A Lighter Take on Potato Knishes

Betty demonstrates her lighter take on potato knishes using filo dough.


Potatoes 2 Pound , cooked and mashed
Onions 1 1/2 Pound , finely chopped
Oil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Pepper 1 Teaspoon , freshly ground
Melted butter 4 Ounce
Filo dough sheets 1 Pound
Salt To Taste



1. Sauté onions in oil until softened and just turning golden. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir cooked onions with the oil into the potatoes, mixing well.

2. Cut filo sheets in quarters and wrap well in plastic wrap.

3. Working with a few sheets at a time, butter one sheets top with a second sheet and butter that. Place a small spoonful of potato filling at the bottom of the filo, roll up, tuck the sides in and continue rolling.

4. At this point you may either bake them at 375 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes until golden brown. Or, place them on a wax paper lined cookie sheets and freeze. Once they are frozen, place them in a freezer bag. Bake as above for 10 to 12 minutes


5. Serve and Enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 866Calories from Fat 359

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 41 g63.1%

Saturated Fat 17 g85%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 383 mg15.96%

Total Carbohydrates 114 g38%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 15 g30%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet