Million Dollar Dip Pockets

Maybe you've already tasted or made your own million dollar dip recipe, but have you tried putting it in a dough pocket? The cheese- and mayo-based dip (with bacon, of course) so named "million dollar dip" tastes extra decadent in a flaky pocket.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
60 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 pockets

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • 1 cup milk

  • ¾ cup shortening

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

  • ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese (2 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese

  • 3 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and finely crumbled

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions

  1. For dough, In a large bowl stir together flour and yeast. In a small saucepan heat milk, shortening, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until warm (120°F to 130°F) and shortening almost melts. Add to flour mixture. Stir until combined. Flour a surface with 3 to 4 tablespoons of flour. Knead dough on floured surface for 2 to 3 minutes or until dough is smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and let rest 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Add mayonnaise, cheeses, bacon, onions, 1/4 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, and cayenne. Beat until combined.

  3. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a small bowl whisk together the egg and water. Divide the dough into 24 pieces. Shape into balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll one ball into a 3-inch circle. Brush the edge lightly with egg mixture. Spoon 2 to 3 teaspoons of filling onto the center. Fold in half over filling. Seal the edges with a fork. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Prick each pocket once or twice with a fork. Brush each with egg mixture. If desired, sprinkle with additional shredded cheddar cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Remove to a wire rack and cool slightly. Serve warm.

Air-Fryer

Coat rack of air fryer with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Add filled empanadas, in batches, and air fry for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

177 Calories
13g Fat
11g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 55mg 1%
Folate, total 34.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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