Each bite of these light but gloriously cheesy and crispy pumpkin queso phyllo bites make tailgating and fall party snacking even better. 75 calories and 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
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Light Pumpkin Queso Phyllo Bites

Each bite of these light but gloriously cheesy and crispy pumpkin queso phyllo bites make tailgating and fall party snacking even better. 75 calories and 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizers, Appetizers For Entertaining
Cuisine: Southwestern
Keyword: Vegetarian
Servings: 15 Servings
Calories: 74.6kcal
Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck

Ingredients

  • 30 Athens Mini Fillo Shells 2 boxes, 15 count each, defrosted
  • 1/2 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion diced
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 chipotle pepper seeded & diced
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from chipotle pepper can
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 1/3 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat the broiler. Arrange the mini fillo shells on a baking sheet.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the vegetable broth and cornstarch.
  • Heat the olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the broth mixture, pumpkin, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, cumin, salt and pepper, and whisk until combined.
  • Bring to a boil, whisking, and cook until the mixture is thickened, about 2 minutes. Add the Cheddar cheese and stir until the cheese is melted.
  • Scoop about 1 ½ teaspoons of the queso into each fillo shell. Put under the broiler for 1 minute. Watch carefully so that the shells don’t burn.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 2 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 2 (Old SmartPoints), 2 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 2Phyllo Bites | Calories: 74.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.1g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Cholesterol: 8.9mg | Sodium: 129.9mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.5g