Unfold the full potential of your Traeger Pellet Grill with this unmistakable collection of recipes.

From sizzling steaks and succulent ribs to delectable seafood and vibrant vegetarian dishes, each recipe showcases the diverse capabilities of your Traeger Pellet Grill, ensuring that every bite is infused with smoky, wood-fired perfection.

These 35 best Recipes for your Traeger Pellet Grill will take your grilling experience to new heights.

1. Smoked Shredded Beef Dip Sandwich

Don’t you dare to consider it your ordinary beef sandwich. It starts with a succulent beef roast, slow-smoked to perfection on a pellet grill and braised in a savory au jus for hours, allowing the smoked flavors to meld. And there’s more! To adorn this sandwich with heavenly flavors, crown it with copious amounts of smoked Gouda. You’ll savor the exceptional combination of textures and amazing flavors from the first bite to the last.

2. Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings

Say goodbye to deep-fried, greasy wings and hello to a guilt-free alternative, thanks to Traeger Grill. Experience the flawless balance of textures as you sink your teeth into crispy chicken skins leading to tender and juicy melt in your mouth meat. Simple yet flavorful, these Traeger grilled chicken Wings are seasoned with just basic ingredients: a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of kosher salt, and a dash of pepper.

3. How to Smoke a Turkey on a Traeger

Imagine the awe on your guests’ faces as they savor the tender texture and smokin’ flavor of your Traeger smoked turkey this Thanksgiving. Smoking a turkey ensures flavor and juiciness in every bite and makes overcooking or undercooking a thing of the past. Experiment with different wood pellets to whip up the juiciest turkey you have ever made. Get enchanted by the tantalizing aroma of aromatic applewood pellets or the rich smokiness of bold hickory hardwood flavor.

4. Traeger Smoked Smashed Potatoes

Bite into a perfectly golden, crispy potato skin that crinkles with every bite, revealing a creamy and soft center. That’s what these Easy Smoked Smashed Potatoes deliver, alongside a signature wood-fired flavor thanks to the Traeger grill. With a crispy and tender texture, these delightful spuds redefine what it means to enjoy a potato side dish.

5. Smoked Eggs

While boiling eggs may seem like the simplest option, smoking them adds a whole new dimension of flavor. And the most exciting part? You only need 1 ingredient to make these Smoked Eggs. Just the eggs! You can use them to make deviled eggs and add them to salads. They only get better the next day. Prepare an enormous batch and store them in the refrigerator.


Say goodbye to guesswork and confusion and hello to irresistible flavor with this Easy 3-2-1 Ribs Recipe! A foolproof masterplan to make your rib game the envy of the neighborhood. Smoke your ribs for three hours, then wrap them snugly in foil and let them cook for another two hours to seal the tenderness. Unleash the final burst of flavor by brushing on Traeger’s Que BBQ Sauce and letting the spicy ribs sizzle for up to one hour.

7. Traeger Smoked Baked Potato

Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to these baked potatoes topped with a generous dollop of velvety sour cream. The fresh chives delicately scattered over the creamy canvas add vibrant color and herbal freshness. As the natural wood pellets ignite, magical alchemy occurs, imparting a depth of taste beyond compare. From succulent steaks to grilled chicken, these potatoes are a winning accompaniment to your protein-packed delicacies.

8. Perfect Smoked Beef Brisket Recipe

Discover the allure of comfort food that only the finest cuts of beef can offer; the Brisket itself! Whether smoked, braised, or slow-roasted to perfection, it ends in juicy, tender, and flavorful beef bliss with an addictive smoky kick. Unleash the full potential of this culinary marvel complemented by humble side dishes like creamy mashed potatoes, fluffy cornbread, or a refreshing macaroni salad. It’s a match made in a gastronomic paradise!

9. Teriyaki Smoked Steak Bites

Savor the delectable fusion of tender steak marinated in a sweet yet smokey Teriyaki blend and smoked on your very own Traeger pellet grill. As they sizzle away, a delightfully crispy crust forms on the outside, encapsulating the succulent tenderness and juiciness within. Perfect as a standalone appetizer, these sirloin steak bites are a fantastic accompaniment to salads, stir-fries, or even a hearty sandwich.

10. Traeger Beer Can Chicken

Make your next poultry dinner the talk of the town with this Beer Can Chicken, an ingenious technique that elevates your culinary adventures to new heights. A whole can of beer injected into the chicken’s cavity creates a captivating presentation and works wonders for texture. The dry chicken rub infuses the bird with an irresistibly savory flavor, while the pellet grill adds a smoky accent.

11. Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf

With its combination of bold spices, savory meats, and a tangy glaze, we have all the reasons to say it’s “not your mama’s meatloaf.” Enjoy it as a comforting weeknight dinner, or serve it at gatherings for a crowd-pleasing main course. Ground beef and ground sausage add depth and richness, appealing to young and adult palates. The glaze made by blending Traeger ‘Que BBQ and apple juice enhances the flavor and adds a lovely, caramelized finish.

12. Smoked Tri Tip and Wine Pairing

Imagine tender morsels of Tri-Tip Beef Roast, bathed in extra virgin olive oil, humbly seasoned with kosher salt and coarse ground pepper, and smoked to perfection using fruit wood like apple or oak. The result is tender and smoky meat that can be served with favorite sides or topped with chimichurri sauce. Elevate your BBQ game with this easy and delicious recipe.


13. Hickory Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs

If you’re a fan of tender, smoky, finger-licking ribs, you’re in for a treat! Whether hosting a backyard barbecue or craving delicious comfort food, these Hickory Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs will not disappoint. You’ll achieve fall-off-the-bone ribs packed with smoky goodness with the perfect combination of flavors and cooking techniques. Finished with a savory BBQ sauce baste, these St. Louis Style Ribs unleash the true potential of versatile BBQ meat.

14. Traditional Smoked Thanksgiving Turkey

This smoked turkey is destined to steal the Thanksgiving show and leave your guests speechless. With a blend of aromatic herbs, rich butter, and the smoky goodness of the grill, this recipe promises to impress even the most discerning palates. Mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, and cranberry sauce are all matches made in heaven, with smoked turkey shining as the centerpiece.

15. Smoked Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad

Awaken your senses as you savor the irresistible smokiness infused into every bite of this exceptional salad. Roasted parsnips, shallots, and sweet potatoes lend robust flavors, enhanced by Brussels sprouts’ subtle sweetness. And for the dressing, creamy goat cheese adds velvety richness, while vibrant orange juice imparts a citrusy tang. Finally, champagne vinegar provides a delightful hint of sophistication, elevating the taste profile to an extraordinary level. Rest is all about tossing and coating.

16. Braised Irish Lamb Stew

This Irish Lamb Stew is a must-try for anyone who appreciates the deep flavors of slow-cooked meat and the warmth of a hearty stew. Bursting with tender boneless lamb shoulder, smoky bacon, and hearty vegetables, this stew is a delight for the senses. The slow braising process allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in a rich and satisfying dish perfect for warming your soul on a chilly evening.

17. Traeger Smoked Whole Chicken (Two Ways)

Don’t let the notion of smoking a whole chicken intimidate you. We assure you that the effort is worth the time and sweat. To suit your taste buds, you can customize the flavors with two delicious seasoning options – a homemade dry rub or a zesty chipotle citrus marinade. The result is always the same – tender, succulent meat that effortlessly falls off the bone.

18. Traeger BBQ Chicken Breasts

Unleash your inner grill master with these BBQ Chicken Breasts. Immerse chicken breasts in aromatic spices and cook them hot and fast. It will allow the outside to develop a mouthwatering sear while keeping the meat tender and juicy. Brush the chicken breasts with a luscious mix of Traeger BBQ sauces, carefully crafted for the perfect balance of smoky and tangy flavors with hints of sweetness.

19. Chinese Jumbo Shrimp

Discover an out-of-the-world duo of Asia’s tangy flavors and wood-fired grill smokiness. Succulent jumbo shrimp are marinated in an irresistible blend of soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, sweet sherry, garlic, and ginger. Grilled to perfection, these shrimps make a stunning centerpiece for any meal. The natural smokiness of the grill imparts a delectable layer of flavor, enhancing the already exquisite shrimp taste.

20. Smoked Lamb Leg with Salsa Verde

Prepare to elevate your culinary experience with this exquisite dish that perfectly balances richness and a zesty freshness. This recipe takes a succulent leg of lamb, expertly smoked to perfection, and pairs it with a zesty salsa Verde made from fresh tomatillos, serrano chiles, and aromatic herbs. The smoky notes of the lamb perfectly complement the bright and tangy flavors of the salsa, creating a culinary masterpiece that’ll make you yearn for more.

21. Grilled Veggie Burgers with Lentils and Walnuts

Unlock a world of culinary satisfaction with Traeger’s innovative recipe, combining tender boiled lentils, earthy flaxseed, savory onion, aromatic garlic, and rich toasted walnuts. These burgers are a plant-based alternative to traditional meat fillings. Featuring a delightful charred exterior, they are packed with protein and have an abundance of fiber. Serve them on toasted buns with your favorite toppings for a satisfying and nutritious meal.

22. Chicharron & Bacon Topped Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Chicharron & Bacon Topped Mac ‘n’ Cheese combines the comforting flavors of classic mac ‘n’ cheese with the irresistible crunch of chicharrones and bacon’s savory delight. Imagine al dente-cooked pasta slathered in a rich cheese sauce made with shallots, milk, and a blend of melted cheese and Parmesan. It is topped with crushed chicharrones, bacon, and spices and baked until golden brown and bubbly. Serve with a crisp green salad with a tangy vinaigrette on the side to make it a wholesome dinner.

23. Baked Asparagus Pancetta Cheese Tart

This Asparagus Tart is an exquisite creation that features a flaky puff pastry crust generously adorned with asparagus spears, pancetta, and a sprinkle of salty Parmesan cheese. What sets this asparagus tart apart is its exceptional flavor and incredible ease of preparation. Despite its elegant appearance, this culinary masterpiece is surprisingly simple to make.

24. Brown Sugar Cookies

These brown sugar cookies are so addictive that you have to hide a batch from your “cookie monsters” to prevent them from having them all at once. The warm flavors of cinnamon and ginger and the sweetness of brown sugar result in a mouthwatering treat, suitable for holiday gatherings or simply enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee.

25. Grilled Rib-Eye Steak Sandwich

Grilling aficionados rejoice! The Traeger grill is the secret behind the tantalizing perfection of this sandwich. It all begins with a sumptuous marinade consisting of tangy tomatillo, aromatic garlic, and fragrant green onions. As the sizzling steak dances on the grill, your senses will be captivated by the enticing aroma that wafts through the air. The speedy cooking of a Traeger grill locks in the juiciness of the rib-eye while imparting a delightful smoky taste.

26. Reverse Seared Rib-Eye Caps

Reverse-seared rib-eye caps deserve a spot on your Traeger Pellet Grill bucket list with their smoky aroma and caramelized crust. These succulent rib-eye caps are trimmed, seasoned with an irresistible rub mixture, and cooked using reverse searing to achieve flawless doneness. With their tender texture and rich marbling, these rib-eye caps melt in your mouth, leaving an impression.

27. Flat Top Porcini-Dusted Smashed Burger

Upgrade your classic smashed burger with Porcini Powder and a secret sauce. Experience the savory depth of dried mushroom powder, meticulously crafted to complement the succulent beef patty, nestled in perfectly toasted buns with a generous layer of mayo. The contrast of the golden exterior with the juicy patty and delectable sauce adds a zesty kick to every mouthwatering bite, elevating the overall taste experience to heavenly heights.

28. Mandarin Chicken Breast

Indulge in the flavorful delight of Mandarin Chicken Breast—a delicious dish featuring tender and juicy chicken breasts marinated in a savory sugar-soy brine and brushed with a sweet chili sauce. This recipe delivers an excellent balance of tangy and sweet flavors, making it a delightful choice for Holiday dinners. Serve it with steamed rice and garnish with thinly sliced scallions for a complete and satisfying meal.

29. Smoked Crumb Apple Pie

Indulge in the sheer delight of a flaky pie crust, enveloping layers of succulent apples, and a heavenly blend of sweet sugar, flour, and cinnamon crumble. The delicate, flaky crust provides a buttery foundation, complementing the tender apple slices. Each bite unveils a burst of sweetness, enhanced by the luscious crumble that crowns this delectable creation. The smoky essence infuses the apples, adding a subtle yet delightful twist to this classic dessert.

30. Smoked Cherry Tomatoes with Basil and Goat Cheese

Level up your BBQ side dish game with these smoked cherry tomatoes. This smoker side dish combines the natural sweetness of cherry tomatoes, basil’s fragrant aroma, and goat cheese’s creamy tang, all enhanced by a touch of balsamic vinegar. Cherry tomatoes are marinated to perfection and delicately smoked, resulting in a taste sensation that will leave you craving more.

31. Easy Smoked Vegetables

This grilled vegetable medley is a feast for the eyes and tastebuds. Bursting with fresh vegetables and cooked to perfection on a pellet grill, this refreshing salad is a healthy side to any main course. With a mix of red onion, red pepper, zucchini, and yellow summer squash, these grilled vegetables are seasoned with balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper for an irresistible taste.

32. Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Garlic and Lemon Recipe

These Grilled Shrimp Skewers are a must-try for seafood enthusiasts and those looking to impress their guests with bold and flavorful finger food. Succulent shrimp marinated in a garlic and lemon-infused mixture, then grilled to perfection, these skewers burst with tangy and smoky flavors. Whether planning a backyard barbecue or a cozy dinner for two, these shrimp skewers are an absolute hit.

33. Smoked Pull Apart Bread

Smoked Bread is a delicious pull-apart bread infused with smoky flavors, melted cheddar cheese, and a savory blend of seasonings. This recipe yields warm, cheesy bread for sharing with friends and family. Serve this flavorful treat alongside soups, salads, or grilled meats for a memorable dining experience. This smoky and cheesy bread is a crowd-pleasing treat, perfect for gatherings or cozy nights in.

34. Bourbon and Smoked Pecan Pie

This Smoked Pecan Pie is a true crowd-pleaser featuring the warmth of bourbon, the sweetness of brown sugar, and the smoky essence of pecans. With a buttery crust, a filling infused with bourbon and spices, and a topping of smoked pecans, this pie is a delight for your taste buds. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream for a perfect finishing touch.

35. Skewered Grilled Potatoes

Skewered Grilled Potatoes are a delightful twist on traditional potato sides. Tender red potatoes are marinated in a flavorful blend of mayonnaise, white wine, rosemary, and garlic powder. Skewered and grilled perfectly, these potatoes make a delicious side dish for summer barbecues. The smoky flavors and crispy exterior make them a crowd-pleasing favorite.

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35 Best Recipes for Your Traeger Pellet Grill

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These 35 amazing recipes for your Traeger Pellet Grill will take your grilling experience to soaring new heights.
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