Sweet Corn and Cheese Empanadas

Prep Time: 20 min  |  Cook Time: 20 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 904
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Sweet Corn and Cheese Empanadas
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min

Make buttery crusted empanadas at home with our perfect recipe! It features a filling of Sargento® Shredded Authentic Mexican Cheese, Spanish onion sautéed with butter, corn, scallions and spices to create a crunchy bite with a smooth cheesy filling.

  • =Dough:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 pound plus 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • Canola oil for frying, optional
  • =Filling:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 Spanish onion, chopped fine
  • 4-1/2 cups (6 ears) corn, off the cob
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced thin
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Authentic Mexican Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
  1. Combine flour, salt and butter in food processor; run until it becomes a coarse meal. Add water and pulse until it forms a dough. Allow dough to rest while preparing filling.
  2. In a sauté pan on medium heat, place butter and oil. Add onion, cook 3 to 4 minutes; add corn. Cook, stirring, for about 4 minutes. Lower heat and add sugar, salt, pepper and cream. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add scallions, parsley and cheese; stir . Remove from heat and allow to cool in the refrigerator.
  3. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface, making a circle about 1/8-inch thick. With a cookie cutter 5 inches in diameter, cut circles. Place about 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons of the filling in center of each circle. Moisten edges of dough with water. Fold empanadas in half, pressing the edges firmly together and press the tines of a fork around the edge to seal.
  4. Bake at 400°F about 10 minutes or until golden or heat 2 inches of oil to 350°F in a large pot; fry in hot oil until golden.

Serving Size 4

Calories 904

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

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 51.60g 79%
Sat. Fat 29.80g 147%
Mono Unsat. Fat 13.70g
Poly Unsat. Fat 3.30g
Cholesterol 127mg 43%
Sodium 758mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 101g 34%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 358RE
Vitamin C 16mg 27%
Calcium 235mg 22%
Iron 4mg 22%