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"These" Cheesy Jalapeño Bacon Bites

An easy snack to make and take with you wherever you end up: Camping, The Beach, or A Tailgate. And what's better than peppers, smoked sausage, and cheese wrapped in bacon?...

Alabama Pork Rind Nachos

Ditch the chips and reach for crunchy, salty pork rinds instead! This pork-on-pork recipe features delicious pork rinds, crispy bacon, and an ooey gooey nacho cheese sauce that takes it to another lev...

smoked jalapeno poppers on platter next to pit boss applewood bacon rub on wood background

Applewood Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

These grilled jalapeno poppers with Applewood bacon are a great way to spice up your usual game day menu. It's the perfect appetizer to serve before baby back ribs, as the bacon flavor primes the tast...

Armadillo Eggs

This bacon-wrapped Texas Classic is sure to be a hit at your next tailgate or backyard BBQ. Serve as an appetizer, or as a main, and have your friends and family coming back for more. For this recipe...

cheesey bacon fries cooked on a pit boss wood pellet grill

Bacon Cheese Fries

Looking for a simple but delicious side for your grilled burgers or smoked ribs? These bacon cheese fries are baked on the grill and make the perfect complement to any BBQ meal. Feel free to go a litt...

bacon-wrapped asparagus on wood board

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Here's a simple side you can grill up alongside your favorite protein for a quick weeknight dinner. This bacon wrapped asparagus is also keto friendly and can make a tasty game day snack or appetizer ...

close up of tasty looking Bacon Wrapped stuffed jalapenos next to tomatoes

Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos

Here's a game day appetizer with a kick and we're not talking about field goals. No, these Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos deliver a creamy, crunchy, spicy and flavorful punch with every bite. Stuffe...

bacon wrapped stuffed pickles in cast iron pan

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Pickles

Jalapeno poppers, step aside. These bacon-wrapped pickles are sure to be a hit at your next party. Low-carb and keto-friendly, dill pickle spears are halved and stuffed with ground bratwurst and a smo...

smoked bacon-wrapped weenies on a cutting board with toothpicks

Bacon-Wrapped Weenies

Backyard Bosses: For this edition of Backyard Bosses, a Pit Boss original Youtube series, BBQ By Mazie shows us how to make 2 quick and easy Game Day appetizers. Watch the video here . Sweet & S...

Delicious Baked Brie

Baked Brie

Baked Brie is the ultimate crowd-pleasing appetizer, but you've probably never had it quite like this. Melty brie is complimented perfectly with prosciutto inside a crusty loaf of sourdough bread - al...

smoked crab dip served in cast iron with toasted pita chips

Baltimore Smoked Crab Dip

Tailgating in Baltimore? We've got you covered! This Smoky Crab Dip features fresh lump crab and unmatched wood-fired flavor from the Pit Boss. Easy to throw together, this cheesy and delicious dip is...

brisket queso with jalapeno and tomatoes on top next to Pit Boss Sweet Rib Rub bottle, jalapenos and lemons

BBQ Brisket Queso

This BBQ Brisket Queso recipe is the perfect appetizer for parties, watching sports, or potlucks. Use leftover brisket or make some the day before. This easy and cheesy dish has just the right amount ...

Beef & Chorizo Smoked Queso Dip

This Beef Chorizo Smoked Queso Dip is the perfect appetizer to fuel your next game day celebration! As easy as it is cheesy, this dip by Pit Boss Ambassador @ninjacue is delicious as an appetizer, pre...

grilled shishito peppers with smoked whipped goat cheese cooked on a pit boss wood pellet grill

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Shishito peppers have become a huge restaurant hit over the past several years. Simple and delicious, these peppers hit all the right notes. If you are unfamiliar with shishito peppers then you're in ...

Cast Iron nachos next to salsa and jalapeno on top

Bossin' Nachos

Are you wondering how to make THE BEST nachos? Well, you should grill them on a Pit Boss of course. These grilled nachos use cooked ground beef and restaurant style toppings, but you're free to use wh...

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

These Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels have all the flavor of your favorite wings in a bite-size appetizer! Shredded chicken, buffalo wing sauce, and 3 types of cheese are wrapped up into a tortilla for a ta...

tasty looking Candied Bacon in glass jar

Candied Bacon

Chocolate? No thanks. A true barbecuing Pit Boss knows that sweet satisfaction can only come from this meat candy classic. Chop up this decadent candied bacon and serve on top of ice cream or brownies...

candied bacon twists in pile

Candied Bacon Twist

Candied Bacon with a Twist! This sweet, salty, and smoky snack will have your friends and family coming back for more. Done on the Pit Boss Navigator 850, and seasoned with our Sweet Rib Rub, these Ca...

Cast Iron Reuben Dip 🍀

This creative spin on an Irish Classic is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Traditional Corned Beef is paired with Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, and Thousand Island in this cheesy and delicious R...

smoked salsa charred on a pit boss wood pellet grill

Charred Salsa

Whether you're in charge of Taco Tuesday or in need of a quick party appetizer, you've got to try your hand at this homemade charred salsa. Infused with wood-fired flavor from the Pit Boss pellet gril...

Chicken Cheese Ball

Get all the flavor of chicken wings in one appetizer. These cheese balls are loaded with spicy shredded chicken and two types of cheese, then rolled in crushed crackers to create a nice crunchy crust....

Nachos on a black plate with Rib eye, zucchini and bell peppers

Cowboy Nachos

This loaded cowboy nachos recipe is an easy way to transform those extra ribeye steaks into a tasty and flavorful dish. You'll have this ready in minutes so you can enjoy while you plop in front of yo...

crab rangoon stuffed shrimp grilled appetizer recipe cooked on pit boss wood pellet grill

Crab Rangoon Stuffed Shrimp

This succulent shrimp is stuffed with crab rangoon filling, wrapped in salty prosciutto, and cooked on a Pit Boss wood pellet grill for that added smoky flavor. Served with a homemade and easy spicy d...

cheesy nachos in pit boss cast iron camp oven summer camping recipe

Deluxe Campsite Nachos

Deluxe Campsite Nachos are coming to a campsite, backyard, or tailgate near you! This cast iron recipe is easy to make, endlessly customizable, and ridiculously delicious. So, gather 'round the campfi...

Delicious steak bites with butter, garlic, and cilantro

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Calling all steak lovers! These seared steak bites are cooked to perfection and tossed in a garlic and parmesan butter sauce. A quick and easy meal or party appetizer to make that will disappear in se...

Grilled Mango

Take fresh mangos from Melissa's Produce to the next level with lime juice, sweet heat, and wood-fired flavor from the Pit Boss. The flame from your grill adds a beautiful char to your mangos and rele...

Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp

This Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp is a simple way to prepare seafood with a kick! The sweet and spicy flavor comes from the Pit Boss Sweet Heat Rub and a bit of lime juice. After marinating, they're load...

grilled salad in bowl in front of a Pit Boss Savannah Onyx Wood Pellet Grill

Grilled Stone Fruit and Beet Salad

When life gives you stone fruit, grill them and make this easy and delicious salad. Pair with white fish or chicken at your next summer gathering for a meal that's sure to impress....

tasty looking Grilled Sweet Heat

Grilled Sweet Heat Chicken Wings

We are fans of wings. They're a great way to try out new seasonings and, lets be honest, they're a breeze to cook. Enjoy these easy and delicious grilled chicken wings with a kick!...

Fresh watermelon with feta cheese and balsamic Vinaigrette  Glaze

Grilled Watermelon

This sweet and savory recipe is easy to throw together, and perfect for enjoying with friends and family. Great as an appetizer, or as a side dish, these grilled watermelon slices will be your new go...

smoked salsa cooked on pit boss hardwood pellet grill in wooden bowl next to tortilla chips

Holy Smoked Salsa

A mouth-watering smoked take on a classic salsa that will leave you begging for more!...

smoked hot dog burnt ends cooked on a pit boss wood pellet grill in aluminum pan

Hot Dog Burnt Ends

The ultimate easy burnt ends recipe, perfect for backyard barbecues, tailgates and the like. Charred hot dogs are combined with savory BBQ sauce, spices, and you're favorite dark soda to create a gooe...

jalapeno cheese in foil pan baked in a pit boss hardwood pellet grill

Jalapeño Bacon Pull-Apart Bread

Spicy, cheesy, and delicious, this Jalapeno Bacon Pull-Apart Bread will make you and your crew happy campers! The best part? You can prep this recipe ahead of time and store it in a cooler until you'r...

grilled and smoked jalapeno poppers served on wooden board and garnished with green onions and BBQ sauce

Jalapeño Chicken Poppers

This subtly spicy, bacon-wrapped appetizer is easy to make and comes together in less than 60 minutes. Give this recipe a try at your next tailgate, backyard BBQ, or family get-together!...

cheesy smoky appetizer dip smoked on a pellet grill in a cast iron skillet

Jalapeño Popper Dip

Backyard Bosses: For this edition of Backyard Bosses, a Pit Boss original Youtube series, BBQ By Mazie shows us how to make 2 quick and easy Game Day appetizers. Watch the video here . Cheesy & ...

Little hot dogs wrapped in bacon and garnished with herbs

Little Smokies

This bacon-wrapped appetizer will be your new go-to for tailgates, holiday parties, and backyard barbecues! Make more than you think you'll need - these Little Smokies disappear quickly....

Loaded Brisket Baked Potatoes

Brisket Makes everything better, and Loaded Baked Potatoes are no exception! This recipe works great as an appetizer or main and is a great way to put leftover brisket to good use....

Memphis Style BBQ Nachos

Sure, you've had nachos. But have you tried Memphis Style BBQ Nachos? This recipe features several backyard barbecue staples, layering tortilla chips, smoked chicken, cheese sauce, baked beans, and co...

Smoked Wings with honey, pickles and red chili

Nashville Hot Chicken Wings

It's getting Nashville hot in here! These finger-licking good chicken wings are juicy and smothered in a Nashville-style hot sauce for a kick of cayenne heat with a hint of brown sugar sweetness. Cool...

Parmesan Crusted Potatoes on cast iron skillet with Pit Boss Burger bold Rub

Parmesan Crusted Smash Potatoes

These parmesan crusted smash potatoes will be your new favorite summertime side! Easy and cheesy, these smashed potatoes are the perfect companion for smoked proteins. Get the perfect potatoes for th...

Pig Shots

Pig Shots

Score points with your friends when you contribute our Pig Shots to the game day spread. This appetizer combines sausage, bacon, and cream cheese to create the ultimate snack for the Big Game. Simple ...

Pig Shots

There's no better game day app than these bitesize flavor bombs filled with cream cheese and diced jalapenos....

Pulled Pork Taquitos

These cheesy pulled pork taquitos are what tailgating and big game dreams are made of. Shredded low-and-slow smoked pork shoulder is tossed with tangy BBQ sauce, sour cream, and cheddar cheese then ro...

smoked raptor claws cooked on a pit boss wood pellet grill next to pit boss sweet heat rub spice

Raptor Claws

Now you may be asking yourself: "What are Raptor Claws?" We'll tell you! Raptor Claws are a creative twist on classic Jalapeño Poppers! Instead of slicing a cheese-stuffed jalapeno in half and...

bbq sausage burnt ends cooked on a pit boss wood pellet grill

Sausage Burnt Ends

You've heard of brisket burnt ends, but get ready to try your hand at these BBQ Sausage Burnt Ends. Made with your favorite sausage and BBQ sauce, this savory snack is braised to perfection on a Pit B...

fire roasted grilled veggie skewers cooked on a pit boss cowboy fire pit

Seasonal Veggie Skewers

This BBQ season, take advantage of the abundance of seasonal vegetables and try your hand at open-fire grilling with this simple vegetable skewer recipe. These seasonal veggie skewers feature summer s...

Shrimp Boil Nachos

Get all the flavor of a Cajun shrimp boil in one appetizer when you try these Shrimp Boil Nachos. Layers of creamy cheese sauce, sausage, shrimp, and corn are poured over a bed of kettle chips for an ...

sausage-stuffed pasta shells wrapped in bacon smoked on Pit Boss grill and plated on wooden cutting board

Sizzlin' Shotgun Shells

These Sizzlin' Shotgun Shells will be a hit at your next Backyard BBQ, Family Get-Together, or Tailgate. In this recipe, Manicotti Shells are loaded with Johnsonville Sausage  and Cheddar Cheese,...

Smoked Elote Skewers

Make any get-together a Fiesta with Smoked Elote Skewers! Traditionally served as Street Food in Mexico, this dish is easy to make, and packed with flavor....

glazed smoked baby back ribs garnished with marinated cucumbers in cast iron dish in front of pit boss wood pellet grill. game day appetizer

Smoked Mini Baby Back Ribs

This bite-sized baby back is just what you'll need to win your next tailgate or football party. Braised on the Pit Boss and glazed with teriyaki sauce, these baby back ribs won't disappoint! Try them ...

Smoked Queso Dip with Pulled Chicken

Your favorite appetizer gets a wood-fired upgrade with this Smoked Queso Dip with Pulled Chicken. This smoky dip starts with ale-infused chicken breasts that are grilled then pulled. The tender pieces...

creamy dip with chips in pit boss cast iron with football-themed tablecloth in backgorund

Smoky Clam Chowder Dip

Get the grill fired up for game day and try this easy and delicious clam chowder dip recipe! Make this dip for your next football party or tailgate and score points with friends. This creative twist o...

grilled lemon and chili shrimp appetizer cooked on pit boss wood pellet grill

Southern Preserved Lemon & Chili Shrimp

Today, we're throwing down Southern Preserved Lemon & Chili Shrimp on the Pit Boss Pellet Grill! Preserved Lemons are most thought of as an African, Middle Eastern, or Mediterranean ingredient. Ho...

Sweet and Sour Chicken Drumsticks

These smoked sweet and sour chicken drumsticks are a lip-smacking delicious dinner that will have your family going for seconds! They come together in less than two hours and are the perfect weeknight...