A cheesy, garlicky ground turkey filling is wrapped in an easy cream-cheese dough to make these yummy two-bite empanadas. Serve with salsa for the win.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1/2 cup (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lb. ground turkey breast
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup TACO BELL® Refried Beans
2 green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 egg, beaten, divided
3/4 cup TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa
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Let's Make It
Beat cream cheese spread and butter in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in flour; shape into ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 sec. or until fragrant. Add turkey and chili powder; cook 5 min. or until turkey is no longer pink, stirring frequently to break up meat. Transfer to medium bowl. Stir in cheese, beans, onions and cilantro. Cool completely.
Heat oven to 400ºF. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 24x16-inch rectangle. Use 4-inch cookie cutter to cut dough into 24 rounds, rerolling scraps as necessary.
Spoon 1 Tbsp. turkey mixture onto center of each round; brush edge with egg. Fold in half; seal edges with fork. Place on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray. Cut small slits in tops to allow steam to escape; brush with remaining egg.
Bake 18 to 20 min. or until golden brown. Serve with salsa.
Prepare using extra-lean ground chicken or ground beef, and/or green salsa.
For best results, let refrigerated dough stand at room temperature 5 to 10 min. to soften slightly before rolling out.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
12 servings, 2 empañadas each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.