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Tuna Empanadas

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10 servings

Warm, melted cheese bonds the zesty fillings of these Tuna Empanadas. Whether baked or fried, they're sure to be a hit!

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  • Heat dressing in medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add tomatoes, onions, oregano and paprika; cook 5 min. or until onions are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in tuna and cheese; set aside.
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually stir in water until mixture forms ball. Place on lightly floured surface; knead 5 min. or until smooth and pliable.
  • Divide dough into 10 balls, using about 2 Tbsp. for each. Flatten each to 6-inch round. Spoon about 1/3 cup tuna mixture onto center of each round; moisten edge with water. Fold dough rounds in half to enclose filling; press lightly on tops to remove air pockets. Seal edges with fork.
  • Heat oil in large deep skillet to 375ºF. Add 3 or 4 empanadas; cook 3 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Remove from oil; drain well. Meanwhile, cook remaining empanadas. Cool slightly.

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Serving Suggestion

For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.

Make Ahead

Empanadas can be assembled ahead of time. Place in single layer on parchment paper-covered baking sheet; cover. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, cook as directed.

How to Freeze Empanadas

Layer uncooked empanadas in airtight container between sheets of waxed or parchment paper. Freeze up to 2 weeks. When ready to serve, thaw in refrigerator. Pat dry, then cook as directed.


To bake empanadas instead of frying them in oil, heat oven to 375ºF. Place empanadas on parchment-covered baking sheet. Pierce in several places with fork or knife to allow steam to escape; brush with beaten egg. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until golden brown.


  • 10 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 10 servings
Calories 330
Total fat 22g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 480mg
Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the tastiest recipe. This is the tastiest recipe. I did use refridgerator biscuits to make the work a little easier but it turned out wonderful.
Date published: 2010-10-21
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