6 Empanada Recipes for All Occasions

Whether they’re sweet or savory, empanadas are the perfect finger foods for guests, both big and small, to enjoy at your holiday party.

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Basic Empanada Dough

Tara Donne

Basic Empanada Dough

Get a head start on this by making it the day before. Store in the fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months.

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Adobo Chicken and Sweet Potato Filling

Tara Donne

Adobo Chicken and Sweet Potato Filling

Use rotisserie chicken to make this smoky-sweet filling even easier.

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Ground Pork and Plantain Filling

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Ground Pork and Plantain Filling

Ground turkey, lamb, or beef would also be delicious in these flavorpacked pockets.

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Spiced Squash Filling

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Spiced Squash Filling

Start with pre-peeled and cubed butternut squash for faster prep.

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Guava-Brie Filling

Tara Donne

Guava-Brie Filling

Play with your empanadas by sandwiching two circles together. 

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Double Chocolate Banana Filling

Tara Donne

Double Chocolate Banana Filling

For a twist, swap in peanut butter for the chocolate-hazelnut spread.

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