Cheese Triangles Recipe

Ingredients of Cheese Triangels

  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese (1/4 block, softened)
  • Optional: 1 ounce crumbled blue cheese
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 pound phyllo pastry sheets
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (for brushing phyllo)

How to make Cheese Triangels

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • In a large bowl, using a fork, crumble the feta cheese into small pea-sized pieces.
  • Add the remaining cheeses and mix well.
  • Add the eggs and combine with a spoon or spatula until mixture is loose but not too thin. It should be slightly lumpy.
  • Carefully remove the phyllo roll from the plastic sleeve. Most packages come in 12- x 18-inch sheets when opened fully. Using a scissor or sharp knife, cut the sheets in half to make two stacks of 9- x 12-inch sheets. To prevent drying, cover one stack with waxed paper and a damp paper towel while working with the other.
  • Remove a sheet from the stack and place it in front of you vertically. Using a pastry brush, butter the surface of the sheet taking care not to tear it.
  • Drop a tablespoon of filling in the center of the sheet horizontally about 1/2-inch up from the bottom edge.
  • Fold the right edge two-thirds over, covering the filling.
  • Repeat with the left side.
  • You should have a long strip about 3 inches wide in front of you, with a bulge of filling at the bottom. Brush the strip with more melted butter.
  • Fold the bottom corner up and over the filling bulge to the opposite edge, creating a triangle.
  •  Fold the bottom edge of the triangle up to the opposite side, like folding a flag.
  • Continuing folding the triangle up and over to the opposite side each time, until you reach the end of the strip.
  • Place the triangle on the greased baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining sheets and filling.
  • Brush the triangles with melted butter. Bake until golden and flaky, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Allow triangles to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.