14 Best Smoker Recipes

Next time you find yourself staring longingly at your smoker, turn to these recipes—traditional as well as innovative—for an unfailingly satisfying fix.

Instant Pot Rotisserie-Style Chicken

Can you roast a whole chicken in an Instant Pot? Well, yes. Kind of. Is it "technically" roasted? No. Does it have a delicious rotisserie-like flavor? You betcha.

1 hr

Smothered Pork Chops

Juicy pork chops are a perennial favorite around here. Smother 'em in a creamy, Creole, caramelized onion gravy... oh my lord.

1 hr

Chili Cheese Fries

Honest grub with demolish-the-entire-panful-while-standing-at-the-counter allure. Grab some napkins.

1 hr

Sicilian-Style Roasted Cauliflower

Warmly spiced, roasted cauliflower gets drizzled with a tangy-sweet dressing, making it an irresistible, healthy (and vegan) side dish. Who loves you?

40 mins

Modern Chicken Marbella

Everyone needs a classic back-pocket chicken recipe that's perfect for entertaining. This is it.

9 hrs 30 mins

Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Yes, bourbon-inflected fried chicken. It’s in the brine. And oh, baby, are you gonna wish you’d been doing this all your life.

2 d 4 hrs

Three-Cheese Vegetarian Lasagna

We suspect you've been looking for a lovely, elegant, knock-their-socks-off vegetarian dish that just happens to be fancy schmancy enough for Thanksgiving, yes? Look no further.

3 hrs

Farfalle with Fresh Salmon

So what if salmon isn't from Italy? Cookbook author Giuliano Hazan is and he says to toss chunks of the rich fish with pasta, tomatoes, and cream. We'll happily oblige.

20 mins

How to Grill Asparagus

Never again curse as your pricey spears of asparagus fall between the grill rack into oblivion. All you need is this simple trick.

20 mins

Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin

This cauliflower gratin recipe from Dorie Greenspan is French comfort food, yet it wouldn't be out of place on a distinctly American Thanksgiving table.

1 hr 15 mins

Momofuku’s Fried Chicken

This flour-free fried bird is contrary to everything we know about fried chicken. Or think we know. That's exactly what makes it so darn genius.

4 hrs 35 mins

Slow Cooker Beef Chili from Skinnytaste

This easy slow cooker beef chili requires less than half an hour of effort and you'll come home to a meal that tastes like you've been cooking all day.

5 hrs 20 mins

Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

Rustic in appearance, homey in taste, and easy in the way it comes together, this comfort food classic is exactly what you've been craving.

2 hrs 30 mins

Beef Fajitas

Steak marinated in beer and spices, grilled to juicy magnificence, and piled atop lightly charred tortillas. Beats plain old ground beef tacos, eh?

4 hrs

Skillet Roast Chicken

This sassy roast chicken gets its moist meat and ultra-crisp skin from the two-step process of searing it in a skillet then sliding the whole thing in the oven. Simplicity.

1 hr 20 mins

Tex-Mex Migas

We absolutely love breakfast for dinner. It's a weeknight savior when you feel lazy, hangry, or just plain rushed off your feet.

30 mins

Smoked Beef Ribs

Indulge your primal human instinct to throw some meat down on fire. [Insert caveman roar of satisfaction here.]

8 hrs