Healthier Empanada Dough (with Greek yogurt)

Made with just 4 staple ingredients, this empanda dough is simple to prepare and delicious stuffed with all sorts of fillings!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Empanadas, Greek Yogurt, Homemade
Author: Kelli

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 5-oz unbleached all-purpose flour (plus extra for rolling out dough)
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • 1 cup 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg beaten and placed in a small bowl

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized baking bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Using a fork (or your hands), mix in Greek yogurt until crumbly. From here, use your hands to knead the dough into a ball. You want the dough to still have moisture, but not stick to your hands.
  • Sprinkle extra flour on a clean surface and roll out dough until it’s very thin (as if you were making a thin-crust pizza). Using a glass, small bowl, or cookie cutter, cut out as many rounds as you can. Roll remaining dough back out and form into more rounds (like you would when making Christmas cookies). I got 14 rounds using a tall pint glass. I then roll each circle out just a tad more. You could also gently do this with your hands like you would with pizza dough.
  • Fill each circle with filling of choice and brush edges of dough with the egg wash. Fold one edge over to the other and crimp with a fork to seal.
  • Place assembled empanadas on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush tops of empanadas with remaining egg wash, then bake in a 375-degree oven for 22-25 minutes, or until golden brown on top.