Smoked appetizers cooked in a smoker the RIGHT way: 5 great recipes

by Joost Nusselder | Last Updated:  December 15, 2018

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With the holiday season right around the block, it makes sense to start thinking about some delicious appetizers you can make to entertain visitors or to take to the events where you’re invited.

You might also be planning the main course meal, but also want to create some delicious side dishes to snack on and/or to complement your main course.

In this post I’ll share my favorite BBQ smoker appetizers.

There are a large variety of tasty snacks you can put together on your smoker, take a look at the following list of delicious smoked appetizers that are bound to wow every guest (or host):

Brussel Sprouts wrapped in Bacon

brussel sprouts as appetizers

Having trouble making sure your kids or other family members eat their veggies? With this delicious recipe, they’ll end up asking for more.



Jalapeño Poppers Wrapped in Bacon

jalapeno chilli to make a bbq entre

Is there anything better than jalapeño poppers? You’ll have to prove me otherwise because I still haven’t found anything. Jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese filling are already pretty awesome, and then we went ahead and wrapped them in bacon. Heaven!

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You can even play around and decide what you will fill them up with since you can put anything you want in the cream cheese filling. Just be sure to make enough because people will be asking for more.

You are going to need some of these essential bbq smoker supplies if you’re going to be making these.



Stuffed Mushrooms

Some experiments end up in amazing results. That’s precisely what happened with these stuffed mushrooms. A friend took a gamble, grabbed some leftover cream cheese, stuffed a couple baby portabellas and then set them in the oven.

He brought them to a party once, and I just had to try making my own. I modified mine so the mushrooms would be smoked and boy they are amazing. They’re super easy to make, even smoked, so I insist that you give these babies a try.



Smoked shrimp

These are a fantastic dish anywhere you take them. You’ll definitely wow your guests every time because they’re that amazing. These are a great party food, mainly because they are ready so quickly and don’t need to be smoked for too long.

If you take them to a party, you’re invited to, make sure you leave some at home because you won’t be coming back with any. The good thing is that even if you forget to save some for yourself, you can have another batch ready in just 20 minutes.



Smoked Mac & Cheese

Yummy Mac and Cheese

This is a delicious recipe for homemade mac & cheese, so none of that store bought nonsense. It’s easier than you think and smoking gives it a delicious, hearty flavor that is sure to leave them asking for more.



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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Lakeside Smokers is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with BBQ Smoking (& Japanese food!) at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.