Ella Bella’s Tuna Pockets

Prep Time: About 20 minutes

Baking Time:  20 minutes

Calories per serving: 166 unbelievable calories


I was trying to see what recipe to put next on my blog. I was chatting with my mom over skype last weekend when a light bulb went off (Ting)!

I suddenly remembered how good Jollibee’s Tuna Pie is and thought, why not make a healthier yet equally delicious version?

Here’s the list of the ingredients you will need:

For your dough:

3 cups King Arthur – My Unbleached Whole Wheat Flour

1 egg

½ cup cold water

1 tsp vinegar

1 tsp salt

3 tbsp shortening

To make your dough, follow the instructions from this link: http://latinfood.about.com/od/appetizersandsnacks/r/empanada_dough.htm

To prepare the filling, mix all these ingredients together until well integrated:

Chobani – Greek Yogurt Plain Non-Fat 6oz, 7.5 oz

3 tbsps Fat Free – Nonfat Mayonnaise Dressing

2 cans Plain Tuna Fish In Water, 4 oz drained

1 medium potato, cut in very small cubes

¼ cup mild cheddar cheese

4 tbsps chopped yellow onion

2 oz carrots, cut in very small cubes

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp ground white pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 deg F (191 deg C).

Roll the dough and split it into 14 squares. Each piece is about 6 inch by 8 inch. I shaped mine into a rectangle since I wanted to make them into pockets. Once you have your rectangles, fill each one out with about 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of the tuna filling. Repeat the process until all 14 pockets have been filled.

I also pressed the sides of each pocket with a fork (shown here).


Spray a cookie sheet with a bit of baking spray. Line the tuna pockets onto the cookie sheet, leaving about an inch of space in between. Spray the pockets with some baking spray before popping them into the oven.

Bake them for 20 minutes. These are best served warm and are perfect for snacks. I even had one for breakfast the other day!

For those who think using tuna in can doesn’t sound appealing, these actually tasted great. The rest of the ingredients complemented the tuna very well. If you do not like tuna, or fish in general, you can also substitute it with chicken bits or ground turkey of beef.

See how easy that is? Hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

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