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Love Phyllo Cup appetizers? Oh me too! They are the perfect small-bite individual appetizer bites that look fancy yet are SO easy to make… and with simple FROZEN mini pastry shells or even better, pre-cooked ROOM TEMP Phyllo cups!

I came across some really GOOD Phyllo Cup filling recipes, tried them out – and these are my favorites that I totally recommend – your crowd will LOVE them!

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Updated on May 19, 2024

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15 must make appetizers bites

My love for Phyllo cup / pastry shell appetizers all started with a bunch of recipes I found that just looked too good to NOT try out and put on my “famous” homemade party appetizer platters.

(yes, I’m FAMOUS for them… in MY mind haha!)

Here are two of my all-time favorites (but don’t miss the others below!)

I don’t know if YOU call them “Phyllo Cups” or “Tartlets” or just good ol’ appetizers in cups – but they’re GOOD and definite crowd-pleasers whether I make them as easy party food or take them to my potluck lunch at work every quarter.

Either way, these are all the phyllo shell filling recipes I tried… (and yes, it’s SUPER hard to read).

Phyllo Shell Appetizers Filling Recipes

Now, they were all good, but there were 4 that were MY favorite and the ones my guests ask me to make again (over and OVER haha!)

But once I find a bunch of crowd-pleasing appetizer recipes, I absolutely DO make them over and over.

These specific 4 Phyllo Cup filling recipes totally made my Must Make Again list:

4 Phyllo Cup Appetizers Recipes

Each of the recipes below makes 15 mini Phyllo Cups.

You CAN use the frozen Phyllo Cups BUT…be sure to PRE-BAKE them BEFORE filling them.

Me? I like shortcuts!

✅ I use these pre-baked Room Temp Phyllo Cups.


But if you’re using FROZEN cups…

Just plop 15 cups on a baking sheet (I line it with parchment paper) and bake at 375 until they brown up and get crispy (usually about 5 minutes or so).

THEN, make one of these simple Phyllo cup filling recipes below and stuff your cups!

(note: image quality isn’t the greatest, but I tried to make it so you can READ the actual recipe)

Be sure to save them to Pinterest

You WILL be making these often!

Tex-Mex Phyllo Cups

Tex-Mex Phyllo Cups


1/2 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Cup Grated Pepper Jack Cheese
2 Ounces Cream Cheese
2 TBS Mayonaise
Divide into pre-baked shells, bake at 375 until bubbling.
Top with Pico De Gallo

Pizza-Stuffed Phyllo Cups

Pizza-Stuffed Phyllo Cups


Fill pre-baked cups 1/2 way with Ricotta.
Top with marina sauce.
Sprinkle with grated Parmesan & Oregeno.
Bake at 375 until bubbling.

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Spicy Sausage Phyllo Cups

Spicy Sausage Phyllo Cups


Cook 4 ounces crumbled sausage.
Divide among 15 pre-baked cups.
1/4 Cup plain yogurt & 1 TBSP olive oil.
Put mixture on top of sausage.
Top with diced cucumber and mint.

Blue Cheese & Apple Phyllo Cups

Blue Cheese & Apple Phyllo Cups


Saute in butter:
1 chopped shallot
1 peeled diced apple
1 tsp thyme and pinch of salt
Divide among 15 pre-baked cups.
Top with Blue Cheese crumbles
Bake 375 until melted – top with parsley.

Here are some more of my all time Phyllo cup appetizers that are absolute crowd PLEASERS (and easy to make, too!)

Just a fun fact, my hubby eats them just as fast as I can cook them haha!

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Recipes from the image above:

1 – Greek Yogurt Fruit Bites – Whether you’re throwing a 4th of July party, having a barbecue, or you just want to enjoy a delicious finger food, these Greek Yogurt Fruit Bites are just what you need! Flaky fillo shells are filled with a sweetened greek yogurt whipped cream and topped with fresh fruit. This delicious treat serves as the perfect appetizer or dessert – See the recipe

2 – Pimento Cheese Appetizers – Super simple to put together and will be the first thing to go at any gathering. Use homemade pimento cheese or a good-quality store bought variety, along with phyllo shells, and you’ll have bite sized treats that everyone will love – See the recipe

3 – 3 Easy Appetizers Using Phyllo Cups – Raspberry brie pecan bites, spinach artichoke bites and maple bacon bites – See the recipes

4 – Bacon Pizza Bites – Phyllo dough cups are filled with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and bacon and baked until warm. Your guests are going to go crazy for these – See the recipe

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