19 Potluck Smoker Recipes

What’s the best thing to cook in a smoker? You can cook these recipes in your smoker:

  • Smoked Chicken
  • Smoked Chicken Thighs
  • Smoked Chicken Drumsticks
  • Smoked Chicken Wings
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Smoked Pull-Apart Bread
  • Pork Belly Burnt Ends
  • Smoked Mac and Cheese
  • Smoked Corn On The Cob
  • Smoked Potatoes
  • Smoked Meatloaf
  • Smoked Pulled Pork
  • Smoked Brisket
  • Smoked Baked Beans
  • Smoked Cajun Shrimp
  • Smoked Turkey Breast
  • Lemon Pepper Smoked Salmon
  • Smoked Ham
  • Smoked Ribs

Give your oven a break and make your recipes in the smoker. Below you will find 19 delicious recipe ideas that are perfect for your smoker. Let’s get started going through the list of recipes.

Easy Smoker Recipes

smoked whole chicken

1. Smoked Chicken

The first recipe on the list shows you how to make the best-smoked chicken. This recipe uses a whole chicken that is seasoned with a homemade spice rub and then is perfectly smoked. This creates the best juicy chicken with a flavorful taste.

Get this recipe on Dinner At The Zoo.

2. Smoked Chicken Thighs

This is a great smoked recipe for your chicken thighs. The chicken thighs are seasoned with a homemade sweet rub and then are smoked. After the chicken thighs are smoked they are then topped with a tasty whiskey peach barbeque sauce.

Get this recipe on Hey Grill, Hey.

3. Smoked Chicken Drumsticks

This is a popular recipe that is perfect to cook in your smoker. This drumstick recipe is very delicious. The drumsticks are seasoned and then smoked to perfection creating an amazing flavor.

Get this recipe on The Black Peppercorn.

4. Smoked Chicken Wings

The last chicken recipe on the list shows you how to make chicken wings in the smoker. This is a simple recipe to make. You will season the wings with a rub which this recipe provides and then smoke them. You will not be disappointed in the flavor of these chicken wings.

Get this recipe on Don’t Sweat The Recipe.

5. Smoked Salmon

Try this tasty smoked salmon recipe. This recipe will take about 2 hours to make as you will need to brine the salmon for 1 hour and then prepare for 30 minutes to 1 hour of cooking time.

Get this recipe on Salt Pepper Skillet.

smoked salmon

6. Smoked Pull-Apart Bread

Did you know you can make bread in the smoker? This recipe takes you through the steps needed to make the best pull-apart bread.

Get this recipe on The Typical Mom.

7. Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Here is a great recipe for pork belly burnt ends. These little pork bites pack a delicious burst of flavor and are the perfect appetizers for barbeques. They are seasoned, smoked, and then tossed with a tasty bbq sauce.

Get this recipe on House of Nash Eats.

8. Smoked Mac and Cheese

Try something different than your traditional mac and cheese recipe and make it in the smoker. This recipe shows you how to make the best-smoked mac and cheese.

Get this recipe on The Wicked Noddle.

9. Smoked Corn on The Cob

Here is a fabulous corn-on-the-cob recipe you can make in the smoker. The corn is seasoned and then smoked. The corn was very flavorful and tasted good.

Get this recipe on The Spruce Eats.

smoked corn on the cob

10. Smoked Potatoes

Make your potatoes in the smoker following this recipe. This recipe is for garlic and herb-smoked potatoes. The perfect recipe to go along with your barbeques.

Get this recipe on Recipes Worth Repeating.

11. Smoked Meatloaf

Yes, you can make a flavorful meatloaf in the smoker. This is a classic meatloaf recipe with a little twist of smoke flavor. This recipe will require about 1 hour of cooking time.

Get this recipe on Butter With a Side of Bread.

12. Smoked Pulled Pork

Here is the perfect pulled pork recipe to make in the smoker. This recipe will take a longer time to cook than the other recipes.

Get this recipe on House of Yumm.

13. Smoked Brisket

Another great recipe you should try. Perfectly smoked flavorful brisket. Try this recipe for dinner.

Get this recipe on Oh Sweet Basil.

14. Smoked Baked Beans

This is the perfect side dish to enjoy with your barbeque meals. The beans have an intriguing flavor of both savory and sweet. It combines bacon, beans, and a homemade glaze.

Get this recipe on Kevin’s Cooking.

15. Smoked Cajun Shrimp

Looking for a shrimp recipe? You have to try this tasty smoked cajun shrimp. The shrimp is marinated and then smoked to perfection.

Get this recipe on Traeger.

smoked shrimp

16. Smoked Turkey Breast

Give your oven a break and smoke your turkey breast instead. This recipe will show you exactly how to do it.

Get this recipe on Oh So Delicioso.

17. Lemon Pepper Smoked Salmon

Here is another salmon recipe for you to try. This recipe uses a lemon pepper mustard glaze.

Get this recipe on The Slow Roasted Italian.

18. Smoked Ham

Here is an easy recipe that shows you how to make your ham perfectly in the smoker.

Get this recipe on Daring Gourmet.

19. Smoked Ribs

The last recipe shows you how to make juicy ribs in the smoker. Enjoy making all these delicious recipes in your smoker.

Get this recipe on Foods, Folks, and Fun.

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19 Potluck Smoker Recipes

The best recipes to make in your smoker.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoker Recipes
Servings: 10
Calories: 320kcal


  • Whole Chicken
  • Dry Rub
  • Parsley


  • Pick a recipe to make.
  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Follow the recipe instructions.
  • Make the recipe and enjoy.


Nutrition, serving size, and cooking time will vary depending upon which recipe you choose.