If you’re looking for something a little extra special this holiday season, why not try out some smoker recipes? Smoked recipes add an extra layer of flavor and can make any dish stand out.
63 Delicious Smoked Recipes for the Holidays
The holidays are coming up and that means it’s time to start thinking about what delicious main course meals you’ll be making.
If you’re looking for something a little extra special this holiday season, why not try out some smoker recipes?
Smoked recipes are a great way to add an extra layer of flavor and can make any dish stand out.
Whether you are cooking on a pellet grill, masterbuilt electric smoker, or whatever smoker you may have, any of these will take your Christmas dinner to the next level.
Of course, if you prefer a charcoal grill instead, there are ways to smoke on that too. But that's a post for another day.
A Prime Rib Roast, pork loin, rack of lamb, or even a salmon recipe for Christmas Eve, you will find the smoky flavor in all our favorite recipes.
Start with the perfect appetizer for the perfect Christmas meal and don't forget the smoked side dish to go along with your meal.
Here are some of our favorite smoked recipes for the holidays that you won’t want to miss.
Turkey, Ham, or Brisket
Nothing says Christmas like the incredible flavor of a big, juicy turkey! Topped with black pepper, garlic powder and fresh herbs, and finished off with your favorite BBQ sauce. For a unique twist on this classic holiday staple, why not try smoking your turkey instead of roasting it?
Smoking a turkey adds an extra layer of flavor and keeps the meat nice and moist. To smoke your turkey, start by marinating it in a brine solution with spices such as garlic, rosemary, and thyme.
Next, smoke the turkey over indirect heat (about 225-250 degrees Fahrenheit) for about 3 hours or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lastly, let the turkey rest for at least 20 minutes before serving so that all of the juices reabsorb into the meat.
Glazed Smoked Ham Recipe
For a delicious holiday meal that requires minimal effort, try smoking a glazed ham! This savory dish is sure to be a hit at any gathering and is an easy recipe and a holiday classic.
Start by prepping your ham with a dry rub or glaze of your choice. When you’re ready to cook, place your ham on the smoker at around 225-250 degrees Fahrenheit and cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once it’s done cooking, let it rest for 10-15 minutes before serving so that all of the juices redistribute throughout the meat.
Serve with your favorite sides such as mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables, like our brown sugar maple syrup glazed carrots, for an unforgettable meal!
Brisket is one of those smoky goodness dishes that is just as good cold as it is hot. For maximum flavor and tenderness, we recommend smoking your brisket low and slow over indirect heat (around 225-250 degrees Fahrenheit) until it reaches an internal temperature of 200-205 degrees Fahrenheit.
Let the brisket rest for 30 minutes before slicing against the grain so that all those delicious juices stay inside rather than running out onto your cutting board or plate when you cut into it!
Serve with your favorite sides such as macaroni salad or coleslaw for an amazing holiday meal!
More Smoker Recipe Choices
Here are a few more options for smoked meats. The amazing flavor comes from your choice of wood chips like apple wood when smoking.
- Smoked Brisket Stuffed Peppers - Brisket, peppers, and bacon, oh my! Get ready to stuff yourself silly with these texas twinkies brisket stuffed peppers aka atomic buffalo turds.
- Tomahawk Steak - For beef lovers everywhere, smoked tomahawk steaks are an absolute must-try. Imagine a juicy ribeye steak with layer after layer of flavor that will transport you straight to the heart of Texas! All it takes is some seasonings and your Traeger grill or pellet smoker for this reverse-seared cowboy dish - perfect for any special occasion.
- Smoked Prime Rib - Get ready to wow your guests with the most delectable Smoked Prime Rib Roast! Perfect for any special occasion, this savory meal takes just a few simple steps to create an unforgettable taste sensation. Serve up mouth-watering tenderness and succulent juiciness from the pellet grill – guaranteed to make everyone at the dinner table swoon over its flavor!
- Pork Butt - A Southern favorite, Smoked Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches are a ‘real deal’ Carolina-style barbecue without shortcuts. A tender smoked pork butt and a heap of pulled pork sandwiches are what I’m after today.
Still Thirsty For More
- Easy Smoked Bologna - Make your taste buds tingle with this delightfully smoked bologna recipe! This easy-to-follow dish will tantalize you with its smoky BBQ glaze and guarantee a delicious sandwich every time.
- Pork Shoulder - If you're looking for the juiciest, most flavorful pulled pork ever - look no further. Our low & slow smoked approach yields a mouth-watering tenderness that's sure to make your taste buds dance with delight! Plus, it doesn't matter if you've never tried smoking before as this easy recipe is so simple and foolproof that even beginners can nail it. All you have to do is patiently prep and put it in the smoker then let its flavor magic work - but beware: waiting several hours until ready could be almost unbearable!
- Lobster tails
- Italian meatballs
Pair any one of these with side dishes like our butternut squash. It's a delicious recipe.
The best way to the unique flavor of BBQ flavors is slow cooking the best meat in a hot grill.
When smoking food over high heat, place a water pan on the bottom to keep the food moist.
Pair with our boozy cranberry sauce for the perfect dish this holiday season or special occasion.
63 Best Holiday Smoker Recipes
If you’re looking for something a little extra special this holiday season, why not try out some smoker recipes? Smoked recipes add an extra layer of flavor and can make any dish stand out.
Texas Twinkies Brisket Stuffed Peppers
Brisket, peppers, and bacon, oh my! Get ready to stuff yourself silly with these texas twinkies brisket stuffed peppers aka atomic buffalo turds.
Traeger Smoked Salmon
Delicious smoked salmon made easy with Traeger or Pit Boss pellet grills! Both wet and dry brine recipes make it simple to enjoy this classic seafood dish anytime, anywhere.
Craving a delicious home-cooked meal that packs a punch of flavor? This smoky meatloaf is the perfect solution! Slow cooked in your smoker, it's loaded with smokey goodness and topped off with an irresistible barbecue sauce glaze. Treat yourself to this classic comfort food favorite - you won't regret having seconds!
Smoked Rack of Lamb with Herb Paste
Impress your guests with a smoky and succulent meal featuring smoked rack of lamb or chops. This unforgettable dish combines the flavors of rich madeira wine, fragrant herbs, tasty shallot and intense smoke - all perfectly balanced to create an incredible culinary experience!
Smoked Chuck Roast
Enjoy a tantalizingly moist and tender smoked chuck roast that offers unparalleled beefy flavor! It's the perfect choice for slicing or making pulled-beef – an exciting alternative to your usual brisket at your next barbecue.
The Best Smoked Turkey Recipe
Dive into rich and succulent flavor with this homemade smoked turkey recipe! A custom-crafted spice rub covers the bird that is then slow cooked to heavenly perfection in a smoker or grill. Enjoy juicy, tender slices of holiday goodness - it's truly divine!
Smoked Brats in Beer
If you're ready to treat your taste buds, grab the Traeger grill or pellet smoker and get cooking! With just 6 simple ingredients plus some mustard and buns, you can create a mouth-watering feast of beer-bathed smoked bratwurst. A delicious meal awaits - let's get smoking!
Smoked Whole Chicken
Delight your palate with this smoky and succulent BBQ whole chicken! Deliciously seasoned with a homemade dry rub, it's smoked slowly to lock in the juicy tenderness. With each bite brimful of flavor, you'll savor every morsel of its delightfully decadent deliciousness!
Smoked Tomahawk Steaks - Reverse Seared
For beef lovers everywhere, smoked tomahawk steaks are an absolute must-try. Imagine a juicy ribeye steak with layer after layer of flavor that will transport you straight to the heart of Texas! All it takes is some seasonings and your Traeger grill or pellet smoker for this reverse seared cowboy dish - perfect for any special occasion.
Unleash your inner gourmet with wild game pastrami! Brine, cure and smoke venison or elk then steam it to make a delicious lunch meat. Try something different today by creating this unique dish from freshly harvested game.
Smoked Cuban Mojo Pulled Pork
Get ready for a whole new level of taste with Cuban-style smoked pulled pork! This traditional feast features indulgent ingredients like garlic, lime, sherry and oregano to tantalize your tastebuds. All you need is some quality pork shoulder or butt to craft the perfect roasted delight.
Smoked Beef Ribs
Learn everything you need to know about smoking beef ribs (aka Dino ribs) for a crowd-pleasing and showstopping cook you can throw down on your pellet smoker or charcoal grill.
Smoked Blackened Salmon Sliders with Wasabi Mayo and Pickled Red Onions
Make summer feasts extra special with this delicious smoked blackened salmon slider recipe! It's a tasty twist on the classic burger, featuring flavorful pickled red onions and zesty wasabi mayo. Perfect for your next BBQ night – don't miss out!
How To Smoke A Ham On The Big Green Egg
Smoked Brisket Flat
Get ready for a flavor explosion when you whip up Smoked Brisket Flat - an easy, yet mouthwatering dish with just four ingredients. Fall-apart tender and so flavorful in 5 hours or less, this is the ideal weekend cookout recipe to make ahead of time!
Smoked Chicken Wings On An Electric Smoker
Learn the best culinary techniques and tips for making crispy skin smoked chicken wings on an electric smoker.
Smoked Caribbean Jerk Spiced Shrimp
Get ready for a flavor explosion! This smoked Caribbean jerk spiced shrimp is the perfect way to spice up your summer BBQ. In just one easy recipe, you can experience sweet and spicy with every bite. From traditional Jamaican dishes to curly fries on the side - this wonderfully versatile ingredient will be sure to tantalize all of your taste buds!
How to Smoke a Brisket
Are you ready to learn the secrets of smoking a perfect brisket? With two years of obsession under his belt, our expert is going to show you how it's done. So check out this post and discover all there is to know about achieving savory smoked perfection!
Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder (pork butt)
If you're looking for the juiciest, most flavorful pulled pork ever - look no further. Our low & slow smoked approach yields a mouth-watering tenderness that's sure to make your taste buds dance with delight! Plus, it doesn't matter if you've never tried smoking before as this easy recipe is so simple and foolproof that even beginners can nail it. All you have to do is patiently prep and put it in the smoker then let its flavor magic work - but beware: waiting several hours until ready could be almost unbearable!
Ancho Chile Rubbed Smoked Beef Brisket Recipe
Treat your taste buds to a tantalizing feast! Ancho Chile Rubbed Smoked Beef Brisket is the perfect addition for special occasions, such as Christmas dinner or Father's Day. Satisfy everyone at the table with this smoky delight and make an unforgettable impression!
Smoked Beef Short Ribs
Enjoy mouth-watering juicy smoked beef short ribs with a crunchy, caramelized exterior and smokey interior. In this simple recipe, use the English cut of short rib for best results - combined with an irresistible seasoning rub you won't be able to resist its savory goodness! Cook them low & slow for tender falling-off-the-bone perfection that will have your taste buds dancing.
Smoked Spatchcock Chicken
Enjoy evenly cooked and perfectly smoky chicken with this easy-to-prepare smoked split whole bird! Spatchcocking the poultry enables even cooking while enhancing it's flavor. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds, as you savor each juicy bite of yummy goodness.
Texas Style Smoked Beef Chuck Roast
If you're looking to get in on the smoked meat game but don't want to invest too much, why not try your hand at a delicious smoked chuck roast? As an economical alternative to brisket, it packs all of that juicy flavor into smaller cuts for quicker cooking. Plus with succulent tenderness and robust smokiness enveloping each bite, no one has to know that there's no expensive cut involved!
Best Smoked Turkey for Holidays
Smoked Whole Chicken Recipe
Treat your family to a delicious home-style meal with this slow smoked whole chicken. Infused with the most tantalizing smoky flavors, its juicy and tender texture will have you savoring every bite! An economical yet superior alternative to rotisserie chickens, experience flavor like never before.
Smoked Pork Butt
This Smoked Pork Butt is packed with flavor and oh-so easy to cook on your smoker! Perfect served as is, on a toasted bun, or even in your favorite tacos! No sauce is needed to enjoy this savory smoked pulled pork!
Easy Smoked Bologna
Make your taste buds tingle with this delightfully smoked bologna recipe! This easy-to-follow dish will tantalize you with its smoky BBQ glaze and guarantee a delicious sandwich every time.
Best Smoked Prime Rib Roast Recipe on Pellet Grill
Get ready to wow your guests with the most delectable Smoked Prime Rib Roast! Perfect for any special occasion, this savory meal takes just a few simple steps to create an unforgettable taste sensation. Serve up mouth-watering tenderness and succulent juiciness from the pellet grill – guaranteed to make everyone at the dinner table swoon over its flavor!
Smoked Meatloaf with BBQ Glaze
Get ready for an amazing twist on a timeless classic! Our Smoked Meatloaf combines simple ingredients with smoky, juicy goodness and is topped off with a sweet-and-tangy BBQ glaze. This irresistible comfort food will make your taste buds rejoice!
Smoked Pork Belly Tacos w/ Spicy Pickled Veggies
Craving something with a little kick? Then look no further than these Smoked Pork Belly Tacos! Combining smoky, fatty pork belly and spicy pickled veggies in one mouthwateringly delicious package - it's like fireworks for your taste buds. Check out this easy-to-follow recipe to learn all the tips you need to make perfect tacos. Bon Appétit!
How To Smoke a Turkey on a Pellet Grill
No brining needed - just season your bird up, fire up the electric smoker and prepare for a delicious meal. Show off to family and friends as you serve an incredibly juicy, flavorful masterpiece that's been kissed by smoke from pellet grilling. Impress everyone at your feast by taking backyard barbecuing to another level: it's time to master smoking turkeys on a pellet grill!
Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket
Celebrate with a flavor-packed medley of woody smoke, juicy tenderness, and sweet caramelized bark! Low & slow smoked brisket will bring smiles to the table - it's like enjoying a million-dollar taste without breaking the bank. Perfectly cooked in Texas style, this buttery melt-in-your-mouth creation is ideal for any gathering or family meal – savor its legendary flavors from now until your next event!
Smoked Meatloaf + Video
Smoked Meatloaf is better than any other meatloaf you may have eaten. It’s juicy on the inside with a crispy exterior and a sweet and smoky flavor.
Succulent Smoked Turkey Recipe
Make your Holiday dinner extra special this year with a delicious Smoked Turkey! This tender and juicy recipe will have everyone gathered around the table for seconds. No one will leave unsatisfied, so get ready to enjoy an unforgettable holiday feast!
Smoked Lamb Chops
Aspiring pitmasters, get ready to tantalize your taste buds with Chef Jenn's mouth-watering Smoked Lamb Chops! These succulent chops are tender and bursting with flavor thanks to a simple marinade that can be prepped ahead of time. Using your Traeger or electric smoker will ensure flavorful results in just minutes - perfect for when you're looking for an easy yet impressive meal!
Smoked Chicken Quarters | Easy Wholesome
These smoked chicken leg quarters are tender, moist and juicy. They’re made with the simplest (and surprisingly tasty!) dry rub.
Smoked Corned Beef Brisket | Easy Wholesome
Smoked Chicken Leg Quarters
Enjoy restaurant-quality smoked chicken at home by using your Traeger Grill! Our family loves the tender and juicy flavor of Smoked Chicken Leg Quarters. The key to success is in mastering smoking techniques for a delicious meal that everyone can savor without having to leave their house.
The BEST Smoked Burger Recipe & TRICK for Juicy Hamburgers
Get ready to craft a delicious, smoky delight in just one hour! With this simple recipe you can enjoy the juiciest smoked hamburgers (or cheeseburgers) - perfect for your next summer cookout.
Traeger Smoked Sea Bass
Get ready to experience the perfect harmony between smoky and fresh! This Traeger smoked sea bass recipe is truly something special. Savory, flaky-tender fish marries perfectly with its bright lemon counterpart - enhanced even further by adding a hint of Meyer Lemon peel for an extra kick! It's time to taste true flavor bliss.
The Best Smoked Baby Back Rib Recipe
Enjoy finger-licking goodness with this succulent smoked baby back rib recipe. Every bite is guaranteed to be tender and juicy, making it your go-to way of cooking up the tastiest ribs around!
Smoked Chicken Wings
There's nothing quite like a warm day spent lounging in your backyard, breaking out the lawnmower and cracking open an ice-cold beer. Enjoy always enticing aromas from a smoky barbecue as you perfect those green thumbs!
Traeger Smoked Turkey
Enjoy a holiday roast with an unforgettable flavor! Our Traeger smoked turkey is dry brined and injected with savory seasonings, creating the ideal balance of juiciness, succulence, and smoky goodness. Make this tantalizing centerpiece a part of your festive feast - it's sure to be a hit!
Smoked Prime Rib Roast
Are you looking for something more than the ordinary prime rib? Then why not try a unique twist with this delicious smoked prime rib roast! Our Texas-style slow roasting will give it that extra special flavor, leaving your mouth watering after every bite. Trust us - once you take a taste of our smoky and succulent ribs, there’ll be no doubt in your mind that this is THE best way to enjoy prime rib!
Smoked Pork Tenderloin
This smoked pork tenderloin recipe, made with everyday staples, gives you flavorful and juicy pork every time.
Smoked Tri Tip
Get the party started with a delicious Santa Maria steak! This flavorful, succulent tri-tip is sure to please your West Coast guests - smoking it is an easy way to bring restaurant quality flavor right from your own backyard.
Apple Smoked Pork Chops
If you’re searching for the most delicious pork chop dish that will leave a lasting impression, look no further than this delectable smoked creation!
Smoked Prime Rib Recipe
Get ready to impress your holiday guests with the juiciest and most flavorful prime rib roast they've ever tasted! This cut of beef is slowly cooked on a Traeger or Pit Boss pellet grill (or another electric smoker) until it's succulent, medium rare perfection. Adorned by its signature beautiful pink hue from edge to edge - this sizzling dish will be sure to make any seasonal get-together extraordinary!
Smoked Chicken Thighs
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds! Try this simple recipe for Smoked Chicken Thighs, the perfect mix of tenderness and smokiness that any expert or beginner can make. You only need a few ingredients to create an unforgettable dish with intoxicating flavor - fire up those grills!
How to Make Smoked Pork Ribs: Mango Habanero Pork Ribs
Learn how easy it is to make smoked pork ribs with fall off the bone tender meat! Mango Habanero Pork Ribs are full of flavor and perfect for your next summer BBQ.
Finally, an all-encompassing guide to make your backyard BBQ dreams a reality! With this tutorial's detailed instructions on how to craft the perfect dry brined Smoked Brisket and tips for getting it just right each time you fire up the smoker - no more disappointment when serving up the main course. Start making mouthwatering barbecue today with this recipe in your cookbook arsenal!
Easy Homemade Smoked Salmon
If you enjoy the rich earthy smokiness of a good smoked fish, Easy Homemade Smoked Salmon needs to be your next kitchen conquest!
Smoked Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches
A Southern favorite, Smoked Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches are a ‘real deal’ Carolina-style barbecue without shortcuts. A tender smoked pork butt and a heap of pulled pork sandwiches are what I’m after today. Y’all are coming along for the ride.
The Best Smoked Queso Dip
Ditch the plain old cheese dip and try this flavor-packed smoked queso version! It's a guaranteed crowd pleaser, plus it's perfect for game days. Serve alongside your favorite tortilla chips and fresh veggies - you won't believe how delicious & exciting the party just became with one simple recipe.
Unleash your inner chef with this Smoked Salsa recipe! Transform ordinary ingredients like vine-ripened tomatoes and tomatillos into a crave-worthy treat by adding a smoky flavor. Your taste buds won't be able to resist the unique combination of sweet, juicy flavors paired with savory smoke - try it today for an unforgettable salsa experience!
Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe
Get ready to elevate your snacking game with a delicious smoked cream cheese dip. Enjoy all the bold flavors of this creamy, smoky goodness - best enjoyed when you have something tasty to scoop it up in! The perfect accompaniment for any charcuterie board or appetizer spread, this is an easy and surefire way make your party memorable. So be prepared: once everyone tries some of this delectable dip, they won’t want stop eating!
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this delectable smoked queso recipe. Packed full of flavor from the ground sausage, Velveeta cheese, Colby jack cheese and rotel - it's sure to be a hit at any event! Try out this mouth-watering dip that is guaranteed to show off your culinary masterpieces in style.
Smoked Side Dish Recipes
Smoked Mac and Cheese
Get ready for a delightful twist on classic macaroni and cheese! We were so intrigued by the idea of baking mac n'cheese in a smoker, that we set out to perfect this comfort dish. And voila!, here's our smoked version: an exciting way to add smoky flavor with your favorite cheesy side dish! Try it today - you won't be disappointed!
Smoked Baked Potato + Video
Making a smoked baked potato is one of the easiest smoker recipes around! This recipe is a must-make; you’ll love the flavor of smoked potatoes!
The Best Smoked Baked Beans with Bacon
Smoked Baked Beans - a BBQ staple, amped up and made tastier with the addition of brown sugar and bacon. Smoked low-and-slow in cast iron for maximum smoky flavor satisfaction, this recipe is easy to prepare but sure to get rave reviews!
Flaky Smoked Biscuits
Get ready for a smoky treat from the heavens! Our Flaky Smoked Biscuits are so delicious that all you need is butter and honey to take them over-the-top. With just one kiss of smoke, these heavenly biscuits can elevate your snack game - but did you know they're easy enough to make on the smoker too? Just follow our simple directions, and biscuit bliss awaits.
Smoked Sweet Potatoes
Celebrate Fall the right way - with Smoked Sweet Potatoes! This twist on the classic sweet potato packs a flavor punch that will tantalize your taste buds. The creamy filling is heavenly when combined with just enough maple syrup and brown sugar for sweetness, plus an extra smoky layer of goodness to level up this cozy dish.
Smoked Baked Beans
Transform your side dish with this delicious Smoked Baked Beans recipe! Combining the perfect balance of flavor, spice and sweetness; plus an extra tang from bourbon and cider vinegar for a truly unique taste. Enjoy a tantalizing smoky aroma in every bite - you won't want to go back to plain old canned beans ever again!
These smoked incredible recipes are perfect for any holiday gathering—from Thanksgiving dinner to Christmas day brunch!
Any of them will look fabulous on your Christmas table or any time of year for that matter.
With these flavorful dishes on your menu, no one will be able to resist digging in!
Whether you’re smoking a turkey or brisket low and slow over indirect heat; adding marinades or using dry rubs or glazes.
These smoked Christmas recipes are sure to make any meal stand out from all others this holiday season!
So get grilling today–your family will thank you later!
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