Sugar Grilled Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 18 mins

A different spin on asparagus. Credit goes to Rory, the season 3 runner-up from the Food Network's "The Next Food Network Star". My little ones love their asparagus cooked this way!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Cut the tough ends off asparagus, roll in oil and coat with sugar and salt. Place asparagus on the grill and cook for approximately 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how thick your asapragus is. Turn asparagus to ensure even cooking. You know the asparagus are done when sugar is caramelized and asparagus are starting to look burnt.
  3. Sprinkle orange zest over asparagus before serving.


Most Helpful

Delicious! What a great way to eat asparagus. The flavor was fantastic. I didn't even use the orange zest. I used an indoor grill pan and it worked just fine. I would suggest buying the bigger asparagus stalks so you don't burn these.

LifeIsGood November 12, 2007

Amazing! I absolutely loved it and may have a new way to make asparagus for now on. I didn't add the zest but I can see how it would be great too. Thinking maybe some balsamic or a little heat next time!

DaddyO' June 19, 2012

This recipe is fantastic. I used splenda for baking instead of sugar and it worked just fine. I also used lemon zest instead of orange. I plan on making this for my 4th of July cookout. Thanks for posting.

Madimaymomma June 19, 2008

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