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This taco ring is the easiest, cheesiest dinner. I know your family will love it as much as mine does! All you need is a can of crescent rolls, shredded Colby Jack cheese, some taco seasoning, and your favorite fixings to bring it to life!

This taco ring has quickly become a favorite dinner at my house. It’s a win-win because it’s also easy to make! Some other quick and easy dinner recipes to add to the dinner lineup: pizza monkey bread, ham and cheddar sliders, and ham and swiss pinwheels!

A whole taco ring, filled with servings of guacamole, sour cream, cilantro, tomatoes, and olives.

Quick and Easy Taco Ring

December is always a busy month for my family, so easy dinners are a lifesaver! This taco ring has been a favorite of ours and I love it for so many reasons. One- my family is obsessed with taco anything. (So I know my picky eaters will enjoy it!) Two- you only need a few ingredients to whip it up, one of them being packaged crescent rolls.

It only takes about 30 minutes to make this taco ring from start to finish, which is great for busy weeknights! And not only is it quick and easy, but SO delicious. The pieces of crescent roll dough are topped with seasoned ground beef and a pile of colby jack cheese that gets all nice and melty once it’s baked. It’s so easy to grab a piece, you can enjoy it as-is or with all of your favorite taco fixings! My family loves guacamole, sour cream, olives, and either chopped tomatoes or pico de gallo.

4 Ingredients to Make It

The short ingredient list makes this taco ring recipe a winner in my book. I usually have everything on hand, no need to make a run to the grocery store! (Exact measurements are in the recipe card at the end of the post.)

  • Lean Ground Beef: The hearty base for your taco ring! You can also use ground turkey if you wish.
  • Taco Seasoning: This has all the spices you need (chili powder, cumin, etc.) for amazing taco flavor. Buy your favorite prepackaged kind or make your own.
  • Packaged Crescent Rolls: These form the ring around your delicious filling.
  • Shredded Colby Jack Cheese: Melty, golden goodness! I love colby jack, but feel free to swap in your favorite cheese. Cheddar, pepper jack, or a Mexican blend all work great.
  • Toppings: I know I said 4 ingredients, but I thought I would include some toppings because they make the dish even better. Think shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, or any of your other favorites!

Vegetarian Taco Ring

Want a vegetarian ring? Swap the beef for crumbled tofu or beans, and adjust the taco seasoning accordingly.

How to Make a Taco Ring

Super easy to make, but always a hit. This taco ring recipe is one you’ll come back to time and time again! Perfect for parties, game days, or Taco Tuesday! But really, you don’t need a reason to enjoy this meaty, cheesy dish.

  1. Preheat Oven, Prepare Pan: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large pizza pan or sheet pan with parchment paper then set aside.
  2. Brown the Beef: In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the meat until cooked through and no longer pink. Drain any excess oil if needed. Add the taco seasoning and water by following the directions on the packet of taco seasoning then set aside.
  3. Separate the Dough: Pop open and unroll the crescent dough. Separate the dough into individual triangles following the serrated edges.
  4. Arrange the Dough: Arrange the dough in a circle on the prepared pan. Place the wide side facing the inside of the circle, and the point facing outward. See the process shots for reference.
  5. Add Meat and Cheese: Spoon the taco meat onto the circle of dough then sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  6. Fold: Fold each triangular piece of dough over the meat/cheese mixture. Pinch the seams of the dough together near the center of the circle. Repeat until each piece of dough is folded over.
  7. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Serve: Once the taco ring has slightly cooled, arrange the toppings in the middle of the circle and enjoy!
4-photo collage of the ground beef and crescent roll dough being prepared.

Serve With These Sides

This taco ring is super versatile and goes great with all of your favorite toppings. Fresh chopped cilantro, tomatoes, olives, and sliced avocado are all great options. My family is also big on dips, so I like to have some queso on hand! Each piece of the taco ring is perfectly dippable.

Picking up a piece of the taco ring.

Storing Leftovers

This taco ring is great left over. Let it cool completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or store in an airtight container. It will stay good for up to 3 days in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy it again!

To Reheat: Pop your taco ring in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, or warm individual slices in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until warmed through.

Closeup of crescent roll dough filled with melted colby jack cheese and ground beef.

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Taco Ring

By: Alyssa Rivers
This taco ring is the easiest, cheesiest dinner. I know your family will love it as much as mine does! All you need is a can of crescent rolls, shredded Colby Jack cheese, some taco seasoning, and your favorite fixings to bring it to life!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 people

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large pizza pan or sheet pan with parchment paper then set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the meat until cooked through and no longer pink. Drain any excess oil if needed. Add the taco seasoning and water by following the directions on the packet of taco seasoning then set aside.
  • Pop open and unroll the crescent dough. Separate the dough into individual triangles following the serrated edges.
  • Arrange the dough in a circle on the prepared pan. Place the wide side facing the inside of the circle, and the point facing outward. See the process shots for reference.
  • Spoon the taco meat onto the circle of dough then sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • Fold each triangular piece of dough over the meat/cheese mixture. Pinch the seams of the dough together near the center of the circle. Repeat until each piece of dough is folded over.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Once the taco ring has slightly cooled, arrange the toppings in the middle of the circle and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 13gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 162mgPotassium: 174mgFiber: 0.02gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 141IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican American, Tex Mex
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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