Ham & Cheese Phyllo Cups

These ham & cheese phyllo cups are a terrific party appetizer or brunch food. These small bites are a crowd please’r and I’ve been serving them for years. These are the perfect addition to your list of easy party appetizers for girls night in too. Make a batch or two the next time you’re entertaining at home. 

ham & cheese phyllo cups

Phyllo Shell Appetizers with Ham and Cheese

Serve ham and cheese cups for brunch, girls night in, and cocktail parties

If you like easy and delicious appetizers then these ham & cheese phyllo cups are for you! These bite-sized cups are terrific for brunch, or for cocktail hour. I think any time you combine ham and cheese it’s going to be good. After all it’s a classic combo.

For more recipes using phyllo cups check out my brie party appetizer cups and my spanakopita appetizer cups. Both are SO good!

When to serve these appetizer cups

Here are some party ideas where you may want to serve these appetizers

I’ve served these for Easter entertaining too. You’ll find these on my beautiful Easter tablescape where they pair nicely with Rosé wine.

HOSTESS TIP: Don’t have phyllo cups? Use slices of French bread and make ham & cheese crostini. Just spread the mixture on top and bake as directed.

party appetizers with ham and cheese

Can I make these appetizers ahead?

These are fantastic make-ahead party food. You can make the filling mixture a day or two ahead and refrigerate it until you’re ready to fill the fillo cups. This works particularly well if you’re serving these for brunch entertaining. The pastry cups need no preparation as they can go from freezer to oven or room temperature.

HOSTESS TIP: Make the filling ahead of time and cover and store it in the refrigerator for a day or two.

I’m a big fan of these little frozen fillo cups because they’re so convenient and easy to use. The crunchy shell adds great texture to anything you want to put inside. This recipe can be serve warm from the oven, but also holds up well at room temperature for easy entertaining.

party appetizers ham & cheese cups

Easy recipe for brunch entertaining

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Ham & Cheese Phyllo Cups recipe

Yield: 15 cups

Make these delicious ham and cheese bites for party appetizers or for brunch entertaining. They can be served warm from the oven or keep at room temperature for easy hosting. Double the recipe for more if you need to!


  • 1 package frozen phyllo cups (15)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or cheese blend (best results if you shred your own cheese)
  • 2 slices baked ham, diced
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • dried or fresh chives to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and place phyllo cups on a baking sheet; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, shredded cheese, ham, and chives.
  3. Spoon mixture by the tablespoon, into phyllo cups.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese filling is melted.


Spread the filling mixture on slices of french bread to make ham & cheese crostini. Bake as directed.

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  1. Kayleigh, the only ones available here are the Athens brand "Fillo" cups. Love them!

  2. We make these sometimes, but it's a little bit different of a recipe and it uses hot breakfast sausage instead of ham, but the concept is the same and they are SO good! Love those phyllo cups to make quick little bite sized treats!

  3. Looks good, but I don't think you meant to write that this recipe uses 2 hams!

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