Vegetable and Cheese Empanadas

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(6) 5 Reviews
Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
35
min.
Servings

18

These savoury spinach and cheese pies make great appetizers. Made with a filling of carrots, spinach and Tex Mex cheese in a flaky crust, our Vegetable and Cheese Empanadas are easy and delicious.

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  • Cook onions in dressing in large frypan on medium-high heat until tender. Add carrots; cook 5 min. more, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in spinach then cool. Stir in cheese.
  • Prepare pie crust mix according to package directions. Roll into 1/16-inch thickness. Cut into 4-inch circles. Spoon 1 Tbsp. spinach mixture onto centre of each dough circle.
  • Beat egg; brush onto outer edges of each circle. Fold dough in half to cover filling; press edges together to seal completely. Make a small cut in top of each empanada. Place on baking sheet; brush with any remaining egg.
  • Bake at 375°F for 15 min. or until golden brown.

Substitute

Substitute 1/2 lb. ground chicken, pork or beef, cooked and drained, for the spinach and carrots. Add to the filling with the cheese.

Make it Easy

Cut 4 inch circles from thawed, frozen pie shells instead of mixing your own pastry.

Servings

  • 18

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 18
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 211
% Daily Value
Total fat 13.6g
Saturated fat 4.3g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 340mg
Carbohydrate 17.4g
Dietary fibre 0.9g
Protein 5.3g
   
Vitamin A 21 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 7 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Nikki1001 |

    My family all really enjoyed these and fully intend on having them again. It will be fun to experiment with different fillings.

  • suzanne.vallee |

    Surprisingly good! Would make a great appetizer for any group!

  • sarahmarie88 |

    These are sooooo yummy! The filling is fantastic and so easy.

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