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Empanadas de Queso con Rajas (Poblano Chile and Cheese Empanadas) Recipe

Empanadas de Queso con Rajas (Poblano Chile and Cheese Empanadas)


Roasted poblano chile pepper and Manchego cheese fills these easy empanadas for a vegetarian lunch or dinner that's full of flavor.


  • 1 large poblano pepper
  • 1 cup grated Manchego cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Manchego cheese
  • 12 empanada pastry discs (such as Goya® Tapas para Empanadas)
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place poblano directly on the grates of a gas stove. Cook over medium heat, flipping with tongs occasionally, until blackened and charred, about 5 minutes. Place in a sealed plastic bag and allow to cool, 7 to 8 minutes. Peel off charred skins, remove seeds, and cut flesh into 1-inch squares.
  3. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons Manchego cheese onto each empanada disc. Top each with 1/2 tablespoon poblano peppers. Fold dough over on top of filling to close. Wet fingers with water and run them along the edges to help seal. Press edges together. Place empanadas on the prepared baking sheet and brush with beaten egg.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 24 to 26 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Empanadas de Queso con Rajas (Poblano Chile and Cheese Empanadas)

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 153.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 11 %
carbohydrates: 7 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 5 %
fat: 8 %
saturated fat: 11 %
cholesterol: 8 %
vitamin a iu: 2 %
niacin equivalents: 2 %
vitamin b6: 2 %
vitamin c: 9 %
folate: 1 %
calcium: 5 %
iron: 1 %
magnesium: 1 %
potassium: 1 %
sodium: 13 %
thiamin: 1 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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