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Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Empanadas

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
large sweet potatoes
1/4
cup chopped pecans
1
pinch ground cinnamon
1/2
cup goat cheese
Empanada dough
Oil for frying

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

Mix mayo with your favorite spice salsa to create a tasty empanada dip.

Empanadas are one of my favorite snacks and I love making them because they’re so diverse and simple to prepare. Making delicious empanadas doesn’t need to be complicated; you just need a few ingredients and a great recipe. Now that fall is here, I’ve decided to use a few seasonal ingredients for the filling, including sweet potatoes.

Directions

  • 1 Use a fork to poke holes into the sweet potatoes. Bake them for about 40 minutes at 370°F or until they’re tender. Once ready, let it cool and cut in half, open and scoop the potato out of the skin. Place the potato in a large bowl and add the nuts and cheese. Stir.
  • 2 Take the empanada dough and add a tablespoon of the mixture to the center and seal.
  • 3 Add enough oil to fry to a deep pan. Add the empanadas when the oil is hot and cook for 5 minutes or until both sides have browned. Once cooked, let rest on paper towels to absorb the excess oil.

Empanadas are one of my favorite snacks and I love making them because they’re so diverse and simple to prepare. Making delicious empanadas doesn’t need to be complicated; you just need a few ingredients and a great recipe. Now that fall is here, I’ve decided to use a few seasonal ingredients for the filling, including sweet potatoes.

Rate and Comment

Natalia Carter Natalia Carter
September 22, 2015

Empanadas are one of my favorite snacks and I love making them because they’re so diverse and simple to prepare. Making delicious empanadas doesn’t need to be complicated; you just need a few ingredients and a great recipe. Now that fall is here, I’ve decided to use a few seasonal ingredients for the filling, including sweet potatoes.