Leftover Turkey Empanadas (Hand-Held Pies)

Turkey Empanadas
Leftover Turkey Empanadas. Photo: Diana Rattray
    34 mins

These turkey empanadas are a quick and easy preparation with a filling of turkey, mashed potatoes, and dressing, along with some complementary seasonings. Refrigerated pie crusts make this recipe especially easy.

The turkey empanadas are a fabulous way to use all of your Thanksgiving leftovers, and the little hand-held pies are delicious with cranberry sauce on the side.


What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 400 F.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll each pastry round to about 12-inches. Cut out 3 6-inch rounds, then roll the remaining scraps out to cut out 1 more 6-inch round. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the turkey with the gravy; set aside.
  4. Combine the mashed potatoes with parsley in another small bowl.
  5. On each 6-inch round, mound about 1 1/2 tablespoons of mashed potatoes. Top with about 1 tablespoon of dressing, then about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the turkey mixture. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Wet the edges with water, fold over, and seal with the tines of a fork. Cut a few slits in the top of each empanada and arrange on a parchment paper or silicone lined baking sheet.
  1. Beat egg white with 1 teaspoon water and brush each empanada lightly with the mixture.
  2. Bake for about 12 to 14 minutes, until nicely browned.
  3. Serve with cranberry sauce.

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