Vegetable and Ricotta Empanadas

Posted on January 24, 2011 by Vivi in EMPANADAS, RECIPES, VEGETARIAN

Empanadas that is!

A three week family trip around South America really made me realize that I love empanadas too much.  I really couldn’t wait to get back to Buenos Aires just to have some again.  I ate them for three days straight when I got home, and now, I am sick of them.

But I came up with a good new recipe.  Introducing:

Ricotta Veg Empanadas


  • Puff Pastry, or Tapas
  • 2 Medium Zucchinis, Sliced about 1/4inch Thick
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes, Sliced 1/4inch Thick
  • 1 Bunch of Raw Spinach
  • 12oz Package of Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/2 Small Red Onion, Diced
  • 2 Tablespoons of Minced Garlic
  • Oregano, Salt, Pepper to Taste


In a large bowl, mix the ricotta cheese with the onion, garlic and spices.

Place a puff pastry circle on a floured surface.  In the center, alternate slices of veg with smears of ricotta, until you have a small stack like so.

Then fold up the edges of your pastry and pinch on all four corners.

Oh my gosh, how cute.  Personally, I went for the zucchini slice on top, and then topped it with a delightful sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

Bake in the over at 350 for 15min or until the pastry is golden brown.

Recipe makes 20 empanadas.


  1. These look SO good!

  2. Since Julia Childs is gone, I think they are looking for a replacement. You better apply.


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