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Tuna Melt Turnover

Tuna Melt Turnovers are a new spin on the classic tuna melt. Canned biscuit dough is filled with a mixture of tuna, mayonnaise, celery and cheese--all the ingredients of that tried and true tuna melt recipe. The result is an easy, portable meal on the go.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tuna Melt Biscuit, Tuna Melt Hand Pie, Tuna Melt Pocket, Tuna Melt Turnover
Servings: 4
Calories: 527kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 1 can refrigerated biscuits (8 count)
  • 5 ounces canned tuna, drained
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, mix drained tuna, mayonnaise, celery, and cheese.
  • Flatten each biscuit.
  • Put 1 Tablespoon of tuna mixture in the center of each of 4 flattened biscuits.
  • Take the remaining 4 flattened biscuits and arrange over top.
  • Take a fork and seal all around the edges of the biscuits.
  • For a glossy appearance, brush the top with milk or cream.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through.


  • This tuna melt foldover recipe was inspired by my kids' favorite Cheeseburger Turnover recipe. 
  • Be sure to drain the tuna for this tuna melt turnover recipe so the biscuits aren't soggy.
  • You can use tuna packed in water or oil; I typically use the water version.
  • I find that using the Buttermilk canned biscuit variety works better that the flaky, layered type but either would work.
  • For a cheesier tuna melt, increase the amount of shredded cheese or use a slice of American or cheddar cheese tucked into the fold-over. 
  • Looking for some more portable dinner ideas? Try our Easy Stovetop Chicken Sandwich, Vintage Barbecue Burger, Bologna Salad, and Ham Salad Spread


Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 1320mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 4mg