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Slice of taco casserole with crescent roll crust on a blue and white plate
5-Ingredient Taco Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Your busiest weeknights just got a little bit easier, thanks to this 5-Ingredient Taco Casserole! Thanks to a crescent roll crust, it's an easy dinner recipe that's on the table in about 30 minutes!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy ground beef recipe, easy taco casserole recipe, taco casserole
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 411.3 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 (8 ounce) can Pillsbury crescent roll dough (I like to use the Crescent Dough Sheet, which doesn’t have any perforations)
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning
  • ¾ cup salsa
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings: sliced olives, sliced jalapeño, chopped lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced avocado or guacamole, sour cream, cilantro, diced red onion or sliced green onion
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Unroll crescent roll dough and gently press into the bottom of the prepared dish to form a crust. Set aside.
  4. Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet. Stir in taco seasoning mix and 2/3 cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered for 3-4 minutes (stirring often), until thickened. Stir in salsa.
  5. Spoon beef mixture over the crescent roll dough. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Cut into squares, garnish with optional toppings, and serve.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
5-Ingredient Taco Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 411.3 Calories from Fat 266
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.6g46%
Saturated Fat 11.3g71%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.8g
Cholesterol 76.7mg26%
Sodium 1072.2mg47%
Potassium 197.3mg6%
Carbohydrates 21.7g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 20.7g41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.