Butternut Christmas Crackers

Butternut Christmas Crackers

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Add these butternut and feta phyllo pastry crackers to your festive season meal planner. They’re sure to be a hit with family and friends!

  • Recipe serves20
  • Preparation time60 minutes
  • Cooking time15 minutes


  • 30g margarine
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 500g butternut, peeled and cubed
  • 125g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 sachet KNORR Classic White Sauce
  • 1 packet of ready rolled phyllo pastry
  • Butter, melted
  • 1 punnet fresh chives


  • Sauté the onion in the margarine until soft but with no colour, then set aside
  • Steam the butternut in a little salted water in the microwave for about 10-12 minutes or until soft then drain and mash until just smooth but still slightly chunky
  • In a bowl mix the sautéed onion, mashed butternut, crumbled feta and contents of the sachet of Knorr Classic White Sauce together
  • Season to taste with salt and black pepper, then leave to cool
  • Remove the sheets of phyllo pastry from the packaging and cut into 4, to give you rectangles
  • Place one rectangle on a board, brush with melted butter then place another rectangle on top and brush with melted butter
  • Place one tablespoonful of the mixture in the centre of the pastry and roll up to resemble a cigar then pinch the edges using your fingers so that it resembles a cracker
  • Continue until you have enough crackers or until the filling is finished
  • Place the crackers onto a greased baking tray, brush each cracker with a little more melted butter then place in the fridge to chill and firm up for about 30 minutes
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 190C for about 15 minutes or until the pastry is crispy and golden brown
  • Transfer the crackers to a cooling rack then secure the ends of the crackers with chives