The holidays are an enchanting time with cherished moments spent with loved ones and mouthwatering feasts. I've curated a list of my top 15 holiday recipes made in the smoker that will bring your family together and leave them craving more.
This perfectly smoked brisket recipe is great any time of the year, but it fits best for most holidays. The flavor in this beef brisket is really unique and has evolved into one of the most popular recipes on this website. It's not that difficult to make, either! The best part - the leftovers for sandwiches the next day.
On the surface, this might look like a really simple idea that's been done over and over again. Smoked ham indeed hits the table for many holidays. Still, I can promise that other holiday ham doesn't have the same incredible spicy-sweet flavor as this double-smoked ham recipe. If spicy isn't your thing, check out my Rhubarb Glazed Ham instead.
You're missing out if you've never had prime rib for the holidays. It's one of the tastiest cuts of meat you can put on your smoker. This recipe outlines all the nuances needed to make that prime roast perfect and impressive. This is one of my favorite holiday BBQ recipes.
Turkey is always a safe play for the holidays, but it's always a challenge to make sure the meat doesn't dry out. The method I outline in my smoked turkey recipe imparts some incredible flavor to the bird and ensures every part of the smoked turkey is incredibly juicy when served.
The crown jewel of this list of smoker recipes. This is one meal that always amazes your guests when you serve it. The pork crown roast has an amazing flavor and is super fun to make. I'd make a crown roast for every holiday meal if I could. It's also a great alternative to prime rib if you have guests who don't care about beef.
Sides And Appetizers
Smoked mushrooms are a really great side dish for any holiday gathering. They're simple to make, and they taste amazing! I love having these at dinner or as an appetizer when guests arrive.
These are my go-to appetizers for any big get-together. The flavor is unique; you can make them in advance and pop them into the smoker when your guests arrive.
Another classic appetizer recipe with a twist - smoked jalapeno poppers. If you've never tried these, you're in for a treat. They have just the right amount of heat and flavor to keep your guests coming back for more.
Trust me, these are some of the most delicious Brussels sprouts you'll ever have. The balsamic vinegar's sweetness and the bacon's smokiness blend perfectly.
This is one of the easiest side dishes you can make, especially if you're using your smoker. The zucchini cooks up quickly, and it's a great way to get some veggies on the table.
Smoked pecan pie is one of the most decadent desserts you can make for the holidays. The pecans have a nice smoky flavor, which pairs well with the sweet white chocolate.
Peach cobbler is a classic dessert that always hits the spot. The peaches get cooked up quickly in the smoker, and you can top it with homemade ice cream or whipped cream for an extra special treat.
Chocolate chip cookies are always a hit, and when you smoke them, they take on a unique flavor that your guests won't be able to get enough of.
This is a twist on a classic brunch favorite, but it's just as good for dessert. The smokiness of the pineapple really comes through in this one and pairs perfectly with the cake.
No holiday dessert spread is complete without a pumpkin pie. This incredible smoked pumpkin pie is guaranteed to be a hit with your guests. The smokiness adds an extra level of flavor that's really unique but still familiar.
Smoked Holiday Recipes
These are just a few delightful smoker recipes you can prepare and serve this holiday season. Each dish offers a unique blend of flavors enhanced by the smokiness of the smoker. From mouthwatering main dishes to tantalizing sides, appetizers, and desserts, there's something for everyone.