Mexican Empanadas

An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry, and in Mexican cuisine, stuffings are usually cheese, chicken, or sweetened fillings like pumpkin, sweet potato, cream, and fruit. In Mexico, empanadas are popular for breakfast and dessert, but depending on your filling, you can serve these fun handfuls any time of day or night.

See Popular Mexican Empanadas Recipes

Spicy Black Bean Empanadas

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

Gather the ingredients for the tasty empanadas and either bake right away or freeze to bake later. You will love having these appetizers on hand for any occasion.

Total: 1 hr 45 mins

Southwest Beef Empanadas

Betty Crocker

Love meat and potatoes? Here's a tasty way to wrap up the basics for hearty appetites.

Total: 40 mins

Flaky Sausage Foldovers

Betty Crocker

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Good things come in small packages, like these party-pleasin' pizza-flavored foldovers--similar to empanadas, meat-filled pastries popular in Latin America.

Total: 40 mins

Peach Empanadas

Family Circle

Empanadas, a Mexican pastry, can be filled with sweet or savory fillings. This peach-filled turnover recipe falls into the sweet category. About the size of a cookie, they're great for buffets and pot lucks.

Chocolate Coconut Empanada

Ghirardelli Chocolate
Total: 2 hrs 38 mins


Better Homes and Gardens

These Mexican turnovers are beloved treats. Traditionally, they were made at Christmas and filled with dried fruits preserved from the fall harvest.

Breakfast Empanadas with Chipotle Cream

Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Total: 35 mins

Pork Empanadas with Jicama Pico de Gallo

Better Homes and Gardens


Vegetarian Times

Argentine empanadas are traditionally made with lard, and then deep-fried. Here, coconut oil makes a more healthful choice.

Bacon-Apple Mini Empanadas

Better Homes and Gardens

Bacon lovers, check out your next must-try dish! These mini empanadas are a sweet and savory appetizer ideal for any occasion.

Cheese-Filled Empanadas

Family Circle

Chicken, Apple and Spinach Empanadas

Family Circle

Shredded chicken, apple, and spinach are joined by melted cheese and onion in these savory empanadas. Assembled in pre-made dough wrappers, they're a quick meal idea for on-the-go families.

Philippine Empanadas

Better Homes and Gardens

Look for highly seasoned, coarsely ground Spanish sausage and chorizo in ethnic markets and large supermarkets. Remove the casing and crumble the sausage before cooking.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Artichoke and Tomato Empanadas

Ladies' Home Journal

These savory turnovers are filled with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and herbs. They're a great hot appetizer for parties or holiday gatherings.

Pork Empanaditas with Red Pepper Sauce

Ladies' Home Journal

Purchased crescent roll dough cuts the prep time for these pork, fruit, and nut stuffed appetizers.

Total: 1 hr

Latin American Empanadas


These savory pastries were created by Mariana Velasquez, a Test Kitchen intern who grew up in Bogot, Colombia.

Total: 2 hrs 30 mins

Sweet Empanaditas

Better Homes and Gardens

This tasty dessert recipe includes a sweet tropical flavor mixed with cream cheese and jam. A dusting of cinnamon and sugar completes the cookie.

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