Basil Cheese Triangles

Hot tidbits warm up a casual gathering. Make these melt-in-your-mouth appetizers ahead and you'll have more time to enjoy them.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 72

Ingredients

1
pound feta cheese
2
eggs, slightly beaten
1/4
cup finely chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon white pepper
1
package (16 ounces) frozen phyllo sheets (18x14 inches), thawed
1/3
cup margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. Grease cookie sheet. Crumble cheese into small bowl; mash with fork. Stir in eggs, basil and white pepper until well mixed.
  • 2 Cut phyllo sheets lengthwise into 2-inch strips. Cover with plastic wrap, then with damp towel to keep them from drying out. Place 1 level teaspoon cheese mixture on end of 1 strip. Fold strip over cheese mixture, end over end in triangular shape, to opposite end. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining strips and cheese mixture. Brush triangles lightly with margarine.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese can be used for the feta cheese.

Cover and refrigerate unbaked triangles up to 24 hours before baking; bake as directed. Or freeze tightly covered up to 2 months; increase bake time by 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.