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17 Empanada Recipes You'll Want To Save For Later

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1. Chicken Enchilada Empanada

Use puff pastry dough for shorter prep time and a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shell. Recipe here.
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Use puff pastry dough for shorter prep time and a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shell. Recipe here.

2. Nutella and Banana Empanada

Though empanadas are traditionally filled with meats, vegetables, and fruit, this recipe dons a spiced Nutella filling that is now our favorite use for the chocolate spread. Recipe here.
giraffescanbake.com

Though empanadas are traditionally filled with meats, vegetables, and fruit, this recipe dons a spiced Nutella filling that is now our favorite use for the chocolate spread. Recipe here.

3. Beef and Mushroom Empanada

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Ground beef and mushrooms are a savory match made in heaven. Recipe here.

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4. Corn and Goat Cheese Empanada

These are vegetarian, but the combination of sweet, tangy, and salty flavors won't leave you feeling like you're missing out on anything. Recipe here.
thewoksoflife.com

These are vegetarian, but the combination of sweet, tangy, and salty flavors won't leave you feeling like you're missing out on anything. Recipe here.

5. Pineapple Empanada

kitchengidget.com

If sweet, fruit-centric empanadas are more your thing, you can also sub the pineapple for guava paste and cheese, a popular Cuban combination. Recipe here.

6. Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Empanada

It's a beautiful thing when two delicious cuisines come together. Recipe here.
laylita.com

It's a beautiful thing when two delicious cuisines come together. Recipe here.

7. Fried Cheese Empanada

Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour to make sure the cheese filling doesn't leak during the frying process. Recipe here.
laylita.com

Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour to make sure the cheese filling doesn't leak during the frying process. Recipe here.

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8. Squash, Corn, and Spinach Empanada

Roasting the squash will make it easier for you to mash it and combine it with the spinach and corn. Recipe here.
thesimplekitchen.net

Roasting the squash will make it easier for you to mash it and combine it with the spinach and corn. Recipe here.

9. Feta Cheese and Chard Empanada

Chard is harvested during spring, but is available year-round to add a slightly bitter, filling, and nutritious touch to any recipe. Recipe here.
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Chard is harvested during spring, but is available year-round to add a slightly bitter, filling, and nutritious touch to any recipe. Recipe here.

10. Corn and Black Bean Empanada

This empanada takes untraditional shape and subs the standard flour + fat combination for a slightly flakier pie dough recipe. Recipe here.
mycaliforniaroots.com

This empanada takes untraditional shape and subs the standard flour + fat combination for a slightly flakier pie dough recipe. Recipe here.

11. Spicy Chicken Empanada

"How to Win Friends and Influence People" chapters 1-10: Serve spicy chicken empanadas with cilantro sour cream. Recipe here.
joyfilledeats.com

"How to Win Friends and Influence People" chapters 1-10: Serve spicy chicken empanadas with cilantro sour cream. Recipe here.

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12. Blueberry Goat Cheese Empanada

Perfect as a snack, dessert, or hearty breakfast food. Recipe here.
jocooks.com

Perfect as a snack, dessert, or hearty breakfast food. Recipe here.

13. Pork and Corn Empanada

Sear your poblano peppers, corn, and tomatoes in the same pan as your pork for more flavorful veggies. Recipe here.
kitchenetteblog.com

Sear your poblano peppers, corn, and tomatoes in the same pan as your pork for more flavorful veggies. Recipe here.

14. Spicy Black Bean Empanada

This amended empanada dough recipe consists of cream cheese, cornmeal, flour, and butter, resulting in a slightly darker, softer, and flaky shell. Recipe here.
hilahcooking.com

This amended empanada dough recipe consists of cream cheese, cornmeal, flour, and butter, resulting in a slightly darker, softer, and flaky shell. Recipe here.

15. Mushroom Empanada

Make sure to cut the mushrooms into thick slices, as they'll reduce to half their size once you've cooked them. Recipe here.
veganinthefreezer.com

Make sure to cut the mushrooms into thick slices, as they'll reduce to half their size once you've cooked them. Recipe here.

16. Gluten-Free Squash and Gruyere Empanada

There's something so therapeutic about pressing empanada edges together. 😌 Recipe here.
snixykitchen.com

There's something so therapeutic about pressing empanada edges together. 😌 Recipe here.

17. Orange-Almond Fig Empanada

You've never tasted figs like this before. Recipe here.
somunchlove.com

You've never tasted figs like this before. Recipe here.