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The Easiest Feta Tomato Filo Pastry

5 from 4 votes
Roni Cohen
Experience the incredibly delicious combination of flaky filo, zesty feta, and succulent tomatoes in feta tomato filo pastry – a crave-worthy delight!
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :20 minutes
Total Time :20 minutes
Servings: 4




  • Preheat the oven to 355 ℉ (180 ℃).
  • Mix all the filling ingredients in a bowl.
  • Spray each muffin cup with oil and place a filo sheet half inside each muffin cup (as shown in the video).
  • Pour the filling mixture into each cup until it is almost full.
  • Place two cherry tomato halves on each cup and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the filo turns golden.
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle thyme and serve!


feta tomato filo pastry recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

What is a filo pastry made of?

Filo pastry, also known as phyllo pastry, is a thin and delicate dough used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. Its basic composition consists of all-purpose wheat flour mixed with water, creating a smooth and thin dough. The dough is then rolled into paper-thin sheets and brushed with oil or melted butter between each layer to prevent sticking and achieve a crisp texture when baked. Though optional, a pinch of salt can be added for flavor enhancement. Filo pastry’s versatility makes it a popular choice for creating various sweet and savory dishes, such as baklava, spanakopita, and samosas.

Can I prepare this feta tomato pastry ahead of time?

Absolutely! This is an excellent dish to prepare ahead of time. You can partially assemble the pastry by layering the filo sheets and adding the feta cheese and tomato filling. Once assembled, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake. This allows the flavors to meld and saves you time when entertaining or hosting gatherings. Alternatively, you can fully bake the pastry ahead of time and reheat it before serving. Just ensure to store the leftovers properly in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a tasty treat later on.

feta tomato filo pastry recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

What occasions is it suitable for?

This feta tomato pastry is a versatile and crowd-pleasing dish, making it suitable for various occasions. It’s perfect for casual gatherings, family dinners, and potluck parties, where it can be served as a delectable appetizer or finger food. The pastry’s delightful blend of flavors and attractive presentation also makes it an excellent choice for more formal occasions, such as holiday celebrations, birthdays, or special events. Whether it’s a summer picnic or a cozy winter get-together, this savory treat adds a touch of Mediterranean flair to any occasion. It’s equally well-received at brunch spreads, making it a hit for any time of day.

feta tomato filo pastry recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

How to store feta tomato filo pastry leftovers

To properly store leftovers, follow these steps to maintain its taste and texture: First, allow any leftover pastry to cool to room temperature. Then, place the remaining portions in an airtight container, ensuring it is sealed tightly to prevent air exposure and maintain freshness. Refrigerate the container promptly, and the pastry can be safely stored for a few days. When ready to enjoy the leftovers, reheat them in an oven to maintain the crispy texture. Avoid using a microwave as it may make the pastry soggy. Proper storage ensures you can savor the delicious flavors even after the initial serving.

feta tomato filo pastry recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

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