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Air Fryer Publix Empanadas, Manchego & Chorizo

box of publix empanadas, manchego and chorizo

Air Fryer Publix Empanadas, Manchego & Chorizo


Publix Empanadas filled with Manchego cheese and chorizo offer a taste of Spain right from your air fryer. These empanadas provide a crispy exterior filled with the rich, savory flavors of chorizo and the creamy texture of Manchego cheese.

Cooking them in the air fryer not only makes preparation a breeze but also ensures a healthier version of this delightful appetizer or snack, perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients List

  • 1 package of Publix Empanadas, Manchego & Chorizo

Step by Step Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 380°F (193°C) for about 3-5 minutes.

  • Arrange the empanadas in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overlapping to allow for even cooking.

  • Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the empanadas are golden brown and crispy, turning halfway through the cooking time.

  • Serve hot, accompanied by a side of salsa or sour cream for dipping.

up close publix empanadas manchego and chorizo

Pro Tips and Suggestions

  • For an extra touch of flavor, serve with a homemade chimichurri sauce or a dollop of guacamole.

  • Consider serving these empanadas as part of a tapas spread, alongside other Spanish favorites for a complete meal.

  • Lightly brush the empanadas with olive oil before cooking to enhance their golden color and crispiness.

  • Be careful when biting into the hot empanadas, as the filling can be quite hot.

Interesting Alterations You May Want to Try

  • Add a side of Spanish rice or a simple salad with a vinaigrette dressing to complement the rich flavors of the empanadas.

  • For a sweet contrast, serve with a side of mango salsa.

  • Experiment with dipping sauces, such as a spicy aioli or a cool yogurt-based sauce, to add another layer of flavor.

Key Takeaways and Calories

  • Cooking Publix Empanadas, Manchego & Chorizo in the air fryer offers a quick, delicious, and healthier way to enjoy this Spanish delicacy.

  • This method is perfect for entertaining, snacking, or even a light meal, providing a flavorful and satisfying option with minimal effort.

  • Each empanada contains approximately 250 calories, depending on the specific size and filling, making them a relatively indulgent choice.


Air Fryer Publix Empanadas, Manchego & Chorizo, bring the vibrant flavors of Spain to your kitchen with the convenience and health benefits of air frying. Whether you're hosting a party, looking for a quick snack, or wanting to add a flavorful twist to your meals, these empanadas are sure to impress.

Enjoy the delicious combination of chorizo and Manchego cheese in a perfectly crispy shell, all with the ease of air frying for a dish that's as delightful to make as it is to eat.



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