Healthy Phyllo Dough Recipes

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

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Muffin-Tin Spanakopita Omelets

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

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.

Sweet Potato, Tofu & Pea Phyllo Dough Samosas

The dipping sauce calls for tamarind concentrate, which can vary in thickness. If the brand you choose is quite dense, thin the sauce with a bit of water to make it dunkable.
By Ivy Manning

Fish & Mushroom Casserole with Crispy Phyllo

Rating: 3.17 stars
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This fish and mushroom casserole recipe features a crispy phyllo topping on a hearty stew full of mushrooms and chunks of cod swimming in a rich sherry sauce. Other firm white fish work too--use whatever looks best at the seafood counter.

Creamy Chicken Potpie

Rating: 3.78 stars
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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.

Classic Greek Spanakopita

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Strudel

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

Mini Berry Cream Pies

Rating: 4.67 stars
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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.

Rustic Mushroom Tart

Rating: 4.33 stars
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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.

Mini Brie & Apple Quiches

Rating: 4 stars
2
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.

Real-Man Quiche

Rating: 4.89 stars
3
We've loaded this meaty pie with a whole pound of turkey sausage and given it a fabulous, flaky phyllo crust. Real men do eat quiche!

Tomato Phyllo Tart

Rating: 5 stars
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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Blue Raspberry Phyllo Wedges

Lemony raspberries and blueberries in phyllo dough pockets deliver a fruity punch in each bite!

Ruffled Phyllo Tart with Spring Fruit

Rating: Unrated
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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.

Salted Caramel Pistachio-Apricot Baklava

Rating: 5 stars
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This sweet dessert pastry is made with thin, flaky, buttery layers of phyllo dough and filled with sweet apricots, lightly salted pistachio nuts, and a bit of brown sugar. An apricot caramel sauce is drizzled over the cooled baklava and the entire dessert is sprinkled with coarse salt, providing a sweet and salty bang with each bite.