Martha Washington’s Turkey Turnovers

Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Cooking Style
Smoked Turkey


1 tbsp unsalted butter

1 Medium yellow onion, finely chopped

2 shallots, finely chopped

1 Clove garlic, finely chopped

1 lb SMOKED TURKEY, finely chopped

1 Medium yellow squash, finely chopped

1 Medium zucchini, finely chopped

1/2 c dry white wine

1-1/2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

1 Sprig fresh thyme

To Taste salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 c demi-glace

1 Sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

1 Large egg, lightly beaten


Saute onion, shallots and garlic in butter over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes until translucent.

Stir in turkey, yellow squash and zucchini.

Add wine to deglaze pan, loosening browned bits in the pan.

Add herbs. Cook mixture over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until it becomes dry. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Add demi-glace. Reduce heat and simmer for about 3 minutes, until it reduces and becomes thick. Transfer mixture to a bowl, cover and reserve.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out puff pastry sheet; cut pastry into eighteen 3-1/2 inch squares.

Brush edges of pastry with beaten egg.

Divide turkey mixture into 18 equal portions. Place one portion in the center of each pastry square.

Fold each square over diagonally to form a triangle and press edges firmly to seal.

Pierce pastry with a fork to allow steam to escape.

Place on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.

Serve 3 triangles per portion.

Nutrition Facts

Total Calories 220

Calories from Fat 70

Total Fat 8 g

% Daily Total Fat 12

Saturated Fat 2 g

% Daily Saturated Fat 13

Cholesterol 75 g

% Daily Cholesterol 25

Sodium 1320 mg

% Daily Sodium 55

Total Carbohydrates 14 g

% Daily Total Carbohydrates 5

Dietary Fiber 2 g

% Daily Dietary Fiber 8

Sugars 4 g

Protein 20 g

% Daily Protein 15

% Daily Vitamin C 35

% Daily Calcium 4

% Daily Iron 10