22 filo pastry recipes
Use this thin, crisp pastry to make sweet and savoury recipes, from salted honey baklava and apple turnovers to Bombay samosas and mini salmon quiches
What is filo pastry?
Filo is very thin pastry which can be bought premade in sheets and becomes nicely crisp when cooked.
Filo pastry recipes
Crisp filo pastry encases an aromatic blend of lamb, spices, harissa and sweet potato in this impressive-looking but easy-to-make pie. Serve with our yogurt, hummus and harissa sauce. We have more great pie recipes here.
Check out this traditional Greek spanakopita pie recipe. This easy spinach filo pastry pie is super crispy and packed with creamy feta.
This sweet and sticky filo pastry treat hits the spot. Packed with nuts, cardamom and cinnamon, and drenched in a salted honey sauce, it’s the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
Check out our vegetarian recipe for fresh figs stuffed with peppered goat’s cheese and baked in crispy filo. They make awesome little nibbles or starters, and are really easy to make.
This Austrian dessert has soft apple, raisins and cinnamon, wrapped in filo pastry and baked until crisp.
These sweet filo turnovers are stuffed with sliced apple and dulce de leche and are baked for soft insides and crispy outers. Pair with cooling Greek yogurt, or perhaps vanilla or salted caramel ice cream.
Filo makes a great pie topping and gives a lighter result than puff or shortcrust pastry. Our quick and easy chicken filo pies are super crunchy and creamy, and ready in just 40 minutes.
Thin layers of crunchy filo pastry hide a filling of spiced chickpeas with potatoes in this easy, vegetarian recipe. It's ready in under an hour and is best eaten on the day, while the pastry is still crisp.
Filo makes a great base for tarts, giving them a lighter feel than you'd get with other types of pastry. This trout and broad bean filo number is easy to make, packed full of fresh spring flavours and low-calorie (under 200 per portion).
Baklava is a sweet dish made with lots of layers of filo pastry. Ours is drenched in a salted honey sauce and packed with four types of nut, cardamom and cinnamon for a sweet 'n' sticky treat.
This crispy filo pie, stuffed with spinach and ricotta, is a very light veggie dish at under 200 calories per slice. It's ready in under an hour and you can make it ahead – just cook it when you need it.
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This summery filo pastry dessert comes from Morito, Hackney and makes a show-stopping finish to a dinner party.
This savoury spin on the classic Middle Eastern filo-based dessert makes a fantastic vegetarian substitute for meat in a roast dinner. It's packed with squash, chestnuts, chickpeas and feta, and spiced with harissa.
Buttery swiss chard (stems and all), fresh salmon chunks and plenty of crème fraîche makes for a perfect midweek filo pastry pie filling.
Spinach and feta are a classic combination and work really well with the zing of preserved lemon. Try it in these vegetarian filo parcels which make a great, simple starter, snack or lunch.
A börek – spiral filo pastry pie – is an impressive centrepiece that's actually pretty easy to make. Try our simple recipe with sweet butternut squash and crumbled feta wrapped in crispy pastry and sprinkled with za'atar.
Our Bombay-style samosas make great snacks or starters. We cook the veg in water rather than frying them to make a lighter version of the classic samosa.
These little filo-encased wonders look striking, are gorgeously crunchy and easy to put together. Great for a picnic.
A simple goat's cheese filo tart that tastes as good as it looks. Whip up this impressive looking tart for a night with friends at your next dinner party.
Check out our samosa recipe. A tender duck filling is wrapped in super flaky filo pastry and served with fresh coriander chutney – perfect for entertaining.
Wrap salmon in crisp filo pastry and serve with an easy spiced tomato and ginger jam for a delicious midweek family meal.
If you like pies, you’ll love these healthy little party-size ones, filled with chicken and broad beans in a cream sauce and held together in flaky filo.