If you love flaky and crispy pastry with buttery notes, you’ll love these phyllo dough recipes. Phyllo dough is a versatile ingredient that makes a place in both sweet and savory recipes. Also known as filo pastry, it is made by layering thin sheets of pastry, brushing each layer with oil or melted butter, and then baking to perfection in the oven. The result is a light, crispy pastry perfect for making appetizers, main course meals, or desserts.

This dough is easy to work with and doesn’t require special cooking/baking skills. With some practice and the right ingredients, you can use phyllo dough to make many lip-smacking recipes. Whether you are looking for Middle Eastern decadent desserts recipe like baklava recipes, nut or meat pie recipes, or pizza recipes, there is something for everyone. Let’s explore some of the delicious and creative ways to use phyllo dough to make bakery-style recipes at home.

1. Easiest Rolled Baklava Recipe

Treat yourself to the delectable taste of Greek Baklava to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. Made from sheets of phyllo dough filled with chopped walnuts and infused with the warm scent of cinnamon, sugar, and butter. But the real magic happens when you drizzle honey/maple syrup over freshly baked Baklava, allowing it to soak the natural sweetness, which results in a heavenly dessert that melts in your mouth, bursting with irresistible flavors that will leave you craving for more.

2. Greek Honey Nut Pie

Indulge in the divine Mediterranean flavors with this Greek Honey Nut Pie. Imagine a pie made with phyllo dough sheets with a perfect crunch from the finest quality nuts, nestled between the sheets of phyllo dough and finally topped with honey. This pie is a true delight for your taste buds with a nutritional punch, thanks to the nuts (walnuts, almonds, or pistachios) in each bite of this confectionary masterpiece.

3. Phyllo Dough Meat and Feta Rolls

Experience a next-level teatime snack with these Phyllo Dough Meat and Feta Rolls, which combine ground beef, feta cheese, mozzarella cheese, egg, and dill weed rolled in phyllo dough pastry sheets. These savory rolls are then brushed with olive oil and baked to perfection. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and indulge in the bold flavors of seasoned ground beef, a savory blend of cheeses perfectly balanced with phyllo pastry’s light, crispy texture.

4. Chocolate-Filled Phyllo Triangles

Don’t you dare to miss the opportunity to sink your teeth into a flaky phyllo pastry filled with melty, warm chocolate revealing a rich, velvety Nutella flavor? With each bite-sized triangle filled with decadent chocolate, you won’t resist the temptation to indulge in one after the other. The subtle sweetness of phyllo dough melds with the creamy chocolate filling, creating a harmonious balance of flavors that will have you eating them all alone.

5. Easy Phyllo Cups with Fruit

This recipe features frozen mini phyllo filled with a heavenly cream cheese filling with hints of vanilla and topped with your favorite fruits. Each bite is packed with the natural sweetness of fruits and a perfect crisp of flaky phyllo dough, making it a guilt-free indulgence with a perfect combination of crunchy and juicy textures. 

6. Ham & Cheese Phyllo Cups

These ham and cheese phyllo cups are versatile enough to be served as an appetizer or part of a main meal. All you have to do is to make a cream cheese, shredded cheese, ham, and chives mixture, scoop it into frozen phyllo cups placed on a baking sheet and cook them in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees F.

7. Bougatsa

Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with Bougatsa, a perfect way to incorporate a sheet of phyllo dough into your recipes. Imagine biting into a warm, flaky parcel and savoring the smooth cream filling that oozes out, tantalizing your senses. With every bite, delicate flavors and textures will keep you hooked, while the aroma of cinnamon will leave you craving more.

8. Seafood Phyllo Cups Appetizers

Surprise your guests with a next-level seafood phyllo cups appetizer featuring a gooey and melty filling of shrimp, crab meat, mayonnaise, green onions, parmesan cheese, and cream cheese, all wrapped up in a flaky phyllo pastry shell. Add the stuffing to phyllo sheets and bake at 355 degrees F in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. This super easy seafood recipe requires minimal prep work.

9. Sheet Pan Phyllo Pizza

Time to ditch that traditional fat bread pizza for this crispy pizza made with phyllo dough, the ultimate solution to your busy weeknight dinner. With layers of flaky pastry, topped with feta cheese and mozzarella cheese, with a colorful medley of bright, fresh veggies, fragrant herbs, and a handful of chicken, this dinner snack comes together in minutes—no need to spend hours slaving in the kitchen preparing the dough or chopping veggies.

10. Baklava Cheesecake

If you are craving a dessert that will make your tastebuds sing with joy, Baklava Cheesecake is the perfect option! Made with crunchy pistachios and nuts, spiced with cinnamon, with hints of vanilla extract, this dessert boasts a phyllo dough crust that’s both crispy and chewy, providing a satisfying crunch in every bite. The filling is a creamy and dreamy honey cheesecake, giving it a rich and smooth melt-in-mouth texture.

11. Phyllo Meat Pie

If you want a breakfast snack that is easy to prepare but still packs a protein punch, Phyllo Meat Pie is what you are looking for. With a buttery phyllo crust, seasoned to perfection beef filling, every bite is a taste sensation that will leave you feeling satiated. Make the ground beef mixture, fill in the layers of phyllo, pop it in the oven and bake to golden brown perfection. A perfect solution for busy mornings when everyone is rushing outside and wants a protein-packed snack on-the-go.

12. Cuban Beef Cigars

Why settle for bland snacks when you have a perfect combination of taste and nutrition? Treat yourself to these delicious Beef Cigars made with lean ground beef seasoned with an aromatic blend of bold spices, including green peppers, garlic, tomato paste, tomato sauce, bay leaf, and green olives. The filling is then wrapped in a delicate phyllo dough and baked or fried to crispy perfection.

13. Greek Feta-Phyllo Bites. Cheese Saragli

These mini cheese pies stuffed with cheese for a mouthwatering appetizer are perfect to treat your guests. To make cheese Saragli, brush the layers with olive oil, top them with cheese, cut them into bite-sized pieces, and roll phyllo dough sheets into long tubes. Freeze for at least 1-2 hours before baking in the oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until turned golden.

14. Apple Strudel Recipe

Now no more complicated ingredients list or endless searching for exotic spices. Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple and minimal, like this three-ingredient Apple Strudel. Pour apple, sugar, and salt mixture between the layers of phyllo dough, and voila! Your Apple Strudel is ready to bake. This delicious treat is sure to impress your guests.

15. 3-Ingredient Brie & Cranberry Phyllo Turnovers Recipe

Savor yourself with a fun-shaped snack with these Brie and Cranberry Phyllo Turnovers. Rich and creamy brie cheese that oozes out with every bite that perfectly complements the tangy cranberry sauce, creating a flavor explosion. And the light and flaky texture of phyllo pastry adds a satisfying crunch, making it ideal finger food. Their convenient size and eye-catching appearance make them an ideal appetizer to share with family and friends.

16. Spanakopita Recipe (Greek Spinach Pie)

Crafted with layers of phyllo dough and filled with a comforting and healthy blend of spinach and feta cheese mixture, Spanakopita is a true masterpiece of Greek cuisine. Spanakopita is a sensation for your tastebuds and a healthy snack option for those wanting to maintain a balanced diet. Spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals, known alongside many health benefits, and let’s not forget about savory feta cheese that adds delightful tanginess to the dish.

17. Burek

Bite into these spiced beef pockets, and you’ll instantly feel transported to the bustling streets of Europe. With an easy-to-follow Burek recipe, you can whip up a batch of these beautiful golden parcels right in your kitchen. Imagine biting crispy phyllo pastry, stuffed with a tantalizing beef filling infused with a perfect blend of spices. A flavor explosion that your tastebuds are not going to forget soon!

18. Three Cheese Phyllo Pockets

Cheese, cheese and more cheese. Three Cheese Phyllo Pockets, as the name implies, are filled with a heavenly blend of a cheese mixture (feta, ricotta and parmesan cheese) and baked until a “melty” perfection. With the fantastic blend of three kinds of cheese and crispy phyllo pastry, this savory snack is a cheese lover’s dream. 


19. Cinnamon Roll Phyllo Dough Dessert

Indulge in the decadent taste of homemade Cinnamon Roll Phyllo Dough Dessert, made with a rich and aromatic filling of cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter. The dough rolled into long log to form cinnamon buns shape and baked in a cast iron skillet. Finish rolls with a generous drizzle of smooth and creamy cream cheese frosting, making it a heavenly dessert you love serving over parties.

20. Tomato Ricotta Phyllo Tart

Indulge in the heavenly taste of Tomato Ricotta Phyllo Tart – a delectable combination of buttery phyllo crust, creamy lemon-herb ricotta, topped with a generous amount of slices heirloom tomatoes and seasoned with a perfect amount of salt & pepper. Besides being a fantastic savory snack, this tomato ricotta phyllo tart is packed with nutritious ingredients antioxidants-rich tomatoes, and protein packed ricotta cheese. And with a flaky pastry, you won’t feel weighed down after enjoying this delicious treat.

21. Asparagus and Feta Tartlet with Phyllo Crust

Asparagus and Feta Tartlet with Phyllo Crust – an ultimate spring treat perfect for lunch or dinner. Crafted with the finest ingredients, these tartlets combine fresh asparagus and creamy feta cheese nestled between layers of flaky phyllo crust. A perfect blend of savory and sweet, with a flavor explosion in every bite. Asparagus packs a healthy dose of nutrients and promotes healthy digestion, while feta cheese packs a protein punch.

22. Easy Raspberry Turnovers Perfect for Easter Brunch

Made with flaky phyllo dough, these turnovers loaded with a mouthwatering filling of juicy raspberries and tangy feta cheese, with hints of vanilla extract. The flaky phyllo dough adds a satiating crunch to each bite, while the creamy feta cheese and raspberry filling imparts a silky texture. These turnovers are perfect for any occasion – whether you’re looking for a quick snack to satisfy your cravings or want to impress your guests with an out-of-the-box dessert.

23. Honey Walnut Baklava

Made with layers of delicate phyllo dough and generously stuffed with nuts, cinnamon, and sugar, this Baklava is simply delicious. But what sets Honey Walnut Baklava apart is its hot honey coating, ensuring it stays crisp and fresh until the last bite. Unlike traditional Baklava coated in heavy and sometimes unhealthy sugary syrup, this Honey Walnut Baklava features a light and healthy honey glaze bringing out the natural flavors of nuts and pastry.

24. Kunafa (Knafeh) Recipe

Impress your guests with a stunning and flavorful Kunafa that will steal the show. With layers of crunchy shredded phyllo pastry, this delicious dessert encloses velvety milk pudding and finishes with a generous drizzle of fragrant syrup. Garnish with a generous sprinkle of nuts; this dessert tastes heavenly and looks elegant.

25. Phyllo Potato Knish

This mouthwatering appetizer or side dish is made by stuffing phyllo pastries with a delicious mixture of savory russet potatoes and sweet onion and egg seasoned with salt and pepper offering a perfect balance of flavors and textures in every bite. Brush the knishes with egg yolk and milk mixture and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until turned golden. A perfect holiday snack!

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  1. 5 stars
    I love all these recipes. I never know what to do with Phyllo dough. I’m excited to try them and let you know what people think. They all look appetizing and delicious. Thanks for sharing these little cooking gems of knowledge. Shalom