3 Easy Spinach Empanada Recipes in the Air Fryer
These vegan spinach empanadas can be eaten for breakfast or lunch and make a great snack. The recipes freeze well and are perfect for making in larger batches. I prefer to bake them in my air fryer. It’s quicker than baking and healthier than deep frying.
Servings Prep Time
15servings (total) 15
Cook Time
20
Servings Prep Time
15servings (total) 15
Cook Time
20
Ingredients
Spinach and Garlic Empanadas
Spinach and Chicken Empanadas
Spinach and Cheese Empanadas
Instructions
Spinach and Garlic Empanadas
  1. In a pan, on medium heat, add butter and garlic. Cook until fragrant, for about a minute or 2. Don’t overcook to avoid burning the garlic.
  2. Add the spinach. Stir continously to encourage wilting and avoid burning.
  3. When the spinach starts to wilt, add the onion powder and salt.
  4. Once spinach has cooked thouroughly and most of the water has evaporated, remove from heat.
  5. Let cool for a few minutes. Fill Each empanada with 2 or 3 tablespoons of filling and seal closed.
  6. Place in air fryer in batched of 2 or 3 at 320 degrees farenheit for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden.
Spinach and Chicken Empanadas
  1. In a pan, on medium heat, add butter and garlic. Cook until fragrant, for about a minute or 2. Don’t overcook to avoid burning the garlic.
  2. Add the shredded mock chicken.
  3. Add the spinach. Stir continously to encourage wilting and avoid burning.
  4. Once spinach has cooked thouroughly and most of the water has evaporated, remove from heat.
  5. When the spinach starts to wilt, add the onion powder and salt.
  6. Let cool for a few minutes. Fill Each empanada with 2 or 3 tablespoons of filling and seal closed.
  7. Place in air fryer in batched of 2 or 3 at 320 degrees farenheit for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden.
Spinach and Cheese Empanadas
  1. In a pan, on medium heat, add butter and garlic. Cook until fragrant, for about a minute or 2. Don’t overcook to avoid burning the garlic.
  2. Add the spinach. Stir continously to encourage wilting and avoid burning.
  3. When the spinach starts to wilt, add the vegan mozzarella cheese, onion powder, and salt.
  4. Let cool for a few minutes. Fill Each empanada with 2 or 3 tablespoons of filling and seal closed.
  5. Place in air fryer in batched of 2 or 3 at 320 degrees farenheit for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden.
Recipe Notes

Caution: Let cool before eating. Empanada filling will be piping hot.

Freeze: This vegan recipe is perfect for making in large batches and freezing. Pop the frozen empanadas into the air fryer for 15 minutes.

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