These Best Smoked Side Dishes are some of my family’s favorite dishes to whip up! The holidays are even better with smoked meat, so I also love to throw a side dish in the smoker. Plus, in the summer, the comfort foods won’t heat up your house when you cook them on the smoker!
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Now making comfort food in my Pit Boss Pro 1100 is my favorite. So why not throw in a side dish for the holidays too?? I picked up my Pit Boss Pro at Lowes, but Walmart and Amazon carry other Pit Boss options or the Pit Boss website themselves. I did consider a Traeger pellet grill, but at the time, the Pitboss was the option I went with.
Supplies For Making Smoked Side Dishes
Aluminum Foil Pans– Disposable pans are a great way to make some side dish recipes. Often the bottoms will get dirty from the smoker, or the food will crust on to the pan. To be able to throw away the pan vs. scrubbing the dishes is a great option. I tend to always do my macaroni, cheese, and queso in these pans.
Large Mixing Bowls– Having a large mixing bowl makes sit easy to mix together the ingredients before they go into the cooking pans. You can use a hand mixer in it as well for some recipes.
Food Processor– Many side dishes can be heavy in Parmesan Cheese, Cheddar cheese, Feta Cheese, Gouda cheese, and Mozzarella Cheese. We tend to save money by buying the bricks of cheese at a local grocery store or Costco and shredding them ourselves.
Cast Iron– Many of these tasty side dish recipes will cook well in a cast iron skillet or a cast iron Dutch oven. The dish may be harder to clean but the flavor of cast iron with smoking foods is never a disappointment.
Best Smoked Side Dishes:
There may not ever be just one perfect side dish to throw on your smoker. However, that is great, in my opinion. That means there are so many options to throw on the smoker for your next holiday dinner or your next barbecue. These dishes will have your friends and family putting pictures up all over social media of your food.
Easy Smoked Refried Bean Dip– Pair up with Taco Tuesday or just make this bean dip for tailgating or fight night! Easy to make and full of amazing flavor, plus you can easily spice it up! Get the recipe -> here!
Smoked Macaroni and cheese recipes
Smoked mac and cheese is one of my favorite smoker side dishes. I mean you can’t beat mac and cheese and add the smokey flavor and it is a family favorite!
Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork Mac And Cheese– Use leftover pulled pork covered in BBQ sauce to add to Smoked Macaroni And Cheese to make it an entree! This is one dish that will disappear fast! Get the recipe -> here!
Smoked Holiday Side Dish Recipes
These are perfect smoked side dishes for Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners, as well as Easter dinners! These pellet smoker side dish recipes take a delicious holiday side dish and as a delicious smoke flavor!
Classic Sweet Potato Casserole Smoked– A butter pecan brown sugar topping combines smoking sweet potatoes and the flavor of the sweet potato casserole. This frees up oven space and adds fantastic flavor! Get the recipe -> here!
Classic Smoked Green Bean Casserole– This is a side dish made with every holiday dinner, but it is also tasty with a T-Bone or Ribeye Steak! This is easy to throw together using canned green beans. Get the recipe -> here!
Smoked Baked Beans recipe
Smoked Loaded Baked Beans– This is the ultimate side dish or dish to take to a tailgating party. Allow this to slow smoke on your smoke in a cast iron Dutch oven. Add in a bit more bacon grease for more flavor. Get the recipe -> here!
Smoked Brisket Baked Beans– Shredded up leftover smoked brisket and placed into loaded baked beans! This smoked-in-a-cast-iron Dutch oven takes the side dish to the next level! Get the recipe -> here!
Shredded Pork Smoked Baked Beans– Use leftover smoked pork with barbecue sauce to add a tasty twist to Loaded baked beans! This is perfect even as a meal or a dish to take to a tailgate party! Get the recipe -> here!
Best Potato Smoked Side Dishes
Smoked Loaded Cheesy Potatoes– This is one of the best side dishes to serve with red meats. Smoked Brisket is one of my favorites to do with this; just like a loaded baked potato, it has sour cream! Get the recipe -> here!
Smoked Potato Salad– Use smoked baked potatoes to make this delicious twist on classic potato salad. While it isn’t fully cooked in the smoker it is amazing with smoked potatoes. Plus you can make it the night before and is one of these favorite side dishes. Get the recipe -> here!
Smoked Baked Potatoes-Throw baking potatoes on the smoker to make an easy smoked, baked potato! These are tasty and don’t take long to make on the smoker; you don’t heat up the house. Use a little bit of olive oil and garlic season to flavor them. Get the recipe -> here!
Smoked Main Dish Recipes To Serve With Smoked DIshes
The main dish or main course of the dinner won’t matter they are all great options to serve with smoked dishes. The best part is you can make a complete meal on your smoke with your favorite recipes.
- Smoked Prime Rib
- Smoked Turkey
- Coca-Cola Smoked Ham
- Smoked Chicken Breast
- Smoked Cornish Game Hens
- Apple Cider Vinegar Brine For Smoked Turkey
- Smoked Pork Shoulder Roast
What is your go favorite smoked side dish recipe?