Easy Taco Pie

Flaky crescent rolls baked to a golden brown finish with a thick layer of taco meat that is coated with cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream to create a wonderful Taco Pie recipe.

Large piece of pie removed from a Taco Pie showing the layers of crescent rolls, ground beef, Mexican cheese, lettuce and tomatoes in a round glass dish.

Taco Pie Recipe With Crescent Rolls

Easy Taco Pie is eaten with a fork to make a fun twist on traditional tacos.  Using crescent rolls for a crust makes the recipe more filling than regular tacos and this is an easy meal to make for our family.

Add your favorite toppings on the entire pie or next to each slice in the plate. This taco pie recipe is ready to serve in under 30 minutes.

Ground beef with taco seasoning covered in cheese is made better when served on a buttery crescent roll crust! When schedules get full his is one of our go to meals along with Sauerkraut Soup and Hamburger Pot Pie.

Overhead view of a taco pie with seasoned ground beef and cheese on a flaky crescent roll crust with lots of veggie toppings on a red and white plaid napkin.

Since part of our livelihood as farmers comes from raising animals we always have plenty of beef and especially ground beef.  We are grateful for the opportunity to raise pork, beef and turkey and we’ve always eaten what we produce.  So, we enjoyed making this twist on classic tacos from our ground beef.

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Why This Recipe Works:

  • Taco Tuesday is popular and fun to talk about, so are pies.  So mix the two for a winning meal!  
  • A simple glass pie plate can create a simple fiesta at home to help get out of the mealtime rut.
  • Can use Pork Taco Meat, turkey or venison for another delicious variation!
  • This taco pie recipe is a great way to make a cheap and easy meal at home.
  • Easy to serve the lettuce, tomato and sour cream on the side to keep picky eaters happy.
Close up triangle shaped piece of easy taco pie on a stack of white plates and garnished with strips of lettuce, chopped tomatoes and a spoonful of sour cream with the full taco pie in the background.

A similar recipe that wraps up the taco meat in crescent dough is our Taco Crescents. Both are wonderful served with a Mangonada Recipe as a refreshing Mexican mixed drink.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Refrigerated crescent roll dough – Pillsbury or the store brand work fine.
  • Ground beef – lean meat is our preference.
  • Taco seasoning mix – follow the instructions on the package to season the beef.
  • Ketchup – adds extra moisture and flavor to the pie.
  • Cheese – we like a blend of Mexican cheese or cheddar cheese, but the kids enjoy American cheese.
  • Lettuce – a bag of pre-shredded iceberg is easiest, but Romaine also works well.
  • Tomato – cherry tomatoes are our favorite
  • Sour Cream – is an optional garnish as well as avocado, green chiles and salsa.
Server lifting a piece of taco pie made with crescent rolls above the pie dish.

Other Taco Tuesday favorites include our Low Carb Bell Pepper Taco Dip with Meat and Taco Meatloaf.

How to Make Taco Pie

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and press crescent roll dough into pie pan
  2. Bake 8 – 10 minutes until golden brown
  3. Brown hamburger, add taco seasoning and ketchup
  4. Layer on baked crust
  5. Add cheese slices on top and bake until cheese is melted
  6. Add sour cream, lettuce and tomato to the top of the pie or serve on the side
Close up of thick layer of taco meat topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and cream in a pie crust on a red napkin.

Step By Step Instructions

Start with cold crescent dough as it is easier to work with than warm dough. Separate into triangles and lay in a 9″ pie plate.

Pinch together the seams to form the pie crust.

Bake in an oven preheated to 400°F for 8 to 10 minutes until the rolls are golden brown and flaky.

Crescent rolls forming a pie crust in a pie plate and baked to golden brown on a wooden counter top.

While pie crust is baking brown ground meat and drain.

Then add taco seasoning and cook according to the directions on the package.

Stir in ketchup and pour into the baked crust.

Ground beef seasoned with taco mix and ketchup then poured into a flaky crescent roll crust in a glass pie plate.

Sprinkle a layer of your favorite cheese on top.

Pop back in the oven until the cheese is melted.

Shredded cheese sprinkled on top of a pie plate lined with flaky crescent rolls and filled with taco meat.

Then add lettuce and tomatoes to the top with a dollop of sour cream in the center.

Cut into slices and serve warm.

Flavorful taco pie with crescent rolls topped with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Other Easy Meal Ideas

Here are a couple other meal ideas that we like to throw in the Taco Tuesday rotation:

We hope you enjoy these meals as much as we do!

Printable Taco Pie Recipe

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Taco Pie

Servings 6 servings
Author: Jennifer
Flaky crescent rolls baked to a golden brown finish with a thick layer of taco meat is coated with cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream to create a wonderful Taco Pie recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup Mexican cheese
  • 2 cups lettuce chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato chopped
  • 1/3 cup sour cream optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 400°F.  Press crescent rolls into pie pan.  Separate each crescent and shape to match pie pan or quickly lay them out however you like.  
    Bake 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
    8 ounces refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Brown hamburger and drain if necessary.  
    3/4 pound ground beef
  • Add taco seasoning and ketchup. Pour into baked crust.  
    1 pkg taco seasoning mix, 1/2 cup ketchup
  • Sprinkle cheese on top and bake 3 to 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
    3/4 cup Mexican cheese
  • Add lettuce, tomato and sour cream to the top of the pie or serve on the side for picky eaters.
    2 cups lettuce, 1/2 cup tomato, 1/3 cup sour cream

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 15gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 1079mgPotassium: 300mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1046IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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Originally shared on January 16, 2018 with updates made on January 24, 2024.

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6 Comments

  1. I needed a quick meal using a pound of ground beef. I’ll make this again. I did use 1 lb. hamburger with taco seasoning prepared as usual & added half the catsup. Worked great

    1. Great! Thanks so much for letting me know!

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious! Made it last night, added a bottom layer of my home-made black bean dip and some thin tortilla chips. We will definitely have it again!

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