Get Your Fill: Phyllo Shells 15 Ways

Turn store-bought phyllo shells into these great party bites.
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Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

Prep the Shells

Bake 15 frozen mini phyllo shells on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 375 degrees F until browned and crisp, 5 minutes, then fill.

 

Photographs by Levi Brown

Butternut Squash-Sage

Toss 1 cup diced peeled butternut squash with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 8 torn sage leaves. Roast at 425 degrees F until tender, about 15 minutes. Divide among prebaked shells; top with grated fontina. Bake at 375 degrees F until melted, about 15 minutes.

Crab Salad

Combine 4 ounces lump crabmeat, 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper, 2 to 3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce, 1 finely chopped scallion and 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro. Season with hot sauce and salt. Divide among prebaked shells; top with sliced cucumber

Smoked Salmon and Eggs

Combine 3 tablespoons creme fraiche, 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest; season with salt and pepper. Fill prebaked shells with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. Top with the creme fraiche mixture, chopped red onion and dill.

Roast Beef and Beet

Fill prebaked shells with deli-sliced roast beef. Combine 3 tablespoons sour cream and 2 teaspoons drained horseradish; season with salt and pepper. Top the roast beef with the horseradish cream, diced pickled beets and chopped dill.

Mushroom-Truffle

Saute 1 small sliced leek in butter until soft, about 5 minutes. Add 8 ounces chopped mixed mushrooms; season with salt and chopped thyme. Cook until soft, 6 more minutes. Divide among prebaked shells; top with grated truffle pecorino cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F until melted, about 15 minutes.

Shrimp Cocktail

Combine 4 ounces chopped cooked shrimp, 2 to 3 tablespoons cocktail sauce and 1/4 cup finely chopped celery; season with hot sauce, salt and lemon juice. Refrigerate until cold. Divide among prebaked shells; top with celery leaves

Mango Chicken Salad

Combine 1 cup diced rotisserie chicken, 1/4 cup diced mango, 2 tablespoons each mayonnaise and chopped cilantro, and 1 tablespoon mango chutney. Divide among prebaked shells; top with chopped almonds and more cilantro.

Barbecue Pork

Fill prebaked shells with pulled pork. Sprinkle with grated cheddar and bake at 375 degrees F until bubbling, about 15 minutes. Top with coleslaw.

Baked Brie

Fill prebaked shells with cubed Brie (about 3 ounces total). Top each with 1/2 teaspoon peach or apricot preserves. Bake at 375 degrees F until bubbling, about 15 minutes. Top with chopped walnuts

Tex-Mex

Pulse 1/2 cup each grated cheddar and pepper Jack cheese, 2 ounces cream cheese and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise in a food processor until combined. Divide among prebaked shells; bake at 375 degrees F until bubbling, about 15 minutes. Top with pico de gallo.

Pizza

Fill prebaked shells halfway with fresh ricotta, then top with marinara sauce. Sprinkle with grated mozzarella, grated Parmesan and dried oregano. Bake at 375 degrees F until bubbling, about 15 minutes. Top with chopped basil.

Tuna Tartare

Combine 4 ounces diced sushi-grade tuna, 1/4 diced avocado, 1 tablespoon each soy sauce and chopped cilantro, 2 teaspoons sesame oil and the juice of 1 lime. Divide among prebaked shells; top with toasted sesame seeds

Spicy Sausage

Cook 4 ounces crumbled merguez sausage in a skillet until no longer pink. Divide among prebaked shells. Mix 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt with 1 tablespoon olive oil; season with salt. Top the sausage with the yogurt mixture, diced cucumber and chopped mint.

Apple-Blue Cheese

Saute 1 chopped shallot, 1 diced peeled small apple, 1 teaspoon chopped thyme and a pinch of salt in butter until soft, about 8 minutes. Divide among prebaked shells; top with crumbled blue cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F until melted, about 15 minutes. Top with chopped parsley.

Spinach Goat Cheese

Pulse 1/3 cup thawed frozen spinach (squeezed dry), 4 ounces cream cheese, 2 tablespoons each mayonnaise and grated Parmesan, and 1 small garlic clove in a food processor. Divide among prebaked shells. Top with sliced grape tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F until the cheese softens, about 15 minutes.

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