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Quinoa and Goat Cheese Empanaditas

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Quinoa and Goat Cheese Empanaditas
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 16
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Looking for a flavorful appetizer? Then try these quinoa and goat cheese empanaditas.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 Roma tomato, seeded, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried quinoa, cooked, drain and pat on dried towels
  • 1/2 cup Shoepeg White Corn (from a 12 oz bag), thawed and cooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon black ground Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, if desired
  • 3 oz goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 boxes (14.1 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Pie Crusts (2 Count), softened as directed on box
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of milk
  • Sesame seeds, if desired

Directions

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2
    Heat oil on 10 inch skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic, onion and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until garlic is soft and onion transparent; stirring constantly. Stir in tomato. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes; stir occasionally. Stir in parsley, quinoa, corn, chicken bouillon granules and pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Let mixture cool, about 20 minutes. Stir in cheese.
  • 3
    Remove crusts from pouches; unroll on work surface. Cut into 16 (4-inch) rounds. Brush edges with egg wash. Place 2 tablespoons filling off-center on each round. Fold dough over filling; seal edges with fork. Place empanadas on ungreased cookie sheet. Brush empanaditas with egg wash; if desired sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • 4
    Bake 22 to 26 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

167.0 Calories, 10.2g Total Fat, 2.2g Protein, 18.1g Total Carbohydrate, 1.2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Empanadita
Calories
167.0
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
10.2g
16%
Saturated Fat
3.7g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
11.0mg
4%
Sodium
211.8mg
9%
Potassium
103.8mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
18.1g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
2.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
7.20%
7%
Calcium
1.30%
1%
Iron
2.40%
2%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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