Yield: 8 Empanadas Cooking Time: 25 Minutes Difficulty: Medium Full Episode: Viva España! (Season 4)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Lay the empanada shells on a flat work surface.
  3. Evenly distribute the ham across all of the shells.
  4. Evenly distribute both cheeses across all of the shells.
  5. Brush all of the edges of the shells with the beaten egg.
  6. Fold over the shell to make a half circle. Gently press all of the edges together to create a nice seal. Use a fork to lightly crimp the edges of each empanada.
  7. Place all empanadas on a baking tray with at least an inch in between each one. Brush all of the empanadas with the beaten egg.
  8. Bake the empanadas in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.


Measuring Cups
Pastry Brush
Baking Tray
Full Episode: Viva España! (Season 4)


  • 8-6 inch Round Empanada Shells or 8 Six inch Round Pie Dough Cut Outs
  • 2 cups Diced Serrano Ham
  • 1 cup Shredded Manchego Cheese
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Egg, beaten