45+ Traeger Smoker Recipes You Have to Try - Clarks Condensed (2024)

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Looking for Traeger Recipes to try out? If you just got a smoker (we have a Traeger), here are some of the best Traeger recipes out there (though you can definitely use them on any brand!)

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Smoking on a Traeger

Earlier this summer, we got a Traeger Timberline 850.

Although there has been a bit of a learning curve, we have come to really appreciate the taste of food that has been slow smoked for hours.

It’s amazing what you can make with a smoker, too! Of course, there are meats like pork and brisket – but that’s only tipping the scale of what you can do with it.

We had smoked nachos for my birthday for the first time at home and I could have died and gone to heaven.

They were so delicious. I bet there are no people who do not like smoky flavors even once. That is why grills are so cohesive at our parties. Especially, the Traeger grills. What can’t you smoke on it? From Traeger smoked turkey, beef, and chicken breasts to chicken wings. All tastes fabulous when smoked on the grill. Additionally, these potential easy recipes do not take a long time to be prepared. The best thing is it does not require a good cook. Some home cooks in a house party can easily take charge to make delicious food at home. And so we share with you some fabulous recipes to start with.

Because I’m sure a lot of people are going to be getting Traegers for Christmas, I thought I would share some different Traeger recipes that you can use.

Can you use these on a different smoker? Of course! However, because I have a Traeger, and I know I have found myself searching, “Traeger Recipes” on Google, I thought it was worth doing a post specifically on that 🙂

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I thought I’d share some of our favorite tools for cooking on our Traeger – many of which are helpful for the recipes we share below.

Traeger Grill Recipes

Below you will find some of my FAVORITE recipes that are on our website or my brother-in-law’s or my sister-in-law’s site. If you really want the best Traeger recipes, make sure you check out Slow Poke BBQ! These are easy Traeger recipes for you to start.

Then I’ll share some from other blogs and directly from the Traeger website. I LOVE the Trager app, becauseit’s full of tons of delicious recipes. Plus, if you have a WiFi Enabled Traeger, it makes it even easier to set your smoker up.

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How to Smoke a Brisket: The Ultimate Guide

Smoking a brisket is definitely an art, and there were a few times I wasn’t sure ours would actaully be done when it needed to be…but in the end, it turned out delicious and amazing. In the post above, I share everything you need to know about smoking a brisket. Here is another great recipe with a delicious mop sauce.

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Traeger Smoked Ribs

This is seriously the best recipe and SO delicious!

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Cheeseburger on a Smoker

If you’ve never had a smokey hamburger…you are really missing out. This is the perfect way to grill and smoke your cheeseburgers to perfection.And a great smoke flavor will burst into your mouth with every bite. It’s an easy smoker recipe so you do not need to be a Traeger pro to make a good burger.

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Hot Dog Burnt Ends

Have you ever had hot dog burnt ends? If not, you are MISSING out on the delicious smoky flavor! This is a really easy recipe to make on your Traeger. It adds much more flavor than the regular grill.

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Smoked Chicken Lollipops

How fun are these chicken lollipops? I can’t wait to try these. Such a fun twist on this traditional meat. For best results use our simple recipe above.

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Smoked S’mores

These are so easy and always a huge hit! It takes literally no prep time or long cooking times.

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Authentic Mexican Carne Asada

Yum…we love carne asada! We have shared ourSlow Cooker Carne Asadain the past, but I don’t think anything beats carne asade on the grill/smoker.If you are an extreme smoker lover, charcoal smokers will be the best for this.

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Smoked Teriyaki Beef Jerky

Need I say more? Our family LOVES beef jerky, but it can get pricey. This version sounds absolutely delectable. Oliver is an especially big fan of beef jerky, so I can’t wait to try these.

And now are recipes from other bloggers across the web – as well as recipes straight from the Traeger website. They have seriously such a HUGE variety in their collection, it was hard to just pick a couple of the most delicious to feature. I was really excited about their breakfast and dessert section. I’m already trying to decide which dessert I want to try first on our Traeger – I think pound cake is a pretty big contender!

Make sure you click through to these sites and pin directly from their site any recipes that stand out to you. These are all from bloggers around the web.

Best Traeger Smoker Recipes

Here are tons of delicious smoker recipes you can make with your Traeger, or really, any smoker!

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Smoked Oreo Cheesecake • Smoked Meat Sunday

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Smoked Deviled Eggs

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Smoked Mac and Cheese

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Candied Sweet Potato Stacks

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How to Smoke a Pork Butt: A Multi-Use Meat

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Funeral Potatoes

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The Best and Easiest Pulled Pork Nachos

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The BEST Smoked Pulled Pork (on a Traeger!)

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Traeger Tri Tip by Laura

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Molasses Glazed Salmon

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Traeger Blackened Bass Recipe

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Traeger Smoked Burgers - My Favorite Juicy Lucy Recipe

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Smoked Beef Ribs with Salt and Pepper Recipe

Recipes for Traeger Grill

All of the recipes below are on the Traeger website.

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Whether you have been smoking food for years or you are a beginner, hopefully these Traeger Grills Recipes will help you make the best of of your smoker!

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Katie Clark

Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.

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FAQs

What is the best thing to cook on a Traeger first time? ›

First Recipes to Cook

Simply coat a whole chicken with Traeger's Chicken Rub and cook for just over an hour. That's all you'll need to do for chicken perfection.

What is the easiest thing to smoke on a Traeger? ›

Brisket. One of the first things people want to know when buying their first Traeger is how to smoke brisket. It's pretty simple once you get the basics down. This cut of meat is so full of flavor, you won't need to add much seasoning or other extras, to make it shine.

What is the difference between a Traeger grill and a Traeger smoker? ›

Smokers are designed to deliver indirect heat at low temperatures, while grilling requires direct heat at high temperatures. Some smokers, like wood pellet grills and ceramic smokers, can also be used to generate the high temperatures needed for direct grilling.

What temp gives most smoke on Traeger? ›

No matter what temperature you set your Traeger grill, you'll always be smoking your food. Setting your grill between 160º and 225º F will produce the largest amount of smoke, and is thus where we traditionally consider food smoked.

What is best to cook on a Traeger? ›

Top 10 Overall Best Recipes
  • Best Smoked Turkey. 4.5. Enjoy the best smoked turkey this holiday season. ...
  • Traeger Smoked Salmon. 4.7. ...
  • Traeger Ribs. 4.0. ...
  • Smoked Bologna. 4.9. ...
  • Texas-Style Smoked Beef Brisket by Doug Scheiding. 4.8. ...
  • Traeger Chicken Wings 3 Ways. 4.7. ...
  • Prime Rib on the Traeger. 4.1. ...
  • Smoked Spatchco*ck Turkey. 5.0.

What should I try first on a pellet smoker? ›

Pulled pork is the perfect meat to start with when you're new to a pellet grill. A pork shoulder will cook low and slow for 8-10 hours, depending on the size, and produce a delicious meal for a crowd. This is a cost-efficient and simple meal to make on a pellet grill that doesn't sacrifice flavor!

What is the best meat to smoke for beginners? ›

Our top choices are brisket, pork shoulder (for pulled pork), pork chops, and ribs. You can also give our St. Louis Ribs a try in your new smoker. Beef brisket, pork shoulder, and ribs are three cuts that offer sufficient fat to keep them juicy and tender when done.

What is the easiest meat to smoke for beginners? ›

Boston Butt (Pulled Pork)

If you're new to meat smoking, this is what we recommend starting with first. As it is often very well-marbled, it's by far the most forgiving cut of meat to smoke and is often a lot cheaper than experimenting on a brisket. Look for one with the bone still in it.

What is the best smoke flavor on a Traeger? ›

We strongly recommend using Traeger pellets. The type of wood you use will have a significant impact on the flavor of your food. Hickory and mesquite provide stronger smoke flavor while cherry and apple will be more subtle.

Can you cook on a Traeger with the lid open? ›

Open-Lid Startup

If your grill requires an open-lid start-up, follow these steps below: When ready to cook, ensure all your internal grill components (heat baffle, drip tray, grill grates) are inside the grill. Set your Traeger grill to the SMOKE setting with the lid open.

Is pellet smoking meat healthy? ›

Is Wood Pellet Grilling Healthy? Cooking meats at high heat, with or without a blackened char does create potentially carcinogenic substances known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic amines (HCAs).

Is Traeger better than Pit Boss? ›

Traeger, however, earns a slight edge in temperature control with smaller increment settings and more precise heat management for the duration of cooks. There's also the matter of Wi-Fi compatibility with phone apps and other smart devices for mobile grill control, which Traeger features and Pit Boss doesn't.

Where is the hottest spot on a Traeger grill? ›

Generally speaking, hot spots will center around areas with increased airflow near the grill chimney or the back vents of the grill.

What is the best meat to smoke? ›

Below are some of the more common meats that are purchased for cooking in the smoker and some pointers on each one:
  • Brisket. Briskets are pretty straight forward but there are a few things that I want to share to help you insure that it turns out the best that it possibly can. ...
  • Pork Shoulder. ...
  • Pork Ribs. ...
  • Chicken.

Do you need to season a Traeger before first use? ›

Before cooking the first batch of food in your new Traeger, you will need to season your grill.

How do you use a Traeger smoker for beginners? ›

How to start a Traeger smoker
  1. Fill your hopper with pellets.
  2. Plug in the Traeger and turn the flip the power switch to “ON” on the pellet grill, keeping the lid closed.
  3. Set your chosen temperature using the dial. ...
  4. You'll hear the fan start to whir and it starts igniting the pellets and creating more smoke.
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Are you supposed to turn your Traeger on smoke first? ›

Open-Lid Startup

Set your Traeger grill to the SMOKE setting with the lid open. You will hear the fan running. Wait for the fire to ignite and establish, roughly 5 minutes, give or take. You should hear a difference in sound from just the fan to hearing a flame going.

How do you break in a Traeger grill? ›

Steps for Seasoning Your WiFIRE Grill
  1. Step 1: Prime your auger tube with pellets.
  2. Step 2: Plug in grill to an electrical outlet and turn on.
  3. Step 3: Add hardwood pellets to hopper.
  4. Step 4: Turn the main power switch on.
  5. Step 5: Turn dial to “Select Auger” then choose “Prime Auger”

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