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Smoked Asparagus

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Smoker
  • Cuisine: American


Smoked Asparagus – a simple, delicious smoked asparagus recipe that goes perfectly with any meal! Easy and quick!


  • 1lb fresh asparagus 
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 
  • (optional) 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 


  1. Heat smoker to 225 degrees F. 
  2. Cut off the bottom inch or so of the asparagus. 
  3. Taking some heavy-duty foil, create a foil “basket” and place the asparagus inside. 
  4. Drizzle with olive oil, add garlic and sprinkle with salt + pepper. Use your hands to massage the oil into the asparagus. 
  5. Place on the smoker (asparagus is uncovered) and smoke for 50-70 minutes*, tossing halfway. 
  6. Remove from smoker and serve immediately. Feel free to sprinkle with additional salt or pepper, as desired. 


  • *cook closer to 50 minutes if you like a little more on the firm side and close to 70 if you want them a little softer – everyone is different!
  • Cook Time: cooking times can vary a lot with smoking recipes simply because there are so many variables at play which can impact time: humidity, temperature, hot spots on your grill, wind, etc.  After testing on a Traeger we found that about 50-55 minutes was the perfect amount for a soft, yet firm asparagus – feel free to cook longer or less depending upon your smoker and your desired softness.  
  • Quicker Cook Time: if you need to speed things up I would recommend smoking for 20-30 minutes and then up your temp to 350 degrees F. until the asparagus has reached your desired softness. 
  • Spicy: feel free to sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top to spice it up!
  • Lemon: you can also throw some lemon wedges in there if you want – the flavor pairs wonderfully with the garlic!
  • What to serve it with: we love this recipe with this Smoked Pork Tenderloin recipe!