Easy Mac and Cheese Empanadas

Say, “Hello!” to the mac daddy of empanadas.

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Say, “Hello!” to the mac daddy of empanadas.

It’s my favorite time of year…summer! For me, that means lots of outdoor summer parties with my family and friends. As usual, we fire up the grill and make some of our grilled favorites. Burgersseafoodlamb chops and kabobs are always on the menu, but there’s another family favorite we always make sure to have on hand – STOUFFERS® Macaroni and Cheese. When it comes to summer parties, I’m all about making food that is fun, festive and semi-homemade.  After all, I want to enjoy my summer fun with my guests instead of slaving away over a hot grill all day.  With STOUFFER’S, I can bring home creamy cheesy goodness, with all of the flavor and none of the work.

Easy Mac and Cheese Empanadas | Delish D'Lites

Let’s keep it real…I don’t always have the time to create everything from scratch, so I have to be smart if I want to throw a perfect summer picnic party with no stress.  I was inspired to take one of my favorite Latin foods, empanadas and mix them with one of my niece’s favorite dinner recipes… Macaroni and Cheese! I usually make empanadas with seasoned meat, but who doesn’t love mac and cheese?  My niece is a mac and cheese fanatic, she always orders it wherever we go. In fact, she’s the one who inspired this recipe for mac and cheese empanadas. We first tried them at a local Puerto Rican restaurant, and I knew I had to come home and make them.

Mac and Cheese Empanadas | Delish D'Lites

 STOUFFERS Macaroni and Cheese is a delicious part of my summer celebrations such as 4th of July, graduation parties, neighborhood picnics, cookouts and more.  Instead of pasta salad, I like having STOUFFER’S Macaroni and Cheese as a main dish for my vegetarian friends and family.  I picked mine up at my local Walmart! Walmart has everything I need to make my summer parties a hit! I can buy all the food, drinks, decor and more that I need to throw a fiesta to remember. I can promise you that these mac and cheese empanadas will be the first thing to go at your summer shindig, so make extra with the STOUFFERS® Macaroni and Cheese Family Size package!

Mac and Cheese Empanadas | Delish D'Lites

Take advantage of an Ibotta offer on STOUFFERS Macaroni and Cheese from June 13 – July 11. You can get $1.50 off the Family Size package or $3.00 off one Party Size package!

Mac and Cheese Empanadas | Delish D'Lites

Easy Mac and Cheese Empanadas

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Puerto Rican
Keyword mac and cheese empanadas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Author Delish D'Lites

Ingredients

  • 1 package STOUFFERS® Macaroni and Cheese (40 oz) defrosted
  • 1 package frozen empanada discs defrosted
  • canola oil

Instructions

  1. Defrost the STOUFFERS Macaroni and Cheese in the microwave for 20 minutes.

  2. Add 1/4 cup of STOUFFERS Macaroni and Cheese into the center of each empanada disc.

  3. Press and seal the empanada edges with a fork.

  4. Fry the mac and cheese empanadas at 350F for 3-5 minutes, or until golden brown. You can also air fry these!

Easy Mac and Cheese Empanadas

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I’m Jannese, Founder of Delish D’lites

I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.