Dear Crissy

Taco Crescent Ring Recipe

Does your dinner routine ever feel a bit boring? To keep mealtimes in our home fresh and fun, I turn to one of my family’s favorite ingredients—Pillsbury Crescents.

I’m partnering with Pillsbury today to share this simple and delicious taco crescent ring. It’s sure to bring big flavor and lots of fun to dinner time! As a working mom of two, I often have those nights when I just need a quick, warm and crowd-pleasing recipe to whip-up for husband and kids. This is actually my 6-year-old’s new favorite recipe, and he asked me if I can make it the next time his friends come over for a playdate.

Taco Crescent Ring - This is such an easy and delicious family meal idea featuring Pillsbury Crescents. It's warm, filling and so very flavorful. My kids love it when I make this taco crescent ring for dinner!

Taco Crescent Ring Recipe Tutorial

As you can see in the video below, this taco crescent ring recipe from Pillsbury provides such an easy dinner option, and one that I know my kids will adore. Check it out, then grab the full recipe on Pillsbury.com.

I love the versatility of Pillsbury Crescents. Whether I’m simply baking them as dinner rolls or using them in a recipe, I can always count on Pillsbury Crescents to be soft, warm and tasty.

Taco Crescent Ring - This is such an easy and delicious family meal idea featuring Pillsbury Crescents. It's warm, filling and so very flavorful. My kids love it when I make this taco crescent ring for dinner!

I particularly love this taco crescent ring recipe because it puts a new twist on a family favorite.

Taco Crescent Ring - This is such an easy and delicious family dinner idea featuring Pillsbury Crescents. My kids love it when I make the taco crescent ring for dinner!

I have to admit that I make tacos at least a few times a month, because it’s one meal that my family loves every time. This recipe is great because it delivers that classic taco flavor, but updated in a really fun way.

Taco Crescent Ring - This is such an easy and delicious family dinner idea featuring Pillsbury Crescents. My kids love it when I make the taco crescent ring for dinner!

The kids love eating their taco crescent wedges. Evan likes to dip his in sour cream and Kara likes hers with salsa.

Taco Crescent Ring - This is such an easy and delicious family dinner idea featuring Pillsbury Crescents. My kids love it when I make the taco crescent ring for dinner!

After I made this taco crescent ring recipe the first time, my gears really began to turn. This ring shape using cans of Pillsbury Crescents is really a fantastic template for so many more wonderful and easy dinner ideas. Just think of the possibilities!

Taco Crescent Ring - This is such an easy and delicious family dinner idea featuring Pillsbury Crescents. My kids love it when I make the taco crescent ring for dinner!

I plan to try a pizza crescent ring next week, and then maybe a hot ham and cheese crescent ring after that. My creativity and imagination have definitely been sparked by this fun and easy recipe idea.

Taco Crescent Ring - This is such an easy and delicious family dinner idea featuring Pillsbury Crescents. My kids love it when I make the taco crescent ring for dinner!

When winter and my busy schedule starts to get me down, I love knowing that I have that special time to reconnect with my family at the dinner table.

That’s what it all comes down to, each and every day. That’s the good stuff, and I’m definitely in favor of easy recipes that help me get down to the good stuff even faster.

This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and Pillsbury blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

Taco Crescent Ring

Ingredients:

lb ground beef
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
Shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced ripe olives, taco sauce or salsa, as desired

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning mix and 1/2 cup water. Simmer 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened. In medium bowl, mix beef mixture and cheese.

2. 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. Dough ring should look like the sun.

3. Spoon beef mixture on the half of each triangle closest to center of ring.

4. 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).

5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until dough is golden brown and thoroughly baked. Cool 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into serving slices.

Recipe via Pillsbury.com.

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17 Comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) — January 27, 2016 @ 12:56 pm (#)

    My family would love this.  What a yummy dinner idea.

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  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle — January 27, 2016 @ 1:01 pm (#)

    That is genius! I love combining different ingredients to make yummy recipes like this. 

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  3. Cathi Crismon — January 27, 2016 @ 3:25 pm (#)

    I’m thinking about how much less messy this would be than regular tacos with my grandkids! They’d love this. Absolutely love it!

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  4. Meagan — January 27, 2016 @ 5:07 pm (#)

    Oh my heavens, this looks delightful. Can you say food for Superbowl Sunday? 

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  5. Liz Mays — January 27, 2016 @ 6:06 pm (#)

    Wow, this looks so pretty and it sounds delicious. This looks like it would be a really good family recipe.

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  6. Marcie W. — January 27, 2016 @ 8:33 pm (#)

    Oh my word this looks like total heaven! As much as I love tacos, I am sure those ingredients are much better inside crescent dough.

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  7. Shelley Zurek — January 27, 2016 @ 8:43 pm (#)

    I have always wanted to make one of these.  With you simple instructions I think I finally could. 

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  8. Kayla @ TheEclecticElement — January 27, 2016 @ 9:06 pm (#)

    I would have NEVER thought to do this with crescent rolls! What a fantastic and beyond delicious idea. I totally agree, those crescent rolls are SO versatile.

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  9. Chantal — January 27, 2016 @ 9:42 pm (#)

    What a fantastic idea that would work as a meal or an appetizer. Everyone loves tacos so you can’t go wrong with making this!  

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  10. Sarah — January 28, 2016 @ 12:08 am (#)

    Oh my goodness! Now this is my kind of snack. It looks amazing. I’m going to have to make it. When no-one is home, so I don’t have to share. 

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  11. Florentina — January 28, 2016 @ 2:37 am (#)

    Perfect party food ! I’m saving this recipe for the super Bowl of course. Thanks for sharing, i’m sure it will be a hit with all the dudes !

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  12. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert — January 28, 2016 @ 2:56 am (#)

    This looks like an excellent Mexican-inspired dish the entire family can enjoy!  Thanks for the recipe!

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  13. OurFamilyWorld — January 28, 2016 @ 10:38 am (#)

    My oh my, that looks so yummy. My family loves tacos. I can’t wait to try this.

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  14. Janis @MommyBlogExpert — January 28, 2016 @ 12:28 pm (#)

    That looks really good. My family loves tacos and tamale pie and I look forward to trying your Mexican dish which is making my mouth water now.

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  15. Amy Desrosiers — January 28, 2016 @ 2:24 pm (#)

    I love this meal idea! It is super fun, and so kid friendly! Nice pictures too! 

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