Pupusa Party!

BY : PUBLISHED : May 12th, 2014 UPDATED: November 15th, 2021

This was my first attempt at making these beloved little gems and they were relatively easy; I just left the kitchen a little messy after toughing everything with my masa hands.  You can fill them with most anything. Usually they are topped with a pickled cabbage slaw, but one new recipe a day is about all I can handle. I topped mine with some salsa and radishes.

Pupusa and salad with rice on a plate.

Pupusa and salad with rice on a plate.

Pupusa Party!

Stephanie Lundstrom
Pupusa are great little pockets stuffed with whatever your heart desires.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Venezuelan
Servings 5 servings
Calories 256 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 2 cups of masa
  • 1 1/2 cups of warm water or just enough for it to hold together
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 can of refried beans
  • 1/2 can of corn
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
  • 1 package of seitan, optional


  • heat seitan (I like mine a little burned), then add onions saute about 5 minutes
  • mix in corn and beans then set aside
  • add the garlic powder and salt to the masa and then add enough water to have it all hold together
  • take a small handful of masa and flatten it out big enough to make a little bowl with it in your hand, then add some filling, pinch up the sides up and pat flat
  • use a non stick pan or a bit of oil and cook on each side about 4 minuets or until it gets golden brown


Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 16gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1090mgPotassium: 180mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 128IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 4mg
Keyword el salvadorian food, mexican food, party food, pupusa, vegan, vegetarian
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