This Crinkle Feta Cheese Phyllo is rich, savory, and oh-so cheesy! Crisp on the outside with a gooey topping, it’s perfect to serve as a snack, appetizer, or side dish. 

Squares of cheese phyllo.

Why We Love This Crinkle Feta Cheese Phyllo and Know You Will, Too! 

This cheese phyllo recipe is inspired by our spanakopita phyllo recipe and might be even easier to make. All you have to do is scrunch up the phyllo, add the cheesy topping, and bake! 

It comes out crisp and golden with lots of melty, satisfying cheese. Who can say no to that? 

Enjoy it on its own, or pair it with your favorite main course. You can easily double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd, too! 

Ingredients You Need

Below is an overview of the ingredients and instructions for this recipe. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card below for the complete details! 

  • Phyllo Dough – These form the base of the recipe, creating a sort of crust, and can easily be found in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores. 
  • Butter – Use unsalted butter to create a golden, crisp exterior and add rich flavor to the dish. 
  • Milk – We use full-fat milk for the best taste, but any milk or dairy-free milk will work. 
  • Egg – This enhances the rich flavor and helps create a crisp crust. 
  • Granulated Sugar – Just a pinch helps balance out the tanginess of the cheese. 
  • Black Sesame Seeds – Technically optional, these add a bit of crunch and a slightly nutty taste. 
  • Cheese – This recipe is called feta cheese phyllo, but we use two types of cheese (feta and mozzarella) for tons of salty, savory, gooey goodness! 
Feta Cheese phyllo in a baking dish.

How to Make the Best Feta Cheese Phyllo 

Before you begin, preheat your oven, and butter a large baking pan. 

  1. Prepare the phyllo. Place a sheet of phyllo on a clean work surface. Scrunch the phyllo together across the wide side. It will resemble a pleated surface. 
  2. Bake. Carefully lift the scrunched-up phyllo dough, and place it along the short side of the baking pan. Transfer the pan to the oven, and bake. 
  3. Bake again. Drizzle the phyllo with melted butter. Then, return it to the oven. 
  4. Prepare the topping. Whisk the milk, egg, sugar, feta, mozzarella, salt, and pepper in a bowl. 
  5. Top the phyllo. Pour the milk mixture over the baked phyllo, and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top. 
  6. Bake. Transfer the dish back to the oven, and continue to bake until the phyllo browns. 
  7. Serve. Allow the cheese phyllo to cool slightly. Then, cut it into pieces, and enjoy!
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Serving Suggestions

We’ve been known to enjoy this recipe on its own. However, it also pairs fabulously with a variety of main dishes as a side or appetizer. Some of our favorite meals to pair it with include: 

Feta cheese phyllo cut into squares.

Storage Options

This feta cheese phyllo bake is best served right away. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. 

Reheat them in the oven to enhance the crisp texture. Or, heat individual portions in the microwave. 

Common Questions About This Feta Cheese Phyllo Recipe

What is phyllo made from? 

Phyllo dough features basic ingredients including flour, water, vinegar, and oil. 

What is the difference between filo and phyllo? 

There isn’t one! They’re two names for the same thing. 

What does phyllo taste like? 

On its own, phyllo dough is buttery and mildly nutty in flavor, meaning it takes on the taste of whatever it pairs with. 

What does phyllo mean in Greek?

Phyllo translates to leaf.  

 

More Delicious Ways to Use Phyllo Dough

cheese phyllo cut into squares.

Crinkle Feta Cheese Phyllo

5 from 2 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Prepare this crinkle feta cheese phyllo recipe with eight ingredients and just a few minutes of prep time for a rich appetizer or side dish!

Ingredients  

  • 1 package phyllo dough
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons black sesame seeds

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter a large baking pan.
  • Place a sheet of phyllo dough on a clean work surface near the baking pan. Scrunch the phyllo together across the wide side so that it bunches up and resembles a pleated surface.
    1 package phyllo dough
  • Carefully lift the scrunched phyllo dough and place it along the short side of the baking pan.
  • Bake the phyllo dough for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the baking pan from the oven, and drizzle melted butter over the baked phyllo dough. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
    1/2 cup butter, melted
  • In a bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients except the sesame seeds.
    1 cup milk, 1 egg, 1 Tablespoon sugar, 1/4 cup feta cheese, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Pour the mixture over the baked phyllo dough in the baking pan.
  • Sprinkle black sesame seeds over the top.
    2 Tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • Bake until golden brown, about 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, cool slightly, and cut into pieces. The pie will have a pleated appearance.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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