These mushroom turnovers might not have any side effects (if you know what I mean), but they certainly are addictive. I found myself eating the leftovers straight from the fridge. These handheld appetizers look like mini mushroom empanadas but taste delightfully unique.

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Gina Marcucci

My mom has made 'shroom-overs for years, but she is one of those cooks who works wonders without following a recipe. Luckily for the Spooniverse, I found this similar creation on Food.Com and I just had to try it.

Mini Mushroom Empanadas

  • Prep Time:1 hr
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr 15 mins
  • Servings:35
  • Medium


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 stick butter
  • 8 oz canned mushrooms
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Step 1

    Mix cream cheese, flour and butter together until completely blended.

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  • Step 2

    Form the dough into a ball, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.

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  • Step 3

    Mince mushrooms, onion and garlic.

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  • Step 4

    In a skillet, melt the 2 tbsp butter on medium heat.
    #Spoon tip: Slide the butter around with a spatula to prevent burning.

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  • Step 5

    Sauté the mushrooms, onion and garlic in the melted butter. Stir occasionally.

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  • Step 6

    Once browned, fold in sour cream and 2 tbsp flour. Mix in your pinch of salt and pepper.

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  • Step 7

    Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit.

  • Step 8

    Roll up your sleeves and roll out the dough on a floured surface as thin as possible. Use a round glass to cut out dough circles.

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  • Step 9

    Add about 1 tsp of mushroom filling to each circle, dab dough edges with egg and fold over. Press down with a fork to seal the pastry.

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  • Step 10

    Dust the outside of each empanada with the leftover egg and bake for about 15 minutes, checking periodically.

  • Step 11

    Try not to burn your tongue on this fancy culinary creation.

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