Mushroom Empanadas

Mushroom Empanadas

Making a beautiful and delicious empanadas with mushroom filling is all but difficult with this easy, anyone-can-do-it recipe! They need a handful of ingredients, little bit of time and plenty of love and care to become golden little bites of deliciousness – just what you want to serve to your loved ones.


Yield: 18 empanadas

Prep time: 20 minutes

Baking time: 20 minutes


for the dough:

  • 180 g./1 1/2 cup of flour
  • 90g./1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1 egg (separated)
  • 120 ml/1/4 cup of milk

for the filling:

  • 50 g./1/2 cup of cheese
  • 150 g/1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • knob of butter
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 200C.
  • Start by mixing the flour and the butter in a food processor, pulsing few times. 
  • Add the egg white and the milk and keep pulsing until the dough looks like wet breadcrumbs. 
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and squeeze the dough just until it comes together in a round flat disk form. 
  • Let it sit aside while making the filling. 
  • For the filling chop the mushrooms and the onion and saute the in a hot pan with just a knob of butter. 
  • Season them according to taste. 
  • Let them simmer for about 15 minutes. 
  • Mix the grated cheese into the mushroom filling. 
  • Roll the dough and cut round shapes from it. 
  • Fill every circle with a spoonful of filling, as much as you can squeeze in, leaving a little edge to seal the dough using just a little water and a fork. 
  • Brush the espanadas with the remaining egg yolk and bake for about 20 minutes.

For more details on how to make this recipe, check the video recipe below.

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