Veggie Filo Crackers

  • 15MINS
  • 12MINS
  • 85KCAL

The perfect party food for the festive season, filled with veggies, nuts and cheese. Ideal for those following slimming plans like WW!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories85
  • Carbs10g
  • Protein3.5g
  • Fat3.3g
  • Saturates1.3g
  • Sugars1.6g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Party food is typically beige, boring, and packed full of calories, but not any more! During the festive season or for those buffet dinners, you just fancy something that’s show-stopping without compromising your slimming plan.

These Veggie Filo Crackers are little parcels of goodness: packed full of crunchy nuts, strong cheese and sweet red onion, they are full of flavour and so easy to make! With only 15 minutes of prep time, they’re the ideal canapes for a dinner party or for popping on the buffet table alongside some of our other luxurious finger food options for a party to remember. If you find you have turkey to use up after Christmas dinner, take a look at our original Filo Crackers.

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Ready-made sheets of filo pastry are used in this recipe because they’re so easy to use, and the only limit to the fillings you pick is your imagination! We have a meat version on the website, but you could also try your favourite festive fillings and experiment a little.

Another classic Christmas canapé that you could serve alongside these Veggie Filo Crackers is our slimming friendly Pate with Port; your guests will be spoiled for choice!

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Take a look at our Christmas category for even more delicious festive recipes!

What diets are these Veggie Filo Crackers suitable for?

This Veggie Filo Crackers recipe is suitable for vegetarian diets.

It can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions:

  • Stilton cheese (make sure you pick a strongly flavoured dairy free cheese!)

You can find gluten free filo pastry, but it’s not widely available and we haven’t tested it in this recipe, so we’ve marked it as non-gluten free accordingly.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Veggie Filo Crackers recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Veggie Filo Crackers recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Veggie Filo Crackers recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Veggie Filo Crackers recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Veggie Filo Crackers?

Ready-made filo pastry sheets can be found in the chilled aisle at the supermarket alongside the ready to roll pastries. You can substitute the cheese if you wish, but we’d recommend a strongly flavoured cheese to get the most out of this recipe!

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A mini food processor will chop the vegetables and nuts in next to no time, like this one from Amazon

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Otherwise, you’ll need a sharp knife to make light work of the chopping. You can find one in the supermarket, or online.

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How many calories are in these Veggie Filo Crackers?

There are 85 calories per portion in this Veggie Filo Crackers which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Veggie Filo Crackers recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160 ºC.

Step 2

Spray a small frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onion and red pepper and fry for 10 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally.

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Step 3

Add the mushrooms and fry for a further 5 minutes, until any liquid has evaporated away.

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Step 4

Tip into a small mixing bowl and stir in the Stilton cheese, walnuts, garlic granules and season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside and leave to cool.

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Step 5

Lay two pastry sheets out next to each other. Place a second sheet on top of each to make two double layered sheets. Cut each sheet into 6 rectangles, approx 15 x 12 cm, making a total of 12 rectangles.

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Step 6

Divide the filling mixture between each filo pastry rectangle, placing it down the middle but leaving approx 2 cm at each end.

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Step 7

Brush egg down one long edge, then roll up, and crimp the ends with your fingers to seal and make ‘crackers’.

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Step 8

Place a sheet of baking parchment paper on a baking tray. Carefully place the filo crackers on the tray, seal side down.

Step 9

Carefully brush all over with egg and place in the preheated oven for 10 – 12 minutes, or until golden.

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Step 10

Leave to cool a little on the tray then transfer to a serving plate and serve warm.

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What could I serve with these Veggie Filo Crackers?

These crackers are delicious enough to serve alone, or you could serve with some of our other indulgent slimming friendly finger food such as:

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    How do you know when these Veggie Filo Crackers are cooked?

    You should cook these Veggie Filo Crackers until the pastry is golden. This will take around 12 minutes in the oven.

    Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

    How long can you keep Veggie Filo Crackers in the fridge?

    Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

    If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Veggie Filo Crackers in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

    Can I freeze Veggie Filo Crackers?

    Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

    • Prepare the crackers up to the end of step 7
    • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
    • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing and place carefully in a single layer.

    Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

    How do I reheat Veggie Filo Crackers?

    From chilled: Place in a preheated oven at 160 ºC for 10 – 12 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool a little on the tray then transfer to a serving plate and serve warm.

    From frozen: Whilst still frozen, place on a lined baking tray, glaze with egg and defrost in the fridge. Place in a preheated oven at 160 ºC for 10 – 12 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool a little on the tray then transfer to a serving plate and serve warm.

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    Veggie Filo Crackers

    The perfect party food for the festive season, filled with veggies, nuts and cheese. Ideal for those following slimming plans like WW!
    • Prep Time
      15 MINS
    • Cook Time
      12 MINS
    • KCals 85
    • Carbs 10G
    • WW Points:
    • 2 Green
    • 2 Blue
    • 2 Purple

    Ingredients

    • 4 sheets filo pastry approx 45 x 24cm each
    • ½ medium red onion peeled and finely chopped
    • 1 medium red pepper deseeded and finally chopped
    • 100 g button mushrooms finely chopped
    • 50 g Stilton cheese crumbled
    • 20 g walnuts finely chopped
    • ¼ tsp garlic granules
    • 1 egg beaten, to glaze
    • low calorie cooking spray
    • salt and pepper to taste

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    Instructions

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 ºC.
    2. Spray a small frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onion and red pepper and fry for 10 minutes until softened, stirring occasionally.
    3. Add the mushrooms and fry for a further 5 minutes, until any liquid has evaporated away.
    4. Tip into a small mixing bowl and stir in the Stilton cheese, walnuts, garlic granules and season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside and leave to cool.
    5. Lay two pastry sheets out next to each other. Place a second sheet on top of each to make two double layered sheets. Cut each sheet into 6 rectangles, approx 15 x 12 cm, making a total of 12 rectangles.
    6. Divide the filling mixture between each filo pastry rectangle, placing it down the middle but leaving approx 2 cm at each end.
    7. Brush egg down one long edge, then roll up, and crimp the ends with your fingers to seal and make 'crackers'.
    8. Place a sheet of baking parchment paper on a baking tray. Carefully place the filo crackers on the tray, seal side down.
    9. Carefully brush all over with egg and place in the preheated oven for 10 - 12 minutes, or until golden.
    10. Leave to cool a little on the tray then transfer to a serving plate and serve warm.

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    Recipe notes

    Tip: Use a mini food processor or chopper to chop the vegetables and walnuts, if you have one, as it will save time and be more convenient.
    Tip: If you find the filo is drying out when making the crackers, cover with a lightly dampened clean tea towel.

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