Cheese and Ham Empanadas #WeekdaySupper

Cheese and Ham Empanadas #WeekdaySupper

Today, I want to share with you a fast, easy, delicious and perfect #WeekdaySupper; empanadas are maybe not something you think about it when is dinner time, but they are perfect to make especially when you want something fast and simple during dinner time.
Made with Masa Harina, completely gluten free, the flavor is different to anything you’ve tried. The variation I made today, with grated mozzarella cheese and ham, two things am sure you have in the fridge right know, is the most common you will find because those are two basic ingredients in almost every household.
Serve them hot or at room temperature, with a side of salad or leftover tomato sauce, the same you use for spaghetti.
You can Serve the empanadas with anything you like, am sure your family is going to enjoy this different and delicious dinner.


  • 2 cups Masa Harina
  • 1 teaspoon Achiote powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup ham strips
  • Enough oil for frying.


Have the oil any kind, except olive oil, in a heavy bottom pot and heat in medium heat to reach 325 degrees.
Mix water and achiote powder, add to the Masa Harina, salt and garlic powder, mix, the add the water mixture little by little until all the dough is moist and soft, if you see the is to dry add a little water and if it is to soft almost watery add more masa harina.

cheese and ham empanadas instructions

Divide the dough in balls, and using a plastic bag cut in half and a big plate, place the ball in the center of the plastic, cover with another piece of plastic and press with the plate to form the tortilla.

Add some cheese and ham in one of the sides and them close to form the empanada with the other side of the tortilla.

cheese and ham empanadas instructions 2

Fry until golden brown, both sides of the empanada, about 5 minutes. Place 3 at a time, so the oil don’t get to cold. You can see the difference of color from one cook and the other one not ready.

Serve with a side of your favorite salad, sauce or salsa.

This recipes makes 14 empanadas.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

Lineup for the week 4/27 – 5/1:

  1. Monday – Chicken Verde Enchiladas by The Redhead Baker
  2. Tuesday – Salt Roasted Salmon with Strawberry Salsa Wrap by Lifestyle Food Artistry
  3. Wednesday – Chicken Flautas by Palatable Pastime
  4. Thursday – Cheese and Ham Empanadas by Basic N Delicious
  5. Friday – Carolina Pulled Pork and Blueberry Cole Slaw Wrap by Nik Snacks

Sunday Supper Movement


These delicious muffins with ham and cheese will simplify the work in the morning because they are easy and quick to make.
It’s a full breakfast in one bite.
These muffins are the favorites of my family and also are ideal for a picnic.
I invite you to try these delicious muffins that are full of flavor.
Enjoy it.


  • 6 ounces of low fat cooked ham
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cup of grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of nonfat milk
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream


Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Place the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, add the ham, cheese and cilantro.
Separately incorporated sour cream, egg, milk and add to mixture above.
Stir until everything is well incorporated.

Place the mixture in portions in a muffin pan previously greased.

Bake 18 minutes, let cool in the pan for 15 minutes and move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container.

This recipe makes 12 muffins.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 18 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

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Estos deliciosos muffins de jamon y queso le simplificaran el trabajo en la mañana.
Son faciles y rápidos de hacer y no le quitaran mucho tiempo.
Es un desayuno completo en un solo bocado que dejara a pequenos y grandes pidiendo mas.
Son los favoritos de mi familia y los fines de semana se acaban muy rápido, también son ideales para llevar a un día de campo.
Los invito a probar estos deliciosos muffins, que están llenos de delicioso sabor.
Que lo disfruten.


  • 6 onzas de jamón cocido bajo en grasa
  • 2 tazas de harina
  • 3/4 taza de queso parmesano
  • 1/4 taza de cilantro picado
  • 2 cucharadas de polvo de hornear
  • 1/2 cucharadita de sal
  • 1 huevo
  • 1 taza de leche sin grasa
  • 1/4 taza de natilla o crema agria


Precaliente el horno a 400 grados F ( 200 grados C ).

Coloque la harina, polvo de hornear y sal en un tazón, agregue el jamón, queso y cilantro.
Por aparte incorpore la crema agria, el huevo a la leche y agregue a la mezcla anterior.
Revuelva hasta que todo este bien incorporado.

Coloque porciones de la mezcla en un molde para muffins previamente engrasado.

Hornee por 18 minutos, deje enfriar en el molde por 15 minutos y pase a una rejilla a que enfríen completamente.

Almacene en un contenedor hermético.

De esta receta salen 12 muffins.

Tiempo de preparación: 10 minutos
Tiempo de cocción: 18 minutos
Nivel de la receta: Facil



Behind this quesadilla is a little story, my husband usually come to lunch at the house but occasionally surprises me with a call and need lunch at work that day.

Well one of those days was not ready and I cannot think of anything to make it practical to eat fast because he was in a meeting at that time. I opened the refrigerator and watch for 10 minutes waiting for something to happen to me, and looked and nothing total blockade.
I closed the door and turned around and I see the tortillas.
I opened the fridge again and saw pico de gallo, ham and cheese and it was there where my light bulb went on.
These delicious quesadillas are very simple and tasty and they pulled me out the trouble that I had at that time.
Enjoy them.


2 flour tortillas
2 tablespoons prepared pico de gallo
4 slices of chopped ham
4 tablespoons of grated mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon vegetable oil


Place ingredients in the following order cheese, ham, pico de gallo, cheese.
Fold the tortilla to form the quesadilla.
In a skillet heat oil and place the quesadillas, leave this until the tortilla browned and cheese is melted about 3 minutes on each side.

Remove from heat and cut in half.

Serve and enjoy.

Preparation 10 minutes.

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