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Cheesy Taco Bake with Crescent Rolls!

Quick & Cheesy Crescent Taco Bake

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Make your weeknights easier with this Crescent Taco Bake recipe. It’s quick, tasty, and a family favorite. Pin this recipe for later!


  • 1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sour cream


  1. Prepare Your Oven and Pie Plate Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). Take a 10-inch pie plate and carefully unroll your crescent dough. Separate the dough into triangles and arrange them with points toward the center of the plate, pressing to form a crust.
  2. Cook the Meat In a medium skillet, cook the ground beef or turkey over medium-high heat until browned. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Once cooked, drain the excess grease to ensure your bake isn’t soggy.
  3. Add Flavor Reduce the heat to low and stir in the taco seasoning and salsa. Mix well until the meat is evenly coated with the seasoning and salsa. This mixture is the heart of your taco bake, infusing it with all the traditional flavors of a savory taco.
  4. Assemble the Bake Spoon the meat mixture over the crescent dough in the pie plate. Spread evenly to cover the base. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top, creating a cheesy layer that will melt into gooey perfection.
  5. Bake to Perfection Place the pie plate in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the edges of the dough are golden brown and the cheese has melted beautifully.
  6. Garnish and Serve Remove from the oven and let it cool for a couple of minutes. Garnish with optional toppings like shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and a dollop of sour cream. These not only add color but also a fresh texture to each bite.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes