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Top 3 Traeger Recipes for Summer

Grilling season has finally arrived, and nothing beats the cooking power and features of Traeger grills. They’re capable of so much that it can be hard to decide on which Traeger recipe to try first. Luckily, we’ve collected the best pellet grill recipes for summertime that take full advantage of the cooking options available to you.

Our Favorite Traeger Recipes

These amazing grills do so much more than just barbecue. They also allow you to grill, smoke, roast, braise, and even bake. In case you’re not familiar with these features, try out some of these beginner Traeger recipes.

BBQ Beef Short Ribs

If you enjoy flavorful, fall-off-the-bone ribs, don’t miss out on this crowd-pleasing recipe. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Four 4-bone beef short rib racks
  • 1/2 cup Traeger beef rub
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • Cook with apple hardwood

Start by seasoning both sides of the ribs with beef rub. Let your grill preheat at 225°F for 15 minutes, then place your ribs on the grill bone side down.

Cook the ribs for about 8-10 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 205°F. Be sure to use your Traeger’s built-in meat probe in the deepest part of the meat for accurate readings.

Once the proper temperature has been reached, remove the ribs, carefully slice them up, and enjoy.

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Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a grilled cheese sandwich? Nothing beats one hot off of a real grill, especially when they’re this easy to make.


  • 1 lb cooked applewood smoked bacon
  • 8 slices of Texas toast
  • Butter
  • 16 cheddar cheese slices
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cook with apple hardwood

Preheat your grill at 350°F for 15 minutes. Spread mayonnaise on your bread, then place a slice of cheese, several bacon slices, then another slice of cheese in the center. Top with another piece of bread and butter the outside.

Make sure your grill is clean, then place your grilled cheese buttered side down. Spread butter on the top piece of bread, and let it cook for 5-7 minutes. Once the cheese starts to melt, flip the sandwich and repeat.

When it looks like it’s done, remove the sandwich, let it cool, then chow down!

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Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower

Not everyone chooses to eat meat, but don’t worry, we have great Traeger recipes for you too. Here’s how to embrace your vegetarian side Traeger-style.


  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • Cook with pecan hardwood

Begin by setting your grill’s roasting temperature to high and let preheat for 15 minutes. Brush your cauliflower head with olive oil, salt, pepper, and place it in a cast iron skillet.

Place the skillet on your grill for about 45 minutes, during which you should combine your garlic, parmesan, parsley, and melted butter in a small bowl. Baste the cauliflower with the mixture during the last 20 minutes of cooking.

Now you can remove the skillet and add more parmesan and parsley for additional flavor. Once it’s cooled off, go ahead and dig in.

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These mouth-watering Traeger recipes are sure to be a hit as long as your grill is working properly. If your pellet grill is leaking grease or won’t heat up properly, call the Traeger repair experts at Cody’s Appliance Repair today.

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