Jamaican-Style Vegetable Turnovers

jamaican-style vegetable turnovers
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 large Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 10 ounce bag frozen mixed carrots, peas and corn, not thawed
  • 1 15 ounce box Pillsbury Just Unroll piecrusts (two 9-inch piecrust rounds)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


1. In a saucepan, cover the potato with cold water, bring to a simmer and cook until fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and let cool.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, jalapeño, allspice and turmeric and cook until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the cooked potatoes and the frozen mixed vegetables and let cool.

3. Preheat the oven to 425°. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the piecrusts one at a time and cut three 6-inch rounds from each. Combine the scraps, roll out and cut out 2 more rounds.

4. Place 1/4 cup filling in the center of each round; season with salt and pepper. Moisten the edges with water, fold the dough over to form half moons and crimp the edges with a fork. Transfer the turnovers to a baking sheet and bake until golden, about 20 minutes.