Put a delicious spin on Taco Tuesday with these Taco Crescent Rolls filled with ground beef and cheddar cheese. You only need 4 ingredients and 25 minutes to make this easy recipe, perfect for a weeknight meal or game day appetizer!

taco crescent rolls on plate with small bowl of salsa

Need a quick and easy party snack or 4 ingredient dinner recipe? Look no further than these Taco Crescent Rolls! Flakey, buttery crescent rolls are wrapped around taco seasoned ground beef and melted cheese for a delicious recipe that’s easy to make in just 25 minutes!

Top them with your favorite taco toppings, like sour cream, salsa or guacamole. Serve them as a meal or an appetizer, either way, they’re guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!

ingredients for taco crescent rolls

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Ground beef – you can also use ground turkey if you prefer.
  • Taco seasoning – I always recommend my homemade seasoning mix, because it’s so much better than the pre-made stuff and it’s easy to mix up in just 5 minutes! Of course, you can always purchase store bought seasoning, if you’d prefer.
  • Crescent roll dough – for this recipe, you’ll need two 8 count cans of refrigerated crescent roll dough.
  • Cheddar cheese – I always recommend grating your own cheese at home as it melts better and tastes better!
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Step by step instructions

  1. Cook the ground beef. Add one pound of ground beef to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the ground beef until it’s browned, around 5-7 minutes. Drain any grease from the skillet. Add the taco seasoning and 1/4 water to the skillet and stir to combine all of the ingredients. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then remove the skillet from the stove.
  2. Fill the crescent rolls. Roll out the crescent rolls on a piece of parchment paper. Add a spoonful of the taco seasoned beef mixture about an inch from the top of each crescent roll dough triangle. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the ground beef.
  3. Roll up the crescent rolls. Starting at the top of the crescent roll dough, roll the dough over the beef and cheese, and continue rolling up tightly. Fold any excess dough on the side over the top of the crescent roll. Transfer the taco crescent rolls to a baking sheet.
  4. Bake the crescent rolls. Place in a preheated 375°F oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cresent rolls are golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Serving options

Feel free to top these taco croissants just like you would your favorite taco! You can keep it simple and serve them with a dollop of sour cream, or salsa on the side. Or you can get crazy and add all of the toppings to create a taco crescent roll feast! Here are a few serving ideas to get you started.

baked taco croissants on plate topped with sour cream

Frequently asked questions

  • Can you make them ahead of time? You can definitely cook the taco seasoned ground beef ahead of time, but I recommend assembling and baking them right before serving for the best texture.
  • How do you reheat them? If you have leftovers, or want to make the taco croissants ahead of time and reheat them, I recommend using the oven. Place the taco crescent rolls on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven with the broiler turned on to high. Cook for 3-5 minutes, but be sure to keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn under the broiler. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
  • Can you add cream cheese to the taco rolls? You sure can! Feel free to add 1/2 tablespoon cream cheese to each crescent roll before adding the ground beef and cheddar cheese. This will make for an extra creamy, cheesy taco crescent roll!
  • Can you add other ingredients inside the crescent rolls? Yes, just make sure not to overstuff the crescent rolls. Sometimes I like to saute a little onion, bell pepper and jalapeno in with the ground beef. I’ve also mixed in a 4 ounce can of diced green chilies with the ground beef and that’s delicious too!
  • Can you make the recipe vegetarian? Absolutely! Simply swap the ground beef for meatless crumbles, like Impossible meat, or swap in your favorite brand of soy chorizo.
cooked taco filled crescent rolls on plate with bowl of salsa

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Taco Crescent Rolls

Put a delicious spin on Taco Tuesday with these Taco Crescent Rolls filled with ground beef and cheddar cheese. You only need 4 ingredients and 25 minutes to make this easy recipe, perfect for a weeknight meal or game day appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning, click link for homemade recipe
  • ¼ cup water
  • 16 ounces crescent roll dough, 2 (8 count) refrigerated packages
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Optional toppings

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons diced green onions

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Add the ground beef to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook the ground beef until it’s browned, around 5-7 minutes.
  • Drain any grease from the skillet.
  • Add the taco seasoning and 1/4 water to the skillet and stir to combine all of the ingredients.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, then remove the skillet from the stove.
  • Roll out the crescent rolls on a piece of parchment paper.
  • Add a spoonful of the taco seasoned beef mixture about an inch from the top of each crescent roll dough triangle.
  • Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the ground beef.
  • Starting at the top of the crescent roll dough, roll the dough over the beef and cheese, and continue rolling up tightly.
  • Fold any excess dough on the side over the top of the crescent roll.
  • Transfer the taco crescent rolls to a baking sheet.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with toppings like sour cream and diced green onions, if you'd like.

Notes

  • The nutritional information provided does not include the optional toppings.
  • Ground turkey can be used in place of ground beef, if desired.
  • You can prepare the taco seasoned ground beef ahead of time, but I recommend assembling and baking the taco rolls right before serving them for the best texture.
  • If you have leftovers, or want to make the taco croissants ahead of time and reheat them, I recommend using the oven. Place the taco crescent rolls on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven with the broiler turned on to high. Cook for 3-5 minutes, but be sure to keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn under the broiler. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
  • To make this recipe vegetarian, simply swap the ground beef for meatless crumbles, like Impossible meat, or swap in your favorite brand of soy chorizo.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 200kcal (10%)Carbohydrates 12g (4%)Protein 8g (16%)Fat 14g (22%)Saturated Fat 6g (30%)Polyunsaturated Fat 2gMonounsaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 1gCholesterol 28mg (9%)Sodium 311mg (13%)Potassium 83mg (2%)Fiber 1g (4%)Sugar 3g (3%)Vitamin A 100mg (2%)Vitamin C 1mg (1%)Calcium 56mg (6%)Iron 1mg (6%)
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