It’s football season, which to me means one thing: appetizers. I don’t really care for football, but I’ll hang out and watch a game if there are good friends and good food present. Today, I’m bringing you the ultimate party app – crescent roll rings!
These appetizers look like a work of art, but the truth is they’re extremely simple! Using pre-made crescent rolls, all you have to do is lay out the dough, add the filling, wrap and bake! Today’s recipe uses taco fillings, but I’ve also made this with pizza fillings and then added a bowl of marinara sauce for dipping, which is an excellent option.
This recipe starts with two tubes of pre-made crescent rolls arranged on a large baking sheet or stone. If you want extra help creating a perfect circle, you can put a small plate in the middle of the ring while arranging the crescent rolls in a starburst pattern. It doesn’t have to be perfect though, after baking it will look much different.
Next, add the filling. I used taco meat, peppers, and green onions.
Then top the whole thing off with cheese.
Now it’s time to wrap the crescent rolls. I wrapped mine at a little bit of an angle, to create the wreath you see below. (Side note: you can totally call this a crescent roll wreath and suddenly it’s the perfect holiday party appetizer.)
This bakes up really quickly and the crescent rolls become puffy and golden.
Plus, the empty space in the middle just begs for some kind of dipping sauce there. You can use salsa, or I made my favorite guacamole as a topping.
Puffy crescent rolls filled with taco fillings make a great party appetizer for a large group.
- 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1 tbs taco seasoning
- 2 cans (8 oz. each) crescent rolls
- 1/2 c. chopped green pepper
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 c. shredded cheese (pepperjack or a Mexican cheese blend recommended)
- Cook the ground beef over medium-high heat with the taco seasoning. Drain off any fat.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- On a large cookie sheet or baking stone, arrange the crescent rolls in a starburst shape.
- Add the filling to the crescent rolls: first the ground beef, then the peppers and onion, and then the cheese.
- Wrap the ends of the crescent rolls around the filling to create a ring.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the crescent rolls are golden brown.
recipe notes: I've also made this with pizza-style fillings - ground sausage, mushrooms, onions, and mozzarella, then place a bowl of marinara sauce in the middle of the ring for dipping.
recipe inspired by pampered chef
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