Frying in oil is recommended for the most traditional result.


  • Cook for 2-3 minutes in oil that has reached 350℉. Remove once golden brown and drain on paper towel.


  • Fill with oil about 2-3" deep. Use high heat oil (ie: vegetable or canola)

  • Using medium-high heat, bring vegetable/canola oil to 350 ℉ and place empanadas in carefully. The oil will lower in temperature as you add more empanadas to the pot, so you might need to adjust heat. Cook in batches, don't overcrowd.

  • Flip carefully with a spoon (be careful with a fork). Allow dough to cook and harden on one side before flipping, so it doesn’t break or puncture. Flip several times and be careful with oil splattering.

  • Fry until golden brown about 2-3 minutes and drain on paper towels

  • Rest for a couple minutes. Enjoy!


Follow manufacturer's instructions. Below are suggested tips.

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F

  • Recommended: Beat egg with 1 tsp of water in a bowl to form an egg wash. Brush each empanada with egg wash and spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray to avoid sticking.

  • Place empanadas in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until light golden brown, about 5 more minutes.


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F

  • Recommended: Beat egg with 1 tsp of water in a bowl to form an egg wash. Brush each empanada with egg wash and spray with cooking spray if desired.

  • Bake for 20-25 minutes on a baking sheet lined with the parchment paper provided.

  • Gently flip halfway for even baking and remove when golden brown.

  • (Different oven models may require more/less cooking time, final results may vary)

  • Let empanadas rest before eating. Enjoy!


  • You do not need to thaw empanadas but may do so before cooking in an oven/air fryer to shorten cooking time and prevent overcooking in the oven.

  • When frying in oil, do not defrost.

  • Do NOT leave empanadas unattended while cooking.

  • As with any prepared hot foods, please be careful when biting into a hot empanada. (hint: think hot pocket)


Vacuum sealed for convenient freezer storage. Keep empanadas frozen in original vacuum sealed packaging until ready to cook. Please help out our environment and reuse/recycle the plastic packaging. It can be reused in a chamber-style vacuum sealer.