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Crescent Roll Taco Bake

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Taco Tuesday just got more creative with this crescent roll taco bake. We love taking all the goodness of tacos and piling them into a tasty pie form.
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  1. Crescent Roll Taco Bake Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Crescent Roll Taco Bake Recipe
  3. How to Serve
  4. Storage
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Our crescent roll taco bake reimagines taco night in the best, most delicious way. A creamy, cheesy ground beef mixture is nestled into crescent roll pastry that bakes up into a golden brown, flaky crust for a scrumptious meal that the entire family will gobble up.

Our taco pie and taco lasagna are two more easy recipes that are an untraditional take on our beloved tacos.

close up shot of a plate of Crescent Roll Taco Bake topped with sour cream and served with tomatoes, lettuce, and avocado

Crescent Roll Taco Bake Ingredients

Crescent Roll Taco Bake raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 packets taco seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 packages crescent roll dough
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese

PRO TIP:

PRO TIP: Check out our homemade taco seasoning recipe instead of store-bought taco seasoning. 3 tablespoons of the homemade version are equivalent to one taco seasoning package.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHEESE: If you prefer to use a different cheese than the Mexican blend, you can change it up if you’d like. Cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack would be a great fit for this recipe.

MEAT: Ground pork, ground chicken, or ground turkey are also great ideas in this easy dinner recipe.

TOPPINGS: Add all of your favorite taco toppings, such as black olives, green chiles, green onions, jalapeños, and diced tomatoes.

How to Make This Crescent Roll Taco Bake Recipe

PRO TIP:

You can assemble this recipe the day before and then bake before serving.

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 400°F.

STEP TWO: In a large skillet, cook beef at medium-high heat, drain any grease. Add taco seasoning mix and water, simmer for two minutes.

PRO TIP:

Ground beef can be cooked ahead of time and kept in the fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months. This is a great time saver when you want to whip up this recipe quickly.

Crescent Roll Taco Bake process shot of hamburger and taco seasoning being cooked in a pot

STEP THREE: Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with cooking spray.

STEP FOUR: Add crescent dough in a single layer along the sides and bottom of the pan. Squish together each dough triangle at the seams so there aren’t any gaps. Reserve 4 to 6 crescents for the top of the casserole.

Crescent Roll Taco Bake process shot of crescent rolls layered on a baking dish

STEP FIVE: Mix salsa, sour cream, and cheese into the seasoned ground beef. Once mixed, pour into the casserole dish on top of the crescent rolls.

Crescent Roll Taco Bake process shot of ingredients added to the pot of seasoned hamburger

STEP SIX: Fold the crescents over and place the remaining crescents on top of the meat mixture.

Crescent Roll Taco Bake process shot of crescent rolls filled up and closed

STEP SEVEN: Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Crescent Roll Taco Bake process shot after Crescent Roll Taco Bake is baked

STEP EIGHT: Serve with extra sour cream, salsa, lettuce, or other favorite toppings.

How to Serve

Enjoy this easy crescent taco bake alongside a green salad or our Spanish rice.

Don’t forget to add all of your favorite toppings, including salsa, sour cream, and guacamole, so that everyone can customize their serving of this yummy Mexican casserole.

For more casserole ideas, check out our ground beef casserole.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: This taco casserole recipe will keep in the fridge for up to two days.

IN THE FREEZER: If you’d like to store leftovers of your taco bake for longer, you can keep it in an airtight container for up to three months.

close up shot of Crescent Roll Taco Bake in a baking dish

I love food mash-ups that take favorite foods and combine them to make over-the-top unique dishes. This is the perfect recipe for when you have that taco craving but want to add something a little different.

The ultimate slice of deliciousness, it will deliver you that flavorful taco taste wrapped in a flaky pastry crust that can’t be beat.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze this taco bake?

This crescent roll taco bake freezes well and can be kept in the freezer for up to three months.

Can I use crescent sheets instead of crescent rolls?

You could replace the crescent dough that is pre-cut into triangles with sheets of crescent dough for this recipe. You may need to cut it to fit properly into your pan, but it will still give you the same great flavor.

Can I make this recipe in advance?

This easy crescent taco bake can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake it. Pop it into the oven right before dinner time for a hot and bubbly meal.

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Crescent Roll Taco Bake

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Taco Tuesday just got more creative with this crescent roll taco bake. We love taking all the goodness of tacos and piling them into a tasty pie form.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 packets taco seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 packages crescent rolls
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Cook ground beef, drain any grease. Add taco seasoning and water, simmer for two minutes.
  • Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Add crescents in a single layer along the sides and bottom. Squish together at the seams so there aren’t gaps. Reserve 4 to 6 crescents for the top of the casserole.
  • Mix salsa, sour cream, and cheese into the seasoned ground beef. Once mixed, pour into the casserole dish on top of the crescent rolls.
  • Fold the crescents over and place the remaining crescents on top of the casserole.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Serve with extra sour cream, salsa, lettuce, and/or your favorite toppings.

Notes

Note: You can assemble this recipe the day before and then bake before serving.
 
Note: Ground beef can be cooked ahead of time and kept in the fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months. This is a great time saver when you want to whip up this recipe quickly.

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 967mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 3mg
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