Quick Ricotta Spinach and Corn Empanadas

Quick Ricotta Spinach and Corn Empanadas: baked to golden perfection, these empanadas are crispy on the outside and creamy inside.

Quick Ricotta Spinach and Corn Empanadas

These empanadas are made using biscuit dough in Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven that’s perfect for all your big/small batch recipes.


These Ricotta Spinach and Corn Empanadas are our favorite party snack!!

And we have been literally having them for lunch/dinner or snack courtesy the New Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven.

We recently got to try this powerful kitchen gadget that’s a ” combination of superheated steam and conventional oven”.

It has 5 cooking modesToast, Warm, Bake/Reheat, Broil/Grill and Pizza!

In other words, this low-profile, countertop oven is POWERFUL Enough to do most of your cooking.

It needs NO-Preheating / Defrosting – Which is AMAZING cause who has time to do that when hunger strike!

It can fit a 12″ pizza and comes with a Broiling Pan and Crisper Tray (that’s dishwasher safe)…I’m literally loving it in my everyday use.

I’m also loving it for one particular reason and that is its size. It’s perfect for my countertop or even my kitchen table (when no counter space is available).

So, after trying a couple of frozen pizza and reheating takeaway pizza (which comes out all crisp, bubbly and hot in 10 minutes), it was time to make our favorite Ricotta Spinach and Corn Empanadas!!


As I had already mentioned in a couple of my earlier posts, I always keep cans of ‘biscuit dough’ in the fridge for such quick recipes.

So, I’m using the same for this Ricotta Spinach and Corn Empanadas along with spinach, corn and ricotta.


Our filling is super easy, flavorful and light as I’m not using any other cheese other than ricotta.

Once our empanadas are filled and sealed, I placed them on the “Crisper Tray” provided with the oven.

The benefit of using a crisper tray is you get even baking (top and bottom).

Then you simply place the tray in the Superheated Steam Countertop Oven and simply press the pizza option and bake for 15 minutes.

You DO-NOT need to stop mid-way to turn the empanadas as the crisper tray will heat it evenly, so you cut down on any extra steps.

Simply go about doing other stuff while your Ricotta Spinach and Corn Empanadas are baked to golden perfection.




Once these empanadas are baked, serve them with your favorite sauce/dip and enjoy with loved ones.




So I would HIGHLY Recommend this “ Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven ” for all your everyday toasting/broiling/baking/grilling needs.

It’s perfect for all kitchen sizes and makes a great holiday gift for your special ones.


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Yield: 16 Empanadas

Quick Ricotta Spinach and Corn Empanadas

Quick Ricotta Spinach and Corn Empanadas

Perfect golden empanadas for your parties/gatherings. Crispy on the outside and creamy inside.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 Can Refrigerated Biscuit Dough
  • 1 Cup Frozen Spinach - thawed and remove excess water.
  • 1/2 Cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Frozen Corn - thawed and remove excess water
  • 1 Egg - for brushing the empanadas on top or use milk


  • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Salt - or use as per taste
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • Chili Flakes - as per taste


Make the Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, combine ricotta, spinach, corn and seasoning.
  2. Mix everything until combined.

Prepare the Empanadas:

  1. Unroll the biscuit dough from the can.
  2. Divide each biscuit dough into half and make round balls.
  3. Roll each balls into 8' circular disc.
  4. Take 1 large tablespoon scoop and fill each circle with filling.
  5. Fold in half and pinch edges.
  6. Seal the empanadas by pressing with a fork along the edge.
  7. Repeat this process till all empanadas are filled and sealed.
  8. Place 6-8 empanadas on the crisper tray.
  9. Brush each of them with egg mixture and spray cooking oil.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes for 430F or until golden brown.
  11. Remove from the Superheated Steam Countertop Oven.
  12. Serve with favorite dip/sauce

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 121 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 397mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Protein: 6g

“This post is sponsored by SHARP USA. All Opinions as always are my own”

8 Replies to "Quick Ricotta Spinach and Corn Empanadas"

  • Tanya Harris October 29, 2018 (11:30 am)

    These empanadas sound like a great way to bring some flair into dinner.

  • Nellie Tracy October 28, 2018 (2:03 am)

    We are huge empanada fans and this recipe did not disappoint!

    • Molly Kumar October 28, 2018 (4:57 am)

      Thanks so much and glad you’ll liked it 🙂

  • Liz October 27, 2018 (10:29 pm)

    I love ricotta but I had never thought of putting it in empanadas. YUM!!! Such a good combo!

  • Jacque Hastert October 24, 2018 (12:42 pm)

    I know myself and my family would love this delicious dish.

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