Filo (Phyllo) Pizza Squares

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by ccferne

From the Santa Monica Mirror. You can substitute butter-flavored cooking spray for the butter, and vary the toppings with whatever you like: spinach, broccoli, cheddar, red pepper flakes, etc. Children like to help.

Top Review by stealthcook

Great appetizer! Didn't have fresh tomatoes- canned went well. I added a bit of feta cheese on top and chopped beet greens pre steamed (had to figure out what to do with those guys).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil, and brush with melted butter or coat lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Layer all 8 sheets of filo, alternating with butter or spray. (Follow package instructions about keeping unused sheets under a damp towel.).
  4. Divide cheese into small mounds (about 1 T each), evenly spaced in rows across pastry. Aim for a 4x5 grid.
  5. Top each mound of cheese with an olive and half a cherry tomato.
  6. Sprinkle oregano, salt & pepper over top.
  7. Bake 7-10 minutes, until pastry is puffed and cheese is melted.
  8. Cut into squares with a pizza cutter and serve immediately.

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