Crab and Chorizo Empanadas

Here is a really easy and simple way to make crab empanadas. Using premade pie dough saves allot of time and is almost as good as made from scratch.

  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 45m


  • 8 ounces Crab meat
  • 1 cup Manchego Mornay sauce
  • 1/2 cup Chorizo Mix
  • 2 tablespoons Chives, minced
  • 1 package (14oz) pie crusts
  • 1 Egg, beaten, for egg wash


  1. Preheat oven to 400⁰. In a medium bowl add the Mornay and the chorizo mix, mix to combine using a rubber spatula. Add the crab and the chives and fold together until fully combined. Using a ring or biscuit cutter, cut 3” rounds from the pie crust. Place a scoop of the filling in the middle of each dough round. Fold over to form a half moon and enclose the filling. Use a fork to crimp and seal the edges. Place the empanadas on a parchment lined baking sheet and brush with the beaten egg. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and fully cooked. Serve immediately with Romesco sauce.

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