6 Empanada Recipes for All Occasions

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

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Adobo Chicken and Sweet Potato Filling

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

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Tara Donne

Ground Pork and Plantain Filling

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

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Tara Donne

Spiced Squash Filling

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

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Tara Donne

Guava-Brie Filling

Play with your empanadas by sandwiching two circles together. 

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Tara Donne

Double Chocolate Banana Filling

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

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