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Chef Duane's Trio of Entertaining Empanadas


Chef Duaneâ??s Trio of Entertaining Empanadas â??


Compliments of Ottumwa Regional Health Center



Bleu Cheese Empanadas:


Makes 9 servings


Preheat oven to 400â??



  • Puff pastry â?? Full sheet cut into 9 squares


  • 6 oz. bleu cheese crumbles or your favorite soft cheese


  • 8 oz. cream cheese


  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme


  • 1 tsp. lemon juice


  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly


    Place a teaspoonful in center of square


    Fold in half and crimp edges with fork or dough crimp


    Place on cookie sheet and bake until golden brown





    Italian Sausage and Mozzarella Empanadas


    Makes 9 servings


    Preheat oven to 400â??



  • Puff pastry â?? Full Sheet cut into 9 squares


  • ½ lb. Italian sausage


  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese


  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning


  • Brown Italian sausage in skillet until done


    Place sausage in colander and drain grease


    Let sausage cool to room temperature


    Mix in mozzarella cheese and Italian seasoning


    Place a teaspoonful in center of square


    Fold in half and crimp edges with fork or dough crimp


    Place on cookie sheet and bake until golden brown





    Nutella Empanada


    Makes 9 servings


    Preheat oven to 400â??



  • Puff pastry â?? Full Sheet cut into 9 squares


  • 1 jar Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread



  • ¼ c.Cocoa baking powder


  • ¼ c. Powdered sugar


  • Place a teaspoonful in center of square


    Fold in half and crimp edges with fork or dough crimp


    Place on cookie sheet and bake until golden brown


    Mix cocoa powder and sugar together and sprinkle on pastry

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