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Turkey Picadillo Empanadas from sweetlifebake.com

Turkey Picadillo Empanadas

Author Vianney Rodriguez


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 pkg 9.6 ounces Jimmy Dean fully cooked turkey sausage crumbles
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ cup green olives drained and chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 15 ounce package refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on package instructions


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside.
  3. In a non-stick skillet heat oil over medium high heat. Stir in onions and potatoes and sauté 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook additional minute. Reduce heat add sausage crumbles, cumin and ½ cup water. Cover with lid and simmer until potatoes are tender and sausage has heated through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat stir in olives and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. On a lightly floured surface unroll piecrusts and roll into a 15 inch circle. Using a 4 inch round cookie cutter cut out rounds, about 8-10.
  7. Spoon 1 tablespoon filling into each circle, fold over and crimp edges with fork. Place on baking sheet and bake 10-15 until golden brown.