Using the Traeger to grill vegetables is the easiest summertime side you’ll find! Set it and forget it – plus the smoky flavor from the Traeger pellets is delicious! This week I made grilled zucchini, peppers and broccoli but there are so many options.
I’m always up for a Farmer’s Market and we have one nearby every Thursday that is amazing with tons of vendors. Every week I take the dogs and bring home a haul!
How to Make Grilled Vegetables
I like to keep things simple – so there’s only a couple of steps to great grilled vegetables. First – choose your veggies! As I said, I went to the Farmers Market and picked up some zucchini and peppers – I also had some broccoli in the fridge. Grilled corn is great too!
Broccoli is a harder vegetable so I cut that into smaller pieces – the same would go for potatoes and carrots. Zucchini and peppers cook quickly – so you can do larger pieces for them. I sliced the into four big pieces – basically the sides of the pepper. For the zucchini – I sliced it into spears.
Then – toss the veggies in olive oil, salt and pepper. If you have some lemon & herb seasoning – that’s good to toss in too!
What temperature for Grilled Vegetables on the Traeger?
For the Traeger, turn your grill onto smoke – until it starts to smoke (about 5 minutes) – then turn to 350 degrees. Then your grill is ready! I made these grilled veggies with burgers and the timing was perfect – about 10-15 minutes. Turn them all about halfway through.
On the grill – the bigger pieces – like the zucchini and peppers can go right on the grill. For the broccoli, I placed them on a sheet of aluminum foil so they wouldn’t fall through the grates.
Can grilled vegetables be made ahead of time?
Yes – you can grill your veggies keep in the fridge after you’ve made them if you want to serve them cold. They would be great with a cheese board with crostinis, cheeses, etc. But I prefer to serve them hot with whatever else I popped on the grill.
If you have leftovers, put them in an air-tight bowl in the fridge and they’ll be good for 3-4 days. I used mine on salads for a couple days!
Easy Recipes for your Traeger Grill
Traeger Grilled Vegetables
- Preheat Traeger to 350
- While Traeger is heating, slice vegetables. Broccoli – cut spears from broccoli, Zucchini – wash outsides and slice into long spears, Peppers – cut into wide strips.
- You can also grill corn, carrots, potatoes and asparagus! For carrots and potatoes, make the slices thinner because they are a harder veg
- Grill at 350 for 20 minutes or until soft when pierced with fork