Butternut Squash Empanadas Recipe

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Butternut Squash Empanadas
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  1. Combine 3 tablespoons olive oil and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Spread squash mixture in a 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450º for 15 minutes; stir squash, and bake 5 more minutes. Set aside.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons butter and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until butter melts. Add onion, and cook 20 minutes or until caramelized, stirring often.
  3. Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter in a small heavy saucepan over low heat; whisk in 1/4 cup flour until smooth. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in nutmeg. Stir sauce and squash mixture into onion mixture. Let cool.
  4. Combine remaining 5 cups flour, shortening, and 2 teaspoons salt using a fork or pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. (Mixture should have small lumps.) Sprinkle 2/3 cup ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, evenly over surface; stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape into a ball; roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut dough into 4-inch circles. Place about 2 tablespoons squash mixture in center of each dough circle. Moisten edges of dough with water. Fold dough over filling, and pinch to seal. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 450º for 18 minutes or until golden.
  6. Note: You may use thawed frozen empanada dough instead of the homemade pastry, if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 7493.37 Kcal (31373 kJ)
Calories from fat 4497.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 499.75g 769%
Cholesterol 222.16mg 74%
Sodium 6106.14mg 254%
Potassium 5390.72mg 115%
Total Carbs 674.52g 225%
Sugars 55.06g 220%
Dietary Fiber 50.55g 202%
Protein 91.76g 184%
Vitamin C 227.2mg 379%
Vitamin A 10.1mg 335%
Iron 20.9mg 116%
Calcium 1252.6mg 125%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 250.06 Kcal (1047 kJ)
Calories from fat 150.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.68g 769%
Cholesterol 7.41mg 74%
Sodium 203.77mg 254%
Potassium 179.9mg 115%
Total Carbs 22.51g 225%
Sugars 1.84g 220%
Dietary Fiber 1.69g 202%
Protein 3.06g 184%
Vitamin C 7.6mg 379%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 335%
Iron 0.7mg 116%
Calcium 41.8mg 125%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 190.7
  • 206

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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