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The holiday season is coming up and its time to start thinking about what to serve to our family and friends. Smoking is a great way to add new dimension and layers of flavor to your holiday table.
My husband and I got a new electric smoker this year (good food for the win.) We love to use the smoker any time we possibly can. So its safe to say that at least one side dish will be cooked in the smoker.
Not to mention that we are really looking forward to smoking cheese later on. That will find its way into our holiday gatherings as well.
So, knowing how much we love to use our smoker, I knew I had to put together a holiday season smoked dinner compilation.
These christmas dinner ideas and thanksgiving ideas are going to get your mouth watering and gearing up for a bit of a spin this year! Who knows, maybe these smoker recipes will inspire new traditions!
From main course to side dishes to dessert here are some recipes for the perfect holiday meal.
I am not usually a big meatloaf fan, but this recipe looks really good. The mixture of the beef and pork looks delicious, but the cheese.
The cheese it what really gets me most excited for this meatloaf. It also only should take an hour and a half in the smoker.
And, you can prepare it ahead of time so that you can limit kitchen time on the holiday. Such an awesome recipe for the holiday table.
This recipe looks beyond delicious. I am all about burnt ends and the dry rub for this recipe looks stellar as well. I am definitely going to be trying this one very soon.
This would be a very delicious sweet side dish (or main dish). The brown sugar for this easy recipe is honestly next level. Its not new.
Burnt ends are to die for. They will be the talk of the table. Or not, people may not be able to talk because they are stuffing themselves on these delicious nuggets of flavor.
Every family has their own traditions for special occasions. I grew up having Chili for Christmas Eve dinner and I will definitely be continuing that tradition. My husband and I love chili and smoking it just sounds delightful.
For whatever reason, I never though to smoke it so I am excited to give this recipe a try here soon! The really lovely thing about chili is that it is actually a really quick dump the canned foods kind of meal. You only will have about 15 minutes of hands-on time, which is phenominal.
This would be lovely on the pellet grill while making a side dish of smoked macaroni and cheese as well (featured later). Just make sure to have some cornbread on the side as well! Nothing goes better together than chili and cornbread!
Many may thing that this is not the perfect dinner idea for the holidays. But, it is a unique twist for those occasions when you just need something quick to put together and eat.
It is the perfect way to twist things up a bit. It can get a bit monotonous eating all the rich foods around the holidays. This is a great way to mix it all up!
Besides, kids love sloppy joes. They are sweet and savory all on delicious bread. Its perfect for the whole family!
Alot of people have to have prime rib on the holidays, this is a great way to add a twist without straying too far from tradition.
A Prime rib roast is a great way to celebrate the holidays. They are full of fat, flavor, and are just luxurious.
This Prime rib recipe is perfect for the holidays. A touch of holiday flavor can be tasted with rosemary and thyme. It is a perfect way to spend a holiday meal.
There is not much better than a good pulled pork sandwich. I may be a little on the controversial side here, but I would rather have pulled port sandwich than pork chops any day.
The cooking time here is a bonus as well. You have 4-5 hours to either make your other delicious side dishes or to just rest and spend time with the family!
Also a perfect thanksgiving meal for after family football games!
This pork tenderloin looks delicious. Though I would change the hard cider to an alcohol free version, the idea of a cider marinated pork loin is making me hungry!
Pork tenderloin is a holiday classic that can be easily elevated with a smoker!
My taste buds are tingling! Peach and pineapple on a delicious spiral ham sounds divine!
Though a little bit more time consuming, this meal is worth the extra effort. Besides, sometimes it is fun to put a little extra effort into a delicious meal.
Here is the traditional whole turkey dinner right here. Smoking is a great way to preserve the flavor and achieve a juicy turkey.
It can be pretty hard to cook through parts of the turkey without overcooking other parts. Smoking is a perfect way to accomplish an optimally juicy and delicious holiday meal!
Smoked Mac and Cheese is something so delicious I cannot even describe. It is the perfect side dish for any of these main dishes. I are missing out if you do not try this recipe!
Roasted carrots are delicious and sweet. But with the addition of bacon and maple syrup they are to die for! I have made a recipe similar to this before and it was candy! Truly one of the best recipes to set on the table!
These smoked sweet potatoes are sure to add a bit of a twist to the table. Sweet potatoes are always a great addition to the perfect dinner for the holidays.
This recipe is also great because it helps step away from the sugar filled sweet potato casseroles and move into the savory space. Delicious!
No thanksgiving dinner is complete without stuffing. But if done wrong, stuffing can be either really dry or really gummy and soggy. Neither are good options.
But, this smoked stuffing if sure to wow the whole dinner table. Flavorful and delicious? Yes please!
My husband and I love Brussel sprouts and these look like the perfect side dish for any meal. Smoking the side also helps add an extra layer of flavor that pushes the dish over the top. Bacon and Brussel sprouts are truly a winning combo!
These beautiful little potato’s go with any holiday dinner. Potatoes are so versatile and these compliment any meat nicely. The addition of smoke will add amazing flavor to your holiday meal.
Make a tart and delicious apricot pie for any summer occasion with this easy recipe. With a short availability, eat them while you can!
These smoked Holiday dinner ideas will change up your holiday traditions for the better. Smoking adds a new dimension to your holiday table.