Using only 4 ingredients, these Taco Crescent Rolls come together in no time and are a fun twist on a traditional taco!
I don’t know about your family, but mine LOVES Taco Tuesday! As my kids get older, they enjoy tacos more and more. Whereas when they were younger, they mainly just wanted the tortilla. Now, I can load theirs up and as long as I add sour cream, they are in taco Heaven!!
Last week, I had pulled out some ground turkey to use for tacos. I had it thawed and ready to go, cooked it up, looked around and could not find the tortilla shells. Well….turns out, I forgot to buy them! Oops! Since it was dinnertime and I really didn’t feel like going to the store, I looked in my fridge and found crescent rolls.
Flakey, buttery crescent rolls wrapped around taco seasoned ground beef and melted cheese for a delicious recipe that’s easy to make in just 25 minutes!
Not only did they make our Taco Tuesday even more kid friendly, but the entire family approved and loved the changed version! These made a great dinner, but they also make a good appetizer, snack, or lunch on the go!
Frequently asked questions:
Can these be made ahead of time? Absolutely! If you want to save on time, make the meat mixture early and simply stuff the crescents when ready to put in the oven. You can also wrap them in the crescents and refrigerate, but that will add a few minutes to the cook time.
Can I add more ingredients to the meat mixture? For sure! However, don’t add too many ingredients to where it becomes difficult to roll the bundles up. You can sauté some diced onions, peppers, jalapenos, etc. and include them in the mixture. Even black beans are a great addition!
What toppings should I add to these prior to serving? Have fun with it! Anything goes! Black olives, lettuce, sour cream, salsa, more cheese, tomatoes, avocadoes, etc. The possibilities are endless!
What if I don’t have any taco seasoning on hand? No problem! Click HERE for a great “homemade” taco seasoning that is my go-to! I love being able to control the amounts of ingredients in my seasonings as well as the sodium levels! Same great taste!
Since introducing these to my family, we love to serve them for lunches, dinners, and appetizers at parties! Sometimes, I make an extra batch and freeze them! My kids simply pull them out of the refrigerator and heat them in the microwave for a bit, followed by putting them in the toaster oven to give them a slight crisp again!
Ingredients needed for these Taco Crescent Rolls:
Ground beef or turkey
Pilsbury crescent rolls
Toppings of choice
How to prepare:
In a medium skillet, cook meat until no longer pink.
Drain fat and sprinkle in taco seasoning and salsa.
Stir until all is combined.
Unroll the crescent rolls and place about 3 tbsp. meat mixture onto wide part of crescent.
Roll crescent until closed and meat is inside.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven, 375, for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and serve with favorite topping of choice!!
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Enjoy and be sure to let me know what you think if you give these a try! You can serve them for any occasion and truly make them your own with additions to the meat mixture and fun toppings prior to serving!
Taco Crescent Rolls are perfect to enjoy for any occasion and can be changed up to fit your tastes! Print the recipe below and add them to your next meal plan!
Taco Crescent Rolls
- 1 lb ground beef *or turkey
- 1 package taco seasoning * or 3 tablespoon homemade (see recipe in post above)
- 1/4 cup salsa
- 8 oz Pillsbury crescents
- In a medium skillet, cook meat until no longer pink.
- Drain fat and sprinkle in taco seasoning and salsa.
- Stir until all is combined.
- Unroll the crescent rolls and place about 3 tbsp. meat mixture onto wide part of crescent.
- Roll crescent until closed and meat is inside.
- Place on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven, 375, for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and serve with favorite topping of choice!!
Recipe updated 1/12/22