Brunch Cheese Vegetarian

Baked bean and cheddar cheese filo spirals

A delicious cheap but satisfying vegetarian dish which children will love uncoiling! For a spicier sauce just add some Worcester Sauce to the sauce.

For meat eaters, try Mediterranean Lamb and Feta Filo Spirals.

Baked bean and cheddar cheese filo spirals

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings: 3


  • 3 large sheets of filo pastry
  • 1 x400g tin baked beans - drained in a colander. Reserve sauce to serve with spirals.
  • 50 g grated cheddar cheese
  • Black pepper
  • 20 g butter melted
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to gas mark 4 / 180°C
  • Gently mix together the beans and cheese. Season with black pepper.
  • Mix the butter and olive oil in a small dish.Take 1 sheet of filo and brush lightly with melted butter and olive oil. Place a third of the bean and cheese mixture along 1 long side of the pastry. Roll pastry to enclose filling, then, working quickly, coil the length of filo into a coil. Place on 1 large paper-lined oven tray, then brush with butter and olive oil mix. Repeat with remaining pastry, butter and filling.
  • Sprinkle spirals with parmesan, then bake for 25 minutes or until crisp and golden.
  • Serve with the tomato sauce from the beans.


Tip: These can be frozen before cooking. Just defrost and cook as above.

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