Pimento Cheese Fillo Cups are a delicious appetizer.
Flaky fillo cups filled with an easy pimento cheese dip!
For football watching, I make these tasty little fillo cups filled with pimento cheese! These little bites are amazing! The fillo cups are buttery and flaky, and the pimento cheese dip is warm and creamy; the little bits of bacon mixed in add a little salty flavor. These bites melt in your mouth! For a white cheddar version check out this White Cheddar Pimento Cheese Recipe!
Cheese Phyllo Cups
You are going to enjoy this fabulous mini phyllo cups appetizer recipe. Made with frozen phyllo cups and filled with pimento cheese every bite is a wonderful savory experience. Everyone will flock to and swoon hard for these pimento cheese bites. Try them soon and see how addictingly good they can be. These pimento cheese appetizers are always a huge hit and they’re versatile enough you can serve them up for any occasion and have them be well received.
- Athens Food Mini Fillo Shells
- Shredded Monterey Jack
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Cooked bacon strips
- Garlic salt
How to Make Pimento Cheese Fillo Cups
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Remove the shells from the package and place them onto a baking sheet, arranging them neatly. Set them aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cheese, pimentos, mayo, chopped bacon, and salt. Stir well to combine.
- Fill each shell with a spoonful of the cheese.
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
Do you thaw shells before using them?
You can if you want to but you do not have to. The shells will become much crisper if you allow them to thaw first but using them from frozen is fine too. I usually like to let my shells come to room temperature are on the baking sheet as I am preparing the filling.
What to do with extra filling.
You may find yourself left with some leftover pimento cheese mixture. Go ahead and store it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 or 4 days. You can serve it up with some nice hearty crackers like a cheese dip if desired.
Can I make pimento-stuffed shells in advance?
I wouldn’t recommend making these shells too soon before serving as the shells will become soft or soggy as a result. Even if you precooked them and reheated them before serving they just wouldn’t be as incredible as they are when freshly baked.
See How To Make Baked Pimento Cheese Cups
Here are some more great appetizer recipes to try soon:
- Goat Cheese & Honey Bruschetta
- Mini Nutella No Bake Pies with Pumpkin Whipped Cream
- Roasted Garlic Asiago Cheese Ball
- Fig and Walnut Baked Brie Appetizer
- Fillo Wrapped Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
- Asian BBQ Pork Taco Boats
- 2 1.9 oz boxes Athens Food Mini Fillo Shells
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 oz diced pimentos
- 3/4 cup mayo
- 3 strips cooked bacon, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove shells from package and arrange on a baking sheet; set aside.
- In a bowl, combine cheese, pimentos, mayo, chopped bacon and salt. Stir until combined.
- Fill each shell with a spoonful of cheese. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly; serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories 78Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 11mgSodium 115mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 2g