Basil Cheese Triangles

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

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

72

appetizers

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.
Makes 72 appetizers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese can be used for the feta cheese.
Do-Ahead
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:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 45
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 105mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.