Jalapeno Popper Empanadas

These simple jalapeño popper empanadas have all the flavors of a jalapeño popper and more! They are perfect to serve as snack, appetizer, or even with a side salad for lunch!

Jalapeno Popper Empanadas

I’ve been eating and making empanadas for what feels like forever! I’ve made them with chicken, beef, and once, in a pinch, I’ve used just cheese. Either way, the results are always delicious!

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Jalapeno Popper Empanadas

Just recently I decided to create a jalapeño popper version and they turned out amazing! The decision to leave out the bacon was simply because I didn’t have it on hand, but it most certainly didn’t take away for the delicious filling that’s made with cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and jalapeños.

Jalapeno Popper Empanadas

Ingredients:

Package of Frozen Empanada Disc

1 cup Shredded mild cheddar cheese (Monterrey jack and swiss also works well)

8 oz of soft cream cheese Microwave in 30-second intervals

7 diced and charred jalapenos

1 beaten egg

How to Make Jalapeno Popper Empanadas

Preheat oven to 350

In a large bowl add cream cheese, cheese, and jalapenos to a bowl and mix.

Empanadas made with homemade empanada disc are delish but I’ve never actually tried making them. For my empanadas, I used frozen empanada disc. This empanada disc can sometimes be hard to find, so I like to keep a few packs stashed in the freezer.

Jalapeno Popper Empanadas

Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Place empanadas on baking sheet and add a scoop of the mixture (1 or 2 tablespoons)  to the center of each empanada.

To seal the empanada you can use a fork like I did or you can gently seal them with your fingers and then roll the edges.

Jalapeno Popper Empanadas

Brush empanadas with egg wash.

I’ve fried empanadas many times, and to be honest, they do taste more authentic that way, but the baked version is just easier to make. I’ve requested an air fryer for Mother’s Day and I have my fingers and toes crossed that I get one!

Jalapeno Popper Empanadas

Bake empanadas for 20-30 or until golden brown and serve jalapeño popper empanadas with your favorite dip!

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Jalapeno Popper Empanadas

These easy to make jalapeno popper empanadas have all the flavors of a jalapeno popper! Perfect to serve as snack, appetizer or even with a side salad for lunch!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Shredded mild cheddar cheese Monterrey jack and swiss also works well
  • 8 oz Soft cream cheese Microwave in 30-second intervals
  • 7 Diced and charred jalapenos remove seeds for a milder recipe
  • 1 Beaten egg
  • Package of frozen empanadas

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350

  2. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

  3. Place empanada disc on the baking sheet and add a 1-2 tablespoon scoop of the mixture.

  4. To seal the empanada you can use a fork like I did or you can gently seal them with your fingers and then roll the edges.
  5. Brush empanadas with egg wash

  6. Bake empanadas for 20-30 or until brown and serve these jalapeño popper empanadas with your favorite dip!

About Jasmine Espinal

Stylish Cravings is the personal lifestyle blog of Jasmine Espinal. We cover everything from style, DIY's, shopping tips, recipes we love and daily tidbits on life with 7 kids.

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