Recipes Using Phyllo

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 555 Posts
September 26, 2015

baked pizzaUsing 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.
  2. 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.

  3. phyllo spread on pan

  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. pizza with toppings
  6. Easy, pretty and delicious! Promise!
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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.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 361 Posts
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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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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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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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


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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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January 19, 20100 found this helpful

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

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December 1, 2016

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

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