Easiest Empanada "dough" Ever

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

empanadas in under 20 minutes?? YOU BET!!!! this is probably the most ingenious way to get a great taste in half the time!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (7 1/2 ounce) cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (not the layered varieties)
  • flour or cornmeal, for rolling
  • olive oil, for brushing (can also use one egg)


  1. Adjust oven rack to center.
  2. heat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. or heat deep fryer to 450 degrees.
  4. Separate biscuits onto a flour or cornmeal-coated work surface.
  5. roll dough flat( about a 5-inch circle ), use 2 Tbs. of (desired)filling and leave a 1/2-inch border.
  6. Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  7. (At this point, can be frozen up to 2 weeks.)
  8. Brush tops with oil(or egg).
  9. Bake until golden.
  10. 16 to 20 minutes (longer if frozen).
  11. or fry about 2 minutes till golden brown.


Most Helpful

OK, I have done this before I even read this, and I give it 3 stars. It is functional, but not really empenada dough.

Papa Deuce February 11, 2013

you can't make this dough with biscuits--has to have cornmeal, flour butter, etc, and I'm trying to find the one that uses tequila for half the liquid. makes it very flaky.

mwilkinson January 22, 2011

In the end, it just tastes like biscuits. Also bake time should be more around the 8-10 minute mark. Mine were almost burned at 11 minutes.

kickpuppies March 02, 2008

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