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Turkey Taco Ring

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Filling and yummy, this simple turkey taco ring is loaded with authentic Mexican flavor that is ready in less than half an hour.
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  1. TURKEY TACO RING INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS TURKEY TACO RING RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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This delicious and hearty turkey taco ring only takes about thirty minutes to make and is loaded with irresistible flavor! Perfect as an appetizer for game day parties or a quick and easy weeknight dinner, this dish features crescent rolls stuffed with a cheesy and flavorful turkey mixture baked to bubbling.

You’ll also want to check out our classic taco ring. We love the spice in our homemade turkey chili and I’m sure you will as well.

close up shot of a Turkey Taco Ring with a bowl of salsa in the middle

TURKEY TACO RING INGREDIENTS

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You’ll need:

  • 2 cans of crescent roll dough
  • 2 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix, or 3 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  •  lettuce and salsa for topping

PRO TIP:

You can bake your turkey breast in the oven, or in your Instant Pot, or use leftover turkey!

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

MIX-INS: You could also add whole kernel corn and/or black beans into the shredded turkey for a tasty way to add extra flavor!

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: We love to serve this crescent roll taco ring with salsa, lettuce, green or black olives, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, diced tomatoes, or green onions.

CHEESE: Cheddar cheese is a classic choice but if you have another favorite type of cheese, you can use that instead. Or, use a cheese mixture with cheddar and another kind such as Monterey Jack or a spicy jalapeño.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS TURKEY TACO RING RECIPE

STEP ONE: Preheat your oven to 375°F.

STEP TWO: In a large skillet, add the water, shredded turkey meat, green chilies and taco seasoning. Cook over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until the turkey is reheated. Remove from heat and set aside.

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STEP THREE: On an ungreased large cookie sheet, arrange crescent dough triangles in a ring so the short sides of the triangles form a 6-inch circle in the center. It’s okay if the bottoms of the triangles overlap.

PRO TIP:

Placing a small bowl in the center will help you arrange the crescent roll triangles.

Turkey Taco Ring process shot of crescent dough triangles placed in a ring

STEP FOUR: Spoon turkey mixture over the wide section of the roll close to the center of ring.

Turkey Taco Ring process shot of turkey meat and cheese spread over crescent rolls

STEP FIVE: Sprinkle cheese on top.

PRO TIP:

It’s best to grate cheese at home as pre-shredded cheese tends to be coated with an anti-caking agent that prevents it from melting completely.

STEP SIX: Fold triangle points up over the filling, tucking it under the bottom layer of dough to secure it.

Turkey Taco Ring process shot of crescent rolls rolled up to make a ring

STEP SEVEN: Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the ring turns a golden brown. Allow ring to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

Turkey Taco Ring process shot of Turkey Taco Ring after being baked with a bowl of salsa in the middle

STEP EIGHT: Place a bowl of salsa in the center of the ring for dipping. Garnish with shredded lettuce and any other favorite toppings, if desired.

HOW TO SERVE

I love to place a bowl of salsa in the middle of the ring for dipping. You can also garnish with shredded lettuce if desired. I also won’t say no to ooey-gooey cheese dip, homemade ranch crack dip, some cool sour cream, and creamy guacamole along with this!

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: You can store leftover turkey taco ring in the fridge for up to three days in an airtight container.

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Easy and delicious, you’ll love the zesty taste of this hearty, simple taco crescent ring recipe. Crescent rolls are filled with seasoned, shredded turkey breast and cheese before being baked golden brown.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use ground turkey in this recipe?

If you would prefer to use ground turkey, you certainly can. Just brown it and add the seasonings from the second step and proceed with the rest of the recipe.

How do I store leftovers of this taco ring?

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.

Can I make this ahead of time?

You could make this recipe ahead of time and store it covered in the fridge to bake and serve later that same day or the next day.

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Turkey Taco Ring

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Filling and yummy, this simple turkey taco ring is loaded with authentic Mexican flavor that is ready in less than half an hour.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 cups cooked turkey shredded
  • 4 ounces green chilies diced
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 package taco seasoning (or 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • lettuce shredded
  • salsa

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large skillet add the water, shredded turkey, green chilies and taco seasoning. Cook over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until the turkey reheated.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • On an ungreased large cookie sheet, arrange crescent dough triangles in a ring so the short sides of triangles form a 6-inch circle in the center. (Place a small bowl in the center to help with arranging the crescent dough). The dough will overlap.
  • Spoon turkey meat over the wide section of the roll close to the center. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Bring each triangle tip up over the filling, tucking it under the bottom layer of dough to secure it.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until ring turns a golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Place a bowl salsa in the center of the ring for dipping.
  • Garnish with shredded lettuce, if desired.

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Notes

TIP: You can bake your turkey breast in the oven, or in your Instant Pot, or use leftover turkey!
TIP: Placing a small bowl in the center will help you arrange the crescent roll triangles.
TIP: It’s best to grate cheese at home as pre-shredded cheese tends to be coated with an anti-caking agent that prevents it from melting completely.

Nutrition

Sodium: 557mg | Calcium: 135mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Vitamin A: 213IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 519mg | Cholesterol: 120mg | Calories: 282kcal | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 9g | Protein: 46g | Carbohydrates: 4g | Iron: 1mg
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