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Turtle Wiches

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 sandwiches


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 324 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 1311mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein.
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