Crescent Tuna Braid

Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 50 min
Servings: 4

Bring excitement to everyday canned tuna with this delicious recipe idea. It beats an ordinary tuna salad sandwich — and your whole family can enjoy a warm meal together!


  • 1 can (170 g) solid light tuna, drained
  • 2 hard cooked eggs chopped
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped dill pickle
  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Original Crescents
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame seeds, optional


  1. Heat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine tuna, eggs, mayonnaise, onion and dill pickle.
  3. Separate dough into 2 long rectangles. Place on ungreased baking sheet with long sides overlapping 1/2 inch (1.25 cm); press center seam and perforations together to form a large rectangle.
  4. Spoon tuna mixture lengthwise down centre of dough. Sprinkle 1/2 cup (125 mL) cheese over filling. Cut slits 1-inch (2.5 cm) apart on each side of rectangle from filling to edge. To give braided appearance, fold strips of dough across filling, alternating from side to side.
  5. Bake for 17 to 20 min or until golden brown. Remove from oven; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) cheese and sesame seeds if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Watch this dish come alive with the addition of your favourite freshly chopped herb such as dill, parsley or tarragon.