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Quick empanadas your kids will gladly eat

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

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Easy empanada recipes

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Easy empanada recipes

Dinner, dessert or snack time, you can't go wrong with these family-friendly empanada recipes.

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Easy cheesy chicken empanadas

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Easy cheesy chicken empanadas

It's a classic combo the whole family will love: chicken and cheese

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Buffalo chicken empanadas

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Buffalo chicken empanadas

Refrigerater biscuit dough makes it easy to whip up these Buffalo chicken empanadas, even on busy weeknights.

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Fruit empanadas

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Fruit empanadas

With this recipe, transform fresh fruit into a sweet and tasty empanada filling.

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Gluten-free cheesy squash empanadas

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Gluten-free cheesy squash empanadas

Cheesy, starchy carbs don't get more kid-friendly than these empanadas.

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Venezuelan ham and cheese empanadas

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Venezuelan ham and cheese empanadas

You'll never look at Hot Pockets the same way again after tasting these ham and cheese empanadas.

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Gluten-free honey ham and potato empanadas

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Gluten-free honey ham and potato empanadas

It doesn't get much homier than these honey ham and potato empanadas.

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Raspberry cream cheese empanadas

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Raspberry cream cheese empanadas

Crescent roll dough, raspberries and cream cheese make these empanadas a perfectly easy dessert.

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Sweet cherry empanadas

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Sweet cherry empanadas

Sweet-tart cherries fill these irresistible empanadas

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Baked rhubarb empanadas

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Baked rhubarb empanadas

Sweetened rhubarb filling makes these empanadas taste like nature's answer to Sour Patch Kids.

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Spinach and mozzarella empanadas

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Spinach and mozzarella empanadas

Put an Italian twist on your empanadas with this version, stuffed with mozzarella and spinach.

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Turkey sausage and Gruyère empanadas

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Turkey sausage and Gruyère empanadas

A turkey sausage blend made from ground meat and spices makes these empanadas' flavor shine.

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Baked ground beef empanadas

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Baked ground beef empanadas

Baked empanadas stuffed with ground beef are a lighter take on the original.

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Leftover turkey, corn and cheese empanadas

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Leftover turkey, corn and cheese empanadas

Use leftover turkey and corn to make these easy empanadas.

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Cheesy corn and chili empanadas

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Cheesy corn and chili empanadas

Spicy, sweet and savory, these cheesy corn and chili empanadas offer something for everyone.

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Chicken salsa empanadas

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Chicken salsa empanadas

Chicken and salsa add juicy flavor to these empanadas.

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Chili relleno empanadas

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Chili relleno empanadas

Refrigerater biscuits make quick work of these chili relleno empanadas.

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Corn and black bean empanadas

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Corn and black bean empanadas

Kids won't even realize they're getting their veggies in when they taste these flaky corn and bean empanadas.

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Whole-wheat breakfast empanadas

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Whole-wheat breakfast empanadas

Get a healthy protein-filled breakfast on the go by making these empanadas ahead of time and freezing them.

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