Crescent Roll Taco Ring

Fill the center of this Crescent Roll Taco Ring with your favorite toppings to create an attractive meal in under 30 minutes.

Familiar taco meat is more fun to eat when served in a ring of crescent rolls with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced olives, avocados and sour cream.

Golden brown crescent dough wrapped around taco seasoned ground beef and filled with fresh toppings on a round pan on a red and white napkin.

Easy Taco Ring Recipe

Taco meat coated with cheese and wrapped in crescent dough makes this Taco Ring recipe that’s easy to personalize. Popular toppings fit right in the center. The more unique garnishes can be served on the side.

With very similar ingredients to our Crescent Roll Tacos and Taco Pie, but so much more eye catching, this crescent roll taco ring is an easy family dinner!

My daughter says this recipe is, “Very yummy! It’s almost like a pizza because of the rolls, but tastes like a taco.” When kids eat the meal and smile that’s a note worth sharing!

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Slice of crescent roll taco ring on a plate with fresh toppings, a fork and the full ring in the background.

More fun food that the kids love to customize with different toppings are our Hawaiian Roll Garlic Bread and Pancake Tacos.

Ingredients Needed

  • Crescent Roll Dough – Two tubes of refrigerated dough.
  • Ground Beef – We prefer a lean blend that’s at least 85% lean.
  • Taco Seasoning – Use a packet, but decrease the water to 1/3 of a cup.
  • Cheddar Cheese – Shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese is divided and sprinkled on the meat as well as served with the lettuce in the center of the crescent taco ring.
  • Toppings – Shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, chopped green onions, sliced black olives, cubes or slices of avocado, more cheese and a squeeze tube of sour cream for convenience.
Ingredients to make a taco ring are cooked ground beef, taco seasoning, cheddar cheese, avocado slices, two tubes of crescent roll dough, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream and sliced olives on a wooden counter top.

How To Make A Taco Ring

Cook ground beef over medium high heat and use a meat masher to separate while cooking. Drain any excess drippings.

Return skillet to medium heat and add 1/3 cup of water and packet of taco seasoning. Using less water than a packet recommends works best in our crescent roll taco ring recipe.

Stir until taco seasoning is mixed well and water is evaporated.

Water and taco seasoning packet added to a skillet with cooked ground beef.

Use cold dough and separate into triangles. The wider end of the triangles will form the center of the ring in the center of a pizza pan.

Using a round pan serves as a guide and makes it easier to form a ring.

Overlapping the wide base of triangular shapes of crescent dough to form a circle in the center with the smaller tips pointing out.

The thinner, pointed ends of the dough will point out – almost like rays of sunshine radiating out. The wider side of the triangles will overlap slightly to form a slight curve that forms the center circle.

Carefully spoon cooked meat on the thickest part of the crescent roll dough.

Triangles of crescent roll dough laid in a circle with taco meat covering the wide part of the dough in a ring shape.

Sprinkle one cup of cheese on top of the warm meat.

Gently pick up each point, one at a time and wrap in the center. Tuck the end of the point under and pinch to seal closed.

Strips of Pillsbury crescent dough wrapped around cooked taco meat to create a ring on a baking sheet.

Slight adjustments can be made to the shape of the ring if necessary.

Then bake in an oven preheated to 350℉ for 30 minutes or until the dough is golden brown and baked through.

Warm taco ring on a round baking sheet with melted cheese on top of the taco meat on a red and white napkin.

Serving Tips

We like to prep the lettuce, tomatoes, avocados and any other toppings while the taco ring bakes.

While the ring is still warm fill the center with the toppings everyone in the family will enjoy. We serve sour cream and avocado on the side because not everyone eats those.

Overhead view of a flavorful taco ring wrapped with golden brown crescent dough and filled with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, slices of olives and topped with cheddar cheese on a round pan.

Add the chopped veggies to the center. Set on the table and slice with a pizza cutter.

Enjoy!

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Keep dough as COLD as possible until the second you are ready to use. Dough that warms up becomes more tacky, stretch and tear easily and gets progressively more difficult to work with.
  • Overlap dough evenly while forming the center of the circle as the overlapped portions will take the longest to cook through.
  • Cover baking pan with foil and coat with non-stick spray for easier clean-up.
  • Store leftover fresh veggies separate from the cooked crescent taco ring. The ring reheats fine in the microwave or air fryer.
Plate with serving of croissant taco ring on a plate with chopped lettuce, tomatoes and a slice of avocado on the same white plate on a red and white plaid napkin.

More Easy Family Meal Ideas

Kielbasa and Potatoes is an easy skillet meal with peppers and onions mixed in.

Spaghetti Pie is another food that’s more fun to eat when served out of a pie dish.

Hot Dogs and Sauerkraut is a classic that’s great in a skillet or on the grill.

Close up of a quick taco ring meal filled with fresh chopped veggies and ready to serve on a silver baking sheet.

Crescent Roll Taco Ring

Servings 6 servings
Author: Jennifer
Fill the center of this Crescent Roll Taco Ring with your favorite toppings to create an attractive meal in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 8 ounce tubes Crescent roll dough
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1.25 ounce packet taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese

Garnishes

  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 4 ounces tomato chopped
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup olives sliced or chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 avocado optional

Instructions
 

  • Separate cold crescent dough into triangles and lay in a circle with the wide end of the triangles overlapping slightly to form a small circle in the center of a round pizza pan. The pointed ends will face out.
  • Brown ground beef and drain if necessary. Add taco seasoning and 1/3 cup of water. Stir until combined and water is cooked off.
  • Sprinkle meat in a thick, even circle on the wide end of the crescent dough triangles.
  • Cover with 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  • Take each point of crescent dough and wrap the meat. Tuck the point under the other side of the dough in the center to form a nice ring.
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 350℉ for 30 minutes.
  • Serve warm with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and garnishes in the center of the ring. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 21gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 814mgPotassium: 493mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1305IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 248mgIron: 2mg

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