Irresistible Smoked Salmon Appetizers

Happy Friday, my friends! This has been a week full of testing out Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes, and I'm so excited to share them all with you! Starting today with these delicious smoked salmon filo cup appetizers, which true to this blog post title, are completely irresistible! I made one batch of these, and they were gone in an instant! So you've been warned!

These hors d'oeurves might look and taste fancy, but they're actually incredibly easy and can be prepared the day ahead. 

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What I love about these is that they're perfectly bite-sized. As much as I love appetizers like crostini, they can be kind of awkward to eat at a cocktail hour. I much prefer to serve these smoked salmon apps, which can be eaten a little bit more elegantly haha!

Makes 24 appetizers


2 packages of frozen filo dough cups (12 cups per package)
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
4 oz smoked salmon
2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
2 tablespoons fresh chives, minced
1 teaspoon dijion mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 packages of frozen filo dough cups (12 cups per package)


Follow the directions on the filo dough cups, and bake them accordingly - usually about 3 minutes on 375.

Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor, and run until combined, about a minute. Add the remaining ingredients, and run until everything is incorporated. Spoon or pipe the salmon filling into the baked filo dough cups, and garnish with fresh dill.

If preparing these the day ahead, make the salmon filling and store in an airtight container. Bake and fill the filo cups the day of your event.

Kirsten Bell


  1. I made these for a party a few weeks ago and they were a huge hit. A lot of people wanted the recipe. Thanks for a great and easy recipe.

    1. Thank you so much Barbara, I love hearing that you enjoyed them! Thank you for making my recipe!