Taco Pie

taco pie

This, my friends, is one of my absolute favorite meals to prepare. Anyone can make this. Even if you are scared to even walk into your kitchen without a fire extinguisher, you, yes even you, can make this dish! It is so incredibly easy and if you have kids…all the better! They will love it! My kids love to make this meal because it’s quick and easy and they can tell their friends they made dinner! Give it a try…then be sure to come back and let me know what you think! ;0)

1 can crescent rolls (I prefer Pillsbury. Generic crescent rolls tend to burn and stick to the pie plate. Just an FYI.)
1 cup crushed tortilla chips
1 pound ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded fiesta blend cheese
chopped lettuce and tomato

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Brown ground beef until fully cooked. Drain grease and add taco seasoning, following the directions on the back of the package. Set aside. Press crescent rolls into a pie plate forming a crust. Spread 1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips evenly in the bottom of the crust. Top chips with ground beef. Spread sour cream evenly over meat. Top with shredded cheese and remaining crushed tortilla chips. Place in the oven and bake taco pie for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow pie to rest at least a few minutes before cutting. Serve topped with lettuce and tomato if you like. YIELD: 6-8 SERVINGS

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34 thoughts on “Taco Pie

  1. Timothy Howard

    Thank you for this recipe. It came exactly like the picture. I’m making it again tonight for New Year’s Eve family get together. 7 pies.

    1. Teresa Warner Post author

      You are more than welcome Timothy! This is a family favorite in our house! My 7 children devour 3 pies for 1 meal! Incredible! So quick and easy though that the kids love to help make them! Hope your NYE party was a success!

    2. Kindann Barahona

      Thank you for a great recipe. I utilize plain greek yogurt in replace of sour cream for most recipes. I tried it with this and was just as delicious as sour cream, with less fat and more protein.

      Thanks Again,

      Kindann

      1. Teresa Warner Post author

        I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! I never thought of using greek yogurt! What a great idea! Who wouldn’t want less fat and more protein, right? Thanks for the tip! I’ll have to try it that way next time I make it.

    1. Teresa Warner Post author

      Hey Sarah! I just googled it and in Australia crescent rolls are equivalent to croissants. We find our crescent rolls in the refrigerated section of our supermarket near the eggs and dairy…that is where it said for you to check in your Australian supermarkets as well. If you still can’t find them please let me know. I have a client in Australia…I can ask her where to find them as well. Thanks so much for posting! Be sure to let me know how your taco pie turns out! It is a family favorite here…so easy! Enjoy!

  2. CHEREE DAVIS

    I’m going to try your recipe tonight! I bet it’s going to turn out fantastic!!!!! thanks for the thought of sharing it with the world!!!!!

    1. Teresa Warner Post author

      Yay Cheree! I am so glad you enjoyed your taco pie! Isn’t it super easy to make? My older kids love making it all on their own…I love that they can help with dinner! It is a family favorite here on busy nights. I usually have to make 3 though! LOL! Please feel free to check out my other recipes as well. Lots of great home made cooking goes on in this house! Thanks for posting! 🙂

    1. Teresa Warner Post author

      Hi Shirley! Cooking and baking with sour cream is quite alright! Sour cream is used in baked goods to make them more moist and to give a creamier texture. It is also wonderful if added to sauces, the only suggestion there is to remove the sauce from direct heat prior to adding the sour cream to prevent curdling. I have baked this particular taco pie with the sour cream many times and it has turned out wonderfully! Let me know how yours turns out! 🙂

  3. Velda

    A budget cooking Facebook page (budget101) has posted this picture with their own taco pie recipe, which includes a mashed potato “crust” … :-/

    Yours sounds much tastier.

    1. Teresa Warner Post author

      Hey Velda…Yeah, I would have to agree with you. I don’t think the taco effect would be the same with a mashed potato crust. I prefer the crescent roll crust. A different filling might taste great in a mashed potato crust though…something like a chicken or beef pot pie filling. Now that sounds tasty! Thanks for your comment!

  4. Jennifer Mercer

    I made this tonight for dinner and I cant say it enough..We love , love, LOVE this! Thank you! I will be making it again next week!

    1. Teresa Warner Post author

      Yay!!!! I am so glad your family enjoyed it Jennifer! Thanks for taking the time to come back and comment! If you liked this recipe, you’ll love the caramel pecan delight! Oh my goodness! I always have to make 2 pans for my family…although we are a larger-than-average-size family! 😉

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    1. Teresa Warner Post author

      Hey Maureeen! Thanks for stopping by! I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe! Salsa sounds amazing…I’m going to have to try that next time I make this. I bet my kids will love it!

    1. Teresa Warner Post author

      Look at you go, girl! Ok, now you have to make it again and this time use your favorite flavor of Doritos in the bottom instead of regular corn chips! I really changes the flavor. Let me know what you think!

    1. Teresa Warner Post author

      Hey Tiarna…sorry it took me a bit to get to respond to you! I personally have never tried a pastry crust, but I don’t know why it wouldn’t work. I have used pastry crusts for other savory pies…I think it would be just fine for this as well. If you try it, please stop by and let us know how it turned out! That would be a great spin on the recipe that maybe others would enjoy as well! G’Day! 😉

  6. Pam

    We had this tonight. Absolutely amazing. I tweeked it a little. Put half can of refried beans on top of crust then the chips and the rest of the ingredients. Salsa on top of lettuce & tomato. Thanks for sharing!

  7. O'Lympia

    Mines is in the oven now! I used frozen ie shell instead of crescent rolls and i added corn. Thx looking forward to trying more of your recipes

  8. Clare

    Are your crescent rolls baked or unbaked? I saw your reply to another Aussie about them being similar to croissants, I have found frozen unbaked croissants in our supermarket as well as the usual baked ones in the bakery.

    1. Clare

      I think I’ve just answered my own question by googling crescent rolls. I was imaging the dough already rolled and shaped in the croissant or crescent shape but now thinking that it’s not. Am I on the right track here – it makes a lot more sense

    2. Teresa Warner Post author

      We have raw crescent roll dough here in the States that comes in cardboard tubes. You peel back the outside wrapper and then press on the tube and it pops open and the dough comes out already perforated into triangle shapes. Then we roll them and shape them like crescents and bake them off. This raw dough is what you want to look for.

  9. Trudi

    I’m from Australia and it sounds like the cresent rolls would be exactly the same as our puff pastry. Both are made by rolling and folding pastry with butter.
    I made a variation on this pie last night (using puff pastry) and it was AMAZING.

    1. Teresa Warner Post author

      Hey Trudi! I am so glad you liked it! This is one of our family favorites too. I’m going to have to try it with puff pastry the next time I make it and see how it turns out. That sounds delicious! Thanks for commenting!

  10. Dani

    I just made this tonight and me and my dad loved it!!! I like a bit of a crispier crust so I’ll probably let it bake longer next time but that’s the only thing I’d do differently. This turned out amazing and I’m definitely writing this down to keep in my permanent recipes! Thank you 🙂

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