Tag Archives: Cheese

Spicy Sausage Mini Pizzas

Sriracha pizza sauce, jalapeños, summer sausage and jalapeño cheddar cheese top this delicious mini pizza recipe, perfect for game days and parties!

Spicy Sausage Mini Pizza Recipe

Growing up, my favorite month of the year was December because it just so happens to be my birthday month, Christmas and Hickory Farms sets up their stand in the mall, which means Beef Summer Sausage, Cheese Balls and Crackers are a totally acceptable meal for lunch, basically every day in my house!

Today I’m so excited to share my first recipe in partnership with Hickory Farms, a brand I’ve grown up with and loved my entire life!

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One Pot Italian Sausage Shells and Cheese

In one pot and under 45 minutes, prepare this Italian style Shells and Cheese recipe, filled with flavorful sausage, tomato sauce, and three cheeses!

Italian Sausage Shells and Cheese Recipe

There’s not much I love more than a big ol’ bowl of pasta, but when said bowl of pasta is made in one pot, in under an hour and it’s super cheesy and flavorful, I love it even more!

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Garlic Naan Lasagna

Layers of cheese, Italian sausage marinara and garlic naan make for a delicious twist on traditional lasagna, which I like to call la-naan-a!

Naan Lasagna Recipe

The month of September can be quite crazy for a lot of households. Back-to-school means running kids around and quite often, it’s hard to get everyone around the dinner table. This is why I partnered up with my friends at Stonefire Naan to create a recipe that will have everyone running to the dinner table any night of the week!

This recipe is Naan lasagna, or as we lovingly refer to it at my house la-naan-a!

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Crock-­Pot® Slow Cooker Green Chili Queso Dip

Slow Cooker Green Chili Queso Dip Recipe

If you thought about putting your Crock-­Pot® Slow Cooker away for the summer, think again!  Summer is the perfect time to use a slow cooker because it eliminates the need to turn on the oven and heat up your entire house.

Today, I’m sharing a delicious new recipe twist on queso dip, with no velvetta or rotel required!

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Buffalo Cheddar Biscuits

Buffalo Cheddar Biscuit Recipe

Since I released my cookbook “Buffalo Style” over 2 years ago, one of the most requested recipes, by my friends, from the book, is this Buffalo Cheddar Biscuit Recipe!

If you love Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits, then you’re really going to love this biscuit recipe with a Buffalo Style Twist!

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Bratwurst Beer Mac & Cheese

Bratwurst Beer Mac and Cheese Recipe

Alright guys, it’s confession time, I might be a tad bit obsessed with mac and cheese 😉

Whether it’s Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese,  Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese, or this new Bratwurst Beer Mac and Cheese, I just can’t get enough of the creamy, cheesy, pasta goodness!

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Slow Cooker Taco Macaroni and Cheese

Slow Cooker Taco Macaroni and Cheese

Today I’m combining 3 of my favorite things in life, the almighty slow cooker, tacos and macaroni and cheese!

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Bruschetta Cheese Dip

Bruschetta Cheese Dip Recipe

This recipe is the result of an almost accident.

When I was home over the holidays, my Dad was making cheese dip (Velvetta + Rotel, an Oklahoma staple when eating Tex-Mex!), he reached in the refrigerator to grab a tupperware container of rotel and he accidentally grabbed the tupperware of leftover bruschetta.

He realized before he actually added it to the bowl of Velvetta, but then I got an idea, what if I made an Italian version of “cheese dip” with bruschetta instead of Rotel and a combination of cream cheese and mozzarella instead of Velvetta?!

Well, I tried it, and I loved it, so today I’m sharing it with you!

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3 Easy Game Day Skewer Recipes

Today’s post is sponsored by my fabulous friends at Cost Plus World Market!

3 Easy Game Day Skewer Recipes

Planning to host a party for the big game in a couple of weeks? These three simple skewer recipes will make entertaining a breeze!

These skewers are quick, easy, and require no actual cooking! They can easily be prepared early and placed in the refrigerator until game time, that way, you’re ready to roll before kick off. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss any of the hilarious commercials, exciting half time performances, or exhilarating touchdowns!

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Sweetpotato Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Sweet Potato and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

When brainstorming new recipe ideas for the blog, pasta is always a go-to favorite. My thought process is basically, “how can I make lasagna, manicotti or stuffed shells just a little bit different so that I can eat them over and over again?!” 😉

While I’ve posted recipes for Mediterranean Stuffed Shells, Mexican Stuffed Shells & Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells on the blog, I’ve never posted a vegetarian recipe for stuffed shells… that is until today!

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Baked Sweetpotato & Three Cheese Dip

Creamy Sweet Potato & Three Cheese Dip Recipe

It’s day three of “Thanksgiving Week” on WhitneyBond.com, and today I’m doing a little midweek dipping!

For this recipe I partnered up with my friends at California Sweetpotatoes to create the perfect appetizer to get your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving celebration started!

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Hot Crab Dip

For todays post, I partnered up with Louis Kemp Crab Delights® to create a hot crab dip that everyone is sure to love this holiday season!

Hot Crab Dip Recipe
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Hot dips are always a crowd favorite, as well as one of my favorite things to make for parties. It’s easy to toss a dip together and put it in the refrigerator until time for the party, then pop it in the oven and serve up a delicious, hot dip for your guests.

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Cheesy Taco Sausage Balls

Cheesy Taco Sausage Balls Recipe

If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s how to throw one heck of a party!

Whether it’s my annual Superbowl or Christmas/Birthday Cocktail Party, or just a random football watch party, I go all out on the food and fun!

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Three Cheese Manicotti with Italian Sausage Marinara

For today’s post, I partnered up with Hunt’s canned tomato products to create a delicious new recipe that I know will be an instant family favorite!

Three Cheese Manicotti with Italian Sausage Marinara Recipe

I am TOTALLY obsessed with this dish, that’s full of my favorite things, cheesy filled pasta, Italian sausage and rich, hearty marinara sauce!

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Gluten Free Baked Cheese Bites

Gluten Free Baked Cheese Bite Recipe

How delicious are fried cheese sticks?!  Oozing with cheese on the inside and crispy on the outside, totally tasty, but totally not healthy, so I took this appetizer and made it healthier and gluten-free!

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Buffalo Cheesy Puff Pastry Rolls

Buffalo Cheesy Puff Pastry Recipe

Football season is HERE people!!!!

I couldn’t be more excited because well, I love football, AND I love all that comes with watching football!

Getting together with friends every weekend, having a beer or two, and most importantly, making really delicious game day grub!

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Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe

With school back in session for most of my friends with kids, it’s that time of the year when parents are thinking about what to pack in their kids lunch box.

Since I’m all about putting a delicious twist on traditional recipes, I took a lunchbox favorite, the ham and cheese sandwich, and gave it a sweet twist with apricot preserves and King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread!

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Sloppy Joe Pizza Rolls

Sloppy Joe Pizza Rolls Recipe

Let me start off with a big WELCOME to the new WhitneyBond.com! I’m so excited that you’re here 🙂

If you’ve been visiting LittleLeopardBook.com for the last 4 years you might have noticed that over the weekend the website began redirecting all LLB links to WhitneyBond.com and the header on the website changed from “LittleLeopardBook.com – Cooking Secrets of Whitney Bond” to “WhitneyBond.com – Traditional Recipes With A Bond Girl Twist!

I wrote a post last week talking all about the rebranding and I’m so excited that it’s all happening now!

Just in case you missed the post, don’t worry, nothing is changing except for the name! You can still expect delicious new recipes coming at you every week on WhitneyBond.com, starting with these scrumptious Sloppy Joe Pizza Rolls, combining two of my childhood favorites!

This recipe took a couple of tries to perfect (you’ll see three lessons I learned throughout the recipe post!), but was well worth the time and effort to make it an absolutely amazing first recipe post on the new WhitneyBond.com!

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Sriracha Candied Bacon Brie Cheeseburger

Sriracha Candied Bacon Brie Cheeseburger Recipe

What does the ultimate cheeseburger look like?

This is what the ultimate cheeseburger looks like!

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Nectarine Fig Burrata Bruschetta

Nectarine Fig Burrata Bruschetta Recipe

Over the years, I’ve heard people mention the 5 Love Languages. I went to look them up and I found Burrata nowhere on the list, so I’m pretty sure they made a mistake 😉

Just in case anyone was wondering (or interested – I am single after all – lol) my 5 love languages go something like this:

  1. Coffee
  2. Burrata
  3. Tacos
  4. Beer
  5. Pizza

I believe my next book will be entitled “The 5 Love Languages of a Foodie” haha!

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Buffalo Chicken Dip Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Dip Pizza Recipe

A few weeks back I was doing some serious recipe planning for the upcoming months. I sat down and brainstormed new recipes for 6 hours straight. Let me tell you how hungry one gets after recipe brainstorming for 6 hours straight, very hungry, only to realize that all of the recipes I’d been creating in my mind over the last 6 hours were not reality yet and I had nothing to eat for dinner, such a buzz kill, lol!

Luckily over the next couple of weeks, all of the recipes did become a reality and some very delicious dinners were eaten, this Buffalo Chicken Dip Pizza being one of those!

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Italian Sausage Penne & Four Cheese Tomato Sauce

Italian Sausage Penne & Four Cheese Tomato Sauce Recipe

I love pasta, and I love cheese, so making cheesy delicious pastas is kind of my thing!

From Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne to Cheesy Taco Baked Ziti to Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta, I’ve shared many cheesy pasta dishes on LLB over the years and I’m so excited to introduce you to another deliciously cheesy recipe today!

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Baked Puff Pastry Monte Cristo

Baked Puff Pastry Monte Cristo Recipe

You know how there are foods, that as soon as you think about them, a specific memory comes to mind?

For me, the Monte Cristo will always remind me of eating at Bennigan’s as a kid in Oklahoma with my brother and my grandparents.

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One Pot Loaded Baked Potato Gnocchi

One Pot Loaded Baked Potato Gnocchi Recipe

I’m pretty sure that I’ve decided 2015 is going to be “The Year Of One Pot Dishes” on LLB!

I’ve been totally obsessed with creating  one pot recipes over the last couple of months, they’re quick, easy and have the obvious appeal of only one dish to wash after the meal!

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Sriracha Candied Bacon Grilled Cheese

Sriracha Candied Bacon Grilled Cheese Recipe

What better way to kick off National Grilled Grilled Cheese Month than with a Sriracha Candied Bacon Grilled Cheese!

Yes, the entire month of April is dedicated to sandwiches of melty, gooey cheese, layered between buttery toasty bread! April basically rocks.

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Creamy Sriracha Beef Enchiladas

Creamy Sriracha Beef Enchilada Recipe

It’s been an entire week since my last new recipe post on LLB! Why the long wait for a delicious new recipe you ask?! Because I took my first trip to New Orleans last week with two of my best friends!

If you follow me on Instagram you got to see all of the alligator holding (yup, that happened!) beignet eating, St Patricks Day glitter throwing, tutu wearing fun!

I loved the city and the food, and was so inspired to come home and create my own spins on beignets, shrimp and grits and jambalaya!

While this particular recipe was not inspired by my trip to New Orleans, it is a recipe I’ve been planning for a while now and I couldn’t wait to get home from my trip to whip it up!

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Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Recipe

When it comes to pasta, I’m a fan, whether it’s Mediterranean Stuffed Shells, Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne, Taco Baked Ziti or Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, if it includes pasta, I’m in!

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Stacked Beet Salad

Stacked Ricotta Beet Salad Recipe

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of trying one of San Diego’s newest restaurants, Stella Public House.

From the food and drinks, to the hospitality and decor, I immediately fell in love with this place!

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Cheesy Veggie Pizza Rolls

Cheesy Veggie Pizza Rolls Recipe

Take your favorite veggie pizza toppings, roll them up in buttery crescent rolls with three different cheeses and you have these delicious veggie pizza rolls!

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Creamy Cheesy Polenta

Creamy Cheesy Polenta Recipe

I’m a big fan of polenta. It’s easy, creamy, cheesy and perfect as a side or as part of a main dish. It’s vegetarian and gluten-free, making it a dish that everyone can enjoy!

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BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese

BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe

When it comes to creating new recipes for LLB, I love to get creative with old favorites.

The most popular recipe on Little Leopard Book is the Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne recipe I created almost 3 years ago to the date.

It’s simple, cheesy, pasta deliciousness and that’s what has made it a hit on LLB, and a favorite on Pinterest!

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Buffalo Chicken Mini Calzones

Buffalo Chicken Mini Calzones

It’s officially SUPERBOWL WEEK!!!

For a buffalo sauce obsessed, football loving, beer drinking girl, this is my favorite holiday of the year!

Ok, ok, I get it, it’s not technically a holiday, but for me it is 😉

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Apple Honey Brie Crostini

Apple Brie Crostini

Since I can never get enough wine and cheese in my life, I present to you a super simple crostini appetizer recipe featuring cheese, paired with Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau Wine!

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Slow Cooked Buffalo Cheesy Sausage Balls

Buffalo Sauce Cheesy Sausage Balls

Buffalo Sauce + Cheesy Sausage Balls = My New Favorite Thing!!

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Greek Nachos

Greek Nachos

The holiday season is officially here and if you’re looking for a fun new twist on a classic appetizer to share at your holiday party, you’ve just found it!

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Roasted Red Pepper Chorizo Baked Mac And Cheese

Roasted Red Pepper Chorizo Mac and Cheese

This dish is dedicated to my Facebook friends.

A couple of weeks back as I was planning out new recipe ideas for October, I asked my Facebook friends which new recipe they would like to see on LLB and there was an overwhelming response for Red Pepper Chorizo Mac and Cheese.

And I can’t say I blame them, it’s super flavorful cheesy pasta deliciousness, what’s not to love?

Roasted red peppers, good, chorizo, good, mac and cheese, good!

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Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash

Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash

Are you in the market for creamy, cheesy, spicy, goodness, that’s also gluten free and vegetarian? Well, let me introduce you to Jalapeño Popper Spaghetti Squash!

All the goodness of a jalapeño popper tossed with squash!

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Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread

Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread

Last week I made the most tasty Greek Turkey Soup, and while I loved every bite of it, I was wishing I had some of my Rosemary Focaccia Bread to dip in the soup and soak up all the deliciousness.

I didn’t want to run into that problem again this week when I made my Chipotle Stout Chili, so I decided to make this Jalapeño Cheddar Focaccia Bread to dip up all that chili goodness!

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

This recipe for vegetarian butternut squash mac and cheese is the creamiest, most velvety, delicious mac and cheese ever!

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Man oh man, the last week of my life has been completely crazy! I got called up to LA by my manager at CMEG to meet with a major network about hosting a new show! I know, right? So freaking awesome!

I took a whirlwind 24 hour trip to LA, met with the network and took the opportunity while I was in town to see some friends. I headed back home to San Diego on Friday morning and back to work.

I did a little work over the weekend and watched some football then woke up this morning and headed to my former college, SDSU, to guest lecture in JMS210: Social Media in Journalism. A class that just started it’s third year on campus.  It’s amazing that this is now a college course!

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Buffalo Cheeseburger Macaroni

Buffalo Cheeseburger Macaroni

It’s meaty, it’s cheesy, it’s comfort food at its finest… kicked up a notch!

It’s Buffalo Cheeseburger Macaroni!

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Farmers Market Beet and Burrata Tart

Farmers Market Beet and Burrata Tart

It’s simple, it’s beautiful, it’s delicious, it’s a combination of some of my favorite things, light, flakey phyllo dough, balsamic roasted beets and fresh burrata cheese!

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Cheesy Basil Pesto Pasta

Cheesy Basil Pesto Pasta

To say that I’m a big fan of fresh basil would be the understatement of the century. I own two basil plants (that are closer to the size of trees than most herb plants!) and I’m constantly pulling leaves off my mini basil trees for tons of different recipes.

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Sausage Jalapeño Macaroni and Cheese

Sausage Jalapeno Macaroni and Cheese



One time my friends went on a “Macaroni and Cheese Crawl”. If you’re familiar with bar crawls, it’s the same thought, but instead of slamming beers and tequila shots, you head to the best restaurants for Mac and Cheese.

While I wasn’t able to make the crawl with them, I thought this was the best idea ever. Why, you ask?  Because Macaroni and Cheese is freaking awesome!!!!

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Loaded Baked Potato Bread

Loaded Baked Potato Bread

While seeking menu inspiration for my Superbowl Party I ran across a recipe for spicy, cheesy pull-apart bread, this is what gave me the idea to concoct this recipe a couple of months later.

Loaded Bacon Cheddar Potato Bread

I took one of the loaves of rustic potato bread I baked last week and packed it with all of my favorite baked potato toppings!

Loaded Baked Potato Bread Ingredients

Ingredients (makes 1 loaf)

  • 1 loaf potato bread
  • 4 bacon slices (cooked and crumbled)
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup green onions (chopped)

Start by melting the butter in a small mixing bowl.

Loaded Cheesy Baked Potato Bread Recipe

Add the cheese, green onions and bacon.

Loaded Cheesy Baked Potato Bread Recipe

Slice the potato bread loaf both horizontally and vertically 3/4 of the way through.

Be sure not to slice all the way through, but enough to reach in there and stuff the loaf with your mixture of baked potato toppings!

Loaded Baked Potato Bread Recipe

Now use your fingers to stuff the topping mixture into the bread.

Loaded Cheesy Baked Potato Bread

Wrap foil tightly around the bottom and sides of the loaf, leaving the top exposed.

Add another piece of foil over the top and place in a 350° oven for 15 minutes.

Baked Potato Bread Recipe

Remove the top piece of foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

After the cheese is melted completely remove the bread from the oven and discard the foil. Place the loaf on a serving plate.

Loaded Baked Potato Pull Apart Bread

I served this with Baked Buffalo BBQ Chicken for a nice twist on a traditional southern meal!

Loaded Baked Potato Bread

Simply pull the pieces away from the bread and enjoy!

Pull Apart Baked Potato Bread

♣ Vegetarian Option: Remove the bacon to make this recipe vegetarian.

Loaded Baked Potato Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

Loaded Baked Potato Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf potato bread
  • 4 bacon slices (cooked and crumbled)
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup green onions (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add the cheese, chives and bacon.
  3. Slice the potato bread both horizontally and vertically 3/4 of the way through.
  4. Use your fingers to stuff the topping mixture into the bread.
  5. Wrap foil tightly around the bottom and sides of the loaf, leaving the top exposed.
  6. Add another piece of foil over the top and place in a 350° oven for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the top piece of foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
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Taco Ring with a Twist

This 45 Minute Taco Ring Recipe combines colorful bell peppers and red onions with taco seasoned ground beef and cheddar cheese inside a crescent roll crust.

Crescent Roll Taco Ring

Yes, yes, yes!  I’ve never been so excited to not be doing homework, but instead to be doing my new favorite thing, blogging!!! I have 5 words of advice for all of you in the blogging world… NEVER TAKE AN ONLINE CLASS!!!!! I’m serious, you’re basically saying, I would like to teach myself the entire subject of ___________(fill in the blank) and then do the readings and homework as well! So just don’t do it to yourselves, I beg of you, you will regret it!  Ok, I’ve warned you, I feel like I’ve done my civic duties for the day, and if that wasn’t enough now I’m also going to share with you my yummy dinner recipe from tonight! Aren’t I just the best??!!

Crescent Roll Taco Ring with a Twist

So today’s recipe comes from a childhood favorite of mine. When I was probably 11 or 12 years old my Mom took me to a Pampered Chef party (and people wonder why I love cooking so much!) and we made a taco ring recipe, it instantly became a fav at the Bond household of picky eaters.

Southwest Taco Ring Recipe

Yes, growing up I took after my Mom and her horrible pickiness in food. There is no greater person in the world than my Mom, but there’s gotta be something a little weird about you if you don’t like food 😉 Luckily after moving across the country to the West Coast and into the land of fresh veggies, fruits and fish I broadened my horizons and now love every aspect of food, from shopping for it, to cooking it, to eating it (that part is probably my favorite!) Although most of my recipes I post are somewhat new or innovative, I like to throw in an old classic here and there as well, ie. the taco ring of today! I added some peppers and onions to the ground beef to give it a little more flavor and texture (that’s the twist part!)

Taco Ring Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 (8 oz) cans of refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp homemade taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp water

Optional Toppings

  • sour cream
  • diced jalapeños
  • salsa

Begin by heating the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Next, add the bell peppers and onions.

Colorful Bell Peppers and Onions

Sauté for 5 minutes then add the ground beef and brown. In the meantime, pre-heat the oven to 375°.

Taco Ring Ground Beef Filling

Drain the grease from the ground beef, then add the taco seasoning, water and cheese.

Taco Ring Meat Cheese and Seasoning

Now it’s time to form a ring with the crescent rolls!

Start by placing a small glass on the center of a Baking Stone to get that perfect circle in the middle! Next, stagger the crescent rolls around with the wide ends overlapping in the center. Once they’re all on there it should look something like this ↓

Crescent Roll Ring

Next, pile the meaty, cheesy mixture of yummyness onto the crescent roll ring!

How to make the perfect taco ring

Now it’s time to get a little messy, you basically need a system of how to roll the dough up around that mound of meat after removing the glass without it all dumping into the middle.

Bell Pepper Ground Beef Taco Ring Filling

My recommendation: slow and steady! Look at that perfect little middle circle!

Once it’s all rolled up it should look something like this ↓

How to make a taco ring

Now it’s time to pop this baby in the oven. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and beautiful.

Bell Pepper Ground Beef Taco Ring

Place a ramekin filled with your favorite optional toppings in the middle such as sour cream topped with tomatoes and jalapeños, salsa or guacamole.

Taco Ring Recipe

I love seeing that cheesy, ooey, gooeyness surrounded by all that meatiness and wrapped in flakey, delicious crescent rolls.

Crescent Roll Taco Ring with Sour Cream

Bell Pepper Ground Beef Taco Ring

Ok already, I’m hungry!  Time to slice into this baby and go to town!

Taco Ring with Sour Cream

I’m now ready to sit down and devour this while watching tonight’s episode of “The Great Food Truck Race”!  What a great Sunday night 🙂 Til next time bloggies!!

Taco Ring with a Twist

♣ Vegetarian Option:  Substitute meatless crumbles for the ground beef to make this taco ring recipe vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Gluten Free Mom has a recipe for gluten-free crescent rolls that could be used in place of the traditional Crescent rolls to make this recipe gluten-free.

Taco Ring with a Twist

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Taco Ring with a Twist

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 (8 oz) cans of refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp homemade taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Optional Toppings
  • sour cream
  • diced jalapeños
  • salsa

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the bell peppers and onions to the oil.
  3. Sauté for 5 minutes then add the ground beef and brown.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 375°.
  5. Drain the grease from the ground beef, then add the taco seasoning, water and cheese
  6. Form a ring with the crescent rolls by placing a small glass on the center of a baking stone then staggering the crescent rolls around the glass with the wide ends overlapping in the center.
  7. Add the ground beef mixture to the middle of the crescent roll ring around the cup.
  8. Remove the glass from the middle and roll the dough up and over the ground beef.
  9. Place the roll in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and place a ramekin filled with optional toppings in the middle of the roll.
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