get on the table, but the long cook is mostly hands off, and totally worth it.
These Traeger Bacon Sausage Bites are a perfect appetizer for your next gathering! Salty, smoky, and sweet â€“ these hit alllll the right notes.
Bloody Mary Buffalo sauce is spicy and delicious, with a unique tang that only a great bloody mary mix can add. You're going to love this twist on a classic favorite.
This fresh shrimp ceviche is grilled on the Traeger before being marinated in a classic ceviche mix with lime, onions, tomato, cucumber, and cilantro.
This easy Traeger grilled rockfish recipe cooks in about 20-25 minutes, and features fresh rockfish, lemon, and simple seasoning to really let the fresh fish shine.
These delicious smoked pork chops are heavily seasoned with a Chili Garlic blend, and then slow smoked on a wood-pellet grill. So tender.
These Asian Miso Chicken wings are big and bold and grilled over a wood fire in your Traeger pellet grill. Delicious and spicy, any wing lover will be a fan of these.
These delicious Traeger Grilled Clams are wonderful as an appetizer, or serve with some pasta or rice and make it a meal!
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.
Homemade vegetable soup is full of fresh vegetables, and the cooking liquid becomes the base of the soup. Make this to add to casseroles, or serve all on its own.
This asparagus is grilled and amazing. I don't bestow the "perfect" title easily. This one deserves it.