10 Kid-Friendly Empanada Recipes You’ll Never Get Sick Of

You guys! Have you ever had empanadas before? They are delicious little hand pies with a crusty outside and a tasty filling on the inside (think Hot Pockets but 100 times better).

Empanadas are typically considered a Latin American treat but really, they are found in every culture and often go by different names. For example, in Britain they’re called pasties and in America we call them hand pies. And yes, even picky kids like them, because there are plenty of kid-friendly empanada recipes out there (hello, taco empanadas and Nutella empanadas!).


Inspired to change up your dinner rotation? Here are 10 of my favorite kid-friendly empanada recipes — all of which you can make ahead for those busy weeknights. Enjoy!