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Transform Your Meal with These 15 Must-Try Smoked Side Dishes

Welcome to the smoky side of deliciousness! If you want to turn ordinary meals into extraordinary feasts, embrace the world of smoked side dishes. These recipes are not just about adding a touch of smoke; they’re about transforming simple ingredients into mouthwatering masterpieces that will leave your guests craving more. From charred, buttery corn to savory smoked potatoes, each dish offers a unique blend of flavors that perfectly complements any main course. Get ready to discover the smoked sides that will elevate your cooking from mundane to magnificent. Don’t let your taste buds miss out on these sensational flavors!

Smoked Shotgun Shells

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Think of Smoked Shotgun Shells as an exciting fusion between traditional Italian cuisine and the rustic charm of a Southern BBQ. Manicotti stuffed with sausage and cheese and then wrapped in bacon. It makes a great side or appetizer for your next BBQ. Get the Recipe: Shotgun Shells.

Smoked Corn on the Cob

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Smoked Corn on the Cob is an incredibly delicious, ridiculously easy smoked side dish to serve with your smoked main dishes. With very little preparation, this corn only takes just over and hour. Get the Recipe: Smoked Corn on the Cob.

Baked Potato

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Indulge your taste buds with our tantalizing Smoked Baked Potato recipe. A new twist on a classic side dish. Less than five minutes of prep work makes this recipe a hit with chefs, and the flavors make it a hit for guests. Get the Recipe: Baked Potato.

Smoked Baked Beans

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We’ve elevated the classic flavors of baked beans with a smoky twist. Smoked baked beans will take these flavors to new heights. Get the Recipe: Baked Beans.

Smoked Sweet Potato

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Smoked sweet potatoes combine the rich sweetness of sweet potatoes with the rustic allure of smoking. They require virtually no prep work and take about 3-5 hours to cook in the smoker. Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato.

Smoked Stuffing

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Cooking the stuffing in the smoker is a delicious accompaniment for a turkey. This smoked stuffing is the ultimate in comfort food with a mild, smoky flavor and a nice crunch. Get the Recipe: Smoked Stuffing

Smoked Pineapple

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This Smoked Pineapple with brown sugar rub is great for both sweet desserts and as a side for your favorite smoked proteins, especially poultry. Get the Recipe: Smoked Pineapple.

Smoked Mac and Cheese

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Smoked mac and cheese is a delicious twist on classic comfort food that incorporates the rich and savory flavor of added smokiness. This recipe includes three different cheeses for an extra cheesy flavor. An easy, delicious side dish for any smoked protein. Get the Recipe:. Smoked Mac and Cheese.

Smoked Potato Wedges

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These Smoked Potatoes are an incredibly easy side dish that you can put in the smoker when you smoke your main dish. They only take five minutes to prepare and about 45 minutes to smoke. Get the Recipe: Smoked Potatoes.

Smoked Asparagus

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Try this mouthwatering Traeger smoked asparagus recipe. It’s versatile and flavorful, and it comes together in no time and requires minimal cleanup, making it the perfect addition to any meal. The smoky flavor profile of the asparagus is complemented perfectly by the salty parmesan and bacon, making for an amazing combination. Smoked Asparagus

Smoked Tomatoes

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Smoked tomatoes is a fast and easy recipe with delicious results. Smoking tomatoes concentrates the sweetness of the fruit and makes it even more flavorful, while complementary seasonings and herbs (I give you several amazing combinations to choose from) take the taste to the next level! Get the Recipe: Smoked Tomatoes.

Smoked Potato Salad

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My Traeger Smoked Potato Salad features two different types of baby potatoes that we coated with oil and smoked right on the pellet grill! Then it gets mixed with hard-boiled eggs, tangy sour cream and a mayo-based sauce, and all of the bacon, chives, and cheddar cheese you can handle. Get the Recipe: Smoked Potato Salad.

Smoked Elote- Mexican Street Corn

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Smoked elote, or smoked Mexican street corn, is corn on the cob served south of the border style. It makes a perfect side dish with any grilled protein, and the smoke flavor really brings out that sweet corn on the cob taste. If you love the sweet appeal of juicy corn, you’re going to love this Mexican-style side dish or snack. Pair it with anything you want – a bowl of chili, a few other appetizers, or even a margarita (or two!) Get the Recipe: Smoked Elote.

Smoked Brussels Sprouts

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These Traeger Smoked Brussels Sprouts will be your new favorite vegetable side dish. Sauteed with diced bacon and tossed in a maple syrup sauce – nobody will be able to resist these caramelized bites of deliciousness! Get the Recipe: Smoked Brussels Sprouts.

Smoked Au Gratin Potatoes

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Smoked Au Gratin Potatoes will be your family’s new favorite side dish! Rich, creamy, cheesy sauce slathered all over soft slices of Yukon gold potatoes. So good – you’ll curse your mother for feeding you that boxed stuff as a kid! Get the Recipe: Au Gratin Potatoes

Entertaining Spreads- Charcuterie, Grazing Boards & Bars

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Learn to entertain in style with our curated charcuterie collection, grazing boards, and party bars. Perfect for any occasion, these boards offer something for everyone. They can be as large or as small as your party. Each recipe celebrates various flavors and themes. They create an unforgettable dining experience for your guests. Get ready to impress your guests with these irresistible creations. Get the recipes: Charcuterie.

Unlock the Secrets to Irresistible Slow Cooker Comfort Foods

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Learn how to prepare quick, delicious comfort food for your slow cooker that will cook all day and be ready to eat when you get home. These slow cooker recipes are ideal for those who want to eat when they get home from work or the kids’ soccer game. These recipes are perfect for beginning cooks and require no special skills. Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Comfort Foods

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