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.
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.
Easy Traeger Recipes
Here you will find the collection of our favorite, tested, tried-and-true Traeger Grill recipes. From our kitchen/deck/patio to yours.
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 OWYD, 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, 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 smoker, and it is the best beef jerky ever.
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.
Traeger Grilled Cheesy Broccoli Au Gratin is a cheese-lover's dream. The homemade cream sauce gets poured on top of fresh broccoli and then copious amounts of cheese on top make this into one of my favorite holiday side dishes, EVER.
Sweet potatoes and yams are sliced and layered together in this sweet fall dish. Cooked in a brown sugar sauce spiked with bourbon and butter, and the whole thing is sprinkled with a light dusting of cinnamon.
Traeger Grilled No-Flip Bacon is one of the easiest bacon recipes ever, and also one that produces my favorite kind of bacon. Crisp, but still chewy. You can cook it to whatever texture you want though, and this method still works!
Our Trager Chicken Teriyaki is just as good as take-out, but without the cost or hassle. Chicken breasts are seasoned with a teriyaki dry rub, grilled over wood fire, and then slathered with teriyaki sauce.
These easy Traeger Grilled Shrimp Skewers are covered in chimichurri seasoning and then quickly grilled on your pellet grill! Live fire + smoke + shrimp is one of my favorite flavor combinations, and the chimichurri just makes it all the better.
Traeger Fried Shrimp is crispy, a little spicy, and is such a great change-up from your typical grilled shrimp! Make it as an appetizer for a barbecue or cookout, or make it into a meal and serve with steamed basmati rice.
Traeger Cioppino is a hearty seafood stew that is made with fresh fish and seafood from the waters of the Puget Sound and Pacific Northwest coast! Rich and hearty with tomato and white wine, this is something you need to try at least once in your life.
Juicy chicken breast is combined with vegetables and a sherry cream sauce before getting sandwiched between delicate pie crusts and baked on your pellet grill for that touch of wood-fired flavor that takes this pie from a childhood favorite to the ultimate comfort food.
This creamy, delicious soup is SO simple to throw together. Sweet Italian sausage meets cheese tortellini in the best way possible. Easy for a weeknight dinner, but tasty enough to serve for your Sunday best.
An epic seafood extravaganza, all cooked right on the pellet grill! This is special occasion food, to the extreme. Load up your favorite person's favorite mix of seafood and steak and invite some friends over for the ultimate feast of your dreams.
Tender meatballs are packed with flavor, smoked, and then smothered in grape jelly and chili sauce for the strangest thing you'll ever LOVE. This is the definition of "the sum is greater than the parts". Suspend your disbelief and give it a try!
This delicious, flavorful pasta sauce is made on the Traeger grill and is almost entirely hands off! It practically makes itself after some chopping. Use any kind of pasta, but the mozzarella ravioli was as close to perfect as it gets!
Cooking large meals is always a challenge. I get it. You don’t have a lot of time, but you want what you serve to still be tasty. If you find yourself in this boat, I’ve got a go-to meal for you. So, whether you’re cooking for a crowd, or you have a large family like me, sheet pan chicken fajitas are the way to go.
Our Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip is an amazing appetizer for any get together! Smoked chicken breast gets shredded, seasoned with buffalo sauce, smoked cream cheese, and all the shredded cheese before hitting the smoker again for the final wood-fired flavor blast.
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!
My Shortcut Smoked Pulled Pork has all of the flavors of the traditionally smoked pork shoulder, but utilizes an electric pressure cooker along with a pellet grill to give you all the smoke flavor, but shaving several hours off of the overall cook time.
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.
This is not your average fried chicken, as before the breading and frying process we are going to infuse the meat with smoke on our pellet grill! Smoked Buttermilk Fried Chicken is going to be one of your favorite things after you taste this crunch crust covering the most delicious smoked chicken you’ve ever had.
Smoked Cherry Coke Ribs are cooked on your pellet grill over low heat for 4-5 hours, and then they get put into a pan, slathered with a barbecue sauce + Bourbon & Cherry Coke mixture, and cooked for another 2-3 hours over medium heat. What you are left with is fall-off-the-bone tender ribs with a sauce that you'll all be fighting over.
Sticky Smoked Asian Pork Ribs are going to be the best thing to hit your Traeger Pellet Grill all summer long. Smoked with a Togarashi rub for 3-4 hours, and then braised for 2-3 hours longer in a covered pan with a boldly spicy Asian marinade, these fall off the bone and onto your list of MUST MAKE recipes.
This smoked caramelized onion butter is something that is so packed with flavor, you are going to wonder where it has been all of your life. This is a baked potato's perfect match, or chill it into a compound butter log and slice and put on a steak hot off the grill.
These smoked pulled pork enchiladas use pellet grill pulled pork that gets wrapped in tortillas and stuffed with cheese before being smothered with enchilada sauce and more cheese before getting a final smoke.
Tender beef roasts are smoked and then smothered in a chili consomme before getting braised until they are fork-tender. The final step has you stuffing these into tortillas that have been dipped in the consomme and then frying them until then are crisp.
Pellet Grill Picanha made on our Traeger grill! This steak is delicious, and we can't get enough of the tender, bold beef flavors that come through. The pellet grill is the perfect tool to cook this with!
This delicious pulled pork is made with a surprising cut of pork: a sirloin roast! These economical roasts are widely available as 4-packs at Costco, and are one of my favorite things to use for this recipe.
Smoked and Fried wings are already the best wings you can get, but throw on some of this amazing mango chipotle rub from The Spice Guy, and you'd better buy double of what you think you need because people will be doing battle over the last of them.
This smoked beef pancit recipe takes a delicious and tender smoked beef roast and stir-fries it together with carrots, cabbage, and green onion before being tossed with rice vermicelli noodles on the Blackstone Griddle!
This easy teriyaki marinated chicken thigh recipe uses boneless, skinless chicken thighs, a homemade spicy marinade, and a blazing hot pellet grill to make the best chicken teriyaki you can possibly get at home.
We took big russet potatoes and turned them into delicious smoked loaded potato skins! Salt-rubbed and cooked right in our pellet grill before getting loaded with all of the cheese and bacon one potato can handle.
This simple potato salad takes smoked baby potatoes and combines them with hard-boiled eggs (smoke 'em, if you've got 'em) and a tangy potato salad sauce featuring mayo, mustard, seasonings, and apple cider vinegar.
Tender shredded smoked beef is heaped on top of tortilla chips and loaded with every topping you could possibly want. This all gets finished off in the pellet grill, for the best plate of nachos, maybe ever.
These smoked sirloin cap roasts made perfect beef for our beef and bleu pita wraps! Easy for lunch or a weeknight dinner, even easier if you make some extra roasts over the weekend and hold some over for meals!