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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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