Baked Tuna Empanada

tuna empanada

Empanada comes in many different versions. If you love tuna and empanada, then this Baked Tuna Empanada is for you. It’s very tasty, guilt-free and healthy kind of snack that you can prepare for your family. It’s time to prepare a different kind of empanada at home.

Here’s how to make Baked Tuna Empanada:



2 cans of Tuna in Water
1 large sized Potato
1 medium sized white onion
1 pack mixed veggies (peas, corn, carrots)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
3 cloves Garlic
Green Onions
1 tsp. Chili Powder
Canola Oil


2 cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 stick Cold Butter
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 Eggs (1 for the dough, 1 for the egg wash)
1/2 cup Cold Milk


Preparing the Dough:

1. In a large bowl combine in the all purpose flour, butter, salt and baking powder. Blend everything in.

2. Drop in the egg and milk. You need to gradually pour the milk while kneading the dough or until you get the right texture.

3. Wrap with cling wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

Preparing the Filling:

1. Heat some canola oil in the pan.

2. Drop in the white onions and garlic to saute.

3. Add in the diced potatoes and mixed veggies.

4. Pour in the milk. Season with salt and pepper. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

5. Add in the tuna flakes.

6. Then put in the chili powder, green onions and cheddar cheese.

7. Simmer for about a minute. Remove from fire and let cool.

After an hour…

1. Cut the dough into equal sizes.

2. Sprinkle some flour on the board and using a rolling pin, roll them into discs. It doesn’t have to have a perfect round shape. You can adjust it after adding the filling.

3. Scoop a good amount of filling and put them in the center. Then fold the disc to seal the edges. Press the edges around and seal everything using a fork.

tuna empanada

4. Brush some beaten egg before baking.

5. Bake the empanadas on a preheated Oven for 25-35 minutes at 250 °C.

Ready and Serve!

*Used a simple dip. Combination of white vinegar, garlic and spring onions seasoned with salt and pepper.

Note from Delish:

I received a request to prepare baked empanada for a healthier version. To make it even healthier, I used tuna. If you have any questions about this recipe, just drop your comment below. Or send me an email.

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