As a work outside the home mom, there are a few perks of going to an office everyday. Not only do I get to socialize with adults all day, but I have a cafeteria to visit for lunch. This may not sound like much, but our caf is pretty top notch. We have everything from hot, dinner style entrees, to a fully stocked salad bar and make to order deli and grill areas. It’s like being in college all over again, but with much better food.
Imagine the horror that ensued, when I worked from home one day, so DH could go to an interview, and I had to make my own lunch (insert sarcasm here). I used leftover taco meat previously for these yummy Taco Crescent Roll Ups, so why not try making Ham and Cheese Biscuit Turnovers.
These little gems were so simple! Just pop out the biscuit dough, stuff, crimp, and bake. The hardest thing was tucking all the cheese shreds inside so I could seal the biscuit edges. Next time, I am thinking to use small cubes of cheese instead of shreds. By using the cubes, I expect it will be easier to manage the filling of the biscuit while sealing, and maybe add a little more. DH gave the feedback that the turnovers needed more filling for his taste, so you can adjust accordingly to your own preference.
The turnovers browned up nicely without using an egg wash, but if you prefer to add one, feel free. I think the next version may have some pre-cooked scrambled eggs, added to the ham and cheese. I would love a grab and go breakfast turnover to take to the office with me. Our caf also serves breakfast, but I have to draw the line somewhere. Ha!
What ingredients would you use for making biscuit turnovers in your kitchen?
- 1 can refrigerated biscuits (large biscuit size)
- ½ Cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
- ½ Cup chopped deli ham
- Heat oven to 375°F
- Press and flatten biscuits into rounds on ungreased cookie sheet
- Top each round with 1 Tablespoon of each ham and shredded cheese
- Fold each biscuit over and crimp edges with a fork to seal
- Use knife or kitchen scissors to add a vent for steam to escape
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown