Spicy Mac And Cheese Empanadas

Spicy Mac And Cheese Empanadas

Serves: 8 people
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Spicy Mac And Cheese Empanadas


  • 16 ounces Velveeta Cheese (1 package)
  • 6 ounces butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablepsoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Original Biscuits
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • 1/2 cup diced ham
  • 1/2 box elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Parsley for garnish, optional
  • Pinch of salt


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Looking for a fun and easy way to eat even more mac and cheese? Of course, you are! You're human! So say hello to these crazy delicious Spicy Mac and Cheese Empanadas. Not only are they easy to make, but they're super versatile. Don't want ham? Leave it out. Want it spicier? Add more pepper. It's all up to you!
  1. Boil half a box of elbow macaroni according to package directions and pre-heat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt butter. Once mostly melted, add ham, red pepper flakes, and flour.
  3. Once the flour is incorporated, add Velveeta, heavy cream, and a pinch of salt. Stir until Velveeta has melted and add drained macaroni into the pot. Mix until all of the macaroni is coated.
  4. Coat biscuits in flour and flatten them into a circle. Top each biscuit with 2 tablespoons of mac and cheese. Fold the biscuit over the mac and cheese to create a half-moon, empanada shape. Use a fork to press and seal the edges closed.
  5. Place empanadas on a lightly greased baking sheet, brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake for 10 minutes or until empanadas are golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven, sprinkle with more parmesan and parsley. Serve Spicy Mac And Cheese Empanadas and enjoy!