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31 Easy Phyllo Dough Recipes

Want to explore the world of puff pastries? Make these easy phyllo dough recipes and enjoy a variety of puff pastry dishes!

Phyllo dough is originally a Greek cuisine ingredient. It’s a super flaky pastry that’s great for making desserts!

Are you thinking about enjoying this delish pastry? There are so many recipes with sheets of phyllo dough to try that will have your mouth watering in no time! Impress friends and family with these tasty phyllo recipes.

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Is Phyllo Dough the Same as Puff Pastry?

Not quite! The idea is the same, but the way it’s made is different. Puff pastry is made by folding butter in between layers of dough. Homemade phyllo dough is created with oil on a hot pan.

That’s why it’s so crunchy and delicious. It’s lighter than normal puff pastry, making it great for an after dinner dessert.

What is Phyllo Dough Used For?

Phyllo triangles are mainly used in Greek recipes. That doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with it, though! The filo pastry doesn’t taste much, so you can use the pastry dough in savory or sweet dishes.

You can treat it like any other pastry. If you make it from scratch, then I salute you! But there are plenty of phyllo sheets you can buy from the store.

Best Phyllo Dough Recipes

The question is, which phyllo dough recipes are the best? Which ones will make you happy just by looking at them? Which ones are a great start to baking with phyllo from the grocery store?

Let’s answer all those questions with these delicious phyllo dough recipes!

1. Pistachio Baklava

pistachio baklava


Pistachio baklava is a well-known Turkish dessert with plenty of great taste. It’s sweet and crunchy. Best of all, it’s packed with butter.

Using store-bought pastry instead of your own phyllo dough lets you whip it up in no time. Just layer your mixture between the pastry sheets and bake. Simple!

2. Chicken Puff Pastry

chicken puff pastry


I’ve never heard a meat eater say no to a tasty chicken-packed pastry.

These are great party food. They’re easy to eat without a fork. Plus, you can make a lot of them pretty quickly. Just cook the phyllo layers until they are golden brown.

This would make a lovely potluck idea.

3. Greek Spinach and Feta Pie

greek spinach feta pie


You’re in for a treat if you’ve never tried spanakopita before!

Every bite is creamy and packed with spinach flavor in this savory tart. The golden pastry around the filling makes it crunchy and delicious with every mouthful.

4. Cherry Strudel

cherry strudel


Phyllo pastry makes this simple recipe a bit lighter and easier to eat after a big meal. This sour cherry take on strudel is perfect for hot summer days!

Enjoy the crispy crackling of baked phyllo around stewed cherries. A layer of icing sugar on top really makes these decadent desserts sing.

5. Mushroom Wellington

mushroom wellington


A mushroom Wellington is just as good for anyone who can’t eat a beef Wellington. It’s rich and meaty. Just like the original dish!

Store-bought phyllo pastry is a great choice for making this dish a bit easier. Focus on making a tasty filling and leave the pastry to the pros.

6. Pizza



I bet you’ve never had puffy pizza before! You won’t want to return to regular pizza dough after trying this version. The puff pastry makes every bite so crunchy and delicious.

Play with your favorite pizza toppings to create something special.

7. Portokalopita



Portokalopita is an orange-filled phyllo pastry cake bursting with juicy citrus and spice. Every bite is better than the last.

This is super simple to create if you have some pastry hanging around. You can have a warm dessert on the table in no time!

8. Apple Strudel

apple strudel


Create a simple apple strudel in under an hour with this recipe. You can make it your own with any spices or dried fruit you want to include.

Similar to apple pie, this buttery pastry and stewed apples combine to create a heavenly bite every time.

9. Pastizzi



Maltese cuisine isn’t as well-known as it should be. Today, we’re fixing that! These pastizzi are like cheese dumplings made from phyllo pastry. They’re so good!

The best part is that you can fill these with whatever you want. Cheese? Yes please. Vegetables? How healthy! Nutella? Absolutely!!

10. Baked Brie

baked brie


Baked brie is already such a treat. So what could make it even better? How about a layer of fresh-baked phyllo pastry to add some crunch?

This is an effortless dish perfect for brunch with the gals. Serve with a cold bottle of your favorite wine.

11. Chocolate Mousse Cream Cheese Phyllo Dessert Cups

chocolate mousse phyllo dessert cups


Are you looking for a simple party dessert for a special occasion? These chocolate mousse phyllo dessert cups are the answer! They’re crunchy and creamy at the same time, which makes them so addictive.

Top them with a heap of cream cheese to cut through the rich mousse.

12. Buffalo Chicken Bites

buffalo chicken bites


Serve these tasty treats with flaky layers on game day for a snack your guests won’t forget.

You can prepare the filling the day before. Then all you need to do is bake the shells and fill them. Simple!

13. Vegan Spinach Pie

vegan spinach pie


Spanakopita is a great vegan go-to meal. Instead of traditional feta, use vegan feta to get the same creamy taste and texture. With the store-bought dough, this recipe is a breeze.

Just remember to let the dough come all the way to room temperature. Otherwise, it becomes really fragile and hard to work with.

14. Crab Puffs

crab puffs


Crab puffs are a party staple. If you’re hosting an event, your guests will look for these beauties the whole night.

You can prepare these in advance. Then all you need to do is bake them and arrange them on trays.

Love crab? You’ll love these crab meat recipes.

15. Spinach Feta Salad

spinach feta salad


The spinach and feta form a tasty base. Then the phyllo pastry crisps on top act like croutons to give the salad some crunch.

This super healthy take on a Greek classic is a great weeknight dinner. You can also use it for meal-prepping your lunches.

16. Greek Cheese Pastries

greek cheese pastry


Tiropita combines a cheese mixture and egg in a crunchy phyllo pastry shell. This is the place to go if you’re craving something a little naughty. They’re super easy to make and even easier to demolish.

They’re perfect as party food too. Serve them with plenty of dips!

17. Pesto Goats Cheese Filo Parcels

pesto goats cheese filo parcels


Fresh pesto and creamy cheese are perfect partners in crime.

This is another dish you can prepare in advance. Make the filling the day before and store it. When it’s party time, just fill the pastry, and you’re ready to bake.

These pesto bites would be wonderful Christmas appetizers.

18. Sari Burma Baklava Rolls

baklava rolls


Make baklava a great finger food with this clever recipe. Each roll is packed with everything we love about baklava. Pistachios give an incredible crunch to this well-loved dessert.

I love how easy to eat these baklava rolls are. They’re perfect for serving at parties!

19. Greek Semolina Cake

greek semolina cake


Semolina is a super fine flour that makes super moist cakes. This cake also has layers of phyllo pastry to add an addictive crunch. Don’t forget the sweet syrup!

If you’re looking into Greek baking for the first time, this helps you get familiar with some classic Greek ingredients and produces something delicious.

20. Sesame Phyllo Pie

sesame phyllo pie


Sesame and thin layers of phyllo are a match made in heaven. This is a fantastic last-minute dessert you can whip up in less than an hour.

Give this a try with store-bought phyllo dough sheets. Be generous with the sesame seeds to add even more nutty crunch.

21. Pumpkin Banitsa

pumpkin banitsa


Next on the list is a Bulgarian treat. It’s usually enjoyed the night before Christmas. But you know what? It’s a great meal you can enjoy whenever you feel like some fall flavors.

Every bite is even crunchier than the last. I’d love this recipe at Thanksgiving or on Halloween!

22. Leek Banitsa

leek banitsa


This is a light version of the pumpkin banitsa. Leeks are great for adding flavor, but they’re not super heavy. That’s what makes this version of the banitsa so delicate.

Enjoy the summertime with a cold drink and plenty of friends.

23. Honey Baklava

honey baklava


What makes baklava even better? A healthy dose of honey, that’s what. This honey baklava will make your mouth water in minutes.

On top of that, it’s super easy! Honey and citrus combine with crunchy pastry to make a fantastic treat. I can’t get over how good this stuff is.

24. Mini Taco Bites

mini taco bites


Searching for a party-friendly taco recipe? These cute mini taco bites are the answer. They’re easy to pick up and eat.

Dollop with a generous amount of sour cream to finish them off.

Wondering what to eat with these bites? These sides for tacos are a must.

25. Mushroom Filo Triangles

mushroom filo triangles


These filo triangles are another great party recipe. Satisfy the vegetarians and vegans at your gathering with these tasty morsels. They’re a little meaty and very full of great taste!

The filling is a breeze to prepare the day before. Just fill the shells and bake on the day. Simple.

26. Baked Brie Bites

baked brie bites


Looking for something fancy for your next dinner party? These baked brie bites will do the trick! They’re really easy to make, but they taste as if they came from a restaurant.

Get your guests ready for the main meal with these delicious treats.

27. Turkish Cigar Pastry

turkish cigar pastry


This is another example of a great finger food recipe. You can use this technique and fill the cigars with whatever you want. This recipe uses a Turkish filling.

But play around with the fillings to find your take. Is it sweet or savory? Maybe it’s both!

28. Nutella Puff

nutella puff


Speaking of sweet pastries… give this amazing pastry a try this Christmas! This is a showstopping dessert you’d be proud to have at the center of your table.

This is a pull-apart recipe that’s great for sharing. Try it with your other favorite Christmas fillings!

29. Phyllo Wrapped Salmon with Pesto

phyllo wrapped salmon


Elegance. Flavor. Texture. All of these things and more appear in this phyllo-wrapped salmon dish. The best part is how simple it is to prepare. You can have it prepared in just minutes!

Serve with some fresh spring vegetables to complete the plate.

30. Savory Egg Pie

savory egg pie


Keep it super simple and delicious with this egg pie.

You can use this method to create a quiche if you feel like it. Toss vegetables through the whole pie for a healthy and filling dinner your family will love.

These egg yolk recipes will help you use up those leftover eggs.

31. Sausage Rolls

sausage rolls


These sausage rolls use phyllo pastry to be gentler on your waistline. But they somehow taste just as good as regular sausage rolls.

Mess around with your favorite spices to create the perfect sausage filling. You can make small versions to serve on platters for your next party or game day.

I can hear all the phyllo pastry unwrapping already. Which of these recipes are you going to try in this week’s meal plan? Let me know in the comments down below!

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31 Easy Phyllo Dough Recipes

Here you will find healthy, delicious phyllo dough recipes. Turn this ingredient into the best desserts and dishes that your family will love.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Recipe Roundup
Cuisine American
Servings 8 -12


  • 1. Pistachio Baklava
  • 2. Chicken Puff Pastry
  • 3. Greek Spinach and Feta Pie
  • 4. Cherry Strudel
  • 5. Mushroom Wellington
  • 6. Pizza
  • 7. Portokalopita
  • 8. Apple Strudel
  • 9. Pastizzi
  • 10. Baked Brie
  • 11. Chocolate Mousse Cream Cheese Phyllo Dessert Cups
  • 12. Buffalo Chicken Bites
  • 13. Vegan Spinach Pie
  • 14. Crab Puffs
  • 15. Spinach Feta Salad
  • 16. Greek Cheese Pastries
  • 17. Pesto Goats Cheese Filo Parcels
  • 18. Sari Burma Baklava Rolls
  • 19. Greek Semolina Cake
  • 20. Sesame Phyllo Pie
  • 21. Pumpkin Banitsa
  • 22. Leek Banitsa
  • 23. Honey Baklava
  • 24. Mini Taco Bites
  • 25. Mushroom Filo Triangles
  • 26. Baked Brie Bites
  • 27. Turkish Cigar Pastry
  • 28. Nutella Puff
  • 29. Phyllo Wrapped Salmon with Pesto
  • 30. Savory Egg Pie
  • 31. Sausage Rolls


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