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Turkey Empanadas

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8 servings, one wedge each

Making empanadas at home is a snap! We'll take you through it step by step, and share a few surprise ingredients that complement the turkey perfectly.

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  • Heat dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add turkey, onions, carrots and garlic; cook 5 to 7 min. or until turkey is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in beans, cheese, cilantro and pepper; set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Unroll 1 of the pie crusts on large baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Spread half of the turkey mixture onto half of the crust to within 1 inch of edges. Fold crust in half to enclose filling. Fold over 1/2-inch-wide rim around pastry to seal all edges. Repeat with remaining pie crust and filling. Cut several slits in top of each to permit steam to escape.
  • Bake 25 min. or until golden brown. Cut each empanada into four wedges to serve.

Special Equipment Needed


Serve one of the empanadas for dinner. Cool remaining empanada, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve the next day for lunch. Reheat in microwave before serving.


Substitute 2 chopped serrano chiles for the ground red pepper.

Serving Suggestion

Spice up your mealtime with these easy-to-make empanadas. Serve with a mixed green salad to round out the meal!


  • 8 servings, one wedge each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, one wedge each
Calories 430
Total fat 25g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 510mg
Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 30 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 25 %DV
Iron 15 %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 We made this last night, it was absolutely delicious! We made this last night, it was absolutely delicious! I can't wait to eat leftovers! I did add some green peppers, and it turned out pretty well. I'm thinking next time, we'll add Rotel, mushrooms, and green peppers. Only thing, make sure you drain the meat mix really well before putting it in the pie crust, and don't over stuff it!
Date published: 2011-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum! Yum! Had to change just a little since I didn't have a can of beans (used handful of green peas instead) and used my own pie crust recipe. My husband liked it but requested the beans next time. Will probably use refrigerated pie crust to save prep time.
Date published: 2010-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was delicious! This was delicious! I added frozen corn because I had extra- you could really add any veggies. I thought this might be bland but it was tasty and my husband went back for seconds!
Date published: 2011-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was excellent! This was excellent! I added some cumin, green and red peppers chopped. It was quite tasty. I also used Mexican cheese and topped with sour cream. Yum!
Date published: 2010-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this recipe, super easy and taste delicious! Love this recipe, super easy and taste delicious!
Date published: 2011-04-03
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