Turtle Wiches Recipe
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Turtle Wiches Recipe

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Little children are usually fascinated with outdoor creatures and insects. So I served sandwiches shaped and decorated to resemble turtles for a party I gave to welcome my new baby nephew. A delicious ham filling bakes right inside the biscuit dough. -Kendra Barclay, De Kalb, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 cup chopped fully cooked ham
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 5 slices process American cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • Additional poppy seeds
  • 5 whole canned mushrooms

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 324 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 1311mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein.


  1. Pat five biscuits into 3-1/2-in. circles on a greased baking sheet. Combine the ham, onion, butter, mustard and poppy seeds; spoon 2 tablespoonfuls onto each circle.
  2. Fold cheese slices into quarters and place over ham mixture. Pat remaining biscuits into 4-in. circles; place over filling (do not seal edges). Arrange olives on top. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Insert one mushroom into the filling of each sandwich for the turtle's head.
  3. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 5 sandwiches.
Originally published as Turtle Wiches in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p37

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JHMSRG User ID: 7192018 23505
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"Ok I did a different version too for the kids. I used sliced hot dogs instead of ham, with one section as the head. After baking I used celery slices as the tail and feet. Big hit."

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