Are you ready to unlock the secrets of mouthwatering grilling with the power of pellet smokers? Picture yourself savoring juicy, perfectly smoked meats and flavor-infused vegetables straight from your pellet grill. The possibilities are endless! Dive in as we reveal a tantalizing collection of pellet grilling recipes that will elevate your backyard cookouts to a whole new level.

Smoked Drumsticks

Pile of smoked drumsticks.
Smoked Drumsticks. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

When it comes to the perfect recipe for cookouts and barbecues, it’s hard to top good smoked chicken drumsticks! Can you get the perfect hint of smoke flavor and juicy dark meat without burning anything – yes, and the trick is putting your smoker to work.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Drumsticks

Smoked Chicken Wings

Platter of crispy chicken wings.
Smoked Chicken Wings. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

These crispy smoked chicken wings have a rich, smoky flavor, a crispy texture on the outside, and tender meat on the inside. Pair it with your favorite sauce to give it added flavor catered to your personal preference, and pair it with bleu cheese dressing on the side for optimal results!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chicken Wings

Smoked Whole Chicken

Smoked chicken on rack.
Smoked Whole Chicken. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

When it comes to meals that will change how you cook, a smoked whole chicken is one of them. With juicy, tender meat and tons of flavor, smoking may be your new go-to method for whole chicken every time.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Whole Chicken

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Platter of cooked scallops.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

These smoked bacon-wrapped scallops are the perfect appetizer for a special occasion or dinner party. They have just the right balance of smoky flavor, crisp bacon, and tender diver scallop meat! All you need are several simple ingredients!
Get the Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Smoked Leg of Lamb

Slicing into a leg of lamb.
Smoked Leg of Lamb. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

A smoked leg of lamb is a delicious and flavorful dish that will leave your taste buds craving for more. This succulent lamb recipe is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family gathering or a barbecue party with friends.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Leg of Lamb

Smoked Pork Loin

Sliced bacon wrapped pork loin.
Smoked Pork Loin. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

This mouthwatering Smoked Pork Loin is made with simple ingredients like barbecue seasoning and wrapping the roast in bacon with a delicious maple glaze. Each juicy bite of this smoked pork loin roast has a burst of flavor! And who doesn’t love anything wrapped in a bonus layer of bacon?
Get the Recipe: Smoked Pork Loin

Smoked Turkey with Stuffing

Smoked turkey on a fully dressed table.
Smoked Turkey with Stuffing. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

This delicious Traeger Smoked Turkey with stuffing is incredibly juicy and flavorful! It’s the best way to make your Thanksgiving turkey with only 15 minutes of prep, and the result is moist, tender meat from a flavorful turkey stuffed with delicious apple stuffing and crispy, crunchy candied pecans.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Turkey with Stuffing

Smoked Cream Cheese

Block of smoked cream cheese topped with salmon.
Smoked Cream Cheese. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

This delicious smoked cream cheese with smoked salmon will take your breakfast to the next level. You’ve probably heard of smoked salmon, but have you ever tried smoked cream cheese? This spread combines the salty and smoky flavors of smoked salmon into irresistible creamy goodness.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Cream Cheese

Smoked Chuck Roast

Pulled smoked chuck roast on a platter.
Smoked Chuck Roast . Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

This easy Smoked Chuck Roast recipe is the perfect alternative to a more expensive and complex beef brisket recipe! It’s ultra juicy, tender, and full of great flavor! Bonus, we’re smoking it on the Traeger to make it just about the easiest meal prep recipe you can make!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chuck Roast

Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters

Crispy golden skin on chicken legs.
Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Grilled chicken leg quarters may be one of the simplest, down-home meals you can make. An easy marinade and simple rub goes a long way for ensuring juicy, tender dark meat with that flame-kissed flavor you can only get from a grill.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters

Smoked Chicken Quarters

Pile of smoked chicken qurarters.
Smoked Chicken Quarters. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Who doesn’t love chicken? Smoked Chicken Quarters are meaty and flavorful and so easy to make. In fact, they’re smoking chicken 101, and you can be feasting on meaty chicken in about an hour!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chicken Quarters

Smoked Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs brushed with bbq sauce.
Smoked Chicken Thighs. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Meaty, juicy, and flavorful, there are few things as easy and delicious as Smoked Chicken Thighs. Pass the napkins because this is a roll-up-your-sleeves and dig-in kind of meal!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chicken Thighs

Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs

Sliced ribs
Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Meaty, juicy, and fall-off-the-bone tender, Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs is the way to go if you’re cooking ribs on your pellet smoker. Turning out perfectly every time, give your racks of ribs the royal treatment with this smoker recipe!
Get the Recipe: Traeger 3-2-1 Ribs

Smoked Brussels Sprouts

Skillet of cooked brussels.
Smoked Brussels Sprouts . Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Add zest to your side dishes this season with these BBQ Glazed Smoked Brussels Sprouts loaded with bacon and served with a quick homemade aioli. So good, you’ll watch everyone come back for seconds!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Brussels Sprouts

Smoked Baked Beans

Tray of smoked baked beans.
Smoked Baked Beans. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

With a rich, savory sauce jazzed up with pulled pork, bacon, and onion, Smoked Baked Beans are a grownup version of a pork and beans recipe. With tons of flavor, this easy recipe is a must-try whenever you’re feeding a crowd or need a tasty side!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Baked Beans

Bacon Wrapped Fatty

Sliced fatty to show mac and cheese filling.
Bacon Wrapped Fatty. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

This smoked Bacon Wrapped BBQ Fatty Recipe is the best thing you will grill all weekend. Crispy bacon, ground pork, homemade mac and cheese, BBQ sauce…this recipe is easy and fun to make and easy and fun to eat!
Get the Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Fatty

Smoked Lamb Barbacoa

Shredded lamb ready to b served.
Smoked Lamb Barbacoa. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

This boneless tender Lamb Barbacoa shreds perfectly after it’s cooked to perfection, making it the perfect filling for tacos, sandwiches, and more! This slow-smoked leg of lamb recipe is incredibly tender and juicy, then served on corn tortillas with salsa verde, pickled red onions, and more!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Lamb Barbacoa

Smoked Pulled Pork

Shredded pulled pork butt with a fork.
Smoked Pulled Pork. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

When it comes to classic barbecue, it’s hard to beat tender juicy smoked pork butt. It melts from the bones and shreds into delicious bites after hours on low and slow on the grill. But, is making amazing shredded pork something only seasoned pitmasters can achieve? Nope! Anyone can master this simple recipe for the best pulled pork in their backyard!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Pulled Pork

Smoked Mac and Cheese

Skillet of golden smoked mac and cheese.
Smoked Mac and Cheese. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Looking for a kicking campfire recipe or maybe something to really knock their socks off at the next bbq – this Smoked Mac and Cheese is perfect for that. Creamy mac and cheese with a hint of heat and smoke, it’s a great smoker recipe that’s amazing for any occasion.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Mac and Cheese

Smoked Meatballs

Bowl of smoked meatballs.
Smoked Meatballs. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

These delicious smoked meatballs are packed with smoky flavor, seasoned with fresh herbs, and complemented by your favorite marinara sauce. Not only do they work beautifully as a main course, but they’re also the perfect addition to any meatball sandwich or to a spread at your next party.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Meatballs

Smoked Brie

Wheel of brie with beautiful toppings.
Smoked Brie. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

This smoked brie recipe is topped with fresh thyme, rosemary, crisped prosciutto, and sweet cranberries on top—drizzled with a layer of honey. It’s an easy recipe and makes a great appetizer for special occasions!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Brie

Beer Can Chicken

Beer can chicken ready to be served.
Beer Can Chicken. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Delicious from the crispy skin to the juicy inside of the chicken, this smoked beer can chicken is one of my favorite chicken recipes on a grill, and you won’t believe how easy it is to make!
Get the Recipe: Beer Can Chicken

Smoked Turkey Legs

Man holding smoked turkey leg.
Smoked Turkey Legs. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Meaty, smoky, juicy, and tender, Smoked Turkey Legs aren’t just a treat at fairs and events – you can get the same big smoky flavor of this meat-on-a-bone from your very own smoker. Easy and delish, channel your inner caveman and feast on these huge turkey Legs today!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Turkey Legs

Smoked Garlic Confit

Bowl of smoked garlic cloves.
Smoked Garlic Confit. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

This irresistible Smoked Garlic Confit makes the perfect spread, soft and full of rich flavor! It’s perfect to fold into soups, stews, mashed potatoes, or on top of crusty bread!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Garlic Confit

Smoked Prime Rib

Sliced medium rare prime rib.
Smoked Prime Rib. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

This Traeger smoked prime rib recipe offers a delicious smoky flavor that’s perfect for the holiday season or any special occasion! The prime rib is the king of cuts, and we’re showing you how to get a perfect peppery crust on the outside and tender medium rare center with this easy recipe for your pellet grill.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Prime Rib


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Kita is a multi-talented individual, boasting numerous accomplishments such as being an award-winning recipe developer, world-traveled professional photographer, and journalist. As the lead creative force behind Girl Carnivore®, she is widely recognized as an authority on all things meat.


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