Pinterest has reported that in 2017, over 1.5 million people are pinning empanada recipes. So, that’s a lot of empanadas! If you’ve ever tried one of these Latin American or Spanish treats then you know firsthand how tasty they are. Flaky or crispy bread covers a delicious mixture of meat, veggies and spices and makes for one amazing meal. We’ve rounded up some of the most appetizing empanada recipes we’ve found. Bon apétit!
1. Carnitas Empanadas With Avocado Crema
These little pockets are packed with spicy carnitas and made from a homemade dough that the writer says is near impossible to mess up. And served with fluffy, homemade avocado crema sauce, I think this is going to be my new favorite dinner, snack, late night snack, all the snacks…
Check out BunsInMyOven.com for more amazing recipes for both bakers and chefs alike!
2. Spinach And Feta Empanadas
This empanada is an Italian take on the traditional Latin version. Spinach, roasted tomatoes and tasty feta cheese are all sauteed and then added to empanada discos, then fried to perfection. Enjoy toasty and warm!
Get your hands on this recipe from GoodieGodmother.com, You’ll find tons of other amazing ideas from dessert to dinner.
3. Chicken Enchilada Empanadas
Pulled chicken and homemade enchilada sauce come together in this mashup of two favorite Mexican dishes: the empanada and enchiladas. So throw together, bake, and then serve with extra enchilada sauce and add your favorite toppings.
Grab this other and many other tasty treats from CookingForKeeps.com.
4. Easy Veggie Empanadas
We can’t leave our vegetarian friends out of the empanada mix! This recipe combines spinach, squash, and corn and couldn’t be tastier. And this would be a great dinner option or perfect for a party appetizer.
TheSimpleKitchen.net has this recipe and even a video on folding your empanadas to perfection!
5. Spicy Pork & Cheddar Empanadas
These appetizer-sized empanadas are filled with tons of wonderful herbs, like thyme, oregano and cumin alongside sharp cheddar and spicy port. My mouth is already watering!
So head over to CabotCheese.coop for the full recipe!
6. Beef Empanadas
Grab your basic bean empanada right here! Onion, beef, and spices are all sautéed and then added to homemade empanada dough and baked until golden brown.
Get this recipe and other baked good ideas from BakeItWithLove.com.
7. Pepperoni Pizza Empanadas
Pizza meets empanada in this kid-friendly dinner. Mix cheese, marinara sauce, pepperoni and corn inside some empanada dough, fold and fry for 2 minutes. Your kids will be eating these in no time.
Check out SmartLittleCookie.net for more details on this dish.
8. Easy Chicken Empanadas
Green chilis and onions, chicken and spicy tomatoes- these are the makings of these easy chicken empanadas. This particular version makes bite-sized empanadas, but you can easily make them bigger and serve for a tasty dinner.
FoodLovingFamily.com is a great site for all things food, so head over to grab this recipe for yourself.
9. Shepherd’s Pie Empanada
I’ve never had a shepherd’s pie empanada but I can see it in my future. This fried version is hiding savory beef, mashed potatoes, corn, and peas. Oh, and all smothered in gravy. Sign me up!
Find lots of family friendly recipes, including this one over at FoodieWithFamily.com.
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