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    Tuna Turnovers

    Tuna Turnovers. Photo by pattikay in L.A.

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    30 mins

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    pattikay in L.A.'s Note:

    This is one of those recipes that is so beat up that it fell out of the book - The More with Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre. I learned a lot from this cookbook when I was a newlywed and new mother figuring out how to plan meals. These are great if you make your own biscuit dough but they're super easy if you use the refrigerated kind!

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    • 1 (6 ounce) can tuna, drained
    • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1/3 cup chopped celery
    • mayonnaise (enough to moisten)
    • 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish (not in orginal recipe, but that's how we like it)
    • 1 teaspoon chives (or onion, finely chopped, I never add this actually, but if you love onions, go for it!)
    • biscuit dough (homemade or refrigerated)


    1. 1
      Combine all ingredients except biscuit dough.
    2. 2
      Prepare biscuit dough - or open the tube :).
    3. 3
      If homemade dough, roll out to 1/8-to 1/4 inch thickness. If premade biscuit dough, flatten out each biscuit a bit - I divide them in half if they're the big fat type.
    4. 4
      Cut into 4-inch squares or rounds.
    5. 5
      Place about 2 1/2 T filling onto each dough piece, fold over and pinch to seal.
    6. 6
      I don't bother sealing these all the way - just roll them up and pinch closed across the top. Some of the filling may sneak out the ends, but I prefer them this way.
    7. 7
      Bake 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
    8. 8
      To freeze: Bake as directed and allow to cool. Wrap in plastic wrap and then place in a freezer bag. Seal, pushing out as much air as possible. Label and freeze.
    9. 9
      To serve: Allow to thaw in fridge or microwave. Good warm or cold.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 22, 2010


      This has been a staple recipe at my house since i discovered it on RecipeZaar three years ago. I usually leave out the pickle relish. Instead, I add about a quarter tsp. of dijon mustanrd to the mayonnaise, and use green onions (whites and a little green part) in the mix. My DSs love it!

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    • on August 28, 2010


      We liked this a lot, and it was super-quick to make. Thanks for posting! This made good leftovers, too, by the way.

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    • on October 14, 2009


      quick and good! though mine didn't look as pretty as the pics. i used pillsbury flaky biscuit for the biscuits

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    Nutritional Facts for Tuna Turnovers

    Serving Size: 1 (65 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 179.5
    Calories from Fat 103
    Total Fat 11.4 g
    Saturated Fat 6.5 g
    Cholesterol 45.8 mg
    Sodium 219.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 17.0 g

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