Cheese Triangles

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by ellie_

Easy make-ahead and freeze appetizers that are always a hit. Although assembling the triangles takes a bit of time, the triangles are a great rainy day cooking project for school age kids. If making ahead, freeze before baking. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (September 1980)

Top Review by Connie K

How can so few ingredients be so good? These were simple and yummy! I halved the recipe (but used a whole egg), and it worked out perfectly. Next time, I will make the whole amount and freeze, as suggested.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Unroll phyllo dough and place one sheet on work surface (keep remainder covered with wax paper and a damp towel to prevent drying out).
  2. Brush dough with melted butter.
  3. Top with second sheet and brush with butter.
  4. Cut into lengthwise strips 5 inches wide.
  5. Combine cheese, egg and salt in a bowl.
  6. Place 1 tablespoon of cheese mixture at one end of phllo strip.
  7. Fold over to form triangle and continue folding like a flag until you reach the end of the strip.
  8. Brush end with a little butter and tuck into fold to seal.
  9. Repeat with remaining phllo and filling.
  10. Place triangles on baking sheets until all triangles are assembled.
  11. **Ifpreparing ahead of time and freezing, freeze before baking.
  12. Flash freeze on baking sheets until frozen and then stack triangles between layers of foil in a large container.
  13. Bake without thawing in 400-degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
  14. **Ifbaking immediately, preheat oven to 400- degrees F.
  15. Place triangles on ungreased baking sheets and brush with butter.
  16. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crisp.
  17. Serve warm.

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