POPSUGAR Celebrity

8 Grilled Apps to Get the Party Started

Jun 4 2012 - 6:20am

The warm weather and long days means it's time to dust off the grill and start sizzling up the good stuff. The grill can be used for more than main-course meats — get a party started by serving these killer grilled appetizers hot off the grill. Whether they're stuffed with rich cheeses or wrapped in savory bacon, these apps are bound to be crowd-pleasers. What's your favorite appetizer to grill?

Jalapeño Poppers

Stuffed with bacon, cream cheese, and jalapeño, these grilled jalapeño poppers [1] will rile up a crowd with their rich, spicy flavors.

Grilled Clams

Even those finicky about shellfish will gladly munch on grilled clams [2], which are filled with bread crumbs, garlic, tomato, and pine nuts.

Pancetta-Wrapped Peaches

Simple yet Summer-appropriate, pancetta-wrapped peaches [3] offer a satisfying start to a Summer party with tangy, smoky, and sweet flavors.

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Nectarines

Similarly, pretty much anything wrapped in bacon will be a crowd-pleaser, and these bacon-wrapped shrimp and nectarines [4] look and taste decadent, yet the recipe only contains those three ingredients!

Pancetta-Wrapped Asparagus

Get those veggies on the grill by making grilled pancetta-wrapped asparagus [5]. Your guests will gladly gobble their veggies up and beg for seconds!

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños

Precious bite-sized apps that burst with spicy, salty flavor, bacon-wrapped jalapeños [6] have a secret cream cheese surprise inside.


Originating in Argentina, Provoleta, or grilled provolone cheese [7], can be served with charred bread and nduja [8], a spreadable salami.

Mobile-Style Oysters

A traditional Southern dish from Alabama, these Mobile-style grilled oysters [9] are stuffed with rich flavors from parmesan, garlic, lemon, and Tabasco.

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