Tuna Empanadas

Tuna Empanadas
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  • Recipe Yield: 16

35 minutes

The perfect pastry for all meals! These Tuna Empanadas are made with Chunk Light Tuna, spices, tomatoes and cheese. Just spoon the mixture into sections of a pie crust, fold and seal, then bake until golden brown.  


  • 2 (6.4 oz.) Pouches - Chunk Light Tuna in Water
  • 12 tsp. cumin
  • 12 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with chilies, drained well
  • 112 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 frozen pie crusts


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Mix tuna in a bowl with cumin, chili powder, drained tomatoes and cheese.
  • Unroll pie crusts and cut into 8 pieces each. Form into circles about 312 inches in diameter.
  • Place about 14 cup of the tuna mixture in the center of each circle. Fold in half and seal the edges. (Can be made up to this point and frozen.)
  • Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake until golden brown about 10 – 12 minutes.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Servings Per Container: 16
When using 2 (6.4 oz.) Pouches - Chunk Light Tuna in WaterServing Size: 1 empanada (75g)
Amount Per ServingDV%*
Total Fat11g17%11g
Saturated Fat4g20%4g
Trans Fat0g0g
Total Carbohydrate11g4%11g
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Total Sugars0g0g
Includes Added Sugars
Vitamin A4%
Vitamin C4%

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.