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4.93 from 13 votes

Ricotta, olive and sun-dried tomato filo parcels

Crisp, flavourful and satisfying. These ricotta, olive and sun-dried tomato filo parcels are easy to make, fun for kids to help with and utterly delicious.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Lunch and quick cook meals
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: food on the go, lunch, pastry
Servings: 20 parcels
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Emily Leary


  • 150 g sun-dried tomatoes finely chopped
  • 250 g ricotta
  • 50 g parmesan
  • 30 g black olives chopped
  • 7 g basil de-stalked and chopped
  • pinch of pepper
  • 135 g filo pastry sheets (half a standard pack)


  • To make the filling, place┬áthe ricotta, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan, olives, basil and a pinch of pepper in a bowl.
  • Mix well. Place in the fridge to chill.
  • Cut the filo pastry into 4cm wide strips. Filo dries out incredibly quickly, so keep the pastry under a damp tea-towel until you're ready to use each strip.
  • Fold the end of the strip upwards as pictured, so that the pointed corner meets the edge of the strip and a triangle shape is formed.
  • Fold the triangle over and up to meet the opposite edge.
  • Open out the little pocket you have created and gently fill with your ricotta mix.
  • Fold the triangle upwards again, continuing until you reach the end of the strip.
  • You can use a little milk to help the pastry seal on the last couple of turns, if needed.┬áRepeat until you've used up all of the filling. You should get 15-20 parcels, depending on size.
  • Brush each of your parcels with oil on all sides and place on a non-stick baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden.
  • Enjoy hot or cold! They're wonderful with salad, or as a warm side dish at dinner, or packed cold into lunchboxes and picnic hampers.



Serving: 31g | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg