This is the best empanada dough recipe! Try it out, you are sure to go back for seconds! 

Baked Empanada Dough

Baked Empanada Dough

Today I will show you how to prepare a delicious and fresh Empanada dough. This is one of my favorite recipes, with only a few ingredients you can make this delicious baked empanada dough.


This is the best empanada dough recipe! Try it out, you are sure to go back for seconds! 
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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 113 kcal


  • 3 cups All-puprose flour
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ cup Butter cold, cubed
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup Milk


  • Place the flour and salt in a food processor and mix to combine.
  • Add the cold, cubed butter and blend again until the mix looks sandy.
  • Add the egg and milk to the food processor and mix until a smooth dough forms.
  • Place the dough on a floured work surface and roll into a large, 1/8thinch thick sheet. Use a 4” cookie cutter to cut out 12 round circles.
  • Fill the empanadas with your favorite filling, stuffing them with about 2-3 tablespoons of filling and sealing the empanadas shut by folding the dough in half and pinching it closed. You can also use a fork to press the edges.
  • Place the empanadas in the fridge to cool for about 30 minutes (this will help them stay sealed as they bake).
  • While the empanadas are chilling, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Brush the empanadas with a little whisked egg and then bake them for about 18-22 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • Serve while warm.


Serving: 1 portionCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 208mgPotassium: 22mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 391IUCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
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