Tuna Empanadillas - oven baked-rootsandcook

Tuna Empanadillas – oven baked

Oven-baked tuna empanadillas are one of my favourite recipes. Homemade dough and a tuna filling to make one of my favourite appetizers.

If you never done empanadillas dough before, do not get scared as the dough is the easiest to make, ready in 2 minutes. Classic tuna, tomato and egg filling and you get the best homemade empanadillas.

Tuna Empanadillas - oven baked-rootsandcook
Tuna empanadillas

Seriously if you make this at home you will never buy frozen empanadillas any more in your life.

Easy to make dough and 2 fillings, one with pine nuts and the other one with tomato sauce. Both version are addicted.

Tuna Empanadillas - oven baked-rootsandcook
2 fillings. One with tomato sauce and the other one with pine nuts.

One picture was not enough for this amazing empanadillas… 🙂 If you could smell them…

I made a video of the process but let me know in the comments if you have any questions. Enjoy it 🙂

Tuna Empanadillas – oven baked

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: AppetizersCuisine: SpanishDifficulty: Easy


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With the ingredients below I made 30 empanadillas.


  • Dough
  • 300 g flour

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1/2 cup white wine

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • Filling
  • 1 large onion

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • Fresh parsley

  • 3 boiled eggs

  • 2 cans tuna

  • 2 Tablespoon chopped pine nuts (filling 1)

  • 5 Tablespoon tomato sauce (filling 2)

  • 1 fresh egg (to brush empanadillas before baking them)

    Recipe Video


    1. Hi Enara,

      thanks for sharing the recipe for these empanadillas! But it needs to be suitable for my 9 year old daughter as well, so I’m wondering: is the white wine in the dough essential or can I substitute for an alternative? Or leave it out completely? Can you please advise?

      • Hi 🙂 It does give quite a lot of flavour so maybe you can use a non alcoholic white wine, I do that when I need to make them for kids 🙂 but you can just use water too, the flavour of the dough will be different but the texture will still be the same. I think it will still be really good with the tune filling. Let me know if you like them, Enara

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