After months of staying home and cooking in, our weekly menus have gotten a little humdrum. In 2021, we’re resolving to spice things up and make things flaky. Whether you’re just learning to cook or are a practiced home chef, check out the flavorful ways phyllo can help fill your New Year’s resolutions.
There’s a whole section of our website devoted to vegetarian recipes. For an elegant but easy dinner, make these kale and sundried tomato mini galettes. Serve with a simple dressed salad for a meal that feels like it belongs on the menu of your neighborhood bistro.
Om Ali is the national dessert of Egypt. This bread-pudding like treat features shards of golden phyllo layered with a mixed berry custard. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a truly decadent end to your evening. For more international flair, try these chicken tabbouleh phyllo bites, chipotle chicken mini tostadas, Cantonese beef phyllo pouches, or a Greek classic like spanakopita.
A little-known phyllo secret: on its own, it’s shockingly low cal. Substitute if for pie crust and puff pastry to get a crunch without the added fat. To satisfy your sweet tooth, try these strawberry phyllo turnovers. But instead of brushing melted butter between the layers of dough, try nonfat cooking spray instead! For a simpler treat (you can make these in 10 minutes or less), go for these chocolate ricotta fruit shells.
A kid who can make their own snacks or prep dinner for mom and dad? Parenting goals. If you want to teach your little ones to cook this year, our easy recipes can help make it happen. Our suggestion: start with a crowd-pleaser. Pre-shredded cheese, jarred pizza sauce and crumbled bacon combine in these easy pizza bites that require zero knife skills. Just assemble and bake.