Pizza Empanadas

These Pizza Empanadas look fancy but are so easy! Your kids will love this fun take on the classic pizza flavors!

Author: Amanda Dorich
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 10 empanadas
Pizza empanadas
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  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese (cut into small cubes or shredded )
  • 1 cup mini pepperoni
  • pizza sauce (for serving )

Olive Oil Topping

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line two baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper. 

  2. Lay your crust out on a non-stick surface such as a pastry mat or parchment paper. Using a large biscuit cutter, cut out 5 circles from the dough. Lay out the other crust, and repeat. 

  3. Mix together the olive oil topping ingredients and then spread a small amount on each circle. Add 7-8 mini pepperonis to each circle and then top with a small amount of cheese. Keep filling away from the edges. 

  4. Fold top of crust over and seal edges with a fork. 

  5. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

  6. Let cool for 5-10 minutes, to set up, before serving. 

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 379kcal
Fat: 29g
Saturated fat: 9g
Cholesterol: 30mg
Sodium: 496mg
Potassium: 85mg
Carbohydrates: 17g
Protein: 10g
Vitamin A: 190%
Vitamin C: 0.1%
Calcium: 135%
Iron: 1.2%
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