Read Related: Easy Empanadas with the Empanada Fork!HAM & CHEESE EMPANADAS
Empanadas are a classic staple of Latin American cuisine but some of the fillings can be a bit overwhelming for small kids who have yet to develop a palate for “grown-up” flavors. For this reason, I created these simple but totally yummy fillings that children love. Little hands have no trouble mixing the filling. Older kids will love rolling and measuring the pastry before cutting it to the right size. Younger children can help “paint” the pastry with egg wash and to crimp the empanadas with the tines of a fork. All children, young and old, will love the taste of these flaky ham and cheese pockets.