Healthy Phyllo Dough Recipes

Find healthy, delicious phyllo dough recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)

Crisp phyllo layered with herb-flecked spinach and salty bits of feta yields a hearty and satisfying vegetarian main course. Hartwort grows wild in Greece and is often cooked with other greens in dishes like spanakopita, the classic savory spinach pie that's become popular well outside Greece's borders.

Muffin-Tin Spanakopita Omelets

Rating: 5 stars 1
Spinach, onion and feta cheese flavor these Greek-inspired spanakopita omelets with crispy phyllo crusts.
By Carolyn Casner

Mini Berry Cream Pies

Rating: 5 stars 4
Try this Mini Berry Cream Pies recipe the next time you want to whip up a quick healthy dessert. For this red-white-and-blue dessert, frozen mini phyllo cups work the best. Keep them nestled in their tray for easy transport to a picnic or potluck.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Quiche with Phyllo Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Instead of a traditional quiche crust, we use phyllo dough to create light and flaky layers. Turkey sausage adds protein while shredded Gruyère cheese provides a nutty flavor. Serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Classic Greek Spanakopita

Rating: 4 stars 2
This savory Greek "pie" has a creamy spinach and feta cheese filling layered between sheets of crispy phyllo dough. While phyllo dough seems intimidating, it's very easy to work with when you get the hang of it! This recipe would make a welcome addition to any party or potluck.
By Lisa Cassell-Arms

Spinach, Apple & Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing & Cheese Crisps

Swap out store-bought for this tangy homemade buttermilk and poppy seed dressing to take this healthy salad recipe to the next level. For an even more impressive meal, make your own crunchy cheese crisps in a snap, using phyllo dough, for a delicious accompaniment to this dinner salad. Make extra dressing to keep on hand for other salads throughout the week.
By Julia Levy

Strawberry-Rhubarb Strudel

Rating: 5 stars 1
Spring's best combo--strawberries and rhubarb--fill this simple strudel for two.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Creamy Chicken Potpie

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
An irresistible crisp (but easy) phyllo crust tops these homey individual chicken potpies. Make a double batch and freeze extras to have on hand anytime. Serve with a butterhead lettuce salad with red onion and white-wine vinaigrette.
By David Bonom

Rustic Mushroom Tart

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Don't let phyllo dough's fussy reputation put you off: our method of brushing olive oil and sprinkling breadcrumbs between the layers makes this tart actually quite simple to assemble, and helps keep it healthy. It can be served as a main course or cut into smaller pieces and enjoyed as an appetizer.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Mini Brie & Apple Quiches

Rating: 3.5 stars 4
We love the way Brie and apples taste together in these mini quiches. Mini phyllo cups make it swift and simple to create an elegant appetizer.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Key Lime Phyllo Tarts

Key limes grow mainly in Florida and are yellowish green in color rather than deep green like Persian limes.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Steak and Mushroom Phyllo Pizza

Phyllo dough comes to life as thin, flaky pizza crust in this tasty pizza topped with red onion, mushrooms, sirloin steak, and mixed fresh herbs.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Inspiration and Ideas

Ruffled Phyllo Tart with Spring Fruit
Rating: Unrated 1
Strawberries and rhubarb are a familiar seasonal pairing, but adding apricots to the mix takes it to new heights. The day before you plan to bake the tart, thaw the frozen phyllo in the refrigerator.
Tomato Phyllo Tart
Rating: Unrated 2
This colorful tomato tart will surely impress friends; no one has to know how quickly it comes together. Basil adds a fragrant finishing touch.
Vidalia Onion Tart
Rating: 5 stars 2

This simple tart recipe has a sweet and salty filling of caramelized Vidalia onions and feta cheese. The light phyllo crust gives it a rustic, casual feel. The tart can be served warm or even at room temperature as a main course with a salad. Cut into smaller pieces if you'd like to serve it as an appetizer.