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Shrimp and Bacon Empanadas

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 8
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Ingredients

4
slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
2
to 3 tablespoons finely chopped seeded jalapeño chiles, to taste
3
green onions, sliced, white and green parts divided
1
cup coarsely chopped cooked shrimp
1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers original refrigerated biscuits (8 biscuits)
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
790mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

Save a few of the sliced green onion tops to sprinkle on the baked empanadas as a garnish.

Mix it up! Swap queso fresco or Cotija for the mozzarella.

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Heat 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat; add bacon and cook until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon; add jalapeño chiles and white parts of onion to skillet. Cook 4 minutes; stir in shrimp, green onions and bacon.
  • 2 Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Press or roll each to form 6-inch round. Scoop 1/4 cup bacon mixture on center of each round; top each with 2 tablespoons cheese.
  • 3 Fold each in half, gently stretching dough over filling.
  • 4 Using fork, press seams to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 24 to 26 minutes or until golden brown.

This portable package brings on the flavor with a mix of shrimp, bacon and cheese for a quick dinner that's sure to please.

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This portable package brings on the flavor with a mix of shrimp, bacon and cheese for a quick dinner that's sure to please.