Empanadas de Queso

These flaky and cheesy empanadas are sure to be a hit! This recipe makes 20 empanadas.

Country of Origin
South America
Preparation time

1 1/2 lb. Cheddar or Monterey Jack, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
1/3 cup finely chopped green olives
1/4 cup raisins
1 egg
2 tbsp. milk
2 packages (14 oz. each) premade empanada dough rounds (about 20 rounds total)


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

2. In a medium bowl, combine cheese, celery, olives, and raisins and toss well. In a small bowl, beat egg with milk.

3. Place 2 tablespoons of filling just below the center of each empanada round. Using pastry brush or finger dipped in water, moisten bottom edge of empanada round, and fold top over filling. Press edges to seal filling, and prick tops with fork tongs.

4. Place empanadas on baking sheet and brush tops with the egg wash. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.