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Savory Cheddar Turnovers

With an herbed, cheesy dough and a mushroom filling, these savory turnovers are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a game-day appetizer.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 24 turnovers



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter cold
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 9 tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup mushroom filling

Mushroom Filling

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 4 oz. crimini mushrooms diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic


  • Whisk together flour, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Cut the butter into cubes and use a pastry blender to combine it with your dry ingredients.
  • Mix cheddar cheese into the flour mixture before adding the milk.
  • Briefly knead the dough into a ball, until the ingredients are completely combined and no dry spots remain. Avoid overworking the dough!
  • Form the dough into a disc, envelop it in plastic wrap, and place it in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • While the dough is resting, make your mushroom filling. Place avocado oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the diced onion and sauté. until translucent. Once the onions are translucent, add the mushrooms and cook until they are soft and have released all of their juices. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until aromatic. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  • Cut the dough into roughly 3-inch diameter squares. Place a teaspoon of the mushroom mixture into the center of each square.
  • Press down the edges of each turnover ensuring a good seal. Transfer your sealed turnovers to a prepared baking sheet.
  • Cut small vent holes into the top of each turnover and brush the top of each turnover with additional egg wash.
  • Bake the turnovers for 25-30 minutes at 375 degrees F, until the tops have turned golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Keyword cheddar, cheese, hand pie, mushroom, savory, turnovers