Salmon Turnovers

For some reason salmon and Christmas go together in my house! We usually enjoy salmon on crackers, bagels, and toast throughout the Christmas season. Our favorite salmon meal is salmon turnovers.

Salmon Turnovers at The Happy Housewife

I found this recipe over 10 years ago in an old cookbook. I modified it a bit and it has become a staple in our menu rotation.

Salmon Turnovers


  • 2 (6 ounce) cans boneless salmon
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 bunch green onion chopped
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 2 tubes crescent rolls ( I use the low fat kind)


  1. Cook onions and celery in about a tablespoon of butter on the stove top for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Drain the salmon and put in a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix together cooked onions, celery, cream cheese and drained salmon.
  4. Take the crescent rolls and put two together to make a square.
  5. Put a scoop (about 1/3 cup) of the mixture in the center of the square, then fold up the corners towards the center.
  6. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes in a 375 degree oven.

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Salmon Turnovers at The Happy Housewife

Salmon Turnovers at The Happy Housewife

This is a great recipe for a quick meal. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, and is easy enough for a kid to make.

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  1. Mmmm…these look SO GOOD! I’m definitely going to make these! Thanks!

  2. These sound/look really good. Must try it! Thanks.

  3. THIS is going on my list of morsels to make on my sidebar!!!! Even if it’s just for me since no one else really eats salmon in my house. That’s ok, more for me.

  4. Those look great. I really miss making things with crescent rolls. I tried a gluten-free recipe recently. It was good but not the same and definitely not as quick and easy.

    C. is better, but J. got it yesterday.

  5. Somebody's Mimi says:

    Hey thanks for jogging my brain!! I’m going to take these to Mickey and Minnie’s party this Saturday!! GREAT idea!! I forgot about these and how much I love them!!!!

  6. I used your recipe for supper tonight for a quick, easy, & delicious meal. Thanks!

  7. KristenTN recommended this recipe and I’m glad I stopped over to see it. It looks delicious! My family makes a Salmon Pattie recipe (really a salmon cake) but this takes it up another notch!

  8. Lori Phillips says:

    Hey Toni,
    Love your recipe ideas. When I don’t know what to cook I check out your website! (o: We made the salmon turnovers tonight. Mike and I LOVED them but the kids didn’t care for them – picky kids!!! darn. Hannah doesn’t like tuna (and the salmon tasted alot like that and Quentin doesn’t like cresent rolls). Oh well. We thought they were delectable!!! Thanks! I’m going to make your baked ziti recipe soon. Hope you are all well. Congrats on your pregnancy! Exciting. Take care…. Love, Lori (Phillips)

  9. Totally looking for ways to incorporate canned salmon into our diet–thanx!! I think the crescent rolls will make this a hit indeed!!

  10. Just wanted to let you know that I made your salmon turnovers for tonight’s dinner. They were very yummy and oh, so easy. I’m sure they’ll find their way to our menu again.

  11. I had made these before, but made them last night again with a bit of a twist… Instead of making the filling that the recipe calls for, I used a Smoked Salmon Spread from Costco that we had left over from a party. Since the 2 first ingredients were salmon and cream cheese, I figured it should do the trick! I only had enough for 6, so I made 4 crescent rolls to go with them 🙂 The taste was stronger, from the “smoked” factor I think, but they were yummy none-the-less, and even easier than the original recipe, if that’s possible!

  12. I made these for dinner this week and they were SO yummy! (

    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Just made these for lunch. simple and basic ingredients i usually have on hand. did not have cresent rolls so i used a refrigerator pizza crust. Made 6 turned out great. served w/ garden salad. my husband said they were very good my 2yr old liked them too.
    thanx so much.

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      awesome! I am glad they turned out for you. I was thinking of using biscuit dough for them- when I can’t find crescents on sale.


  15. Toni taught me these about 10 years ago. I actually have the fixings in the fridge and was planning to make them. She’s such a great cook with excellent, easy and economical meals (while I go crazy with alliteration!!!). Delicious or perhaps I should say… exquisite!

  16. I thought it was a wonderful recipe! My family just ate it right up,and I couldn’t complain about the prep time…very easy! Thanks for sharing!

  17. I just saw this recipe and am so glad I did! I have several cans of salmon in my pantry I wasn’t sure what to do with, I think my kids will love this! Thank you!

  18. Adding this to my repertoire for Lent this year! Thank you so much for sharing! It looks delicious!!

  19. For several years I have used a lower quality of frozen salmon because it is so cheap and wanted to change that. LOL, I think that with the route I am trying to go that to use salmon in a can would have been even a step lower than the low quality frozen, LOL! So with your recipe in mind my family and I purchased a pound of fresh wild salmon from our beautiful indoor farmer’s market. This dish was absolutely delicious. I used one crescent roll triangle for the kids; however, I put together triangles together for the adults as your recipe states to do. I love this recipe so much! We WILL have it over and over again. We do not eat chicken or any other kind of meat and you can not get Hot Pockets, for example, with seafood inside. These can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So guess who just got replaced for now? Bye, bye Pizzeria Hot Pocket, Hello Salmon Turnovers, LOL! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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