20 Best Smoker Recipes

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Looking for some of the best smoker recipes? These recipes are incredibly tasty and can be done on any type of smoker. From sausage to chicken tacos, these recipes are sure to take your next bbq up a notch.

Selection of best smoker recipes

Smoking cooks food over indirect heat, unlike a charcoal grill or gas grill. The best smoker recipes require just a little bit of prep and a bit more patience than cooking on a grill. Whether you’re craving pulled pork sandwiches, pork ribs, smoked brisket, or pork belly we have smoked protein recipes you’ll love. You can even smoke sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, baked beans and other delicious sides. Pick any one of these amazing smoker recipes to try, and remember to keep an eye on the temperature!


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Expert Tips for Making These Foods

Do you want information on how to but the best smoker? Check out this information.

  • Best meats to smoke: For beginners, we recommend to start with fattier cuts of meat like smoked beef brisket, pork shoulder, pork chops or ribs. You can even smoke fish like salmon.
  • Should you wrap meat in foil while smoking?: Wrapping meat can produce better color, flavor, and reduce cooking time, however do about halfway through the process to allow the meat to get that savory smoky flavor.
  • Should you have water in your smoker?: Water can help with temperature control and helps to avoid burning by keeping moisture in the smoker.
  • Choose the right flavor: The type of wood chips you choose will affect the flavor. Mesquite, hickory, apple and peach are great options. You can also use an electric smoker to impart great flavor.

Sausage Recipes

These smoker sausage recipes are sure to please this summer. Who can resist a juicy sausage smoked to perfection?

Five smoked sausaged on a metal platter
Smoked Italian Sausage
This easy, juicy Smoked Italian Sausages are absolutely packed with ALOT of intense smoky flavor and hands down a family fave!
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Traeger Smoked Sausage
Traeger sausage is the perfect addition to any meal. You can use it as an appetizer, main dish, or side dish – whatever you want! And best of all, it needs no prep and you can smoke it in just an hour and twenty minutes.
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Breakfast Sausage
It doesn’t have to be pretty to be tasty, and this Smoked Breakfast Sausage is so good, you’ll go back for seconds! It’s also an easy recipe, and when you start with good sausage, it’s a breeze!
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Many smoked bratwursts on a plate, one is sliced to reveal a cross section
Smoked Bratwurst
These easy Smoked Brats are packed with a wonderful flavor that's made even more amazing once your bratwursts are smoked! They're practically effortless to make but taste like you worked all day at getting everything just right!
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Pork Belly Recipes

Want some less traditional pork recipes packed with flavor? Look no further than these delectable smoked pork belly recpies, they’re sure to be a hit this summer.

Two strips of smoked pork belly on a square plate
Smoked Pork Belly
Pork belly is the king of bacon. If you love that crisp, salty, smoky breakfast treat you need to try this Smoked Pork Belly! It is an amazing side dish, appetizer, or main course.
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Pork Belly Burnt Ends
There’s nothing like the flavor of caramelized meat, and these Pork Belly Burnt Ends are practically candy! Full of flavor, a touch of sweetness, and a bit of spice make this smoked pork recipe a winner!
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Smoked Pork Belly Tacos
The combination of fatty, crispy smoked pork belly and spicy pickled vegetables is like a party in your mouth! And, the best part is that it doesn’t take much effort to make perfectly smoked pork belly Traeger style or on any pellet smoker!
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Cubed smoked pork belly stacked on a wooden platter
BBQ Smoked Pork Belly
Smoked Pork Belly is the next big thing in low and slow barbecue. It combines everything you love in good BBQ: luscious smoky flavor of slow barbecued pork dripping with finger lickin’ juiciness.
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Sweet and Spicy Smoked Pork Belly
This 3-hour smoked pork belly is crave-able perfection. Smoky-sweet with a little bit of heat. Crisp it up to eat in sliders, tacos or even on a BLT salad.
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Poultry

Need a few recipes to help bring the flavor to your smoked birds? Grab a dry rub (like this Chicken Rub) and get to smoking. From chicken to turkey, this collection of smoker recipes is sure to take your poultry to the next level.

Smoked chicken breast with barbeque sauce next to corn
Smoked Chicken Breast
This smoked chicken breast is boneless skinless chicken that’s coated in a homemade BBQ seasoning, smoked to tender and juicy perfection, then brushed with BBQ sauce. The best chicken breasts you’ll ever eat!
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Smoked Chicken Greek Tacos
We made these over and over during the summer months, and I can’t stop thinking about them. Seriously so good! Unlike your traditional tacos, these have a little bit of a Greek twist, which I absolutely love.
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BBQ Sauce Smoked Chicken
Savory smoked chicken smothered in sweet barbeque sauce? Who could resist!
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A bowl filled with smoked wings one the right and assorted vegetables on the left
Smoked Chicken Wings
This easy smoked chicken wings recipe yields crispy on the outside and juicy flavorful chicken wings. The smoked wings require minimal prep and effort and are great for snacks, parties, picnics, and game day snacks.
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Side profile of a smoked turket on a metal platter
Smoked Whole Turkey
Smoked turkey takes on so much delicious flavor and it's just so dang delicious. Whether you're using this recipe as your Thanksgiving turkey or "just because," I know you'll love it!
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Overhead shot of a whole smoked turket on a bed of greens on a plate
Smoked Turkey Recipe
This smoked turkey recipe is a whole turkey that’s coated in homemade spice rub then slow smoked to tender and juicy perfection. A super easy and impressive holiday main course that won’t take up any oven space!
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Other Smoker Recipes

There are plenty of delicious smoker recipes out there, and here are some of the best. Guaranteed to please and leave whoever tries them wanting seconds.

Smoked Prime Rib
This smoked prime rib is a beef roast coated in garlic and herb butter, then slow smoked to tender, melt-in-your mouth perfection. The ultimate meal for a special occasion.
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Smoked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze
This smoked ham is coated in a homemade spice rub, cooked in a smoker, then brushed with a homemade brown sugar and maple glaze. The ultimate holiday ham recipe that doesn’t require any oven space!
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Smoked Gouda Mushroom Quesadilla
Every ingredient of it had its distinguishable taste, including the sour cream and the garnish that neutralized the rich taste of butter and cheese!
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smoked brisket recipe on a wooden cutting board
Smoked Brisket Recipe
This Smoked Brisket recipe is my brother's signature recipe.  He makes this recipe over and over all summer long and every one is devoured.  
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Several smoked trouts on a wire rack
Smoked Trout
Fresh and delicious smoked whole trout.
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A smoked burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, and avocado with a side of chips
Hamburger
I love dressing up burgers for a great flavor, but smoking them is by far my favorite 'seasoning'! A great tasting smoked burger can be just as good as any high dollar steak when it's cooked right.
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