I’m always looking for good brunch ideas, so when I saw one that involved puff pastry and hard boiled eggs, I thought I’d give it a try. Then I looked at the ingredients of the puff pastry and though better. In my quest for a lower calorie recipe to replace the puff pastry, I saw the suggestion to try Phyllo (Fillo) dough. It’s not as robust, so it tends to flake and crumble more easily than puff pastry, but for me, it’s a great alternative to puff pastry. It’s a much lower calorie option, but still have a delightful flaky texture and can be moulded around your food. For me, this was definitely a brunch sandwich. It works perfectly if I don’t get around to eating breakfast until mid morning. I love the tender crunch of the dough as I bite into the sandwich. But be warned – it’s not a neat and tidy sandwich to eat. But it’s delicious enough that it’s totally worth the mess!

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Breakfast Sandwich

A delicious brunch sandwich with a hard boiled egg wrapped up in tender and flaky phyllo dough. It's perfect for a brunch, a snack or even made as a slider for appetizers!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2 peopl


  • 8 squares Phyllo dough
  • egg wash (1 egg white + 2 Tbsp water)
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 slices low fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 2 tsp honey mustard


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place one sheet of dough on a pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Lightly coat with cooking spray.
  • Top with 3 more sheets of dough, continuing the process.
  • Brush the top sheet with the egg wash, then sprinkle on the sesame seeds.
  • Repeat with the other 4 sections of dough.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Slice the eggs, tomato and cucumber.
  • Gently slice the phyllo packets in half.
  • Spread on the honey mustard and fill with the egg, cheese, tomato, lettuce and cucumber.
  • Serve immediately.

Entire recipe makes 2 servings

Serving size is about 1 sandwich

Each serving = 8 Smart Points

PER SERVING: 258 calories; 10.7g fat; 3.6g saturated fat; 21.3g carbohydrates; 5.9g sugar; 18.7g protein; 2g fiber


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