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Taco Ring

This Taco Ring is made from refrigerated crescent roll dough arranged in a circle and stuffed with taco meat and cheese. It’s a great way to turn tacos into easy to eat game day fare.

Taco Ring on a plate with salsa, lettuce, and jalapenos in middle of ring.

Crescent Roll Dough Is a Great Recipe Shortcut

I love using crescent roll dough for quick and easy appetizers and meals. Nothing beats that butter flavor and flaky texture.

Find more recipes for using crescent rolls at the bottom of this post.

Taco Ring made with refrigerated crescent rolls.

This Taco Ring looks impressive, but it’s a breeze to whip up.

Taco Ring made with refrigerated crescent roll dough.

How To Make

First you brown a pound of ground beef with a little onion and add a packet of taco seasoning.

Next I add a little cream cheese to the mixture for added flavor and some creaminess, plus it helps bind the mixture together.

Taco Ring made with refrigerated crescent roll dough, ground beef, and cheese.

Arrange the crescent rolls in a circle with the pointy ends sticking out. You want the open circle in the middle to be about 5-6 inches across. Spread the taco meat out over the wide part and top with shredded cheese.

Taco Ring on a plate topped with lettuce, olives and salsa.

Fold the points of the crescent rolls up and over toward the center and you’re ready to bake it for 20 to 25  minutes.

Serve with whatever taco fixings you like. Whether served for game day or dinner, this Taco Ring will be yummed up in no time!

More Recipes Using Crescent Rolls

Taco Ring

A delicious Taco Ring made from refrigerated crescent roll dough stuffed with taco meat and cheese.
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
TOTAL: 45 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Mexican blend)
  • shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream, black olives, jalapenos


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Brown ground beef along with onion in a large pan, breaking ground beef apart with a wooden spoon. Add water and taco seasoning and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Add cream cheese to pan, and stir until melted and mixed in evenly. Remove from heat.
  • Unroll cans of crescent roll dough and separate into triangles.
  • On a lightly greased cookie sheet, arrange them overlapping in a sun pattern with a 5 to 6 inch opening in the center. The short ends will form the center in the middle with the pointy ends facing out.
  • Spoon taco mixture over wide section close to center. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Bring each tip of crescent roll dough up and over toward the center and tuck underneath.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Serve with taco fixings.


Calories: 569kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Keyword: ground beef recipes, Super Bowl

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Originally posted February 1, 2016.

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9 thoughts on “Taco Ring”

  1. I love using crescent roll dough to cut down on time too! This taco ring looks delicious and would be such a fun appetizer for the big game this weekend!

  2. Ashley@CookNourishBliss

    This is just too darn fun! Plus, I can never turn down anything with a mexican spin!

  3. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    What a fun gameday app! I love using crescent rolls for apps– so easy! This sounds delish.

  4. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Crescent rolls really have 101 uses! Love this for a gameday shareable treat! 🙂

  5. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Oh this is such a great idea, Christin! I’ve seen something similar, but I’m loving that it’s filled with Mexican flavors. Delish!

  6. Anything with the word “taco” in it is really popular around here. I just made a taco pizza, but that doesn’t matter because as soon as I saw this I wanted to make it too. I love recipes like this where you use crescent rolls. So versatile.

  7. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    This is just such a fun idea for dinner! My kids would love this! (and the hubs too, Lol)

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