Switching up our Easter app options with these Oven Fried Feta Rolls with Chili Honey. Greek phyllo dough rolled up with feta cheese, garlic, and fresh dill, then baked until warm, golden, and crisp. Serve these yummy, oven fried rolls with spicy honey for dipping. Such an easy appetizer that everyone always loves!
Easter is this Sunday, and while I previously shared My favorite Easter Recipes with you all, there’s always room at the table for additional food, especially appetizers. And trust me, you’ll want to make these.
When I had this idea the other day I was so excited to create the recipe and share it with my family. I knew they would love these simple rolls. I don’t often cook with phyllo dough, so they felt fun and different.
When I think of Easter, I always sway towards Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors. Feta and phyllo dough are commonly paired together in Greek cooking, so I knew the combination would be delicious.
I wanted to add a little sauce, and honey is always my go-to when serving feta as an appetizer. The sweetness really balances out the saltiness of the cheese.
Working with phyllo dough
Phyllo dough can be intimidating to work with. But as long as you keep the dough covered with a damp towel while working, it’s not difficult!
Because phyllo is so thin, it tears easily, so just go slowly while assembling. And as I said, keep the dough covered. When phyllo dries out, it cracks and becomes hard to work with.
Also, you should know that your first roll will not be perfect. But have extra sheets of phyllo on hand and by the end, you’ll have the rolling perfected.
Start by combining the feta, dill, and garlic. Then add some olive oil to a bowl for brushing. Use the oil when you feel like the dough is getting dry, it will keep it wet.
Lay the phyllo out, add the feta, and then tuck and roll like a burrito. It’s not fancy, I promise! Brush each roll with olive oil before baking, then bake until golden.
While baking, make the honey sauce. I did a spicy chili butter honey sauce with just a little oil, butter, chili flakes, and cumin seed. You can cook the spices in the butter and oil to really bring out their flavor before adding the honey.
The spiciness and sweetness really balance with the salty, herby flavors in the rolls.
I love to serve these warm, but they’re delish at room temperature too! And if you want to prepare the rolls ahead of time and bake off before guests arrive, that works too! Just keep the pan covered until you’re ready to bake.
These will be so perfect for Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, and anytime you need a quick, simple, and different appetizer! They’re a hit every time!
Looking for other spring appetizers? Here are my favorites:
Lastly, if you make these Oven Fried Feta Rolls with Chili Honey, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
Oven Fried Feta Rolls with Chili Honey
Calories Per Serving: 284 kcal
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- 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. In a bowl, combine the feta, dill, and garlic. Place 1/4 cup or so of olive oil in a bowl for brushing.3. Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a clean surface and gently fold it in half crosswise. Brush the phyllo with a little olive oil around the edges. On the short end of the dough, add 1 rounded tablespoon of feta. Roll the phyllo up over the filling, folding the side edges in, to seal…burrito style. Place the roll seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet and repeat to make 12-16 rolls. 4. Brush the top of each phyllo roll with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown on top. 5. Meanwhile melt together the butter, 1 tablespoon oil, the chili flakes, and cumin in a small skillet. Cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey. 6. Serve the rolls warm with honey sauce for dipping/drizzling.
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Working with Phyllo Dough: it’s important to keep the dough covered with a damp towel while you assemble. When phyllo dough gets dried out, it cracks and is difficult to work with.