Crescent Taco Bake

Crescent Taco Bake Recipe – Only 5 ingredients and ready in about 30 minutes. Ground beef, taco seasoning, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, and Velveeta baked in crescent rolls. Feel free to add onions, peppers, or beans to the filling. Top with your favorite taco toppings. We love this super quick and easy Mexican recipe. #casserole #tacotuesday #beef #mexican

Crescent Taco Bake Recipe - Taco Meat, rotel and velveeta baked in crescent rolls - super quick and easy Mexican recipe. Only 5 ingredients! Top with your favorite taco toppings.

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Easy Weeknight Mexican Casserole

Mexican casseroles are one of our favorite weeknight meals.  This recipe uses crescent rolls and Velveeta cheese – YUM!  It was super easy to make and tasted fantastic.  I especially loved all the ooey-gooey cheese.  We topped our taco bake with some sour cream, salsa, and jalapeños for a little extra kick.  The only change I might make next time is to mix the Velveeta into the meat mixture and add some black beans.

How to Make Taco Crescent Bake

As I said, this is super easy to make. In a large skillet, brown some ground beef and drain the fat. Return meat to skillet, add taco seasoning and Rotel tomatoes. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes. Lightly spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Press one can of crescent rolls in the bottom of the pan. Top with ground beef. Slice Velveeta and lay on top of the meat. Top with remaining can of crescent rolls and bake.

  • Feel free to substitute ground turkey for the ground beef.
  • If you are worried about the heat, make sure to use MILD Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles.
  • Don’t like Velveeta? You can use any cheese that you prefer.
  • This is a great base recipe to add your favorite veggies to. Onions, peppers, and black beans are good.
Crescent Taco Bake Recipe - Taco Meat, rotel and velveeta baked in crescent rolls - super quick and easy Mexican recipe. Only 5 ingredients! Top with your favorite taco toppings.

What to Serve with Taco Casserole

This Crescent Taco Bake has quickly become a favorite at our house. We like to top the casserole with our favorite taco toppings and serve it with some rice, beans or a salad. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy casserole:

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Crescent Taco Bake

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Crescent Taco Bake Recipe – Only 5 ingredients and ready in about 30 minutes. Ground beef, taco seasoning, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, and Velveeta baked in crescent rolls. Feel free to add onions, peppers, or beans to the filling. Top with your favorite taco toppings. We love this super quick and easy Mexican recipe. #casserole #tacotuesday #beef #mexican

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 (1-oz ) packets taco seasoning
  • 2 (10-oz ) cans Rotel tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 lb Mexican Velveeta cheese
  • 2 (8-oz) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • taco toppings – sour cream, salsa, jalapeños, lettuce

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and drain the fat. Return meat to skillet, add taco seasoning and Rotel tomatoes. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Lightly spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Press one can of crescent rolls in the bottom of the pan. Top with ground beef. Slice Velveeta and lay on top of meat. Top with remaining can of crescent rolls.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, until crescent rolls are brown. Top with favorite toppings – sour cream, salsa, jalapeños, guacamole, lettuce.

Notes:

  • Feel free to substitute ground turkey for the ground beef.
  • If you are worried about the heat, make sure to use MILD Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles.
  • Don’t like Velveeta? You can use any cheese that you prefer.
  • This is a great base recipe to add your favorite veggies to. Onions, peppers, and black beans are good.

Crescent Taco Bake Recipe - Taco Meat, rotel and velveeta baked in crescent rolls - super quick and easy Mexican recipe. Only 5 ingredients! Top with your favorite taco toppings.
Crescent Taco Bake Recipe - Taco Meat, rotel and velveeta baked in crescent rolls - super quick and easy Mexican recipe. Only 5 ingredients! Top with your favorite taco toppings.
Crescent Taco Bake Recipe - Taco Meat, rotel and velveeta baked in crescent rolls - super quick and easy Mexican recipe. Only 5 ingredients! Top with your favorite taco toppings.
Crescent Taco Bake Recipe - Taco Meat, rotel and velveeta baked in crescent rolls - super quick and easy Mexican recipe. Only 5 ingredients! Top with your favorite taco toppings.

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  1. I can no longer post recipes to Pinterest because the “Save” button has been changed to a big red box that says to “Remember this recipe”, but it doesn’t go anywhere! I’ll admit to being the least techy person on the planet, so any help and/or suggestions would be appreciated because this is my favorite food site. Thanks in advance for any help given.

    1. If you click the gray box that says “Pin this recipe” in the big red box it takes you right to Pinterest to pin the recipe. If you are on your phone, there is also a red Pin This Recipe button at the very top of the page that scrolls along with you.

  2. I made this last week with a few adjustments because I'm gluten free. (I used a homemade GF crescent dough). Everyone loved it, especially the opinionated 10 year old. Hubby and I had tomatoes, salsa and avocado over ours. The 10 year old had his plain. It's a definite "make again."

  3. This was a hit! I substituted white queso dip for Mexican Velveeta. So Good! And I did add the black beans. Will definitely make again.

  4. Great recipe. I took your suggestion Stephanie and added the Velveeta and beans to the meat mixture. That turned out great. I think next time I will add some white onions, or green onions to the mixture. Secondly, I just added the crescents on top only. The mixture seemed too soupy when I put it in the pan, but after baking it holds together. The boyfriend and his friend loved it and said it was a re-do.

    For leftovers, I removed the top crescent layer and used the meat mixture to make a quesadilla. MMmm MMM.

  5. Omg I have leftovers in my fridge (before I even saw this recipe!) I pre-cook the crescent rolls for about 5 minutes so they don't get soggy. Anyway, I saw a delicious looking hashbrown recipe on pinterest and was thrilled when your blog popped up! Your blog has actually become a go-to when I can't think of a dinner idea do to its amazingness….and the magic of a little dish I call Cajun Ranch Chicken Pasta. 🙂 So yeah, I've pretty much loved all you do.

    Until I discovered something….comments from 2011…comments relating to a certain football championship. Heartbroken. I only have 2 words — Roll. Tide.
    Oh, and I'll pray for you. 🙂 Hehehe jk!
    Although, I've decided that the Alabama girl totally explains the amazing food! So since you have been providing my family deliciousness, I guess I can accept it.

    Thanks….and Roll Tide 🙂

  6. This recipe is something I'm sure my husband would love! He's a big fan of crescent rolls and casseroles and this looks yummy. I don't care for Velveeta so I think I might swap that out for some grated sharp cheddar melted into the ground beef mixture and add some corn and black beans. Another winner!

  7. You do this to me every morning! I get on my computer and I sit down with my cup of coffee, and I crave dinner. Hheehee!! This looks awesome! Pinned!

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