Taco Puffs Recipe
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Taco Puffs Recipe

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I got this recipe from a friend years ago and still make these cheesy sandwiches regularly. I serve them for dinner along with a steaming bowl of soup or fresh green salad. Any leftovers taste even better the next day for lunch. A helpful hint: Plain refrigerated biscuits seal together better than buttermilk types. —Jan Schmid Hibbing Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 tubes (16.3 ounces each) large refrigerated flaky biscuits
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 646 calories, 34g fat (13g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 1775mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Cool slightly.
  2. Flatten half of the biscuits into 4-in. circles; place in greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Spoon 1/4 cup meat mixture onto each; sprinkle with 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Flatten the remaining biscuits; place on top and pinch edges to seal tightly. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pastries in a resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, microwave pastry on high on a microwave-safe plate until heated through.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Taco Puffs in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p27

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Jenna092 User ID: 7825623 222363
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"We made this recipe with crescent roll dough (we prefer the taste). The taste was fantastic, but the amount of prep work for the final product was not justified. It took us almost an hour total to make the puffs. My fiance has been calling them glorified Hot Pockets."

hspin User ID: 7182330 202691
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"We make this all the time and the whole family loves it. Not very healthy, but that's what makes it taste so good!"

1967camaro User ID: 6978638 81865
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"Very good, easy to prepare, Really similar to "Runzas""

kristinsmommy User ID: 7001512 23802
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"Followed recipe except there are only 2 adults eating so just made 1 can of biscuits."

nothingbutnette User ID: 6615228 22106
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"I have been making this recipe for years. It is requested every time my daughter returns from college. We top them with all the good taco stuff...more cheese, lettuce, salsa, sour cream & black olives. ONE is a meal. Leftovers are awesome."

jlgillen User ID: 3677010 22104
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"This is a winner with my husband and boys!"

noellelebo User ID: 3873675 202690
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"Family favorite! We just use a package of the McCormick taco seasoning and it's fantastic :)"

[email protected] User ID: 5407286 28309
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"kids LOVED"

Zekesgirl97 User ID: 5506946 52427
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"I love this recipe, however, I have tweaked it a bit to make it into a casserole. I line a pie plate or a larger dish if making it for more people, with the biscuits, add the taco meat, lots of cheese and then lay the remaining biscuits over the top and bake it. When it's done, just slice in individual servings like a lasagna. Everyone loves this recipe, and it's so easy to make. The casserole actually serves more people and takes less time to do. I've been making it this way for over 13 years now and it's always a crowd pleaser, even for the pickiest of eaters!!!"

bakergirl819 User ID: 4483112 60352
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"These are delicious and simple! Next time I'm thinking about adding some jalapenos for a little extra kick and maybe serving it with salsa and sour cream. Yum!!!"

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