Phyllo cups appetizers are one of my favorite finger foods to set out at a party. They are cute, mini and so tasty. All of these phyllo shells are made using a store-bought box of premade shells for convenience. If you want to make your own phyllo cups, you can too.
If you're looking for some fun finger food ideas to serve guests, check out this list of 97 of the Best Party Appetizer Ideas!
Phyllo cup appetizers are super easy to make in advance or serve cold, both of which we look for when party planning! If you like small canapes, these Easy Savory Canapés For Parties would be perfect to serve a crowd at any casual or classy cocktail party.
Most recipes below are no bake. Some are decadent and rich using cream cheese and some are a bit lighter and healthier using fruit or veggies. All appetizers are savory and are suited for any kind of party!
Phyllo Cup Tips
- Allow your phyllo cups to thaw in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
- You do not need to bake your store-bought cups unless you want to re-crisp them.
- Do not discard the phyllo cup tray. Use it to transport/store your appetizers easily.
- Phyllo dough will get soggy after a few hours so try to wait until last minute to fill them.
- Bake your store-bought phyllo cups to give them some extra crunch.
You should be able to find phyllo cups in the freezer aisle/frozen foods section near the puff pastry.
Yes they come frozen so store them in the freezer until your ready to use them. Then defrost in the fridge.
I recommend making them at the most, 2 hours in advance. More than that, and they may get soggy.
No! Puff pastry dough is made differently using much more fat, butter to be exact. It results in a thicker and puffier pastry. Phyllo dough is made with little to no fat. The main ingredients are flour, vinegar, oil and cornstarch.
Do not fill them too early before serving. A good guide is to fill them at the most, 2 hours before eating. Tip #1: Baking your store-bought phyllo cups a bit more will help them crisp up more which helps. Tip #2: Consider placing a barrier, like lettuce leaf, between the phyllo shell to keep the moisture at a minimum.
These phyllo cups with roasted peppers and burrata cheese are one of my favorite appetizers that's based off of this tapas version which can be made 24 hours in advance and served with bread. If you are having only finger foods, this version is the way to go.
Cheesy mini quiches in crispy filo shells with gorgeous savory gourmet flavor using cold smoked salmon.
Savory sausage and creamy cheese baked in little party bites. Topped with a sweet and tangy cranberry mango compote and fresh thyme.
Buffalo Chicken Hummus Bites are a healthy twist on your favorite buffalo chicken dip using hummus instead of cream cheese. This creamy, spicy dip is baked inside of a mini phyllo dough shell and then topped with more fresh blue cheese and celery. These are the ultimate tailgating appetizer!
These Greek Hummus Phyllo Bites are no bake and take less than 10 minutes to make. A quick and easy appetizer for any occasion!
Add a little spice to your next party. These appetizers are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet with creamy brie.
Aloo Chaat in Phyllo Cups is a fusion of the all-time favorite potatoes, sweet-spicy chutneys, and lightly sweetened creamy yogurt. This beautiful appetizer is going to be a favorite with your guests.
These bite-sized tacos are perfect for a party or gathering. Make your own cups with phyllo dough or buy pre made cups and fill.
Individual size, creamy and delicious egg-quiche, all wrapped up in filo pastry cases! How fancy are these? These are one of the few appetizers NOT made using store-bought phyllo cups.
Brie and bacon combine in these adorable phyllo cup appetizers. The perfect finger food for any party!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Phyllo Cup Appetizers are perfect for parties any time of year. This quick and easy appetizer recipe will be a big hit.
Bite-size, crispy, and delicious, these homemade phyllo bites are filled with sweet and savory hummus varieties and then topped with a variety of yummy options.
Delicious Spinach Dip Cups are the perfect way to enjoy the flavors of spinach artichoke dip in a bite-sized serving.
One of the simplest recipes you can make, these delicious brie and cranberry phyllo tarts are a beautiful appetizer for any occasion.
Everyone loves strawberries and they look so pretty on an appetizer buffet. The warm brie is the perfect complement to the fresh strawberries.
This Mini Quiche recipe is so easy to put together using mini phyllo shells and the classic combination of spinach, Swiss cheese and bacon.
Nothing says you are having a fancy party like serving salmon. These little tarts are pretty and so easy to make.
This is such a fresh and flavorful appetizer. It is sure to rock your next party.
These cheesy baked Artichoke Dip Phyllo Cups are fast and easy, and delicious! Filling the crispy bite-sized phyllo shells with the creamy artichocke dip transforms them into the perfect finger food for your next party!
Phyllo Cup Tip!
Make sure when serving appetizers inside of phyllo cups that they stay CRISPY. If you add the food too early, they will get soggy which is not appetizing at all! I suggest filling them no earlier than 2 hours prior to the party.
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