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.
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.
These Mexican turnovers are beloved treats. Traditionally, they were made at Christmas and filled with dried fruits preserved from the fall harvest.
Bacon lovers, check out your next must-try dish! These mini empanadas are a sweet and savory appetizer ideal for any occasion.
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.
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.
This tasty dessert recipe includes a sweet tropical flavor mixed with cream cheese and jam. A dusting of cinnamon and sugar completes the cookie.