Recipe // Guava Mozzarella Empanadas

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

This past weekend, I made empanadas for the first time. Warning: This is a tasty/non-healthy recipe, continue reading at your own risk. With my boyfriend being Puerto Rican, I have been learning how to cook a few Puerto Rico favorites and have even added my own twist, to a few classics… more on that later this week! Sunday, my love and I spent the afternoon in the kitchen making a few tasty appetizers, to bring over to his friends Super Bowl party that night.  When bringing food to a party, the signs of a successful dish are that it doesn’t last long… and well, let’s just say, these babies were a success!

Super easy to make… not at all healthy but oh, so tasty! Hey, every now and then you have to splurge… just follow it up with a green juice the next morning!

Keep reading for the Guava Mozzarella Empanadas recipe… 

Ingredients

  • 1 package 6″ plantilla rounds (turnover dough)
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz guava paste
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Small bowl of water and towel to moist dough

Directions

  • Slice cheese and guava paste into small rectangles (shown below)
  • Place on the top half of dough, alternating between cheese and guava paste
  • Dip you towel into bowl of water and tap the edges of the dough before closing, helping to ensure empanadas are properly sealed
  • Fold dough in half and press firmly along the edges with fingers to seal; use the edge of  a fork to crimp the edges; set aside and repeat
  • Once all empanadas are formed, heat 2″ of vegetable oil, in a frying pan
  • Add 3-4 empanadas at a time and fry for 1-2 min on each side, until golden brown; remove from oil and let cool on top of a plate of paper towels (this helps soak up the access oil)
  • Serve and enjoy!

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

how to make guava mozzarella empanadas, recipe, sage and sparkle

 Have you ever made empanadas?  What is your favorite ingredients to include?

Check back Thursday to see what else we brought to the party!

  • boutiqueeats

    I’m such a fan… I’ve made several types of empanadas.. my two favorite were curried vegetables with tamarind chutney and pumpkin parmesan with spicy marinara..

    • Fallon Carmichael

      YUM! This both sound delicious! I’m obsessed with pumpkin… check my achieves! I will have to add your pumpkin version to my rotation soon.

  • Chel

    Great recipe Fallon…how do yo stay in shape? Especially since you travel a lot!

    • Fallon Carmichael

      Lol! Well first off, thank you for the compliment… I’m a big believer in a green juice a day to counter balance things like this. It ‘s all about moderation and making mostly healthy choices, drinking lots of water (and tea), and typically lots of hot yoga. ;)

  • http://www.thenycdiet.blogspot.com/ ~The NYC Diet~

    Being Puerto Rican I can tell you we do a great job of mixing sweet and salty. Try the empanada recipe with queso del pais (you can get it here I think) and the flavor just spikes. Another great sweet + salty combo: plantain lasagna (pastelon) . I know it, it sounds ridiculous but it is unreal. Hands down my favorite dish in the entire world.

    • Fallon Carmichael

      Both sounds delicious! So for the the Plantain Lasagna, is it like Lasagna but with plantains instead of the pasta? Do you have a recipe? I would LOVE to try it! Would be great to surprise my boyfriend with it ;)

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