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Recipes Using Phyllo

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Phyllo is an amazingly simple way to create complex and fun food items to add to any menu. This page contains recipes using phyllo.


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By 5 found this helpful
September 26, 2015

Using light and flaky Phyllo layers for the crust, this recipe makes an easy, fun and artisan looking pizza!

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 squares


  • 10 sheets frozen phyllo dough
  • 1/3 cup butter melted (or coconut oil... I used both!)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 8 small mozzarella balls, halved
  • 5 tomatoes
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • pinch garlic powder (optional)
  • your favorite pizza topping (optional)
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F while unfolding a roll of refrigerated Phyllo dough.
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  3. Butter pan, then add one layer of Phyllo down, brushing with melted butter (or coconut oil) and lightly sprinkling Parmesan cheese on all ten sheets of dough.

    NOTE: Keep a damp clean towel on the unbuttered stack of Phyllo sheets as you go. Bake for 12 minutes in oven. Let stack cool while you cut up your mozzarella, tomatoes and chop your basil.

  4. Arrange halved mozzarella balls, tomatoes, chopped basil and remaining Parmesan cheese evenly on sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese melts.
  5. Easy, pretty and delicious! Promise!
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By 4 found this helpful
July 22, 2011
I first made this appetizer recipe for an office team luncheon. It became an instant favorite, and they requested that I make it every time we met. My niece also now requests that I make it whenever we have family gatherings.


  • 1 store bought phyllo dough (they usually come two to a box, I only use one)
  • 8-10 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2-4 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil, plus extra for garnish
  • 4-6 plum tomatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Line large cookie sheet with phyllo dough. Spread bottom of pastry with shredded cheese. Cover with tomato slices, arranging to cover as evenly as possible. Top with chopped fresh basil. Sprinkle the tart with the salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.


Bake 20-30 minutes, watching carefully. When crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly, remove from oven. Slice into approximately 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch pieces to serve. Serve immediately.

When making for company, I have made it ahead of time and refrigerated until time to put it into the oven.

Servings: 20-30 pieces serving 10 people
Prep Time: 15 min. Minutes
Cooking Time: 20-30 Minutes

Source: I originally got this recipe from

By Judy from Aurora, MN

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By 1 found this helpful
October 26, 2007

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (175 C) Lightly oil a 9 x 9-inch square baking pan. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion, green onions and garlic until soft and lightly browned.

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By 0 found this helpful
February 15, 2010

Coarsely dice chicken. Saute' onion, celery and garlic in 3 tablespoons butter, until tender. Add to chicken.


Melt 4 tablespoons butter; add flour. Cook and stir over low heat. Whisk in chicken stock gradually.

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By 0 found this helpful
April 30, 2007

Can some one please tell me the proper way to use Phyllo crust. I want to use this crust for Chicken pot pie. I bought it frozen and the package has no instructions.

Nancy from Moncton N.B. Canada


By Sarah J (Guest Post)
May 1, 20070 found this helpful

Phyllo dough is very delicate. Make sure that you defrost it completely before using. Also, it is helpful to keep a damp cloth over the rest while you are working with a sheet. It must remain moisturized or it will break. Good luck, hope this helps.

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May 1, 20070 found this helpful

You want to brush each layer with melted butter.
You will want to use many layers, at least 5-6 layers, and do keep it covered when not using with a damp cloth as it dries out very quickly.


good luck.
Diana in Michigan

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By solus (Guest Post)
May 2, 20070 found this helpful

I put a damp towel and wax paper underneath as well.
In fact, if you can get someone to brush the sheets and you work with them it goes really easy. ;-)

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April 29, 20090 found this helpful

There is a lot of information plus useful links about Phyllo dough on this webpage:

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By 0 found this helpful
January 13, 2010

I would like to know if anyone has any good dessert recipes using phyllo pastry. I have not tried to make anything with phyllo but I really want to try.

By AMBER DAWN from Toronto, Canada


January 13, 20100 found this helpful


4 medium apples (I use granny smith) diced, quite small
2 Tbs Butter
2 tsp. lemon/orange peel
0.25 cup -1/3 cup sugar(depends on tartness)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. cinnamon
0.5 pack of phyllo sheets
0.5 stick of butter (more or less) melted
1 powdered sugar for dusting

Peel and dice apples. In a medium saucepan, add apples, sugar, vanilla, orange/lemon peel, cinnamon and cornstarch. Heat on med-low stirring every so often. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the apple mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Remove phyllo dough from package and have a damp towel ready so you can keep the phyllo sheets covered as you work. They tend to dry out very quickly. Melt butter. Using a pastry brush, brush one phyllo sheet. The longer side facing you. Fold in half (vertical) and brush again. Fold again to form a long strip. Brush again with butter if you like.

On one edge, add about 1 1/2 Tbsp. of apple filling. Roll in the form of a triangle, just like you would fold a flag. Brush the outside of the triangle phyllo turnover with extra butter. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 F. for 15 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Check after about 10 minutes so that they won't burn. Oven temps vary. Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar. For more search for your question, good luck.

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I didn't tried but it's easy and look good, good luck.

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December 1, 20160 found this helpful

This page contains a phyllo wrapped asparagus recipe. These flakey phyllo dough wrapped asparagus lend a touch of elegance to your veggie side dish.

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