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Spinach and Cheese Empanadas

Spinach and Cheese Empanadas
Spinach and Cheese Empanadas

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Empanadas are always a good idea! These pockets of deliciousness are prepared in a snap with GOYA® Dough for Turnover Pastries. Simply stuff dough with a mixture of savory spinach sautéed in garlic and olive oil and two melty cheeses. Then, bake until golden brown and enjoy every gooey bite! They’re perfect as a start to a family meal or a savory anytime snack.

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1 tbsp.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Winner of the ChefsBest® Excellence Award for overall quality.*

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1 bag (8 oz.)

baby spinach

1 cup

grated GOYA® Gouda Cheese

2 tbsp.

grated Parmesan cheese

1 package (14 oz.)

GOYA® Discos - Dough for Turnover Pastries for Baking, thawed


egg, beaten

*The ChefsBest® Excellence Award is awarded to brands that surpass quality standards established by independent professional chefs.


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Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 °F.

Step 2

Heat olive oil in pan over medium-high heat; add garlic. Cook garlic 2 minutes, and then add spinach. Cook until spinach is wilted, stirring frequently.

Step 3

Remove from heat and stir in cheeses; set aside to cool.

Step 4

Separate pieces of dough, and place roughly 2 tablespoons filling in middle of each dough circle. For each empanada, fold dough over on top of filling to close. Then, wet fingers with water and run them along edges to help seal the empanada. Be sure to press edges firmly together.

Step 5

Transfer empanadas to baking sheet. Take beaten egg and brush across tops of empanadas. (This will give them shine when they bake.)

Step 6

Place in oven, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

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