Chilean-Style Cheese Empanadas Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Chilean-Style Cheese Empanadas are a traditional Chilean pastry filled with a savory cheese filling. The dough is made with flour, butter, and water, and is rolled out and filled with a mixture of cheese, onions, and spices. The empanadas are then baked until golden and crispy. These cheesy pastries are perfect as a snack or appetizer, and can be enjoyed hot or at room temperature.

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Chilean-Style Cheese Empanadas

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Ingredients for Chilean-Style Cheese Empanadas Recipe

  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 0.06 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.06 cup Butter, Cold And Cut Into Small Pieces
  • 0.06 cup Water
  • 0.13 cup Grated Cheese
  • 0.06 cup Finely Chopped Onions
  • 0.06 teaspoon Paprika
  • 0.03 teaspoon Cumin
  • 0.03 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 0.13 Egg, Beaten

Directions: Chilean-style Cheese Empanadas Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • STEP 2.Gradually add water, a little at a time, until the dough comes together.
  • STEP 3.Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic.
  • STEP 4.Divide the dough into small balls and roll each ball into a circle.
  • STEP 5.In a separate bowl, mix together the cheese, onions, and spices.
  • STEP 6.Place a spoonful of the cheese mixture in the center of each dough circle.
  • STEP 7.Fold the dough over the filling and seal the edges by pressing with a fork.
  • STEP 8.Place the empanadas on a baking sheet and brush with beaten egg.
  • STEP 9.Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • STEP 10.Serve the Chilean-Style Cheese Empanadas hot or at room temperature.

Cooking Tips

  • You can use any type of cheese you like for the filling, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or Monterey Jack.
  • For added flavor, you can add chopped green chilies or herbs to the cheese filling.
  • If you don't have a fork to seal the edges, you can use your fingers to crimp the dough together.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover empanadas can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, place the empanadas in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Serve the empanadas as a snack or appetizer, either hot or at room temperature.
calories per serving
82 g Fat< 1 g Protein3 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp