15 Pellet Smoker Recipes That Even You Can Master

Exploring new recipes can be fun, especially when working with a pellet smoker. There’s something quite special about the slow-cooked, smoky flavors that transform simple meals into memorable feasts. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned grill master, mastering these 15 pellet smoker recipes can add a new dimension to your cooking repertoire.

Smoked jalapeno poppers on a platter.
Smoked Jalapeno Poppers. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Pork Belly Burnt Ends

A plate of smoked pork belly burnt ends with tomatoes and pickles.
Pork Belly Burnt Ends. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Chunks of rich pork belly slowly smoked until they reach a perfect caramelization; a true smoker classic. Balanced between a juicy interior and a crispy exterior, these bites are set to become a highlight of any meal. Mastering Pork Belly Burnt Ends might make your next backyard event the talk of the town.
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Smoked Spaghetti Squash

Smoked Spaghetti Squash.
Smoked Spaghetti Squash. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

If you’re aiming for a healthier twist, this recipe smartly leverages the smoker to enrich a vegetable with depth. When you pull this Spaghetti Squash from the smoker, it’s transformed, boasting a subtly smoky flavor that can complement any sauce. It’s a versatile option that surprises guests with its complex profile.
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Smoked Chicken Legs with Red Pepper Glaze

Smoked Chicken Legs with Red Pepper Glaze on a round platter.
Smoked Chicken Legs with Red Pepper Glaze. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Juicy chicken legs take on a new life with the infusion of smoke and a bold red pepper glaze that offers a slight kick. Smoking these chicken legs turns a familiar favorite into something exciting and new, ideal for adding a twist to your weekly menu. And the glaze – it’s all about that extra layer of flavor that makes it irresistible.
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Smoked Double Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Smoked Double Stuffed Potatoes on a square plate.
Smoked Double Stuffed Baked Potatoes. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Imagine a baked potato, but twice as good – that’s what you get with this hearty, comforting fare. Each bite weaves in smoky undertones with the classic, creamy interior you’d expect in Double Stuffed Baked Potatoes. It’s a substantial side that could easily claim the center stage on your dinner plate.
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Smoked Beef Kabobs

Smoked beef kabobs on a plate.
Smoked Beef Kabobs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

The beauty of Beef Kabobs comes from combining the smoky essence with the simplicity of grilled meat and veggies. There’s satisfaction in skewering your favorites and watching them take on a new identity in the smoker. It’s about getting that perfect char and depth of flavor that only a smoker can offer.
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Smoked Jalapenos

Smoked Jalapenos in 2 cast iron pans.
Smoked Jalapenos. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Stroll on the wild side with these peppers that pack a punch while carrying a subtle smoky whisper. Smoked Jalapenos are not just about heat; it’s a careful balance of flavor that can elevate any dish. They work as a standalone snack or a daring addition to your favorite recipes.
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Smoked Chicken Tortilla Bites

A platter of Smoked Chicken Tortilla Bites.
Smoked Chicken Tortilla Bites. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Bite-sized and smoky, these nibbles are great for sharing, showcasing how smoke can turn simple into special. The Chicken Tortilla Bites are easy to make but hard to forget, with a smoky aroma that lingers pleasantly. Perfect for casual gatherings where the food is as fun as the company.
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Smoked Shotgun Shells

Smoked shotgun shells on a white plate.
Smoked Shotgun Shells. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

These mouthwatering morsels combine smokiness and a satisfying crunch in one clever package. Shotgun Shells is a curious name for an appetizer that’s sure to spark conversation – and appetite. They’re a perfect example of how a touch of creativity and a smoker can create something extraordinary.
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Smoked Tomahawk Steak

A sliced Tomahawk Steak on a cream color plate.
Smoked Tomahawk Steak. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

A statement piece on any table, this steak’s smoky flavor is as impressive as its size and presentation. The Tomahawk Steak truly shines when smoked, with each cut showcasing the marriage of fire and meat. Impressive to serve, it’s not just a meal but an experience.
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Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup in two white bowls with garnishes nearby.
Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

A staple soup transformed by the deep, smoky flavor infuses every spoonful with something special. Chicken Tortilla Soup becomes a canvas for the nuances that smoking imparts, warming and satisfying in equal measure. It’s the kind of update to a classic that has you returning for more.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

Smoked Pork Shots

 Smoked pork shots in a skillet with basil and tomatoes.
Smoked Pork Shots. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Consider these as the ultimate appetizer, a small bite with a big taste, thanks to the carefully applied smoke. Pork Shots are as fun to make as they are to eat, becoming a clear favorite at any smoker-friendly feast. They have a way of getting everyone talking, with their unique look and taste.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Pork Shots

Smoked Ribeye Roast

Sliced smoked ribeye beef on a cutting board.
Smoked Ribeye Roast. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

The smoker takes the Ribeye Roast to new heights, turning an already luxurious cut of meat into something otherworldly. With every slice, the complexities of the smoke-rubbed crust give way to the tender, perfectly cooked interior. It’s about taking your time to achieve a result that’s truly special.
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Smoked Jalapeno Poppers

Smoked jalapeno poppers on a platter.
Smoked Jalapeno Poppers. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Here’s comfort food that combines a bit of spice with satisfying creaminess and a good dose of smokiness. Jalapeno Poppers become the stars of any smoker set-up, ideal for those who crave a kick with their smoke. As an appetizer or side, they might steal the show.
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Smoked Lil Smokies

A bowl of smoked lil smokies with sauce and dipping sauce.
Smoked Lil Smokies. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

These little sausages gain a grand reputation when they’re kissed by smoke – small in size, big on flavor. Lil Smokies are a quick and crowd-pleasing snack you can make with minimal fuss. It’s fascinating how the smoker adds a dimension that elevates the familiar to fantastic.
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Smoked Pork & Pineapple Skewers

Smoked Pork & Pineapple Kabobs on a plate for serving.
Smoked Pork & Pineapple Skewers. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Combining pineapple’s tropical sweetness with pork’s savory depth, these skewers sing with flavor. Pork & Pineapple Skewers are a ticket to a smoky, sweet, and savory paradise — a contrast that plays out wonderfully in each bite. They’re an ideal way to mix up your grilling routine with a playful twist.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Pork & Pineapple Skewers

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