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Crescent Beef Casserole

Have leftover tomato puree? Cover, refrigerate and use it as spaghetti sauce for the remainder of the week. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 large egg, beaten, optional


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In the same skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, onion and green pepper; cook and stir until crisp-tender, 4-5 minutes. Stir in beef, tomato puree, oregano, salt and pepper; heat through.
  • Spread mashed potatoes in an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with beef mixture; sprinkle with feta cheese.
  • Unroll crescent dough. Separate into four rectangles; arrange three rectangles over the casserole. If desired, brush with egg wash. Bake until top is browned, 12-15 minutes. Roll remaining dough into two crescent rolls; bake for another use.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 443 calories, 22g fat (7g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 981mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • Pat
    May 15, 2020

    This was great! Made with cheddar cheese (not fans of feta). Will definately make again.

  • Francisca3032
    Aug 13, 2013

    This is really good. I did not put in the green pepper or the tomato puree cause I did not have enough of it to put in. Nonetheless, it still turned out good. All the kids wanted more and ate the zucchini without even knowing it. I will make this again, except I am going to melt cheese on top of it.

  • rita43
    Jul 23, 2013

    Kid loved it. Surprise.

  • tgrove
    Feb 5, 2011

    One of our favorite dinners!!!! My husband asks me to make this again and again. Tastes so good! I did buy an extra can of crescent rolls to make sure the top was covered.

  • madalynn03
    Jan 19, 2009

    wasn't sure about this recipe at first but it was much better than it looked. It was a big hit with everyone and I will definitly make it again.