Taco Crescent Ring Recipe

May 1, 2019| b davis

Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite days. A day to celebrate that doesn’t require candy or gifts but instead is celebrated with food. (At least in the United States). If you are going to a party or hosting one, this recipe is perfect. It looks like you've toiled for hours in the kitchen when in reality it only takes about 30-40 minutes total. 

Taco Crescent Ring


  • 1-pound ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cans Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning and mix in. Remove from heat.
  2. Sprinkle in cheese and mix together.
  3. Unroll both cans of dough; separate into 16 triangles. On ungreased large cookie sheet, arrange triangles in ring so short sides of triangles form a 5-inch circle in center. Dough will overlap.
  4. Spoon beef mixture on the half of each triangle closest to center of ring.
  5. Bring each dough triangle up over filling, tucking dough under bottom layer of dough to secure it. Repeat around ring until entire filling is enclosed (some filling might show a little).
  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until dough is golden brown and thoroughly baked. Cool 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into serving slices.
  7. Serve with your favorite toppings!

Recipe Notes: 

  1. Let the meat and cheese mixture cool before you start to lay the triangles out. Work as quickly as possible as the dough likes to get sticky the longer it sits out.
  2. Topping ideas are your favorite salsa, sour cream, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, black olives, jalapeños, and avocado. The additions are endless!
  3. This dish can also be made with chicken. 

My picky eaters even love this dish since they love bread, but not so much tortillas. Serve with your favorite sides and a Mexican beverage! 

Recipe adapted from https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/taco-crescent-ring/a52fade5-13ce-483a-b1d6-55c22aeb5c5a 

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