Empanadas de Pizza

Empanadas de Pizza

Discover how to make delicious pepperoni pizza empanadas. They are similar to calzones but have more tender, flaky dough and are filled with pizza toppings.
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  • Serves: 20 persons



  1. Step 1

    Prepare empanada dough according to the recipe . Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Grate the mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and place them in a medium bowl. Add half of the Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce and mix well.
  3. Step 3

    Preheat the oven to 400 F. Divide the empanada dough into about 20 small pieces (approximately 50 grams each) and gently roll each piece into a ball.
  4. Step 4

    On a lightly floured surface, take 1 ball of dough and roll it out into about a 4- to 5-inch diameter circle. Place 1 tablespoon of the cheese filling and one pepperoni (or another filling of choice) on the middle of the dough circle. Gently fold the circle in half to form a half-moon shape, sealing the edges firmly together with your fingers. Fold the edge over itself decoratively (see how to fill and shape empanadas ).
  5. Step 5

    Place the empanada on a cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining balls of dough.
  6. Step 6

    Mix egg yolk with 1 tablespoons water. Lightly brush egg mixture over tops and sides of the empanadas. Sprinkle empanadas with remaining grated Parmesan cheese.
  7. Step 7

    Place empanadas in the oven and bake until puffed, shiny, and golden brown—about 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Step 8

    Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping.