There really are SO many ways you can use crescent rolls. But I bet you’ve never thought of using them in a taco pie!
And if you’re saying, “Jill… I don’t even know what a taco pie is,” I totally get it. I didn’t know what it was either until I found the recipe in my mom’s recipe box.
We’ll start with the most obvious stand-out ingredient. Doritos!
I love the classic chip, so when I saw that my mom had a recipe topped with Doritos, I didn’t think twice about making it.
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But below that crunchy layer of cheesy chips is more cheese, sour cream, a hearty layer of seasoned meat and a crescent roll crust. I don’t blame you if you’re already drooling…
Take a look at the recipe below.
- 1 8-ounce can refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 1-ounce package taco seasoning
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 8-ounce carton sour cream
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 3/4 bag Doritos, crushed
- Preheat your oven to 350-degrees F
- In a large skillet, brown ground beef and drain off fat. Stir in the taco seasoning and salsa. Then, simmer for 5 minutes.
- Press crescent rolls on the bottom of a pie pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Trim off any excess (bunched up) crescent roll dough that piles in the middle to prevent uncooked dough.
- Top crescent roll base with meat mixture. Spread sour cream over the top of the meat. Top with your cheese.
- Place in the oven for 15 minutes. Take out, top with Doritos, and place back in the oven for another 15 minutes.
If the edges of the crust start to brown quickly, you can cover the edges with foil (like you would for a pie) to prevent over-browning.
When I took my first bite of this taco pie, I was in heaven. The mixture of textures and flavors really makes it that much more enjoyable.
And when I served it up for my son? Well… let’s just say he was heading for a second slice before he finished his first.
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A few tips before you get baking!
- You might have to trim the crescent roll dough before topping it with the rest of the ingredients. I found that the dough piled up in the center of the pie pan, and with so much dough in one spot it won’t bake evenly.
- Don’t put all of the Doritos on right away! Instead, bake the taco pie WITHOUT the Doritos for 15 minutes, take it out of the oven, add the Doritos, and bake it for another 15. If you add the chips before baking they’ll turn too brown… lesson learned on my first try!
- And if you find that your crust is browning too quickly, you can cover it in foil like you would any other pie. This prevents over-browning.
This is one of those fan-favorite recipes that the whole family will love. So, I hope you’re able to make this taco pie in your own kitchen soon!
From my kitchen to yours,