Crescent Roll Taco Bake – The Best Blog Recipes

Crescent Roll Taco Bake - The Best Blog Recipes

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All the goodness of tacos in a tasty casserole. Crescent roll dough, taco meat, and cheese bakes up into a scrumptious meal that the entire family will enjoy.

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  1. Crescent Roll Taco Bake Ingredients
  2. How to Make Crescent Roll Taco Bake
  3. How to Store Crescent Roll Taco Bake 
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Taco Tuesday just got tastier and more creative with this creamy casserole. This taco bake is an easy dinner recipe that is ready to eat in about 30 minutes. 

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This crescent roll taco bake takes all the goodness of tacos and piles them into a tasty casserole. Made from refrigerated crescent roll dough, with taco meat and cheese, it bakes up into a scrumptious meal that the entire family will enjoy. 

Always a hit, this casserole can be served with a side of tortilla chips, Spanish rice, or refried beans. Anything that goes well with tacos will also go well with this yummy taco bake. 

This yummy Mexican casserole delivers that flavorful taco taste wrapped in a flaky pastry crust that you can’t resist. Reimagine taco night with this unique crescent roll taco bake that satisfies your taco craving with a one-of-a-kind dish. 

Crescent Roll Taco Bake Ingredients

crescent roll taco bake ingredients
  • Ground beef
  • Taco seasoning – taco seasoning packets
  • Water
  • Crescent rolls
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Cheese – Mexican cheese

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

If you prefer to use a different cheese than the Mexican blend, you can easily change it up. Cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack would both be delicious in this recipe.

You can assemble this recipe the day before and then bake it before serving. Top your crescent roll bake with your favorite taco toppings, such as black olives, green chiles, green onions, jalapeños, and diced tomatoes.

How to Make Crescent Roll Taco Bake

FIRST STEP: Preheat the oven to 400°F.

SECOND STEP: Cook ground beef, and drain any grease. Add taco seasoning and water, and simmer for two minutes.

step 1 crescent roll taco bake

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

FOURTH STEP: 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.

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

step 3 crescent roll taco bake

SIXTH STEP: Fold the crescents over and place the remaining crescents on top of the casserole.

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SEVENTH STEP: Bake for 20 minutes.

step 5 crescent roll taco bake

EIGHTH STEP: Serve with extra sour cream, salsa, lettuce, and/or your favorite toppings.

Can I make this recipe in advance? 

You can prepare this easy crescent taco bake in advance and then wrap it in plastic wrap and store it 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.

Can I freeze this taco bake? 

This casserole freezes well and can be kept in the freezer for up to three months.

Can I use crescent sheets instead of crescent rolls? 

Yes, you can replace the crescent dough that is pre-cut into triangles with sheets of crescent dough for this recipe and still get the same great flavor. However, you may need to cut it to fit properly into your pan. 

How to Store Crescent Roll Taco Bake 

IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftover taco casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.  

IN THE FREEZER: You can keep crescent roll taco bake leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months. 

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  • 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
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  • Cook ground beef, and drain any grease. Add taco seasoning and water, and 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.

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

Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1497mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 988IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 3mg

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