Who doesn’t LOVE empanadas? Make them with ground turkey and wonton wrappers and they are actually lo-fat and lo-calorie! Make a bunch and keep them in the fridge for lunch or snacks!

These are also a great side dish with any Mexican entree. Serve with enchiladas and a salad! YUM!

Cook the turkey until browned and broken apart.

I left the pepitas whole but you may want to chop them if you don’t like the texture.

This filling is so delicious and can be refrigerated for a couple of days.

Sometimes it’s hard to find round wonton wrappers. I cut these with a 3 inch round cookie cutter. OR just make them triangles. They taste just as good!

Whisk the egg white with a little water in small bowl. Lay out the wonton wrappers and put a spoonful of filling in the center of each wrapper.

Place on baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake 7-8 minutes.
Serve with salsa and sour cream.


Mini Empanadas

Made with ground turkey and wonton wrappers these are tasty and healthy! About 140 calories for 3 empanadas. @mostdeliciouslife.com
Course Appetizer, dinner, Lunch, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Calories 140 kcal


  • ½ pound ground turkey
  • ½ small onion. finely chopped
  • ¼ cup green olives, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp toasted pepitas, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 30 3 inch wonton wrappers **if using square wrappers, cut with 3 inch round cookie cutter
  • 1 egg white


  • Spray a medium skillet with cooking spray and heat.
  • Add the turkey and onion and cook over medium-hi heat. Use a wooden spoon to break up meat while it cooks, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the olives, pepitas, tomato paste and spices. Mix well.
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • Whisk the egg white and ½ tsp water in a small bowl.
  • Brush the edge of a wonton wrapper with egg white using fingers or brush.
  • Spoon ¾-1 Tbsp onto each wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half over the filling and press together. **It helps to place to wonton filling-side down with the edges pointing up. Press together using extra egg white if necessary.
  • Continue with all the wrappers. Place onto cookie sheet.
  • Spray empanadas with cooking spray and bake for 7-8 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite salsa.
Keyword appetizer, empanada, ground turkey, lo-cal, lo-fat, party food, snack