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Shrimp Empanadas

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12 servings

Filled with lusciously creamy shrimp, cheese and fresh vegetables, these empanadas will bring 'em to the table faster than you can say ándele.

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  • Combine first 6 ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually stir in water until mixture forms ball. Place on lightly floured surface; knead 5 min. or until smooth and elastic. Divide dough into 12 balls, using about 2 Tbsp. for each; flatten each to 6-inch round.
  • Spoon about 1/3 cup shrimp mixture onto center of each round; moisten edge with water. Fold dough rounds in half to enclose filling; press lightly on tops to remove air pockets. Seal edges with fork.
  • Heat oil in medium deep skillet to 375°F. Add empanadas, in batches; cook 3 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Remove from skillet; drain well.

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Serving Suggestion

For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.

How to Freeze Empanadas

Layer uncooked empanadas in airtight container between sheets of waxed or parchment paper. Freeze up to 2 weeks. When ready to serve, thaw in refrigerator. Pat dry, then cook as directed.

Make Ahead

Empanadas can be assembled ahead of time. Place in single layer on parchment paper-covered baking sheet; cover. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, cook as directed.


To bake empanadas instead of frying them in oil, heat oven to 375ºF. Place empanadas on parchment-covered baking sheet. Pierce in several places with fork or knife to allow steam to escape; brush with beaten egg. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until golden brown.


  • 12 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
Calories 330
Total fat 23g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 560mg
Carbohydrate 18g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 6 %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 2 out of 5 by from We didn't like this. We didn't like this. It needs some kind of sauce with it.
Date published: 2011-05-25
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