After-Christmas Empanadas

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.


20 appetizers

Updated: Nov. 15, 2022
Turn your leftovers into tasty empanadas using refrigerated pie pastry. We make these savory pastries and freeze them for a quick fix during the holidays. —Cheryl Marinaccio, Webster, New York
After-Christmas Empanadas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup cubed cooked turkey
  • 1/2 cup cooked stuffing
  • 2 tablespoons whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons turkey gravy
  • 2 packages (14.1 ounces each) refrigerated pie pastry
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Rubbed sage, optional
  • Additional turkey gravy or whole-berry cranberry sauce, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, combine turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unroll 1 pastry. Roll out into a 12-in. circle. Cut with a floured 4-in. biscuit cutter. Repeat with remaining pastry.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg with water; brush over edges of pastry circles. Place 1 tablespoon filling on 1 side. Fold dough over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal.
  4. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Brush tops with remaining egg mixture; sprinkle with sage if desired. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm, with gravy or cranberry sauce if desired.

Can you freeze After-Christmas Empanadas?

Freeze cooled pastries in resealable freezer containers. To use, reheat pastries on a greased baking sheet in a preheated 400° oven 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 empanada: 205 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.