Please enjoy our pellet grill breakfast recipes article. You might not have thought of cooking breakfast in your pellet smoker, but of course your pellet grill is well set up for any kind of recipe – breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Pellet Grill Breakfast Recipes #1 – Smoked Fatty (aka Bacon Bomb)
Let’s hit the ground running and start with a real crowdpleaser – a smoked fatty or bacon bomb. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s an absolute corker of a pellet grill breakfast recipe that you’ll want to add to your repetoire.
If you have, it’ll make you want to try it all over again this weekend or sooner.
This recipe comes from the original inventors of wood pellet grills (Traeger) and you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese
- 2 finely chopped jalapeños
- 1/2 tsp freshly cracked ground pepper
- 32 ounces of ground pork sausage
- 10 slices thinly sliced bacon
- your fave BBQ Pork rub
- your fave BBQ sauce
Making the bacon weave will require a bit of practice so you’ll probably want to watch the video below to help. If you have done it before you might not need to worry. Otherwise this is a fairly straightforward pellet grill breakfast recipe that really delivers taste-wise.
Pellet Grill Recipes For Breakfast #2 – Full English Breakfast
Whether you are based in the US or Europe you just can’t beat an English Breakfast! Happily it’s very easy to produce one on your wood pellet grill at high heat.
You can cook the sausages, bacon, bread and tomatoes directly on the grills but you will need a pan for the Nduja cheesy beans and a separate on for the eggs.
– 1 Packet of Pork sausages
– 1 packet of Bacon
– Vine tomatoes
– Nduja Sausage
– Baked Beans
– Grated cheese
– Sourdough Bread
If you want to use up some smoked pulled pork this is an outstanding pellet grill recipe for breakfast.
- Set your pellet grill to 375F or 191C
- Preheat a cast iron pan over a medium high heat
- Cook 2 diced carrots, a handful of new potatoes and beetroot for around 10 minutes in the pan with olive oil – season with salt and pepper
- Add asparagus and cook for another 2 minutes
- Add pulled pork over the vegetables and then crack 3 eggs over this hash
- Place the cast iron pan directly over the grills of your pellet smoker
- Close the lid of your pellet smoker and cook for around 10 minutes until the eggs have set
- Sprinkle with your favourite hot sauce (e.g. Tabasco or Frank’s Red Hot Sauce) and serve
You’ll need a cast iron pan for this Middle Eastern recipe for your pellet grills. This dish is really easy to do at a medium high heat and really delivers on delicious but mild spicy flavours.
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 deseeded and sliced red bell pepper
- 1 deseeded and sliced poblano peppers
- 1 finely sliced small onion
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup of feta cheese
- finely chopped parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat your grills to around 450F or 232C and place a cast iron pan on them. Fry off the onion, garlic and peppers in some olive oil and then add the tomatoes and spices. Crack in the 2 eggs. When the eggs are fully cooked add the parsley, feta and seasoning to serve.
Enjoy with some crusty bread for a hearty breakfast!
This quick and easy smoker recipe for breakfast tacos comes from Yoder smokers. Again it involves a cast iron pan placed directly on the grill grates at a temperature of 425F or 218C.
- 1 lb cooked, diced bacon
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1 diced poblano pepper, diced
- 1/2 diced yellow onion
- Your favourite BBQ seasoning
- 1/2 cup sliced green chillies
- 6 eggs
- 4 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
- 12 small flour tortillas
- sour cream to serve
- jalapeno salsa to serve
You simply cook the onion, bacon, chillies and pepper in the pan along with some of your favourite BBQ rub. Then you whisk together the eggs and add them to the pan until fluffy.
This mixture is then added to the cheese, placed inside the tortillas and grilled on both sides until crispy. Delicious and easy!
#6 Huevos Rancheros on the Pellet Smoker
How you can you improve on the traditional Mexican breakfast staple Huevos Rancheros? By adding a touch of smokiness from you pellet grill of course!
- One packet of corn or wheat tortillas
- 1 can black beans
- 2 cloves finely chopped garlic
- one small white onion sliced into rings
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups salsa (homemade or store bought)
- 2 chopped ripe Haas Avocados
- 2 cups of grated pepper jack cheese
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 bunch chopped cilantro (coriander)
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
For this recipe it’s suggested that you grill your tortillas while making the filling which certainly saves time, but you can also just make the filling first then put it inside the tortilla and grill it afterwards like the recipe above.
You cook the eggs in one pan on your grill while cooking the garlic, onion and beans in a separate pan. Everything is then piled onto a grilled tortilla at the end, and the avocados, salsa, coriander, lime juice, and cheese placed on top.
This recipe comes from TasteofHome.com and it’s a really delicious and filling breakfast designed for campfire and outdoor cooking.
It’s a one pan wonder that’s really easy to do on your pellet grills.
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 4 peeled and cubed large potatoes
- 1 pound sliced smoked Kielbasa or Polish sausage
- 1 can of chopped green chillies
- 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) drained whole kernel of corn
Place a cast iron pan on the grills at a medium heat and add the oil. Fry off the onions for 10 minutes or so and then add the garlic for a couple of minutes. Next add the potatoes and cook for 20 minutes or so, and then throw in the sliced sausage.
The chillies and corn are added in last and warmed through.
This great breakfast pellet grill recipe comes from Malcom Reed of How to BBQ Right. You can cook the meat and eggs in a pan at medium heat in advance on your pellet grills if you like.
You smoke the sliders in foil over indirect heat of 350F (177C) on your pellet grill for around 30 minutes and then for a final 10 minutes or so with the foil removed.
- 1 package Hawaiian Butter Rolls
- 2 cups Triple Cheddar Blend Cheese
- 6 strips bacon cooked and halved
- 4-5 eggs scrambled
- 1/2lb browned breakfast sausage
- 1/2 stick butter melted
Cut the butter rolls crosswise into one bottom half and one top half (keep the rolls together for now). Place the cooked bacon, sausage and cheese on the bottom half of the buns and then cover with the top half of the rolls. Brush the top half with the melted butter, place in foil and put inside the smoker.
Cut into individual sliders before serving.
FAQ’S About Pellet Grill Breakfast Recipes
Can you Cook Breakfast on a Pellet Grill?
Yes you can cook breakfast on a pellet grill, in fact you can cook pretty much anything in a pellet smoker. Breakfast ideas for your pellet grill could include scrambled, eggs, french toast, pancakes, breakfast fatties, breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, or even a full English breakfast.
Traeger Breakfast Ideas
Here are some breakfast ideas for your Traeger or pellet grill:
- Sausage, Bacon and Egg Sliders
- Huevos Rancheros
- Breakfast Tacos or Burritos
- French Toast
- Corned Beef Hash
- Pulled Pork Hash
- Smoked Fatty (Bacon Explosion)
- Breakfast Pizza