Tuna Turnovers

"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!"
photo by pattikay in L.A. photo by pattikay in L.A.
photo by pattikay in L.A.
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Ready In:


  • 1 (6 ounce) can tuna, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 13 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)


  • Combine all ingredients except biscuit dough.
  • Prepare biscuit dough - or open the tube :).
  • 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.
  • Cut into 4-inch squares or rounds.
  • Place about 2 1/2 T filling onto each dough piece, fold over and pinch to seal.
  • 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.
  • Bake 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
  • 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.
  • To serve: Allow to thaw in fridge or microwave. Good warm or cold.

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  1. 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!
  2. We liked this a lot, and it was super-quick to make. Thanks for posting! This made good leftovers, too, by the way.
  3. quick and good! though mine didn't look as pretty as the pics. i used pillsbury flaky biscuit for the biscuits
  4. These were quick, easy, and filling. Used homemade dough, which only contained SR flour, butter and milk. First bite of the pastry said it lacked salt, but a dunk in tomato sauce soon fixed that. I upped the celery for fibre and doubled the relish. I will make these again but using a few different combos.
  5. Couldn't ask for a quicker, easier meal. Used a 9 oz can tuna, added a little more cheese, and just grinded up some pickles, since I didn't have any relish! YUM!


  1. Made for Freezer Tag 2008. I omitted the relish, and only used slightly more than 1/2 cup cheese. I added chopped cucumber and tomatoes instead. I really enjoyed these--warm or cold! They also froze well. I baked them and then wrapped two together in plastic wrap and put all in a large ziploc bag. You can thaw them in the refrigerator (overnight) or microwave. Then you can reheat them in the microwave. I also took them straight from the freezer for lunch, but I didn't take them out until 9am, so they were still a bit frozen. If you took them out earlier, I think they would be thawed in time for lunch.


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