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Dreaming of Flavor? Check out These 17 Smoked Picks!

Are you tired of the same old grilled chicken and burgers? Ready to take your backyard cooking game to the next level? Look no further! We’re diving into the smoky, flavorful world of smoker recipes that are sure to impress your friends and family. From the succulent tenderness of smoked pulled pork to the melt-in-your-mouth delight of smoked cream cheese, we’ve got something for everyone.

But hold on, we’re not stopping there! Ever thought about smoking shotgun shells? That’s right, this unconventional item is not just for hunting anymore. You won’t believe how the smoky aroma can add an unexpected twist to your culinary adventures. So fire up that smoker, grab your favorite wood chips, and let’s get cooking!

Pork Stuffed Smoked Jalapeno Poppers on a plate.
Jalapeno poppers: Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Smoked Chicken Al Pastor

Get ready to elevate your Tex-Mex Tuesday with Smoked Chicken Al Pastor! This dish brings together tender chicken, smoked to perfection, with the vibrant flavors of Al Pastor seasoning. Every bite promises a delightful mix of smokiness and traditional Tex-Mex spices. It’s a must-try dish that’ll have everyone asking for seconds!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chicken Al Pastor

Smoked Asparagus

It doesn’t get much easier or tastier than smoked asparagus! With a lovely flavor, a bit of crunch, and a smoky kiss, this is the perfect side dish to any meal!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Asparagus

Pork Belly Burnt Ends

smoked pork belly burnt ends in a dish
Pork Belly Burnt Ends. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Get ready to meet the king of all BBQ treats: smoked pork belly burnt ends. These juicy, bite-sized morsels are packed with flavor, offering a heavenly mix of sweet, salty, and smoky goodness. Each piece is like a mini explosion of taste that makes you reach for more. Perfectly crispy on the outside yet melt-in-your-mouth tender inside, they’re the ultimate indulgence for any meat lover.
Get the Recipe: Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Smoked Meatloaf

Take your meatloaf game to a whole new level with smoked meatloaf! This is no ordinary meatloaf; it’s a juicy, flavorful masterpiece that’s been kissed by smoky goodness. Imagine cutting into a slice and tasting the rich blend of meat and spices, all elevated by the subtle smoky undertones. Perfectly moist and incredibly delicious, this smoked meatloaf is comfort food at its smoky best!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Meatloaf

Smoked Spaghetti Squash

Imagine slicing open a spaghetti squash and finding it filled with smoky, tender strands that taste like a campfire dinner in the best possible way. Smoking this garden gem transforms its sweet, nutty flavors into an irresistible smoky sensation that pairs well with just about anything. It’s not only delicious but also healthy, offering a fantastic low-carb alternative to traditional pasta. Once you’ve tried smoked spaghetti squash, you’ll wonder why you ever settled for the oven-baked version!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Spaghetti Squash

Smoked Tomato Salsa

Add a smoky twist to your next taco night with our incredible smoked tomato salsa! This isn’t your average salsa; we take ripe tomatoes and give them a smoky spin that elevates every bite. The combination of smoked tomatoes, spicy peppers, and fresh herbs creates a salsa that’s both zesty and complex. It’s the perfect dip for your chips or a killer topping for your favorite Mexican dishes.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Tomato Salsa

Smoked Jalapenos

smoked jalapenos on square cast iron dishes.
Smoked Jalapenos. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Nothing says game day munching quite like smoked jalapenos! Fire up your tatstebuds with some serious flavor with these oh-so snackable treats! Easy to make and delish on their own or with other meals, there’s lots to love!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Jalapenos

Smoked Mac & Cheese

Get the whole family excited for dinner with our mind-blowing smoked mac and cheese! Imagine the classic comfort food you love, but elevated with a smoky richness that takes it to a whole new level of delicious. Kids and adults alike won’t be able to resist the gooey, smoky cheese and perfectly cooked pasta. It’s the ultimate family-friendly dish that will have everyone asking for seconds!
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Smoked Chicken Tortilla Bites

Smoking rule #1 – always make extra, especially smoked chicken so that you can make tasty eats like these Smoked Chicken Tortilla Bites!
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Smoked Double Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Smoke them taters! Double stuffed and filled with cheese, bacon, and green onion, these Smoked Double Stuffed Potatoes are good enough to be a meal all on their own!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Double Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Smoked Beef Kabobs

smoked beef kabobs finished
Smoked Beef Kabobs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Who can resist the smoky allure of beef kabobs on a stick? These skewers bring together tender beef chunks with a hint of smoke, perfect for a mouthwatering bite. They’re not just delicious; they’re a fun way to enjoy dinner outdoors. For those who love their meat with a little flair, these smoked beef kabobs are the go-to food-on-a-stick treat!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Beef Kabobs

Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

The rule of smoking chicken is to always make EXTRA smoked chicken so you have leftovers to make this amazing Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

Smoked Jalapeno Poppers (featured image)

Spice up your life with smoked jalapeno poppers, a snack that brings the heat and the meat! Imagine biting into a smoky jalapeno filled with a mouthwatering mix of meaty pork and gooey cheese. The combination of spicy pepper, rich pork, and melted cheese is a flavor trifecta you won’t want to miss. Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and smoky all over—these poppers are the ultimate treat for anyone who loves a little kick.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Jalapeno Poppers

Smoked Pork & Pineapple Skewers

Enjoy the perfect combo of smoky pork and sweet pineapple on a stick! These skewers are a fun and tasty treat for any occasion. The juicy pork pairs beautifully with the tangy pineapple, offering a burst of flavor in every bite. Whether you’re at a backyard BBQ or a family picnic, these smoked pork & pineapple skewers are the ultimate food-on-a-stick!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Pork & Pineapple Skewers

Over the Top Chili

Over the top chili in a bowl with cheese on top.
Over the Top Chili. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Prepare your taste buds for something extraordinary: over-the-top chili made right in your smoker. In this unique twist, the meat is smoked over and above the chili base, letting those smoky flavors drip down into the mix for an added layer of deliciousness. The result is a chili that’s incredibly rich, smoky, and loaded with mouthwatering meat and spices. One bite and you’ll know this isn’t your average chili; it’s a smoky feast that’s impossible to resist.
Get the Recipe: Over the Top Chili

Smoked Pulled Pork

Smoked Pulled Pork is a labor of love, but one bite and you’ll taste that it’s sooo very worth it! Smoky, tender, juicy, and so gosh darn good!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Pulled Pork

Smoked Cream Cheese

Get ready for a game-changing snack that’s as easy as it is delicious: smoked cream cheese. In just a few simple steps, you can transform ordinary cream cheese into a smoky, creamy delight that’s perfect for dipping or spreading. The smoker works its magic, infusing the cream cheese with a rich, smoky flavor that’ll make your taste buds dance. It’s a must-try treat that turns basic into extraordinary with almost no effort at all!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Cream Cheese

Smoked Turkey Thighs

smoked turkey thighs
Smoked Turkey Thighs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Forget the whole bird, this Thanksgiving treat yourself to smoked turkey thighs that are juicy, tender, and brimming with smoky flavor. Say goodbye to dry, bland turkey and hello to meat that’s so flavorful, it might just steal the show from the traditional roast. Imagine the taste of Thanksgiving colliding with the aromas of an outdoor barbecue, giving you the best of both worlds. Serve these delectable smoked turkey thighs at your holiday table, and you’ll have everyone giving thanks for your cooking skills!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Turkey Thighs

Smoked Queso

Dive into a bowl of smoky, cheesy goodness with our easy smoked queso! This is not your average cheese dip; it’s elevated with a smoky depth that takes it to a whole new level. All it takes is a few simple ingredients and your trusty smoker to create a dip that’s sure to be the hit of any gathering. Creamy, flavorful, and irresistibly smoky, this queso is the ultimate dip for chips, veggies, and more!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Queso


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