Taco Crescent Bake Recipe
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Taco Crescent Bake Recipe

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A friend shared the recipe with me, and I've prepared it monthly ever since. The crust is made from refrigerated crescent roll dough. While the ground beef is browning, I simply press the dough into a baking dish. Guest always comment on the tasty crust as well as the zesty filling and crunchy topping.—Patricia Eckard, Singers Glen, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 cups crushed corn chips, divided
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Unroll crescent dough into a rectangle; press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Seal seams and perforations. Sprinkle with 1 cup of chips; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce and taco seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Spoon over chips. Top with sour cream, cheese and remaining chips.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Taco Crescent Bake in Quick Cooking September/October 2004, p54

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lepleyracing User ID: 1497870 233982
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"This was good and easy to make. I made up the taco mixture last night so it was even quicker to put together today. I did use two packs of taco seasoning as one didn't give the meat enough flavor for us. I also cooked the dough 10 minutes before adding the taco meat. I added the meat and cooked the remaining 15 minutes. I then added the cheese and let it melt and then added the sour cream and lettuce but not putting it back in the oven. I let everyone put chips on their serving if they wanted too. Everyone liked this as it was something different. Will make again."

keigner User ID: 7712419 147869
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2014

"Baked the crust approval from the whole family! Very tasty!"

Mamaleaof3 User ID: 2796805 65532
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"Made this tonight. Family enjoyed it thoroughly."

hunnypot320 User ID: 3502243 93662
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"Great start. I bake the crust 10 minutes first. Then put a layer of refried beans before adding the chips. Then put the meat mixture. I added a layer of green chiles for a little heat. Then finished with the sour cream, cheese, and chips. Baked another 15 to 20 minutes. Was very good with the changes."

JeanetteHend User ID: 7155839 59345
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"This is a family favorite recipe. I love to make it when company comes over. It receives rave reviews."

homecna77 User ID: 7048019 93661
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"I made this recipe but the only thing I did differently was, after I put the chips on the crust I baked the crust for about 10 mins. Then after I added other ingredients I baked it until the cheese was melted and the crust edges are golden brown. /The other ingredients are already cooked. This helps the crust to get less soggy. This is absolutely a favorite of my family!"

friedpasta User ID: 1043159 59326
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"Been making this since the recipe first came out in the Quick Cooking magazine some years back. My family prefers the original recipe, but it's easy to add what you want such as beans, etc. I usually add more cheese and sometimes more sour cream.

It's always a big hit at covered dish dinners. I get asked for the recipe wherever I take it. Especially popular with teenagers - often requested for school banquet covered dishes, which is nice because it's so easy to put together and my time and cost invested is minimal!"

rsk4lyf User ID: 6740206 93621
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"Made this last night for dinner and the family and I loved it. I used nacho cheese doritos instead of corn chips and I added black beans."

MrsCheddar User ID: 5535430 128292
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"We made this tonight and thought it was great - definitely a dish I might make again. I'm thinking next time I'll add a layer of refried beans though!"

catweber User ID: 5083070 152599
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"Made last night for dinner,pic looks good, ingredients look good, but, my family decided it was edible but not worth making again."

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