Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Easy Taco Casserole


Easy Taco Casserole

This post is a bit late for Cinco de Mayo...but since we enjoyed the leftovers of this dish last night I thought I would share it.  We decided we won't wait for May to make this again.

I usually make a chicken dish in the crock pot for Cinco de Mayo...you can find that recipe here - 

Baked Chicken Santa Fe

This year we were not having any guests for dinner and it was a crazy, busy week.  I had a tube of crescent rolls in the refrigerator that needed to be used.  I searched and found this recipe!

5 Ingredient Taco Casserole

Start by taking one tube of crescent rolls and place them in a greased 13x9 pan.

I used a mini roller to spread the rolls out as evenly as I could.

The recipe called for ground beef...we don't eat much beef so I used ground turkey.  I think it would be fine to use any plant based ground product as well.  I browned the turkey and broke it up...

Then added one packet of taco seasoning...

2/3 a cup of water...

2/3 cup of salsa...

Simmer for a few minutes until thickened...

and spread evenly over the rolls.

Then comes the cheese!

I used a little more than the one cup called for in the recipe.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until the crust is golden brown.

Cut into squares and serve with your favorite toppings.  I used avocado, a little more salsa, some sour cream, and crunched up tortilla chips.
With a margarita it made the perfect Cinco de Mayo dinner.
I wrapped the leftovers in foil and put them in the freezer.  Yesterday we went for a drive and some shopping and we were tired when we arrived home...so I took two squares of this dish out of the freezer, popped them in a baking dish, added a splash of water and re-heated it in the microwave.  Did the same toppings...and it was wonderful.  Also...full disclosure...had another margarita, too !
Did you do anything special for Cinco de Mayo ?  Have a great recipe to share ?  I love reading your comments - please let me know if you have a special dish or if you try this one.  Thanks for stopping by Our New Vista...have a wonderful day!


  1. Ann, this taco casserole looks so good. This is the type of meal my family would like. It's fun to put on the toppings you like. I will have to make this sometime. I hope you have a nice week Ann.

  2. This looks like a good and simple recipe for that Cinco de Mayo file. I’ll have to add it to my collection!

  3. This looks so yummy! I love anything with crescent rolls. It's nice to have leftovers in the freezer for those times we don't feel like cooking. Having another margarita sounds perfect. I don't make anything special for Cinco de Mayo but I like to make Mexican and Tex Mex food.


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