Phyllo Cheese Triangles - “Tiropetes”
Creamy cheese-filled triangles wrapped in crunchy phyllo dough make the perfect appetizer. Makes 32 triangles.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
  • ½ pound feta cheese
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • ½ pound phyllo pastry- defrosted overnight in the refrigerator and at room temperature
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a sheet pan or cookie sheet.
  2. Crumble feta into a medium bowl.
  3. Add cottage cheese and egg and blend thoroughly.
  4. Mix in parsley.
  5. Remove phyllo from box and unroll.
  6. Working on a sheet of wax or paper , remove one sheet and place on work surface. Butter lightly.
  7. Lay second layer on top and butter.
  8. Cut phyllo lengthwise into 3 long strips.
  9. Place a teaspoon of cheese filling at the end facing you and fold like a flag into a triangle.
  10. Place on buttered sheet pan. Butter tops of triangles with butter.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  12. Repeat with remaining phyllo.
For a Party: Can be frozen, without thawing .Place them on a wax-lined or parchment lined cookie sheet, butter tops,and layer the triangles with paper and freeze. Freeze left-over filling to be used again.
Recipe by California Greek Girl at