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Savory Vegan Spinach Empanadas

One of my favorite hand held foods.

Empanadas are a staple in many cultures across the world. You can fill them & serve them so many ways. Miami really exposed me to the different varieties of these. Many small Mom & Pop shops have these & they taste immaculate. I wanted to recreate my own version!

This a simple recipe that most people with cooking experience can make. You won’t be able to get enough of these, a must have in your recipe bag!

Serving Size

Serves 6 double recipe for more servings.

Cook Time

Prep 30 mins

Cook 20 mins


6 empanada doughs

4 cups of spinach

1 cup of mushroom

3 cloves of garlic minced

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

sprinkle of parsley for presentation

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon vegan butter (melted)

1 cup of vegan cheese (mozzarella is what I used)

1/3 cup of all purpose flour

1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

3. Sauté garlic & mushrooms in grape seed oil until fragrant & soft.

4. Add in spinach & cook until spinach is thoroughly sautéed.

5. Add spinach to a bowl & mix in the vegan cheese. Add seasonings in to the spinach & set aside.

6. Flour a cutting board or smooth surface & lightly flour empanadas on each side.

7. Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoons of spinach mixture into the empanada.

8. Fold empanada in half & press the edges with a fork to seal it.

9. Place the empanadas on a sheet tray with parchment & lightly brush with vegan butter.

10. Bake for 15 mins on 375. Let cool for 10 mins.

11. Plate up eat & enjoy!

This is the recipe I used to make these tasty Savory Spinach Empanadas. Add this to your weekly rotation!

Chef Lonnie.G

I am Chef Lonnie.G I have been Vegan for 5 years & been building my chef brand since 2019. I have always had a love for cooking & baking ever since I was a young teenager. I have Carribean roots & alot of meals are inspired by what I ate growing up & the different places I have traveled through out my life. I’m always looking to expand, experiment, & teach new ways on how to expand our palates & still eat healthy meals. I have a variety services I offer such as Meal Prep, Private Chef, Virtual Cooking Classes.

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