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This crescent Taco Ring is a must-make! Seasoned taco meat is wrapped in crescent roll dough and baked for a simple and easy appetizer or dinner.

Try my easy Homemade Taco Pizza next!

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Why I Love This Recipe

We love taco night in our house. This taco ring recipe is a fun way to mix it up in a super easy way. Taco seasoned beef wrapped up flaky crescent roll dough. Grab your favorite toppings and enjoy!

My taco crescent ring recipe is a great hearty appetizer for game night, parties or a simple meal. It just requires a few ingredients, takes about 35-40 minutes to make and is a real crowd pleaser.

Ingredients For A Taco Crescent Ring

  • Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough – You can find this in most grocery stores near the refrigerated biscuit dough. You will need two cans of dough.
  • Ground Beef – I prefer using 85% lean.
  • Taco Seasoning – You can use one packet or 3 tablespoons of my homemade taco seasoning.
  • Shredded Cheese – I like using cheddar, but you can use a Mexican blend or colby jack, too.
  • Toppings  Shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, avocado, sliced jalapeno, shredded cheese.

How To Make A Taco Ring

See recipe card below for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

Prep – Start by preheating the oven and spraying a round baking pan or flat baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the baking sheet or pan.

Cook Beef – Brown the ground beef over medium heat in a large skillet. Crumble the beef as it browns and drain any excess fat. With the ground beef still in the skillet add the taco seasoning and water. Cook for another two minutes until the beef mixture is seasoned and the sauce is thick and bubbly. Remove from heat, add the shredded cheese to the taco-seasoned beef and stir so the cheese melts.

Arrange Crescent Dough – Unroll the crescent dough and tear apart the triangles at the seams. Arrange the pieces in a circle with the wide edges in the center and slightly overlapping each one. It will look like the sun. Then press them down to seal.

crescent roll triangles topped with taco meat
hand pulling up triangles of crescent dough over taco meat for a taco ring
taco ring with meat and crescent dough before baking

Add Taco Meat – Spoon the cheesy taco mixture onto the inner part of the crescent circle. Fold the pointed edge of each crescent triangle over the meat and pinch in the middle to seal, until the entire filling is enclosed by the dough ring.

baked crescent taco ring

Bake – Bake for about 20 minutes or until the taco ring is light golden brown.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make my own taco seasoning?

Yes! While using a packet of store-bought taco seasoning mix is super easy, I love making my homemade taco seasoning. The great thing about making your own seasoning blend is you can adjust it to your taste – such as adding some cayenne pepper if you want an extra kick. 

Can I use a ground meat other than beef?

Yes! You could easily sub in ground turkey or ground chicken, if you don’t like beef. The recipe steps remain the same.

close up overhead of taco ring with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese

How To Serve

Add your favorite taco toppings – shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, or sliced black olives. For a pretty presentation, I like to pile the toppings in the center of the ring.

To serve, cut the crescent ring into thick slices. Place a bowl inside the ring with topping options for a fun presentation! Keep salsa or pico de galloguacamole, and taco sauce at the ready for anyone who needs it.

Storage and Reheating

The delicious taco appetizer is best served immediately after baking. 

Storage – Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Reheating – Leftovers can be reheated in the oven at 350°F until warmed.

Expert Tips

  • Egg wash – This is optional, but if you want the crescent dough to get a nice golden brown, glossy finish then you can brush the ring with a beaten egg before baking.
  • Use your favorite toppings – Set out a variety of taco toppings and let everyone pick their favorites! We love shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.
  • Working with crescent dough – It’s best to work with the crescent dough right out of the fridge while it’s still cool. The warm crescent dough can be easier to tear accidentally.
taco ring with a piece lifted on a wooden spoon

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Recipe

Taco Crescent Ring

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This Crescent Taco Ring is a hearty appetizer or simple meal. Super easy to make with just a few ingredients and perfect for game day parties!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces Refrigerated crescent rolls 2 8-count packages
  • 1 pound Ground beef 85% lean
  • 3 tablespoons Taco seasoning about 1 package
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 cup Shredded cheddar cheese about 4 ounces
  • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce chopped tomatoes, extra cheese, sour cream, avocado, sliced jalapenos
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Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a round baking pan or flat baking sheet with a light coating of cooking spray.
  • In a large frying pan over medium heat, brown the ground beef until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain off fat.
  • Return meat to the pan and add the taco seasoning and water. Cook for an additional two minutes or until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat.
  • Add the shredded cheddar cheese and stir until melted.
  • Unroll the crescents and tear apart at the seams. Arrange them them in a circle, wide edges in the center and slightly overlapping (like a sun). Press down to seal.
  • Carefully spoon the taco meat onto the dough around the inner part of the circle, piling up until all the meat is used.
  • Wrap the pointed edge of the dough triangle up and over the meat, pinching in the middle to seal.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the taco ring is lightly golden brown.
  • To serve, place a bowl in the center of the ring and fill with toppings or simply fill the empty center with desired toppings and serve.

Notes

Serves 16 as an appetizer, 8 as a main dish.
Storage – Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Reheating – Leftovers can be reheated in the oven at 350 degrees F until warmed.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 8gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 326mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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