20 Tasty Empanada Recipes

Posted on Jan 5 2017 - 12:57am by Susan Bewley

Do you love Mexican food? Like many people, I love making a variety of food at home, but sometimes, tacos can get a bit boring. For this reason, I love to spice it up and try a variety of fun recipes. After having a few types in various restaurants, I have decided that I want to try making empanadas – even bought a little empanada press at the store when I saw it on clearance! Having never made them before, however, I was a bit intimidated, especially after seeing some of the recipes on Pinterest. I mean, who really wants their dinner to look like one of those ‘Nailed It’ recipes (even though I’ve done it MANY times).

To make the process less intimidating, I decided to look at some of my favorite blogs to see how they made empanadas. After a bit of searching, I finally found some amazing recipes that don’t just look amazing, but seem fairly simple to make. Knowing that you guys would love it just as much as me, I put the 20 best recipes I had found in a round up below, allowing you to see these yummy and super tasty recipes for yourself.

Like or tried any of these 20 Tasty Empanada recipes? Make sure to tell us in the comments below!

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

34 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Elvz Angeles January 5, 2017 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Looks yummy.. gonna try this.. thanks for sharing.

  2. Debbie Campbell January 5, 2017 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    I love Mexican food of all kinds, but I have never made an Empanada. I will surely try out some of these!

  3. Bridget Breslin January 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    These look fantastic! Thank you for the great ideas! We love empanadas!

  4. LAMusing January 5, 2017 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    I’ve never made them, but these look so good I may give it a try

  5. Maryann D. January 6, 2017 at 5:55 am - Reply

    I do like Mexican food, but not too spicy. These recipes look tasty and different to try for my family.

  6. lisagee1234 January 6, 2017 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    I have a toaster oven that is actually like a big ez bake oven for adults. Uneven cooking but sure like to try any of these.

  7. Fran @ G'day Souffle' January 7, 2017 at 2:30 am - Reply

    Susan, thanks so much for including my recipe for ‘Flaky Mexican Empanadas’ (no. 5 recipe). It’s also interesting to see what other cooks are doing with empanadas!

    • Susan Bewley January 7, 2017 at 10:14 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the amazing recipe! 😀

  8. Jeanna Massman January 8, 2017 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    There are several recipes I’d like to try.

  9. A. Roland January 8, 2017 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    I will definitely be adding these empanada recipes to my recipe box. Thank you for sharing these delectable recipes.

  10. Danielle Porter January 9, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    I love empanadas! when I was in college there was a Mr. empanadas, but i’ve never thought of making them myself!

  11. Brigid OHara Koshko January 10, 2017 at 8:32 am - Reply

    I love empanadas but have never tried to make them. You gave me so many ideas I can’t wait to start!

  12. Kelly January 11, 2017 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    We eat a lot of empanadas. My husband fills them with lots of different yummy things, but there are so many other things in the list that I am going to try. Thanks for the ideas.

  13. Sue E January 13, 2017 at 9:14 am - Reply

    My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican! Sometimes I find that a few of their recipes taste familiar. I have never made empanadas before, but my daughter has. She made a cheese pizza empanada recipe before. I don’t know where she got it from. I would like to try a couple though.

  14. April Monty January 13, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    My hubby is cape verdean and adores these ,can’t wait to make some of these for him to try .

  15. rochelle haynes January 14, 2017 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Looks good like to try this

  16. lisa January 14, 2017 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    I’ve never tried to make these. The corner store sells a spicy ground beef empanada that are really good.

  17. desiree January 14, 2017 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    i like the recipe the thing you can put in freezer and then pop in micro wave

  18. Mia January 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    So many yummy recipes to choose from. These would make a great game day snack.

  19. Courtney H January 14, 2017 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Those look so good, haven’t made them in awhile, we use corned beef

  20. Sara B Solida January 14, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    These all sound so good! I love Mexican food.

  21. Sandra McFadden January 15, 2017 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing. I have never made these but I am sure going to now.

  22. Karen Beckett January 16, 2017 at 8:07 am - Reply

    I have never made Empanadas. I must give it a try one day!

  23. Renee Rousseau January 16, 2017 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    I’ve never made or tried an empanada but after viewing and reviewing the recipes they are on my list of must try’s!!

  24. June S. January 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    (20 Tasty Empanada Recipes) I have never tried empanadas yet, they sure do look good. Going to have to make some sometime.

  25. Sarh S January 20, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Pizza empanadas! Genius! I’d also love to try the baked beef empanada!

  26. Kimberly Flickinger January 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    I honestly have never had one, will definitely try these recipes.

  27. Karen Dietrich February 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    I love empanadas but haven’t had one in years. Can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Lynne B March 6, 2017 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Is it bad that I want to eat them all? I’ve made empanadas before but I’m terrible at making the dough.

  29. Terry Poage March 17, 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    These all look so good. I have never tried to make an Empanada before.

  30. lisa April 17, 2017 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a good basic recipe. You can pretty much add any filling that you like.

  31. Edward May 13, 2017 at 1:56 am - Reply

    These look so delicious. I really need to try these, thanks for sharing.

  32. tammy August 11, 2017 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    This recipe will be perfect for tonight. I can already smell it cooking! Im writing up the list of ingredients now.

  33. tammy August 22, 2017 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Incredible! I cant wait to get started on this. My family can be hard to impress, but I have a feeling this meal will be met with amazement!

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