Wild Mushroom Shrimp Empanadas 

Apr 1, 2020 | Side Dish

I’m preparing for a family dinner tonight and thought this would serve as a delicious way to get the evening started!  “Tapas” means Happiness in Spanish haha, not really but you get the idea. I picked my Tia Chita’s brain for some ideas before I got to work on this, after all she is the Queen of Empanada in my world. 

These savory bites mean so much more than something delicious to nibble on, they bring memories of how I learned to cook, watching my grandmother, mom and aunts create traditional Spanish meals all my life. 

Although these are far from “traditional”, they are a product of my love for my family and what I’ve learned along the way.  Enjoy! 

Wild Mushroom Shrimp Empanadas 

Prep: 30 minutes 

Bake: 15 minutes 

Makes: ~27 Empanadas 


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 

  • 1.5 pounds shrimp, peeled, deveined and finely chopped  

  • ½ cup minced onion

  • ½ each, Red & Green bell pepper, minced 

  • 3.5 ounces mushrooms (I used shitake, oyster and cremini) 

  • 1 Tbsp Flour

  • 3 ounces water

  • Salt and pepper 

  • 1 Egg + 1 Tbsp water 

  • 27-30 empanada wrappers* 


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and pepper, cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, cook for 3 more minutes or until soft. Add shrimp, season with salt & pepper. Cook until pink (about 4 minutes). Push shrimp to the side, add flour, with a wooden spoon stir in water quickly breaking up any lumps, a thick paste will start to form. 

  3. Incorporate shrimp and stir well. 

  4. Let cool before filling empanada wrappers. 

  5. In a small bowl, beat egg and water. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay each empanada wrapper on a flat surface, fill each with a rounded tablespoon of shrimp filling. Using a pastry brush, dip in egg wash and line the outside of the wrapper and fold over into a half moon. Using two finger pinch edges to seal shut. Snip a hole in the center of the empanada with a scissor. 

  6. Once all empanadas are complete brush with remaining egg wash. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy warm or at room temperature! 

*I used @Goya “Tapas para Empanadas” wrappers. 

Nutrition information (1 empanada) 

119 Calories; 15g carbs, 3.4g Fat; 6g Protein; 370mg Sodium; 1g Fiber 



Meet Your Dietitian

Jacqui portrait

Hi, I’m Jacqueline

I understand first hand how frustrating weight loss programs can be without the proper guidance. My goal is to help you change your mindset from restrictive dieting to one of freedom and confidence around food. I’d love to help you on your journey.


View Categories

Free Download

bowl of sliced oranges and applies
Get a Jump Start: Download My Free 3-day Meal Plan

Kick-start your weight loss plan with recipes, meal ideas + more!


Veggie Enchiladas

Veggie Enchiladas

Nothing says winter like cozy winter meals! Turn your favorite comfort foods into deliciously healthy meals with just a few modifications, for instance add in more veggies or switch out a higher fat ingredient for a lower fat ingredient. Need some ideas? ...

Cherry Flax Oat Muffins

Cherry Flax Oat Muffins

Cherry Flax Oat Muffins Celebrate Summer with Cherries! ‘Tis the season to… eat cherries! Summer is here and what a perfect time to take advantage of cherry season. This fruit only harvests from the beginning of June to mid-August! Make sure you get ‘em while they’re...

Low Calorie Zucchini Pizza Boats

Low Calorie Zucchini Pizza Boats

Low Calorie Zucchini Pizza Boats Craving pizza? Get ready for spring with these low cal Zucchini Pizza boats! These are so satisfying and delicious, you won't believe they are only 131 calories for 2 boats. Weight loss can be delicious when you incorporate volume...

Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Protein Smoothie 1 Scoop Organic Plant Based protein powder1 cup sliced strawberries (frozen)¾ cup Silk Almond Milk (unsweetened)1 Tbsp chia seeds½ Tbsp Almond butter½ banana (frozen)4 ice cubesSliced fresh strawberries for topping if desired. Place all...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This