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Grilled Asparagus: Simple, Healthy Pellet Smoker Side

For something green to boost your nutrition & cut through the heaviness of smoked meats, this grilled asparagus recipe gives you quick, easy, and delicious. It’s perfect to serve on any summers night alongside whatever else you’ve got on the smoker.

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Grilled asparagus straight off the pellet grill

Grilled Asparagus

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When asparagus is in season, this is on my grill. It’s a hit with absolutely everyone and it’s so easy to cook, it’ll for sure be a regular on your barbecue nights too.

  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



1 bunch asparagus

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp salt


Preheat your smoker or grill to 400°F

Wash asparagus and snap the woody end of the asparagus off at the point where each spear naturally breaks.

Place the bunch of asparagus in a shallow tray. Drizzle olive oil on top, season with salt, and use your hands to coat the asparagus in oil.

Place prepared asparagus on preheated grill, laying them perpendicular to the grill bars.

Close the grill lid and cook for 6 – 10 minutes until the asparagus has softened to your liking. Serve warm or cold.


I tend to grill this on my pellet smoker alongside whatever meat I’ve got going. But, this grilled asparagus recipe can be cooked on absolutely any smoker or grill. You can even use your indoor stovetop, it just won’t have that added slightly smokey flavor.

  • Author: Kate Brown
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Barbecue


  • Serving Size: 1/4 bunch
  • Calories: 35
  • Sugar: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 291mg
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Kate Brown, the founder and voice behind Burning Brisket, is not your typical pitmaster or restaurateur. Her expertise in barbecue grew from a humble desire to cook exceptional meals for her family. From overcoming burnt brisket mishaps to establishing her boutique cattle ranch, Kate shares her passion to help 'ordinary' individuals cook extraordinary barbecue, believing that simplicity often yields the best flavors. Kate is committed to making great barbecue accessible to all with the right resources and some tasty practice.

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