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Top 10 Backyard BBQ Recipes


Need recipe inspiration for your next backyard BBQ? Our Top Ten favorites list covers everything from the main dish, to appetizers, refreshing beverages and even a few sweet treats. Impress your guests and make sure your next cookout is one for the books with our list of recipes.

The Recipes

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

This easy appetizer adds a spicy kick to Traeger-baked cauliflower and cools it down with a rich and creamy ranch dip.


Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings

When in doubt, wing it out. These crowd-pleasers are packed with flavor and perfect for keeping your guests occupied when they arrive.


Grilled Street Corn

This smokin’ side may steal the spotlight. Juicy grilled corn on the cob gets slathered with a zesty chili-lime & cotija cheese topping.


Roasted Santa Maria Tri-Tip

Marinate this beef cut overnight so all you have to do is throw it on the grill for the big day. The garlic, onion, and balsamic vinegar flavor will please any palate.


Smoked Arnold Palmer

Tie the meal together with this sweet sip. Black tea, lemon juice, and Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup are all you need for this refreshing beverage.


Grilled Pineapple Watermelon Creamsicles

Hosting a party on a hot afternoon? Cool off with this Traeger take on a classic.


Grilled Fruit Salad

This sweet fruit salad doubles as a dessert. Grilled pineapple, mangoes, and apple get topped with a passion fruit sauce & mascarpone cream.


Reverse Seared NY Strip Steak

Nothing beats classic and simple. New York Strip steaks are smoked over hardwood then finished hot and fast with a buttery sear.


Smoked Honey Vinaigrette and Hazelnut Salad

This light and easy salad has a slight smoke kick, and pairs perfectly with just about anything you Traeger.


Grilled Pina Colada

Take your guests on a trip to the tropics with this rich and creamy beverage.