Turkey-Filled Biscuit Spirals

Updated on December 28, 2019
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These are biscuits with a tasty twist. A meat filling peeks out from biscuits spirals.
These are biscuits with a tasty twist. A meat filling peeks out from biscuits spirals. | Source

Turkey and Biscuits Are a Match Made in Heaven

If you are entertaining for a crowd, you can create tasty appetizers by transforming ordinary biscuits into a tasty finger food with a delicious turkey filling. It's easy to do, and you will be pleased with the results.

If you're a fan of turkey pie, these spirals offer close to the same taste, but are much easier to make. Biscuits and turkey go well together and can be combined to make this delicious dish with a twist.

These may look tricky, but they are easy to make: you simply roll out your biscuit dough on a floured counter, you mix up your turkey filling, and you spread it over your dough that you then roll up (like you would when making cinnamon buns), and cut it into rounds prior to baking.

Biscuits spirals are also known as "pinwheels," but whatever you call them, adding a layer of turkey filling to your dough makes for delicious eating.

A Hit When Entertaining

Meat-filled biscuit spirals make an interesting-looking party food. Serve these to your guests and see if they aren't wowed.

You can pretty much use any biscuit recipe to make these but I've included my favorite recipe below.

Biscuit Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup milk

Preparing Biscuit Dough

  1. Mix dry ingredients, cut in lard until crumbly, add milk and stir lightly until dough forms.
  2. Add more liquid, if necessary, to make a slightly moist dough. Knead gently.
  3. Sprinkle flour on counter.
  4. Roll out biscuit dough to a thickness of 1/4".
  5. Shape into a large rectangle.

Preparing Turkey Mixture

While you can just break up flaked turkey with a fork and use that as your filling, it is recommended that you season your filling for tastier results.

In a bowl, mix together:

  • 2 tins of flaked turkey (156 grams)
  • Celery chopped fine (amount to preference)
  • Onion chopped fine (amount to preference)
  • Poultry seasoning (to taste)

Using a pastry cutter, cut turkey until finely minced. Add chopped onions and celery, then shake in poultry seasoning. Mix well and check flavor, adding more poultry seasoning until turkey is spicy and seasoned to taste.

Adding Turkey Filling to Biscuit Base

Spreading Turkey Filling Over Biscuit Base
Spreading Turkey Filling Over Biscuit Base | Source

Adding Turkey Filling and forming Spirals

  1. Spread turkey mixture over biscuit dough, leaving 1/2" around the edges. A spatula serves well for this purpose.
  2. Starting on wide side of rectangle, roll up dough jelly-roll style until a rectangular log is formed.
  3. To seal, moisten edges with water and pinch together until a seam forms.

Rolling Your Biscuit Dough Into a Log


Cut Into Spirals

  1. Place log seam-side down on a cutting board and slice into 1/2" wide sections.
  2. Place biscuit spirals on lightly buttered cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 325° reducing oven temperature to 300° towards end of cooking time. Bake until biscuit rounds are golden brown.

Place on Baking Sheet

Tips for Making Perfect Spirals

  • Moist: Make sure biscuit dough is slightly moist so that when spirals cook, biscuit crust is not dry and crumbly.
  • Rolled Tightly: When rolling up biscuit dough, ensure that the log is rolled tightly to prevent filling mixture spilling out due to gaps (between filling and biscuit dough) inside spiral.
  • Double-pan: Adding an extra pan ensures that bottoms of spirals do not over-brown.
  • Oven Rack: Position oven rack higher up in oven to prevent bottoms from over-browning

Biscuit Spirals in Pan Ready to Pop Into Oven

Photo: Meat-Filled Biscuits Spirals
Photo: Meat-Filled Biscuits Spirals | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 12 biscuits

Cooking Tip

Watch to ensure that your biscuit do not overcook. You want your spirals to be slightly moist and tender.

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Ready to Eat

Turkey-Filled Biscuit Spirals
Turkey-Filled Biscuit Spirals | Source

Serving Suggestions

  • Biscuit spirals can be served cold and as is.
  • If desired, serve either cold or warm with butter.
  • Serve warm and top with turkey gravy.

Crispy on the Outside and a Moist Flavorful Filling on the Inside

Turkey Pinwheels
Turkey Pinwheels | Source

A Good Make-Ahead Party Food

Because these make such a great appetizer, you may choose to make them ahead of time and freeze them. This is doable and they taste every bit as good. You may opt to slightly warm them before serving.

Freezer Tip

If freezing biscuits for future use, double-bag to prevent freezer burn.

Delicious at Any Time

Whether you serve these as party food or you serve along with a homemade soup, or you pack them into lunches, you will love the unbeatable taste of turkey-filled biscuit spirals.

5 stars from 1 rating of Turkey Biscuit Spirals

© 2013 Athlyn Green

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    • Athlyn Green profile imageAUTHOR

      Athlyn Green 

      3 years ago from West Kootenays

      These are always a hit when I have people in. And they are tasty too.

      Spanish food. I always double up on my baking pans and it makes such a difference. No more burned bottoms on cookies or loaves or anything else.

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      Lena Durante 

      3 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      Your tip on doubling up the baking pans is one I've never heard before! Thanks for sharing.

    • sweetie1 profile image


      7 years ago from India

      Wow very beautiful.

    • peachpurple profile image


      7 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I love the look of the spirals. Similar to local cookies. Voted up

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      Devika Primić 

      7 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Wow! Look so good! Thanks for sharing such a simple to follow recipe


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