Friday, April 25, 2008

Tuna Turnovers

This was so delicious you'd never guess that it's cheap, easy, and fast! I think it took me less than 45 minutes start to finish, and it was made of simple, everyday ingredients. The ideal meal for busy nights!

Tuna Turnovers
2 cans (6 oz each) tuna, drained
1 cup (4 oz) cheese, shredded (I used cheddar, others would work too)
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 tsp. dried minced onions
Mayonnaise and/or Ranch dressing to moisten (I used a little of both. It took about 2 tbsp. total stuff to moisten this to my tastes. Others may prefer a moister or dryer filling)
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine all ingredients. Prepare 1 batch biscuit dough (this link is to a previous post, ham a la king, which also includes the recipe I used for the biscuit dough). Roll or pat out the dough 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Cut into 4-inch circles or squares. I ended up with 8 squares of dough, which made really large turnovers.

In each square of dough, spoon about 2 1/2 tbsp. filling, then fold over the dough and seal. I didn't end up using all the filling. The leftover filling can be used to make sandwiches later. Place the filled turnovers on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.

As we ate these tonight we discussed several variations that could be done here. Wrapping biscuit dough around a delicious filling can really go anywhere - the imagination is the limit! Use chicken instead of tuna, try crabmeat and cream cheese, go for pizza filling, or taco meat! We talked about doing dessert turnovers - using fruit fillings similar to pie filling, and brush the top with milk and sugar. I definitely hope to do a variety of turnovers in the future.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Looks good! I do something similar, but I call it tuna pinwheels. I have peas in there, and an egg to help bind too. I roll out a biscuit recipe, spread the filling out, roll it up, then slice into thick slices. Lay flat on the pan and sprinkle cheddar all over. I don't know why, but tuna in dough with cheese is SO yummy! I will have to try this variation, it looks easier than mine!