Hey, lovely readers! Today, we’re talking about one of my all-time favorite dishes: Crescent Roll Beef Taco Pie. This scrumptious meal has been winning hearts (and tummies) at our family dinners and gatherings with friends for years. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this dish lately, so I thought I’d take some time to answer your burning questions right here on the blog. Let’s dive in!
What Makes Crescent Roll Beef Taco Pie So Special?
The magic of Crescent Roll Beef Taco Pie lies in its simplicity and the mouthwatering combination of flavors. It brings together the comfort of a warm, flaky crescent roll crust with the bold and savory flavors of a taco filling. It’s a family-friendly dish that comes together quickly, making it perfect for busy weeknights or last-minute get-togethers. Plus, it’s easily customizable, so you can cater to everyone’s preferences!
Can I Make Crescent Roll Beef Taco Pie Ahead of Time?
Absolutely! One of the great things about this dish is its adaptability. You can prepare the beef filling ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to two days before assembling and baking the pie. When you’re ready to make the pie, simply reheat the filling, assemble the crust, and pop it in the oven. Voilà! A homemade meal that’s both delicious and convenient.
Can I Use Different Ingredients or Customize the Filling?
Yes, indeed! Crescent Roll Beef Taco Pie is a versatile recipe that can easily be adapted to suit your tastes or dietary needs. Feel free to swap out the ground beef for ground turkey, chicken, or even a meatless alternative like seasoned tofu or a veggie crumble. You can also play around with the type of cheese, add beans, corn, or bell peppers to the filling, or switch up the spices in the taco seasoning. The possibilities are endless!
What Should I Serve with Crescent Roll Beef Taco Pie?
Crescent Roll Beef Taco Pie is a satisfying meal all on its own, but you can also pair it with some simple and delicious sides to round out your dinner spread. A crisp green salad with a zesty dressing, cilantro-lime rice, or a medley of roasted vegetables are all great choices. And don’t forget to set out some extra toppings like sour cream, guacamole, or pico de gallo for guests to customize their slices!
How Do I Store Leftovers and Can I Freeze the Pie?
Storing leftovers is a breeze! Simply wrap the remaining taco pie in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate for up to 3 days. To reheat, you can warm individual slices in the microwave, or place the entire pie (uncovered) in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 15 minutes, or until heated through.
As for freezing, you can definitely freeze the unbaked pie for a make-ahead meal option. Assemble the pie as directed, but don’t bake it. Instead, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and freeze for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to enjoy your taco pie, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight, and then bake as instructed.
I hope this post has answered all your questions about Crescent Roll Beef Taco Pie! It’s a dish that’s near and dear to my heart, and I’m thrilled to share my love for it with all of you. Give it a try, and let me know how it turns out in the comments below. Happy cooking, friends!
Crescent Roll Beef Taco Pie
- 1 can 8 oz Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls (8 Count)
- 1 lb lean at least 80% ground beef
- 3/4 cup Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
- 2 tablespoons Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix from 1-oz package
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 4 oz
- Preheat your oven to 375°F. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate it into 8 triangles. Press the dough into an ungreased 9-inch square pan or 10-inch pie plate, covering the bottom and sides to create the crust.
- Grab a 10-inch skillet and cook the ground beef over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it’s fully cooked. Be sure to drain any excess grease. Stir in the Thick ‘n Chunky salsa and taco seasoning mix, then let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Once that’s done, spoon the meat mixture into the crust-lined pan and sprinkle the shredded Cheddar cheese on top.
- Pop the pan into the oven and bake for 14 to 17 minutes, or until the crust turns a deep golden brown and the cheese is all melty and delicious. Serve your amazing taco pie topped with some lettuce and tomato if you’d like, and dig in!