Cheese Empanadas

Prep Time: 40 min  |  Cook Time: 15 min  |  Servings: 8  |  Calories: 822
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Cheese Empanadas
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
15 min

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chopped leeks, discard dark green tops
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. water, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 8 slices Sargento® Sliced Provolone Cheese
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Melt butter in skillet and add leeks. Cook over medium-low heat 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water; cook 5 minutes more or until tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely; drain any excess liquid.
  3. Sprinkle flour on a clean, dry work area and roll out puff pastry to form two 12-inch squares. Cut pastry into eight 5-inch diameter circles. Place 1 slice cheese on each pastry circle. Top each with 2 Tbsp. leeks and fold pastry in half. Seal edges. Beat egg with remaining 1 Tbsp. water. Brush egg mixture on pastry; prick top surface to allow steam to escape.
  4. Place on cookie sheet and bake 12-15 minutes, until puffed and golden.

Serving Size 8

Calories 822

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 57.50g 89%
Sat. Fat 16.50g 83%
Mono Unsat. Fat 14.20g
Poly Unsat. Fat 24.00g
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 491mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 144RE
Vitamin C 5mg 8%
Calcium 318mg 32%
Iron 5mg 28%