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Looking for a different sandwich than pulled pork? Smoked bologna is another great smoker recipe that you’re going to love.

This recipe is easy to make, but oh so flavorful. If you’re looking for a great recipe to make for an easy weekend lunch, this is the perfect recipe. Let’s take a closer look at how to make smoked bologna.

Smoked Bologna served with coleslaw and buns
Smoked bologna tastes oh so good.

What Are the Ingredients to Smoke Bologna?

Smoked bologna is something that is so easy to make because the ingredients are so simple. You probably have all the spices on hand.

bologna on cutting board with Spices (Rubs)
Rub for the Smoked Bologna
  • Bologna chub
  • Yellow mustard
  • Ground black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Paprika
  • Cumin

How to Smoke Bologna

The first thing you want to do is set your smoker to 180 degrees F. While that’s happening, mix your seasonings in a bowl and set aside.

Cut your chub bologna in a crisscross pattern, 1 inch apart and 1 inch deep.

Cutting bologna in a crisscross pattern.
Make your bologna cuts around 1″ deep.

Next, slather the mustard on the outside of the bologna and then sprinkle liberally with your seasoning.

Bologna covered in mustard.
Slather with mustard and then cover in spices.
Bologna covered in spices.
Cover thoroughly with spices.

Place on the smoker grate and smoke at 180 degrees F for 2 hours.

Bologna on smoker.
Place bologna in the center of the smoker.

Increase the temperature to 325 degrees F and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F and the char on the outside of the bologna is to your taste.

Smoked bologna on smoker.
Leave the bologna on the smoker until you get the amount of char you like.

Remove from the smoker and let set for 10 minutes. Slice and serve immediately or chill for later.

How Long Do You Smoke Bologna?

The exact time will depend on how charred you like your bologna. You will need to smoke it for two hours before increasing the temperature. You then smoke for roughly another hour or until the meat is as charred as you like.

What Do You Serve with Smoked Bologna?

Smoked bologna makes a delicioius sandwich. You can put it between two slices of bread or on a hamburger bun along with your favorite sandwich toppings. You can also serve it like any other smoked meat with your favorite sides such as cole slaw, baked beans, or even mac and cheese.

Smoked bologna sandwiches served with coleslaw
Smoked bologna tastes great on sandwiches.

Smoked Bologna

If you’re looking for a great recipe to make for an easy weekend lunch, smoked bologna makes the perfect sandwich.
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Course: Lunch, Main Course, Sandwich, Smoked Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Bologna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 878kcal
Author: Mark Rogers


  • 5 pound Bologna chub
  • Yellow mustard for binder
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin


  • Preheat smoker to 180°F
  • Combine the seasonings in a small bowl
  • Slice the bologna chub in a cross-hatch pattern, 1-inch apart and 1-inch deep.
  • Apply yellow mustard to the outside to act as a binder and sprinkle the seasoning rub over the outside liberally.
  • Place the chub onto the Traeger grill grates and smoke for 2 hours at 180°F.
  • Increase the temperature to 325°F and cook for another 1 to 1 ½ hours until the bologna chub is at 165°F and charred to your preference.
  • Remove and let sit for 10 minutes, slice and serve immediately or chill for later.


If there is an outer casing on the bologna chub, remove prior to adding mustard. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
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Calories: 878kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 70g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 2722mg | Potassium: 917mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 4mg

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