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Taco Ring

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Taco ring is the ultimate party and game day snack! Soft crescent roll dough is filled with seasoned beef and cheese then baked to golden perfection. Dressed with classic taco toppings, this appetizer is a fun and unique addition to your party table!

baked taco ring with guacamole, diced tomatoes, sour cream, and cheddar cheese in the center

Why You’ll Love This

  • Simple ingredients. The ingredients used for the taco ring are easy to find and aren’t complicated.
  • Crowd-pleaser. Aside from its beautiful presentation, this taco ring is a crowd pleaser as the seasoned beef and cheese, along with various other toppings, aim to please even the pickiest of eaters!
  • Customizable. Highly customizable to you and your guests’ palette.
  • Easy to make ahead of time. You can make party prep easy on yourself as this taco ring is easy enough to make ahead of time and baked right before serving to ensure a warm and tasty snack.
ingredients for taco ring

Ingredients for Taco Ring

  • Ground beef
  • Taco seasoning 
  • Water
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Crescent dinner rolls
  • Egg white
a slice of taco ring to show the inside with the ground beef

Recipe Tips

  • Work with chilled dough. For these packaged, premade doughs, it is much easier to work with chilled dough than room temperature.
  • Chill the beef mixture. In addition to working with chilled dough, you’ll want to make sure the beef mixture is chilled enough so it doesn’t warm up your dough as you are assembling.
  • Use a silicone baking mat. To prevent sticking and an easy release, place your taco ring on a silicone baking mat on a large baking sheet to bake.
a wedge of taco ring with toppings in the center

Taco Ring Variations and Substitutions

  • Use a different ground meat. Ground chicken, ground turkey, and even this tofu chorizo filling would be great alternatives!
  • Add refried beans. Spread a thin layer of refried beans on the bottom of the crescent dough then add the ground meat on top.
  • Make it spicier. Add some hot sauce into the ground meat mixture or use cayenne pepper.
  • Sprinkle extra cheese on top. Make a melted cheesy topping by sprinkling extra cheese around the edges of the taco ring.
  • Use various toppings. The center of the taco ring makes for a fun way to present various toppings or even like a Jalapeño Popper Dip situation!

Storage Instructions

Allow the wedges of the ring to come to room temperature then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. To reheat, place on a microwave-safe plate and microwave or reheat in the toaster oven or air fryer until warmed through.

a slice of taco ring on a ceramic plate with a piece of the ring and ground beef on a metal fork

What to Serve with Taco Ring

The taco ring can be served alongside various other appetizers and snacks or you can add some dips around it so people can spoon the dip onto their plates and use a little as they eat their taco ring wedges. Additionally, some of the dips below can be added to the center of the ring as a complement to the main appetizer itself.

baked taco ring with guacamole, diced tomatoes, sour cream, and cheddar cheese in the center

Taco Ring

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 1 pound (455 g) 85/15 ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • cup (79 ml) water
  • 1 cup (113 g) shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for serving
  • 16 ounces (454 g) Crescent dinner rolls, this is 2 cans
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

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  • Preheat oven to 375 °F (191 °C)
  • Heat a skillet over medium. Add ground beef and cook, breaking it up into smaller pieces, until browned. Drain any excess grease. Stir in the taco seasoning and water, stirring and cooking down until water is mostly absorbed.
    cooked ground beef cooked into smaller pieces in a cast iron skillet
  • Stir in the shredded cheese.
    ground beef in a cast iron skillet with shredded cheese added to it
  • Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat (or parchment paper). Unroll both cans of the crescent dough and separate into 16 triangles. Arrange the triangles in a circle, slightly overlapping the wide ends of the triangles in the center. The narrow, pointed ends of the dough should be facing outwards. The middle circle should be about 5 inches in diameter.
    crescent dough triangles arranged on a baking sheet with parchment paper in a ring
  • Spoon the beef and cheese mixture evenly around the circle.
    seasoned and cooked ground beef arranged in a circle on top of the crescent dough on a metal baking sheet
  • Fold the points of the triangles up over the filling and tuck them under the dough at the center to form a ring.
    crescent dough triangles tucked and sealed around the seasoned ground beef
  • Lightly beat a large egg white and evenly brush the top and sides of the crescent rolls with the egg white.
  • Bake for 25–30 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Serve with toppings of choice.

Recipe Notes

Topping ideas:
-Guacamole or diced avocado
-Sour cream
-Shredded cheese
-Shredded lettuce
-Sliced black olives
-Jalapeño slices


Serving: 1 slice (148 grams) | Calories: 381 kcal | Carbohydrates: 23 g | Protein: 16 g | Fat: 26 g | Saturated Fat: 11 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 53 mg | Sodium: 632 mg | Potassium: 184 mg | Fiber: 0.1 g | Sugar: 6 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy appetizer, game day appetizer, taco crescent ring, taco ring
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