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Looking for some mouthwatering Traeger recipes to impress your friends and family? You’ve come to the right place! In this round up, we’ll share some of our favorite Traeger smoker recipes that are sure to please.
From tender ribs to juicy smoked ham, these recipes are all cooked low and slow on a Traeger grill, resulting in perfectly smoky, flavorful food. And because Traeger grills are so versatile, you can use them to cook a wide variety of dishes, from appetizers to desserts.
Traeger recipes are so versatile that they can be served in a variety of ways. You can serve them as a main course, a side dish, or even as appetizers. The grilling process creates a social hub for entertaining friends and family also.
Easy to use. Traeger grills are very easy to use, even for beginners.
Unbeatable flavor. Traeger grills, and other smoker grills, use wood pellets to create a smoky flavor that is simply unbeatable.
Versatile. You can cook a wide variety of delicious dishes, from most any cuisine!
Lets Get Grilling
Grilling and smoking recipes are great year round, but some times of year they’re especially popular. In the summer, grilling is a great way to cook outdoors and enjoy the warm weather. In the fall and winter, smoking is a great way to cook hearty dishes that warm you up from the inside out.
So what are you waiting for?
Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or just getting started, we’ve got you covered. These Grill Master Traeger recipes are sure to please everyone at your next cookout. So fire up your grill and get cooking!
These Traeger chicken wings combine savory smokiness from the pellet grill and a sweet tang from the BBQ sauce. The wings come out juicy and tender with an irresistible crispy skin! This is an easy recipe that takes very little hands-on time. You can even season the wings in advance and let them sit overnight for maximum flavor.
This grilled eggplant salad is a super quick and easy side dish option that's not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. You can even top it off with some feta cheese for an extra burst of flavor, or simply enjoy it as it is. Plus, grilling the veggies gives it that awesome smoky taste that pairs perfectly with all your summer cookouts.
This grilled rack of lamb is a show-stopping dish that makes a terrific main course for any occasion. The marinade brings out the flavor of the lamb and keeps it tender and juicy. Plus, the grill gives it a delicious smoky taste. So fire up your grill for an amazing meal.
This marinated grilled tuna steak is a quick and easy meal. The orange soy ginger marinade gives the tuna an amazing or you can skip the marinade and season the tuna with salt and pepper. Either way, the tuna steaks will turn out tender and buttery in the center with a delicious seared crust.
This recipe for grilled mahi-mahi with mango salsa is fast and easy to make. It is a great dish for a weeknight dinner or a special gathering with friends. The spicy fresh pineapple mango salsa is sweet and zesty, perfect with this firm grilled mahi-mahi
Grilled Italian Sweet Peppers make an amazing side dish or you can add them to other recipes for a sweet, smokey flavor. You can eat them right after they get grilled or preserve them in a brine solution and they will keep for weeks.
This recipe shows you how to preserve them whole in vinegar-based brine. These smoky tasting peppers are a great addition to a pasta recipe or included in an appetizer plate.
A fast and simple preparation for grilled lobster tails with garlic butter sauce and grilled lemons. The lobster tails are easy to prepare when you split them down the middle and open them up like a book.
Grilled pineapple with cinnamon sugar is a healthy, fat-free dessert. The cinnamon sugar creates a crunchy caramelized coating and the grilled pineapple will not burn your mouth like raw pineapple. Weight Watchers SP= 3/serving, Slimming World 6.5 Syn/serving
Tender, juicy chicken breasts char grilled on the outdoor grill to perfection and smothered in a spicy peanut sauce. The marinade is an amazing flavor that goes magically with the flavors in the peanut sauce. Don't skip the marinade, it also makes the chicken tender and moist.
This is the best way to get perfectly juicy and tender chicken breasts. A simple brine of salted water will help the chicken breasts stay juicy and moist. Pounding the fat end even with skinny end will help the chicken cook evenly.
Grilling peaches will enhance the natural sweetness and make them even more juicy. Serve them plain or top them off with ice cream and salted caramel sauce. It is a fabulous summer dessert that makes a great ending to your barbecue dinner.
The subtle taste of smoky cedar make this Cedar Planked Copper River King Salmon with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce one of our favorite methods of preparing salmon. Baked in a grill or oven, this is a quick, easy and delicious entree.
To get plenty of smoky flavor into the fish, choose a thick fillet and keep a low heat on the pellet grill. Since sea bass cooks fairly quickly, this recipe works best for thicker fillets that take a bit longer to cook.
We added a light, refreshing lemon sauce that does not overpower the smoke-infused sea bass. For an extra vibrant flavor, we chopped the peel of a Meyer lemon. If you can't find a Meyer lemon, omit the chopped peel from the sauce and add lemon zest.
A citrus marinade gets injected into the pork shoulder and gives the meat a delicious flavor.
Keeping a low temperature on the Traeger grill lets the pork shoulder develop a deep smoky flavor and delicious, dark bark on the crust. The pellet grill makes it easy to maintain a constant and accurate temperature.
If you hit a long stall, you can wrap the meat to speed up the smoking time and bring it out of the stall quicker. If you are patient and have the time, skip the wrap and let it come out of the stall on its own.
Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Pork Ribs are first oven roasted low and slow, then glazed with our homemade Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce and finished on the BBQ grill. They are savory-sweet with a little heat, tender and incredibly flavorful
This smoked prime rib starts with an overnight dry salt brine then gets coated in a flavorful seasoning rub before going on the grill. Smoking it low and slow will guarantee the best flavor and a perfect, juicy roast.
You can use a Traeger pellet grill or a side smoker for this recipe. Be sure to use an accurate thermometer to monitor the internal temperature of the meat. Keeping a constant low temperature while smoking will help give the roast its beautiful pink smoke ring and tender, juicy texture.
This smoked beer can chicken is coated in an herb garlic butter rub and cooked low and slow in a pellet grill for the perfect smoky flavor. We saved the drippings for a delicious smoky beer can chicken gravy.
This is the perfect recipe for the Traeger or any outdoor grill! The chicken comes out super juicy and full of flavor, and the sauce is flavored with smoky chicken drippings, beer, and garlic butter.
If you don't have a pellet grill, do this on a regular grill and use a smoke tube.
This smoked bacon-wrapped meatloaf is stuffed with cheese and glazed with a tangy bbq sauce. The smoky flavor from the pellet grill adds a delicious depth of flavor, and the bacon creates a self-basting effect, keeping the meatloaf incredibly moist. Pockets of melted cheese ooze out of every slice, and the bbq glaze adds a sweet and tangy flavor.
This smoked London Broil gets marinated in a delicious marinade that doubles as a savory flavoring for gravy. The marinated beef gets smoked over low heat to get a smoky flavor, then finished with a higher blast of heat.
Serve it with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or your favorite side dish for an easy weeknight meal. The leftovers also make a great steak sandwich or salad.
Don't let the long list of ingredients trip you up. There are 5 easy steps for a perfect smoked whole chicken.
Apply the rub.
Place it on the smoker.
Baste it with a mop sauce.
Slather it with BBQ sauce.
Start with a flavorful brine for extra juiciness, then cover it with an award-winning smoked chicken rub. Smoke it low and slow to infuse it with an amazing flavor, and baste it with a chicken mop sauce during the smoke. Finally, coat it with a tangy BBQ sauce and finish it off hot and fast to give it a crispy skin and caramelize the sauce.
What to Serve with Traeger Recipes
Traeger recipes are delicious on their own, but you can also serve them with a variety of side dishes to make a complete meal.
For a main course, you could serve these recipes with your favorite sides, like corn on the cob, potato salad, or coleslaw. Grilled vegetables or a salad make great side dishes. For grilled or smoked appetizers, serve them with some chips and dip.
Some popular side dishes for smoker recipes include:
Use high-quality wood pellets. Make sure the pellets are food-grade. If you use pellets that are designed for non-food purposes, they may contain binders and glue.
Season your grill before using it. Use a high smoke point oil such as peanut oil, refined avocado oil, or canola oil.
Clean your grill regularly. Don’t use a wire brush because fragments of metal from the brush will break off and get in your food. Instead, use a wooden grill cleaner or the cut side of half of an onion or potato.
You can use any brand of grill smoker, or even any grill for these Traeger grill recipes. For grills that are gas or electric, you can include stainless steel pans of wood chips in water to create the smoke also.
What is a wood pellet grill?
A wood pellet grill is a type of grill that uses wood pellets as fuel. The pellets are made from compressed sawdust and wood shavings, and they are burned in a controlled manner to produce heat.
What are the benefits of using a wood pellet grill?
Consistent temperature control, Smoke flavor, Easy to use, Easy to keep clean.
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Hi, I’m Kelly! and I have a love affair with herbs & spices! I’m all about creating easy, delicious, and budget friendly meals that have three aspects: flavor, aroma, and texture. You can see my recipes at my Smells Like Delish blog. →