22 Pellet Grill Recipes

Celebrate summer with these 22 pellet grill recipes! You’ll find some of the best protein options and side dishes on this list. So dust off your pellet grill and try some, if not all, of these amazing recipes!

1) Smoked Brisket

Pellet Grill Smoked Brisket

Smoked Brisket is the king of meats, and our comprehensive recipe guide will walk you through the steps for perfecting this popular barbecue staple. Our method will yield a tender, juicy, perfectly smoked brisket!

2) Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork on a Pellet Grill

Our pulled pork on a pellet grill method will help you make a perfectly smoked, easy to shred, low and slow-cooked pork butt. If you’re new to smoking meats, this method is perfect for beginners. You’ll need a 4-6 pound pork butt, a good rub, apple cider vinegar, fuel, and you’re ready to begin.

3) Prime Rib

broiling prime rib on a pellet grill

The prime rib roast is a meat lovers dream. With rising beef prices, you want to make sure that your investment yields the best results. Using a pellet grill is one of the easiest way to achieve smoky prime rib goodness. We recommend serving this dish with Yorkshire Pudding.

4) Smoked Turkey

Pellet Grill Smoked Turkey

Pellet Grill Smoked Turkey is a great alternative to oven-baked turkey! Our comprehensive guide will walk you through the steps from choosing the right turkey to serving this perfectly smoked holiday staple.

5) Baked Beans

Pellet grill baked beans

Need the perfect BBQ side dish? Try my recipe for pellet grill baked beans. These flavorful beans requires few ingredients, is started on your stovetop then taken to the grill. This Southern classic is the great BBQ side dish for brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken, sausages, and hamburgers! 

6) Chuck Roast

Chuck Roast on a Pellet Smoker

We can all agree that when it comes to barbecued beef, brisket is king. However, beef chuck roast is fantastic as well. Not only is this budget-friendly alternative to beef brisket, but with low and slow cooking, it becomes tender and smoky. Try this Chuck Roast on a Pellet Smoker recipe and serve sliced with your favorite BBQ side dish, or use in shredded beef sandwiches.

7) Pork Spare Ribs

Pork Ribs Butter Bath

Are you ready for some utterly delicious, fall off the bone smoked ribs? Use my tried and true method for the best pellet grill pork ribs! This recipe uses the 3-2-1 method, but for those of you who do not want fall off the bone ribs, I recommend leaving them unwrapped for the duration of the cooking time.

8) Cowboy Steak

Pellet Cowboy Steak

There is nothing more rewarding than biting into a perfectly cooked cowboy steak. And even better, we take these thick cut steaks to the pellet grill, cooked them low and slow, then reverse seared to form a delicious crust. 

9) Smoked Chicken Thighs

Smoked Chicken Thighs Plated

Smoked chicken thighs are one of the easiest proteins to smoke on your grill. Sure, you can smoke a whole chicken, but chicken thighs are incredibly flavorful and are a great option for make-ahead meals.

10) Smoked Tri-Tip

Pellet Smoked Beef Tri-Tip

This pellet smoked beef tri-tip is easy, delicious, and requires about 2 hours of your time. Get that perfect medium-rare doneness with a nice seared surface!

11) Smoked Cream Cheese

Smoked Cream Cheese

Smoked cream cheese is one of the easiest and most delicious appetizer recipes. If you haven’t tried this one yet, you are in for a treat! The cream cheese is warmed through, smoky on the outside, and makes the perfect dip for any occasion.

12) New York Strip

Pellet Cooked New York Strip Steaks

Need a quick and easy smoked New York strip recipe for your pellet grill? Look no further; this is the one! A simple seasoning rub goes a long way for these steaks.

13) Old Bay Chicken Wings

Old Bay Chicken Wings

These insanely delicious Pellet Grilled Old Bay Chicken Wings are seasoned with an Old Bay rub, grilled to perfection, then coated in a honey glaze. They make the perfect appetizer for cookouts, parties, and game nights!

14) Baked Potatoes

Pellet Grill Baked Potato with bacon, cheese and chives

These smoked pellet grill baked potatoes are crazy good, and you’ll love them! Not only are potatoes a versatile side dish, but they can be cooked low and slow right along with your main protein. Serve these potatoes with brisket, pulled pork, pork brisket, or smoked chicken for the perfect barbecue meal!

15) Roasted Leg of Lamb

Sliced Lamb Leg

Seasoned with lemon, herbs, and garlic, this perfectly crusted smoke-kissed lamb will tantalize your taste buds. This dish is perfect for the holidays and Sunday dinner. 

16) Bourbon Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Ardbeg Scotch Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Low and slow-cooked pork belly is delicious all on its own, but when you top it with lip smacking bourbon and citrus barbecue sauce, that is truly a marvelous thing.

17) Best Pellet Grill Burger

The Best Pellet Grill Burgers

These burgers are kissed with a bit of smoke, then seared to perfection. This process brings out the natural beefy goodness and will keep you returning for more. 

18) Tri-Tip Brisket Style

Sliced beef

Brisket style? Yes, you read that right. You can smoke tri-tip just as you would a brisket. The only difference is that the tri-tip is a great budget-friendly option that takes less time to cook, yields a smaller amount of meat, has the same tenderness, and is just as flavorful as smoked brisket.

19) Smoked Chicken Breast

Smoked Chicken Breasts

Smoked chicken breasts are so easy and dang delicious that you’ll wonder why you haven’t made them before. Even better is that these chicken breasts take only 1 1/2 to 2 hours to cook. This dish makes a great make-ahead meal, and you can use them in many other recipes too! 

20) Funeral Potatoes

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This cheesy potato casserole pairs well with any smoked or grilled meats, and the best part is that even if you do not have a pellet grill, you can prepare this hash brown potato casserole right in your oven!

21) Jalapeno Popper Corn

Creamy Jalapeno Popper Corn

This delicious creamy jalapeno popper corn is comfort food heaven! Fresh corn and jalapenos are grilled, then added to a delectable creamy, cheesy mixture. I recommend placing it in your pellet smoker for added flavor.

22) Cajun Pork Riblets

Cajun Pork Riblets

This Cajun pork riblet recipe includes both a rub and sauce component. You can use your favorite bottled sauce or make one of our sauces.

So, that’s wrap on our favorite 22 pellet grill recipes. Now let’s get cooking!

22 Pellet Grill Recipes

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