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Tiropitakia Recipe: A Greek Traditional Feta Triangles Recipe

Tiropitakia is one of my favorite appetizers ever since I was a kid! These Greek traditional feta cheese triangles (or little cheese pies) are a delicious combination of salty feta cheese with phyllo dough. So mouthwatering, you can eat them any time of the day! Hence, if you want to impress your guests, you need to try this tiropitakia recipe!

I got this tiropitakia recipe from my sister who, just like my mother, she is a great cook. She used to make them a ton of them on every special occasion and when we had guests over the home since we could not stop eating them once we started!

This tiropitakia recipe, simply the best one, will give you around 50 pieces and takes around 60 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook. To create this awesomeness, you need some phyllo dough, feta cheese, cream cheese, nutmegs, eggs, dill and some butter.

Most importantly, no cooking skills are required for this Greek tiropitakia recipe. Try to avoid adding salt to the filling as feta is already salty! Moreover, if you wish your tiropitakia to get a nice color, you can brush them with a beaten yolk.

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Tiropitakia Recipe – Ingredients

  • 500 g of phyllo dough
  • 750 g of Greek feta cheese
  • 500 g of anthotiro (cream cheese)
  • Nutmeg
  • 3-4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of dill, finely chopped
  • Pepper
  • 2/3 of teacup butter, melted




Tiropitakia Recipe – Instructions

  1. Start this tiropitakia recipe by taking a deep bowl to crumble the cheeses.
  2. In another bowl lightly beat the eggs.
  3. Add the beaten eggs along with the nutmeg into the grated cheese.
  4. Lightly season with black pepper.
  5. Add half of the butter into the cheese mixture which has to be tight.
  6. Gently mix the ingredients with a spoon. In case the filling is watery, add some grated cheese and mix again.
  7. Preheat oven to 356°F.
  8. On a clean kitchen countertop, unfold the phyllo dough and cut it into long stripes.
  9. Take a strip and with a cooking brush spread it with some butter.
  10. With a tablespoon take some filling and place it at end of each strip.
  11.  Fold to form a triangle until the entire piece of phyllo is used.
  12. Continue with the rest phyllo sheets and filling until you have used all ingredients.
  13. Take a baking pan and grease it with some butter or cover it with baking paper.
  14. Place the tiropitakia on the pan and brush them with some melted butter.
  15. Bake for around 25 mins until they get a nice golden brown color.
  16. Allow to cool down for 10 minutes.
  17. Serve

I hope you like this tiropitakia recipe as much as I do. Stay tuned for more traditional Greek recipes. Enjoy!



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