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Low Carb Keto Empanadas

Low Carb Keto Empanadas

This delicious recipe is both keto and low carb thanks to the fathead style dough used in it. The recipe for how to make Low Carb Keto Empanadas .
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Latin, Mexican
Keyword keto, Latin, low carb, pastry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 188 kcal



  1. Make the  Keto Low Carb Flatbread as described in the recipe directions. Cut the dough into circles but, do not bake. Instead, flatten out the circle with a rolling pin on a sheet of parchment paper to prevent sticking and to make it easier to work with later on. You can refrigerate the flattened circles while you work if needed. 
    dough circles
  2. Start your filling by browning your ground turkey or beef with one tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it has browned you can drain the meat and remove it from the skillet.
    brown meat in skillet
  3. Return the empty skillet to the stove and add the remaining olive oil. Place the garlic in the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes for the garlic to soften. Then add the tomato paste and seasonings. Cook this for an additional five minutes and then stir in the drained meat from the last step. Turn the heat down to low to low medium and cook until the ingredients have blended together- about five to eight minutes.
    minced garlic
  4. Add one to two tablespoons of the meat mixture (the amount depending on how big your circles are) to the center of each circle of dough. Do not overfill your circles. Fold the circle of dough in half. Use a fork or similar tool to flatten the edges together to keep the filling inside of the empanada while it bakes.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 375. Whip together the egg and water and then brush it on to the empanadas trying to avoid brushing the mix on the edges.

    Preheat Oven Bake
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned and rotating halfway. Allow these to cool before serving.
    Low Carb Keto Empanadas

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Data Needs to be Updated to Reflect use of flatbread recipe if you decide to use it as your pastry. The listed nutritional date here does not include the bread or pastry. Simply use the data on the recipe page itself and add it to this one.

As mentioned, one gadget that I find to be helpful for this, and in a lot of other recipes, is the small rolling pin.
What you will need to make this Low Carb Keto Empanadas
Because this is a low carb recipe, you will need to make a batch of my Keto Low Carb Flatbread to use in this recipe. Simply make the dough without baking it until you are instructed to in the recipe below.

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Keto Empanadas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 207mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.