Baked Collard Green Empanadas

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 90 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 2 hrs
Servings: 8
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Try these healthy empanadas as an appetizer and to share with friends or family.





  1. Wash thoroughly, and remove stems from the collard greens.

  2. Cut collard greens into bite-sized pieces (about 1 inch).

  3. In a large pot, add water and boil collard greens for 5 minutes.

  4. In a large pan, over medium heat, add olive oil, onions, garlic, salt, and black pepper.

  5. Cook collard greens for 3-5 minutes.

  6. Remove from heat, set aside.

  7. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder.

  8. Add milk, olive oil, and a beaten egg.

  9. Gently combine, if needed slowly add water until dough comes together.

  10. Knead dough, if necessary add a bit more water.

  11. Shape dough into a ball, place in the refrigerator for an hour.

  12. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

  13. Add grated cheese into the room temp. collard green filling and mix.

  14. Cut dough into 10 equal pieces, shape into a ball, and then roll into a disc of approximately 6 inches.

  15. Add 2-3 spoons of collard green filling.

  16. Fold discs into halves, press edges together with a fork

  17. Place empanadas on a tray, brush them with some extra virgin olive oil

  18. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes.

  19. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 382kcal
Calories from Fat kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 49mg17%
Sodium 505mg22%
Potassium 603mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 48g16%
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 3g
Protein 20g40%

Vitamin A IU
Vitamin C 56 mg
Calcium 66 mg
Iron 17 mg
Vitamin D 4 IU
Vitamin E IU
Vitamin K mcg
Thiamin mg
Riboflavin mg
Niacin mg
Vitamin B6 mg
Folate mcg
Vitamin B12 mcg
Biotin mcg
Pantothenic Acid mg
Phosphorus mg
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Magnesium mmol
Zinc mcg
Selenium mg
Copper mg
Manganese mg
Chromium mcg
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Average cost of recipe per serving: $1.46

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.


Keywords: Collard Greens, Empanadas, Mozzarella, Flour

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