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Cheesy Spinach and Bacon Empanadas

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24 servings

Just when you thought empanadas couldn't get any better, this recipe with bacon, spinach and cheese came along. Enjoy!

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  • Prepare Empanada Dough as directed. Cook bacon in medium skillet on medium heat 3 min. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 4 min. or until bacon is crisp. Drain; place in medium bowl. Add spinach, cheese, corn and crushed pepper; mix well.
  • Heat oven to 400°F. Shape dough into 24 balls, using about 1 Tbsp. dough for each ball. Press each ball into 4-inch round. Spoon about 1 Tbsp. spinach mixture onto center of each round. Brush edges of dough evenly with half the egg; fold in half. Press tops lightly to remove air pockets. Press edges together to seal. Place on parchment-covered baking sheet; brush with remaining egg.
  • Bake 15 min. or until golden brown. Cool slightly.

Special Equipment Needed

Empanada Dough

Combine 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder and 1/4 tsp. salt in large bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup lard with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add 1/2 cup water, stirring until mixture forms ball. Place dough on lightly floured surface; knead 5 min. or until smooth and pliable.

Make Ahead

Assemble empanadas as directed; place on parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate up to 24 hours before baking as directed. To freeze, layer unbaked empanadas between sheets of waxed or parchment in airtight container; freeze up to 2 weeks. Thaw in refrigerator before baking as directed.

Fun Idea

Impress your guest by forming the empanadas into different shapes. Or, place a stencil over each empanada before brushing with egg and baking as directed.

Special Extra

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


  • 24 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings
Calories 110
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 125mg
Carbohydrate 9g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 30 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 4 %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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good empanadas recipe! Very good empanadas recipe! Everyone likes them in my family! I will definitely will make it again.
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So very good and very easy to make. So very good and very easy to make. I will make this again.
Date published: 2014-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so good and very easy! so good and very easy! GUARANTEE.
Date published: 2009-12-05
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