Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tuna Turnovers

If you like Tuna Melt Sandwiches, you are sure to enjoy these handheld turnovers as well. They are good to send along for lunches or along side of a soup or salad.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup  butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • milk to fill 1 cup with egg in it 

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add the cold butter or margarine and cut butter into the flour to get course crumbs.
  3. Add the egg into a one cup measure, fill the remaining cup with milk.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients to form into a dough.
  5. Roll out the dough on a well floured surface and cut into 5 inch rounds, or what ever size you would like your turnovers to be.
  6. Add a tablespoon of filling to the center. 
  7. Fold over dough and seal. 
  8. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  • 2 - 7 ounce tuna in water, drained well
  •  2 cups shredded old / aged cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • enough mayonnaise to moisten tuna mixture
  1. Saute onion, green pepper, mushroom in butter until the onion is soft and transparent.
  2. Add it to the tuna and cheese.
  3. Add enough mayonnaise to the tuna to moisten.
Tip- we like a bit of spice in our food so I added a little sprinkle of cayenne pepper into the Tuna mixture.


  1. That sounds wonderful. What about substituting the green pepper with jalapeno pepper? We like jalapenos in our tuna salad.

  2. Yummy! How many turnovers would this recipe make?

    Thank you for sharing.

    1. I knew that someone would ask that question. I didn't take notice of that, I am sorry. What I do know is that I had dough left over and made some with just ham and cheese. Also very good.

  3. Those look and sound really good! What a great idea to make them for lunch boxes! I love tuna melts so I would love these too. Thanks!

  4. is old cheddar aged or cheddar that has gotten a bit dry and hard in the fridge? looks great and i'm always looking for healthy to-go foods to eat on the road so we don't have to buy food out somewhere on busy appointment nights. thank you so much! also, could these be made ahead and frozen?

    1. aged cheddar would be the correct name, but certainly use old cheddar that is dry and hard, use what you have, don't waste a thing is my motto :)

  5. I like olive pieces in mine tuna burgers.

  6. These look delicious, many thanks. Do they freeze? Anne in the UK

    1. Yes Anne in the UK they do freeze well.