Bacon Wrapped Asparagus: Easy Tailgate Appetizer

Need an easy appetizer for your next tailgate? Already have the grill fired up? Then throw some bacon wrapped asparagus on there for an easy, kind of healthy appetizer.
Bacon wrapped asparagus
Some times, getting veggies into people at a tailgate can be difficult. So know your audience and wrap them in bacon. Seriously, even the guys that didn’t want to eat the green stuff still ate their veggies.

I made these as part of our pot-luck smoked chicken dinner at Atlanta Motor Speedway for my first NASCAR weekend. The bacon wrapped asparagus were a big hit with everyone in attendance.

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My friend Mac had his smoker fired up to cook the chicken. We put the bacon wrapped asparagus on the rack above the chicken so that the bacon fat would drip down onto the chicken for that little bit of extra flavoring.

If you don’t have a smoker, don’t worry. You could easily do these on the grill. You could even do these in the oven at home.

Without further adieu, here’s the recipe for the easiest tailgate appetizer.

Bacon wrapped asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Yield: 40
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A quick and easy appetizer perfect for grilling and tailgating.


  • 1 lb Asapargus, Fresh
  • 1 lb Bacon


  1. Rinse the asparagus. Cut off the ends and then cut in half.
  2. Cut the bacon in half.
  3. Wrap a bottom and top asparagus spear with bacon. Use a toothpick to hold the bacon and asparagus together.
  4. Grill for about 25-30 minutes, until bacon is cooked.
  5. Enjoy!

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Bacon wrapped asparagus is an easy tailgating and camping recipe


Kimberly is the owner of a Tiffin 34PA and the former owner of Starter RV, a 1990 Winnebago Chieftan.Kimberly is based out of Atlanta, Georgia, and frequently travels to football and baseball games, NASCAR events, music festivals, and RV campgrounds all across the southeast and beyond!She can be found cheering for Georgia Tech, traveling the world, or working on the RV (because there's always something to do on the RV). Don't ever underestimate what she can whip up in the kitchen or accomplish on no sleep.Find out the latest from Kimberly by signing up here.

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