Octopus empanada

Octopus empanada

Course: Appetizer, First dish, Snack
Cuisine: Galician
Keyword: empanada, octopus
Calories: 598.33kcal

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
The Galician empanada recipe is very varied. In this case we use a yeast dough, which implies the need to let it rest so that it rises. To make it, we also use a Thermomix.
Servings 6 servings



  • 1000 g octopus cooked and cut
  • 1 onion large
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • olive oil


  • 500 g strength flour
  • 200 ml water
  • 100 ml olive oil from making the filling
  • 25 g bakery yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt

Step by step instructions


  • Sauté the onion in plenty of olive oil.
  • Once sautéed, turn off the heat and add the sweet paprika and the cut octopus
  • Mix well.
  • Drain from the oil and reserve separately because we will need 100 ml of oil from the filling to prepare the dough.

Dough in Thermomix

  • Put the water, the oil used to make the sauce, the flour and the salt in the TM bowl.
  • Program 1 minute at 40º, speed 2
  • Add the crumbled yeast and flour
  • Program 2 and a half minutes at bread mode
  • Remove the dough, form a ball and let it rest, covered, for about a quarter of an hour.

Dough by hand

  • Pour the flour into a bowl and make a hole in the center
  • Pour the sugar and the crumbled yeast into the warm water.
  • Pour the water over the flour hole and mix.
  • Add the salt and oil from the sauce.
  • Knead until you get an elastic dough.
  • Let rest, covered, about a quarter of an hour


  • Remove the air from the dough and divide into two halves
  • Stretch one one of the halves and put it in a baking dish
  • Spread the filling and add a little salt to the octopus
  • Stretch the other half of the dough and cover the filling.
  • Fold the bottom edge over the top.
  • Make a hole in the center of the pie as a chimney
  • You can make ornaments with the leftover dough.
  • Paint with beaten egg
  • Bake at 200ºC for 25-30 minutes.


Calories: 598.33kcal | Carbohydrates: 66.98g | Protein: 35.41g | Fat: 19.96g | Saturated Fat: 2.91g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1164.34mg | Potassium: 724.28mg | Fiber: 2.77g | Sugar: 1.49g | Vitamin A: 580.26IU | Vitamin C: 9.21mg | Calcium: 107.49mg | Iron: 9.99mg

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