Empanadas de Pizza
Empanadas can be many things—meals on the go, snacks, fancy appetizers, or even desserts—depending on what is inside of them and their size. These empanadas are filled with pizza ingredients—mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and pepperoni in this case. You can fill them with any pizza toppings that you like—cooked and crumbled sausage (chorizo, perhaps), onions, black olives, anchovies, etc.
These empanadas are similar to calzones (stuffed pizza), except that empanada dough is much more tender, flaky, and less chewy than the pizza crust dough that is typically used to make calzones. These empanadas are excellent on the small side and can serve as an appetizer with extra marinara sauce for dipping.
1 recipe empanada dough
8 ounces whole milk mozzarella cheese
4 ounces cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pizza sauce, or marinara sauce, plus extra for dipping, if desired
4 ounces pepperoni
1 large egg