National Empanada Day

April 8

When is National Empanada Day?

National Empanada Day happens on Monday April 8, 2024.

A Filling Guide to Empanadas for National Empanada Day

Are you looking for a delicious way to celebrate National Empanada Day? To kick off the festivities, let’s explore some of the different types of fillings that make empanadas so mouthwatering. Read on to learn more about the many delicious options available when it comes to empanada fillings.

Meaty Fillings

One of the most popular types of empanada fillings is meat-based. Ground beef, shredded chicken, and shredded pork are all popular choices. You can also get creative and mix two or more types of meat together for a unique flavor experience. For example, you could combine shredded pork with chorizo for a spicy kick, or ground beef with bacon for an extra savory filling. The possibilities are endless!

Vegetarian Fillings

If you’re looking for a vegetarian-friendly option, there are plenty of tasty filling choices here as well. Cheese and potato are classic ingredients in many Latin American dishes, including empanadas. You can also use vegetables such as mushrooms, onions, peppers, spinach and corn to create flavorful vegetarian fillings. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not experiment by mixing different vegetables together? And if you want your vegetarian empanadas to be extra creamy and comforting, try adding some cheese into the mix!

Seafood Fillings

For those who love seafood, there are plenty of delicious options here too. Shrimp is always a great choice – especially when it’s combined with other ingredients such as sofrito and tomatoes for added flavor. And if fish is more your thing, salmon and cod both work wonderfully as fillings too.

No matter what kind of filling you prefer – meaty, vegetarian or seafood – there’s something out there for everyone on National Empanada Day! From classic variations like beef and cheese to creative combinations like mushrooms and ricotta cheese – these tasty treats have it all! So why not grab some dough and get creative in the kitchen this April 8th with your very own batch of homemade empanadas? After all, this holiday only comes around once a year! Let’s get celebrating!

When does National Empanada Day happen next year?

National Empanada Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday April 8, 2025
  • Wednesday April 8, 2026
  • Thursday April 8, 2027
  • Saturday April 8, 2028
  • Sunday April 8, 2029


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