Healthy Phyllo Dough Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Muffin-Tin Spanakopita Omelets

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

Creamy Chicken Potpie

Rating: 3.78 stars
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.


Baklava is a delicious, flaky dessert that is well worth the time to make. This recipe makes a big batch, but the two-bite pieces freeze like a dream.

Phyllo-Wrapped Apple Dumplings with Apple Cider Sauce

In this apple dumpling dessert recipe, apples are sprinkled with raisins, brown sugar and spice then wrapped in lightly buttered phyllo dough before being baked into a gorgeous parcel. For the sauce, apple cider is reduced to create a sensational accompaniment for these crispy apple dumplings.

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.

Mini Berry Cream Pies

Rating: 4.67 stars
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
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.

Tomato Phyllo Tart

Rating: 5 stars
This colorful tomato tart will surely impress friends; no one has to know how quickly it comes together. Basil adds a fragrant finishing touch.

Mini Brie & Apple Quiches

Rating: 4 stars
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
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!

Classic Greek Spanakopita

Rating: 5 stars
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.

Vidalia Onion Tart

Rating: 5 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Apple-Cherry Strudel with Cider Whipped Cream
Strudel may look fussy and complicated, but the multiple layers of phyllo actually make this dessert very forgiving and earn you baking-genius points. Plus, this recipe makes three strudel, so you can eat one now and freeze the other two for a quick, impressive dessert.
Raspberry Strudel Croissants
Using phyllo dough instead of traditional croissant dough makes these raspberry-filled dessert pastries low in fat and calories. These croissants are diabetes-friendly and just 35 calories each!

Blue Raspberry Phyllo Wedges

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