Bacon & Cheese Phyllo Wrapped Pickled Asparagus | Nebraska Recipe | Perfect & Easy Appetizer

Bacon & Cheese Phyllo Wrapped Pickled Asparagus: a tasty hot appetizer with a gorgeous presentation. Phyllo dough adorned with bacon, parmesan, and romano cheese, embracing zesty pickled asparagus. Appetizer that steals the show!


Today we will be featuring Ely Farms Pickled Asparagus and An Affair From The Heart's outstanding recipe! Let's get cookin'! 

Who is Ely Farms?

Ely Farms Pickled Asparagus Spears, started out as a winning national FFA (Future Famers of America) entrepreneur project. 1998 while gathered around their kitchen table in Grafton, Nebraska is when the idea hit him, Asparagus! Neal knew he could grow it, and his mom, Tami, already had an amazing family recipe for pickling the family’s favorite vegetable.  Since the beginning, Ely Farms Pickled Asparagus Spears have become a highly acclaimed specialty product in the state of Nebraska – known for its unique taste.
  • 16 spears of Ely Farms Pickled Asparagus 
  • 4 sheets Phyllo Dough (thawed) 
  • 1/4 stick butter (melted) 
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan Reggiano cheese 
  • 1/4 cup crisp bacon crumbles (about two slices, cooked, and crumbled) 


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Lay a sheet of parchment paper down on a flat surface. Lay one sheet of Phyllo dough down, and using a pastry brush, coat it lightly in melted butter. 
  3. Carefully lay another sheet of Phyllo dough over the top of the buttered sheet. Butter that one. Repeat this until you have 4 shets stacked on one another and buttered in between. 
  4. Cut the dough in half lengthwise, then in half again side to side. Now you have 4 rectangles. 
  5. Cut each of the 4 rectangles corner to corner, now you have 8 triangles. 
  6. Brush a triangle lightly with butter, sprinkle with a pinch of both cheese and bacon. Lay two Ely Farms Pickled Asparagus spears at the bottom of the triangle. Carefully roll it up to the short end. Seal seem with melted butter. 
  7. Place the bundles on the prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle lighlty with a little more cheese. 
  8. Bake for approximately 14 minutes. Watch closely so they don't burn. They are done when they are crispy and golden brown. Serve warm. 




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