Go Back
+ servings
plate of tiropita, Greek cheese pastries
Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Tiropita (Greek cheese pastries)

These cheese filled pastries are crisp on the outside, and gooey on the inside. So good!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Appetizer/Starter
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 18 pastries
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 9 sheets filo pastry (approx 8oz/225g)
  • 4 oz feta cheese 113g, crumbled
  • 3 oz ricotta 85g
  • 2 oz parmesan 53g, finely grated
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter or a little more, as needed


  • Lightly beat the egg and add the cheeses. Mix them together well and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350F/175C and line a large baking sheet with silicone mat or parchment.
  • Melt the butter and get your pastry ready, keeping unused sheets covered with it's wrapping or under a damp cloth.
  • Lay a sheet of pastry on a dry surface, brush lightly with butter and top with another sheet of pastry. Brush this sheet with butter and top with a third sheet of pastry.
  • Cut the pastry in to 6 strips, around 2 ½in (6cm) wide (so their length is the short width of the filo sheet).
  • Put a tablespoon of the cheese mixture at one end of each strip, fold over a corner in a triangle then continue folding over the triangle to use up all the pastry. Seal the end with more butter.
  • Transfer each triangle to a lined baking sheet, folded edge down, and brush with more butter.
  • Repeat with the rest of the pastry strips, then with more sheets to use all the cheese mixture.
  • Bake the pastries for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. 



Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 21mg | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.5mg