Seafood Phyllo Cups Appetizers

Easy recipe for Seafood Phyllo Cups Appetizers. Phyllo sheets stuffed with crab, shrimp, green onion and cream cheese. The perfect seafood mini phyllo cups appetizers for parties!

If you enjoy seafood appetizer try the Hot Seafood Appetizers. 

Seafood Phyllo Cups Appetizers on a plate.

Seafood Phyllo Cups Appetizers, oh so wonderful. Doesn’t the name itself just make you hungry? I love me some seafood, like really LOVE. Actually, let me clarify my love for seafood, haha. I am not a fan of anything that is alive tasting or looking, just makes my stomach turn. By that I mean raw sushi or like an octopus, or squid – just no. Cooked shrimp, fish, salmon and crab is about as seafoodie as I will probably get.

I really enjoy working with phyllo (fillo) dough sheets. Once baked, the layers are so delicate, crispy and crunchy. Then added seafood filling of shrimp, crab with cream cheese, mayo and Parmesan cheese just takes the appetizers over the top.

The amount of the seafood mixture is enough for 24 mini cups (using a mini cupcake baking pan). If you don’t want to make that many, just use the desired amount and keep the rest refrigerated for later.

Seafood Phyllo Cups Appetizers with one being held topped with fresh greens.

The seafood mixture refrigerates well for days (just keep covered). This is a wonderful recipe to prep ahead of time if you are having a party and are trying to prep some food in advance. All you would have to do the day of serving is stuff the phyllo sheets and bake. So easy.

Not only is this recipe super easy and delicious, but these shrimp appetizers are also SOO beautiful when served. They will be such a wonderful addition at your next gathering.

How to make Seafood Phyllo Cups Appetizers.

tips for making seafood phyllo cups-

  • In this recipe, I use cooked shrimp. If you have raw shrimp, you can cook the shrimp. Once it’s cooled, use it instead of the cooked shrimp.
  • In this recipe, I used imitation crab. If you have canned crab or fresh crab meat, they would be a wonderful substitute.
  • Be sure that the phyllo sheets are completely thawed before use.
  • While working with a few phyllo sheets at a time, keep the remaining sheets covered so they don’t dry out.
  • These are best if baked and served immediately.
  • You can prep these, cover them with plastic wrap and keep the pan refrigerated until ready to bake. Just don’t forget to remove the plastic wrap – that would not be good.

Seafood appetizers on a platter topped with fresh greens.

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Seafood Phyllo Cups Appetizers

Easy recipe for Seafood Phyllo Cups Appetizers. Phyllo sheets stuffed with crab, shrimp, green onion and cream cheese. The perfect seafood mini phyllo cups appetizers for parties!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Seafood Phyllo Cups
Servings: 24 mini cups
Calories: 649kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 1 cup cooked shrimp, chopped
  • 4 oz crab meat, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green onion, finely chopped
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 cup shredded four cheese, or your fav cheese
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 16 phyllo sheets


  • Coat mini muffin pan with baking spray (or butter). Set aside.
  • Chop the shrimp and crab into small pieces.
  • Finely chop green onion and dill.
  • Add all the ingredients (minus the phyllo sheets) and to a bowl, mix well. (Season lightly with salt and pepper).
  • Take two phyllo sheets and lay them out (one on top of the other). Cut into four strips.
  • Take each strip and cut into three. (There will be 12 squares .)
  • Each strip (consisting of the 3 squares just cut) with make one phyllo cup. Take the first square (two thin sheets) and lay them out. Place the second square on top, and the third on top of the second. You will need a total of 6 squares for one phyllo cup. (See photos)
  • Take the stack just created and place it into the mini muffin. Some of the phyllo sheets should extend onto the sides of the pan. Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets
  • Generously brush melted butter over phyllo sheet cups.
  • Add the seafood mixture into each phyllo cup. Repeat with remaining seafood mixture.
  • Bake in preheated oven to 355°F for 20-25 minutes, until phyllo sheets are golden in color and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
Seafood Phyllo Cups Appetizers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 649 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 1081mg47%
Potassium 168mg5%
Carbohydrates 99g33%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 6.3mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 8 Comments
  • Anna 10/27/2019, 8:52 am Link Reply

    These cups are yummy and presentable. Easy to make. Great appetizer for a party. I like them to be warm, so had to warm them up a couple of times during long dinner. I used store brought phyllo cups, put the filling together in minutes. I didn’t use cooked shrimps but put uncooked shrimps in the filling, and 20 min in the toster oven was enough for shrimps to cook through. Great recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 10/27/2019, 5:22 pm Link Reply

      What a great idea for the raw shrimp, Anna. I’m going to try that as well. I’m so glad you enjoyed the seafood cups.

  • Regina 11/23/2018, 10:17 am Link Reply

    I’m going to try to make these but would like to do prep ahead of time. Can you also make the phyllo cups using the sheets ahead of time? If yes, then how would you store them? I have the sheets and would like to use them up rather than buying the cups. Thanks!

    • Valentina's Corner 11/26/2018, 12:24 pm Link Reply

      It is best to bake the phyllo cups and enjoy right away, though the filling may be prepped in advance.
      Thank you. 🙂

  • Julie 06/05/2014, 3:12 pm Link Reply

    So I’ve been trying to remember to get back to your blog and write a review on those!! I made them and everyone I had over for dinner loved them! Thanks so much for a great recipe!

    • admin 06/13/2014, 10:37 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed them.. :o)

  • Julie 04/29/2014, 12:11 pm Link Reply

    Brilliant idea! These look so fancy! Going grocery shopping today and plan on making some of ur recipes! ( than I might try to impress my guests next week

    • admin 04/30/2014, 12:54 pm Link Reply

      Thank you!. Not only do they look super cute they are REALLY delish;)..These are really great to do everything the night before and just refrigerate. Then just mix and bake. Saves time;). Have a lovely party and hope you enjoy the recipes!!..

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