Italian Sausage Empanadas

Make these easy Spanish inspired empanadas with Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 20

Ingredients

1/2
lb bulk Italian sausage
1
can (14.5 oz) pizza sauce
1
can (12 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Jr Golden Layers® buttermilk refrigerated biscuits
4
oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1
egg, beaten
  • 1 In large skillet over medium heat, brown sausage; drain. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the pizza sauce. (Reserve remaining pizza sauce).
  • 2 Heat oven to 375° F. Separate dough into 10 biscuits; divide each in half horizontally, forming 20 rounds. Press or roll each round into 4-inch circle.
  • 3 Place 1 tablespoon meat mixture in center of each circle. Top each with cheese; press lightly. Fold dough over filling to form half circle, stretching to fit. Press edges together; seal and prick top with fork. Place on ungreased cookie sheets; brush with beaten egg.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 5 Meanwhile, heat remaining pizza sauce in small saucepan over low heat until hot. Serve warm empanadas with pizza sauce for dipping.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Empanadas
    Calories
    110
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    420mg
    420%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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