Tuna Crescent Braid with the end piece cut so you cn see the inside of the braid.

This Tuna Crescent Roll Braid is a high protein lunch recipe made with canned tuna, hard boiled eggs, dill relish, and mayonnaise. It is like having a tuna melt wrapped in flaky, buttery, crescent roll dough.

Kids and adults alike will love this beautifully braided wrapped sandwich that is sprinkled with cheese on the outside. It is delicious hot or cold and is a great idea for a portable lunch.

Baked Tuna Crescent Roll Braid sprinkled with cheese and scallion greens with end piece cut on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Quick And Easy Lunch Recipe

Sometimesi coming up with a lunch idea can be difficult. We get stuck in the same old rut or sandwich meats and have a hard time figuring out what to make. This Tuna Crescent Roll is super easy to make and takes just a few ingredients for lovely end result presentation.

With a lot of people working from home due to the pandemic, it might be a little easier to come up with different lunch recipes. This particular recipe reminded me of a tuna melt and I loved the flaky crescent dough wrapping. 

baked tuna crescent roll braid with sesame seeds sprinkled on top

What You Need To Make Tuna Crescent Roll Braid

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Canned Tuna Fish, whenever I am making a recipe that calls for canned tuna fish, I always buy the chunk light tuna fish in water

Mayonnaise, this is my go to brand.

Hard Boiled Eggs add protein and you don’t even know they are in the filling.

Dill Pickle Relish, this is my go to brand.

Crescent Roll Dough, bought in a can, I like to buy the sheets rather than the rolls with perforation. If you can’t find the sheets, then buy the rolls and just pinch the perforations together.

Tuxedo Sesame Seeds, these are a mixture of black and white sesame seeds.

Cheese, I went with a smoked gouda for this recipe.

Two pieces of tuna sandwich on a black plate.

Tips and Substitutions

  • Be sure to drain the tuna well and flake it with a fork before adding the other ingredients.
  • I love to use this biscuit cutter for chopping hard boiled eggs. Its what my mom always used, and it is all I have ever used! A pastry blender works great as well.
  • Substitute puff pastry dough for the crescent roll dough.
  • Add a teaspoon of mayonnaise or sriracha to the tuna mixture for a boost of flavor.
  • When braiding the dough, be sure to fold the top and bottom over the pastry first, then braid, tucking the dough in a criss cross pattern.
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Other Lunch Recipes To Try

Asparagus, Taleggio, Fried Egg Panini

Cheeseburger Soup

Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Egg Salad

Greek Salmon Salad

Grilled Stuffed Burritos

Grilled Ham and Blue Cheese Sandwich

Crustless Spinach Quiche

Steak Sandwich

Turkey Tostadas

Tomato Tart

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Tuna Crescent Roll Braid

Shelby Law Ruttan
A delicious alternative to tuna fish sandwiches, a tuna fish filling is enrobed with crescent roll dough and baked until golden.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Course Fish Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 366 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 357 degrees. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the tuna fish, hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, scallions, and dill pickle.
    dill relish to be added to the tuna mixture.
  • Roll the crescent roll dough into 1 long rectangle. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Cut 1" thick and 4" wide strips down each side of crescent roll dough.
    crescent roll dough on parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Place the tuna filling down the center of the crescent roll dough. Fold strips across the dough to give the appearance of a braid. Bake 17 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with cheddar cheese and the green part of the scallion.

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Notes

Tips and Substitutions

  • Be sure to drain the tuna well and flake it with a fork before adding the other ingredients.
  • I love to use this biscuit cutter for chopping hard boiled eggs. Its what my mom always used, and it is all I have ever used! A pastry blender works great as well.
  • Substitute puff pastry dough for the crescent roll dough.
  • Add a teaspoon of mayonnaise or sriracha to the tuna mixture for a boost of flavor.
  • When braiding the dough, be sure to fold the top and bottom over the pastry first, then braid, tucking the dough in a criss cross pattern.

Nutrition

Serving: 4gCalories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 19gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 690mgPotassium: 139mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 547IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 452mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Tuna Crescent Braid, Tuna Crescent Roll
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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Honeybunch Hunts is a website dedicated to Hunting, Homesteading and Harvesting. Written by Shelby Law Ruttan, author and owner of Grumpy’s Honeybunch, she (Honeybunch) and Phil (Grumpy) have come together in a joint effort to share their knowledge and experience from the woods, to the garden, to the table.

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