Salmon and chard pie

Best filo pastry recipes

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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

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Looking for filo pastry recipes? Want to create filo pastry parcels, pies and quiches? Try our ideas below, and check out our savoury tart recipes.

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

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Ingredients

  • We use readymade filo pastry in these recipes

Spicy lamb filo pie

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.

Filo Lamb Pie Recipe

Spanakopita

Check out this traditional Greek spanakopita pie recipe. This easy spinach filo pastry pie is super crispy and packed with creamy feta.

Spanakopita Recipe

Filo-baked figs stuffed with peppered goat’s cheese

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.

Goat's Cheese Filo Parcels Recipe with Figs

Dulce de leche and apple filo turnovers

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.

Apple Turnover Recipe with Dulce De Leche

Chicken filo pies

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.

Easy Chicken Filo Pies Recipe

Spicy chickpea, potato and filo slice

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.

Vegetarian Potato Pie Recipe with Chickpeas

Trout and broad bean filo tart

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).

Filo Tart Recipe with Trout and Broad Beans

Honey baklava

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.

Salted honey baklava

Spinach and ricotta filo pie

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.

Spinach and Ricotta Vegetarian Filo Pastry Pie Recipe

Filo pastry with strawberries, rosewater and cardamom cream

This summery filo pastry dessert comes from Morito, Hackney and makes a show-stopping finish to a dinner party.

filo pastry with strawberries

Savoury spiced baklava

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.

Savoury Baklava Recipe for Vegetarians

Salmon and chard pie

Buttery swiss chard (stems and all), fresh salmon chunks and plenty of crème fraîche makes for a perfect midweek filo pastry pie filling.

Salmon and chard pie

Spinach, feta and onion parcels

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.

Filo Parcels Recipe Filled With Spinach, Feta and Onion

Roast squash, feta and chard börek

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.

Borek Recipe with Butternut Squash and Chard

Bombay samosas

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.

Bombay Samosa Recipe

Hot-smoked salmon and courgette mini quiches

These little filo-encased wonders look striking, are gorgeously crunchy and easy to put together. Great for a picnic.

Mini Quiches Recipe with Smoked Salmon and Courgette

Goat’s curd, olive and tomato filo tart

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.

goatscurdtart

Duck samosas

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.

Samosa Recipe with Duck

Salmon filo parcels with tomato ginger jam

Wrap salmon in crisp filo pastry and serve with an easy spiced tomato and ginger jam for a delicious midweek family meal.

Salmon Filo Parcels Recipe with Tomato and Ginger Jam

Chicken filo pies

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.

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