Baked Taco Ring Recipe

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Baked Taco Ring is the perfect dinner idea that will take your Tuesday taco night to a whole new level! For a fun spicy kick serve it with this delicious jalapeno cornbread!

This crescent roll taco ring is not only a cinch to put together but looks amazing on a table with all the fixin’s! Perfect for a casual get together or potluck at work!

Taco Ring on a large white serving platter, with one piece being served with a silver spatula

Baked Taco Ring

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This taco ring recipe is your new Tex Mex go-to, especially when everyone gets to build their own version! It’s the perfect way to accommodate even the pickiest of eaters!

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How to Make A Taco Ring

This crescent roll taco ring is easy to pull together with just a few main ingredients and will be devoured even faster! This recipe is easy to change up too by swapping out the ground beef for chicken or for a vegetarian version, use rice or quinoa in place of the ground beef and bake the same way!

  1. Brown your ground beef until no pink remains! Add in the taco seasoning and mix thoroughly. By adding the taco seasoning after the meat is browned you won’t waste any of the seasoning when you drain off the melted fat!
  2. Create a circle (or star) shape using your crescent rolls by placing the larger ends together as the smaller ends point outwards.  Make sure the ends overlap slightly so there is room for you to place the yummy seasoned taco meat and shredded cheddar cheese on the larger ends of the crescent roll dough!
  3. Pull the smaller points of the crescent rolls over the seasoned meat mixture and add some extra deliciousness by topping it with cheese!!
  4. Bake until the cheese is melted and the top is a beautiful golden brown.

This taco ring is best served hot, but make sure you let it cool for about 15 minutes before digging in! Slice it into individual pieces and add some or all of the additional toppings listed below. I think you can never go wrong with too many taco toppings, especially the cheese!!

Four pictures showing the steps to make taco ring. Top left shows the crescents spread out, top right shows the beef and cheese added to the center, bottom left shows each crescent being folded over into the center, bottom right shows the completed ring ready to bake

Taco Topping Ideas

Here’s the fun part! Anything that goes into a regular taco can go into a taco crescent ring! Here is a list of some standard (and not-so-standard) toppings! You can place a selection of these items in the center of the cooked ring for a beautiful presentation or use individual ramekins so guests can make their own version!

  • Shredded lettuce (or max out your nutrition game and use shredded green or red cabbage)!
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Sliced olives
  • Diced onions
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Pepperoncinis
  • Sliced zucchini
  • Chopped cucumbers
  • Green chiles
  • Roasted corn kernels
  • Pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds)
  • Mexican Rice
  • Guacamole or diced avocado
  • Salsa
  • Freshly chopped Cilantro or Parsley
  • Lime Wedges
  • Sour cream

A close up photo of baked taco ring with a dollop of sour cream on top and a fresh salad on the side of the white plate

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5 from 1 vote
Servings: 8 servings
Baked Taco Ring recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
 
Author: Holly
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Baked Taco Ring

Take Tuesday taco night to the next level with this delicious recipes perfect for even the pickiest of eaters! 

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • taco toppings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Brown ground beef and onion until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  3. Add taco seasoning and water according to the package directions. Simmer.
  4. Meanwhile, unroll crescent rolls. Create a circle or starburst shape with the crescent rolls by placing the larger ends in a circle and so the smaller ends point outwards. The wider ends of the crescents should create circle, slightly overlapping creating a 4-6” opening.
  5. Place the meat on the larger end of the crescents. Top with 1 cup of cheese.
  6. Pull the point of the crescents over the taco meat and tuck it under the centre of the circle. Top with remaining cheese.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden. Cool 5-10 minutes before slicing.
  8. Fill center with your favorite taco toppings.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts do not include taco toppings

Nutrition Information
Calories: 193, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 234mg, Potassium: 237mg, Carbohydrates: 4g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 17g, Vitamin A: 4.5%, Vitamin C: 1.2%, Calcium: 16.1%, Iron: 8.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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A slice of Baked Taco Ring being served

 

I love how customizable this baked taco ring recipe is! My whole family loves this dish with only three main ingredients, ground beef, cheese, and crescent rolls and so many topping options. Everyone gets to make it exactly how they love! Yay!! #centslessmeals #bakedtacoring #crescentrolls #tacotuesday #kidfriendly
I love how customizable this baked taco ring recipe is! My whole family loves this dish with only three main ingredients, ground beef, cheese, and crescent rolls and so many topping options. Everyone gets to make it exactly how they love! Yay!! #centslessmeals #bakedtacoring #crescentrolls #tacotuesday #kidfriendly

Holly

2 comments on “Baked Taco Ring Recipe”


  1. This is so delicious! This is on our menu for Tuesday!

  2. Perfect! I always have some crescent rolls in the fridge at any one time.

    Diana C

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