mushroom & parmesan pillows

I often long for the leek pies I had in Greece and always thought it was a simple leek mixture rolled up in phyllo sheets – well, apparently it is not and unless it is just me, phyllo doesn’t roll so well.  Sure, I probably could have brushed the whole sheet with butter…hmm, next time? But since I am a Nutritionist and all I didn’t want to drench it in butter. So these were crispy. But full of mushroom goodness. And the filling is the best part anyway, right?


1/2 Tbsp olive oil

1 shallot, minced

4 oz mushrooms, roughly chopped

salt & pepper, sage and thyme

parmesan cheese, grated (about 2 Tbsp worth)

phyllo sheets

1 Tbsp butter, melted

When olive oil is hot, add shallots and mushrooms. Saute until soft. Add seasonings and set aside. Gently tear phyllo sheets in half and add 1/2 Tbsp mushroom mix and pinch of cheese. Roll or fold up and brush with a bit of butter. (Refer to phyllo instructions – it is a little tricky to work with)

Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Makes about 6-8 pieces.



Filed under adventures in baking, appetizers, cheese, leeks, Recipes, travel, Uncategorized, vegetables

10 responses to “mushroom & parmesan pillows

  1. savoringsarah

    Ahhh those look scrumptious! I’ve only worked with phyllo a couple times. Definitely need more practice! You’re not alone 🙂

  2. Ohmigosh girl, these look DELICIOUS! I am so making these.

  3. I wish I like mushrooms. I mean I do like them in my salads but I don’t like the texture of them when they are cooked.

    However, my sister loves them so I will have to forward her this post.

  4. Wow, those look delish- I love anything with mushrooms! 😀

  5. i am so hungry right now, bad time to look at your blog!!

  6. These look soooo good! Kind of like the healthy version of spanikopita 🙂

  7. actorsdiet

    i’m intimidated by phyllo dough but those do look delicious!

  8. Chelsea Ward

    I love Greek food. Phyllo dough is a thing of magic. Those look like great appetizers!

  9. Oh, Greece. I can’t wait to make it there. Until then these will just have to tide me over. They look great!

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