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Easy Taco Ring with Crescent Rolls

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Family and guests alike are going to love this homemade crescent roll Taco Ring! Perfect for game day or a fun weeknight dinner, made with seasoned beef wrapped up in a deliciously buttery, flaky crust. Dress your slices up in tons of taco toppings!

Top view of a baked taco ring on a plate with toppings in the center.

Crave-Worthy Taco Crescent Ring

Having guests over for a Super Bowl or game day party? Or are you craving a super flavorful weeknight family dinner? A Taco Ring is incredibly easy to make, with just a few ingredients and a quick stint in the oven. Plus, everyone always has tons of fun dressing up their individual slices with their favorite taco toppings! 

This recipe makes a wonderful appetizer, too. Serve it as part of a DIY taco bar at your next gathering! A taco ring has all the well-loved Mexican flavors, wrapped up in flaky, buttery pastry. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

What You’ll Need

  • Ground Beef – Lean ground beef, or your choice of alternative like ground chicken or turkey.
  • Onion – Yellow onion or similar, peeled and diced. If you aren’t a fan of onions, you can leave them out.
  • Taco Seasoning – Either your own Homemade Taco Seasoning, or store bought.
  • Crescent Roll Dough – Canned crescent rolls are the best, and can be found in the refrigerator aisle.
  • Cheese – Shredded cheddar cheese, or a pre-shredded Mexican cheese blend.
Crescent roll points are folded over the ground beef filling to form the taco ring.

How to Make a Crescent Roll Taco Ring

You’re going to love just how easy this is! 

Brown the beef. First, go ahead and brown your ground beef with seasoning and the diced onions. You can leave out the onions of course, if they aren’t your thing.

Roll out the dough. Next, get a large baking sheet or a circular pizza pan, and fan out your crescent rolls. Roll each of the triangles out carefully with the point facing out. Sprinkle cheese on top of the meat.

Fill. Spoon the beef mixture around the thickest part of the crescent roll, where it is overlapped at the top. Then take the thinner part of the roll and wrap it over the meat and tuck it under.

Bake the taco crescent ring for about 18 minutes. Let it cool just slightly and serve.

Tips for Success

  • Make sure that the dough is chilled when you work with it, as it’s less likely to tear. 
  • To help make the ring a perfect circle, place a bowl at the center of your baking sheet and work around it, overlapping the sections of dough, piece by piece.
  • Use the openings in the baked ring as a guide when slicing it into the individual servings.
  • If you’re serving this to guests, set out extra bowls of toppings. You may even need to double up the recipe and make two rings! No one will complain, trust me.
  • If the dough is sticking to the pan, or if you’re concerned it might stick, use parchment paper to line the pan before laying out the dough triangles.
Unbaked taco ring made with crescent rolls folded around ground beef filling.

Topping Ideas

I personally love eating my slices completely plain – they’re that good! But, there are tons of topping choices for this taco ring, so you can really make it your own. Plus, the best part about the ring shape is that you can even fill the middle with toppings! Our family favorites are:

  • Jalapeños
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Chopped avocado, tomato
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped green onion
  • Lime wedges
  • Black olives

What to Serve with a Taco Ring

If you love trying new meals for Mexican night, try serving this taco ring with our Skillet Corn Dip or Keto Taco Shells. Try your hand at a Strawberry Mexican Margarita to go along with it!

This taco ring recipe looks great on an appetizer spread next to loads of game day classics like Chicken Fajita Nachos, Easy Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks and Bacon Wrapped Smokies.

Close up of a taco ring sliced to reveal the ground beef inside.

How to Store and Reheat Extras

Store any taco ring leftovers airtight in the fridge for up to 3-5 days. You can microwave the slices to reheat them, but I prefer to pop them back into the oven on a baking sheet at 325°F, until heated through and crisped up.

Is This Freezer Friendly?

Planning ahead for your next bash? Make this taco ring ahead of time and freeze the baked or unbaked ring until you’re ready to serve it! Store the ring wrapped tightly in plastic wrap (plus an extra of foil), and keep frozen for up to 3 months. 

Thaw the ring in the fridge and bake the ring according to the directions, adding a few minutes to the baking time if it’s still on the cold side.

A taco ring with the center filled with toppings.

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Top view of a baked taco ring on a plate with toppings in the center.

Easy Taco Ring

Published By Jill
A super easy three ingredient crescent roll Taco Ring with ground beef! Add your toppings to customize your own. Perfect for Mexican night.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 328 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1- pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup onion peeled and diced
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 package 1 ounce taco seasoning
  • 2 cans crescent rolls 8 rolls per can, 16 total rolls
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

Topping Options:

  • guacamole
  • chopped avocado
  • chopped tomato
  • sour cream
  • shredded lettuce
  • chopped onion
  • chopped green onion
  • lime wedges
  • salsa
  • black olives

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Crumble the ground beef into the pan and add the diced onions; cook until the beef is no longer pink. Pour the cooked beef into a colander to drain excess grease, then return the meat to the skillet.
  • Add the water and taco seasoning to the cooked meat and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • While the meat mixture is simmering, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Open the cans of crescent roll dough and separate the triangles. Arrange the crescent rolls into a circle by placing on a large baking sheet or pizza pan with the wide end of the dough triangles overlapping and the pointed ends facing out to create the look of a sunburst.
  • Spoon the seasoned ground beef mixture onto the overlapped dough area of the circle. Sprinkle the with shredded cheese.
  • Take the pointed part of the dough and bring it across the meat and cheese filling, then tuck the dough under. Repeat until all of the points of dough have been tucked in and most of the meat is covered by the dough.
  • Bake the taco ring for 18 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Cool slightly, then slice the ring and serve with the toppings of your choice.

Notes

Nutritional value depends on which toppings you add.

Nutrition

Serving: 8gCalories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 18gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 576mgPotassium: 223mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 92IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 2mg
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I have made this Taco Ring a few times, it’s so delicious. My family love it.

I will make this soon. Looks delicious and appealing!

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