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Baked Filo Feta Parcel

25 minsServes 4Ingredients:2 blocks of Greek style feta cheese4 pieces of filo pastry, defrosted¼ cup butter, melted¼ cup olive oil2 tbsp thyme leaves1 tsp dill leaves½ tsp sesame seeds¼ cup raw honey
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Baked Filo Feta Parcel

Serves 4| Ready in 25 mins
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This deliciously sweet and salty baked feta in filo pastry with honey and thyme is your no-fuss, appetizer for entertaining or a yummy snack!

Baked Filo Feta Parcel

Baked feta with honey and thyme wrapped in a flakey filo wafer thin crust and golden brown sesame seeds, what more can I say? It takes like 5 minutes to prep? It sure does! This Greek inspired dish (called feta me meli) has had a bit of a moment on the internet and there’s good reason for it. Not only does it tick all the flavour boxes, this baked feta filo parcel will be in your hot little hands in under 30 minutes!

What you need to make Baked Filo Feta Parcel

A group of ingredients including feta, filo pastry, butter, olive oil, honey, sesame seeds and thyme
Greek style feta cheese
you want the in brine feta which gives the best result for texture, however if you can’t get in brine Greek feta, I’d suggest using a softer feta like Danish feta.
Filo pastry
Thawed and ready to roll.
Butter and olive oil
For gluing the filo sheets together and making everything deliciously golden.
Thyme and dill leaves
Added for a herbaceous kick.
Sesame seeds
For a nutty flavour and crunchy texture.
Raw honey
For drizzling over the golden pastry, and the sweet component of the dish.

How to make Baked Filo Feta Parcel

Melting butter and oil together
1. Mix together olive oil and butter

Preheat oven to 180 C. Mix together olive oil and butter in a bowl.

Brushing melted butter onto filo pastry
2. Lay out filo pastry

Working on a clean surface, lay out one sheet of filo pastry. Brush with oil mixture: Using a pastry brush, delicately coat the filo sheet with the olive oil and butter mixture. Lay over another sheet and brush with more mixture.

Scattering thyme leaves over filo pastry
3. Scatter thyme leaves over the pastry

Sprinkle fresh thyme leaves evenly over the filo sheets for aromatic herbiness that will infuse the feta parcels as they bake.

Filo folded over a block of feta
4. Roll the parcel

Place a block of feta at one end of the pastry roll to make a parcel: Gently roll the filo pastry over the feta block, ensuring a snug fit.

Brushing filo parcel on baking tray with butter
5. Place onto a baking tray

Position the prepared filo parcel on a baking tray, ensuring the folded side is facing down. Give your parcel a final brush of the olive oil and butter mixture, sprinkle sesame seeds generously over the top for that added crunch and nutty flavour.

Baked filo feta parcel
6. Bake until golden and crispy

Pop the tray into the preheated oven and let the magic happen. Keep an eye on it; the goal is a golden-brown, crispy exterior.

Baked feta filo parcel with honey and thyme
7. Drizzle with honey and more thyme leaves

Remove from the oven and drizzle honey over the crispy filo parcel, scatter with thyme and dill leaves, and serve while warm.

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Frequently asked questions & tips for Baked Filo Feta Parcel

Can I make this ahead of time?
Yes you can, if you follow the steps until the feta parcel is wrapped. Then place in an airtight container, place in the fridge a day in advance or freeze until required, and then bake from frozen.
Can I adapt this to finger food style?
You can also make little ‘finger’ versions of these by cutting the feta into ‘fingers’ and cutting the filo into smaller sections. The steps are the same but the result is a more bite sized morsels.
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Baked Filo Feta Parcel

Cook Time
20 mins
Prep Time
5 mins
Serves
4
This deliciously sweet and salty baked feta in filo pastry with honey and thyme is your no-fuss, appetizer for entertaining or a yummy snack!
  • 2 blocks of Greek style feta cheese
  • 4 pieces of filo pastry, defrosted
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp dill leaves
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup raw honey
Category - Appetizers
Cuisine - Greek inspired
Skill Level - Super easy
Other categories -
Appetizers, Entertaining, Little plates, Snacks
Nutritional information
Calories 294.8 kcal15%
Carbohydrates 18.9 g6%
Sodium 103.2 mg4%
Magnesium 7.4 mg2%
Protein 0.6 g1%
Sugar 17.4 g19%
Calcium 24.1 mg2%
Vitamin A 10%
Fat 25.4 g39%
Fiber 0.6 g2%
Iron 0.9 mg5%
Vitamin C 7%

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