Ellie's Roasted Vegetable Empanadas

These savory, baked hand pies are great for lunch box, snack time or dinner. Empanadas can be filled with different combinations of seasonal produce throughout the year.
By / Photography By Brent Harrewyn | November 25, 2015


Preheat oven to 400°.

Mix the flours and salt. Rub the butter into flour using hands until the butter pieces are the size of peas. Whisk the liquids together (egg, water and vinegar) and add to flour mixture. Stir the mixture together until it forms a ball. Wrap with plastic and let it chill for 1 hour while you roast the vegetables.

For the vegetables: mix all remaining ingredients in a large bowl, then bake in a roasting pan at 400° for 35 to 45 minutes. Let them cool.

Lightly flour flat surface and roll out the dough thinly to form a large sheet and cut into twelve 5-inch circles. Place circles on parchment-lined baking sheets. Add a spoonful of roasted vegetables to the center of each circle. Fold the top edge to the bottom edge to form half-moon pies. Crimp the edges. Brush each empanada with egg wash. Bake until golden brown, rotating sheets halfway through, 30 to 40 minutes.

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  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Egg wash made with 1 egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 large beet, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Other filling combos for empanadas: Roasted chicken or cheese, mashed potatoes with fried onions, cooked corn, jalapeño peppers and cheese
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