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Caprese Cups

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One of my favorite things to order at an Italian restaurant is a Caprese salad. It’s kind of funny because I don’t really care for tomatoes.

What I do love is the fresh mozzarella, basil and balsamic glaze.

With the Super Bowl coming up I figured I would try out a new appetizer. Adding the Caprese ingredients to a mini phyllo cup sounded really good.

The crunch from the phyllo cups was perfect with the Caprese salad ingredients. Seriously delicious!

Plus it’s really easy to make, only takes about 10 minutes.

What you need to make Caprese Cups:

  • Mini phyllo cups
  • Fresh mozzarella balls
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • Balsamic glaze

You can find mini phyllo cups at the grocery store in the freezer section usually by the desserts.

To get the mini phyllo shells ready you just heat the oven to 350, add them to a large baking sheet then bake them 3-5 minutes.

While the phyllo cups baked I started getting the Caprese salad ready.

I used 2 ounces of fresh mini mozzarella balls. It doesn’t sound like much, but I used my food scale to weigh it and it was 6 mozzarella balls.

Cut each ball into 4 pieces and add them to a medium bowl.

Next I cut up 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes. I cut each one into 4 pieces then added them to them bowl with the mozzarella.

The last thing I cut up was the fresh basil leaves and added it to the bowl. Add a little salt and fresh cracked black pepper and stir it together.

Once the phyllo shells are done baking add the cheese and tomato mixture to the phyllo shells.

The final step is to add the balsamic glaze. You don’t need a lot, just a drizzle of balsamic glaze in each phyllo cup.

I bought the balsamic glaze at the grocery store, it was right by the vinegar.

You can make these ahead of time, but I would wait to add the Caprese mixture to the phyllo cups so they don’t get soggy.

This is such an easy recipe that takes minimal effort to make!

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Caprese Cups
Prep Time
7 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Yield: 15

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  • 15 mini phyllo cups
  • 2 oz. fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add the phyllo cups to a baking sheet and bake 3-5 minutes.

  2. Cut each mozzarella ball into 4 pieces and add to a medium bowl.

  3. Cut each cherry tomato into 4 pieces and add to the bowl. Add the basil, salt and pepper then mix together.

  4. Add a spoonful of the Caprese salad mixture to each phyllo cup. Drizzle each one with balsamic glaze.

Here are some more WW friendly recipes:

Caprese Quiche

Tomato Salad

Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic Pasta

Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

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Tuesday 1st of February 2022

What are Phyllis cups and where do you buy them. I have balsamic vinegar but what is balsamic glaze? Is that like a jarred sauce you can buy? This looks so good. I must try it for my super bowl party. Go Bengals!


Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

You can find phyllo cups in the freezer section usually by the desserts. Balsamic glaze you can find by the vinegar or you can make it yourself using balsamic vinegar and brown sugar.

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