Taco Pie

Certainly! Here’s the full recipe for Taco Pie:

Taco Pie


  • 1 can (8 ounces) crescent rolls
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 pound taco-seasoned ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped olives
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Kraft singles or shredded cheese (amount to your liking)
  • Additional crushed tortilla chips for topping


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Crescent Rolls:
    • Unroll the crescent rolls and press them into the bottom of a greased or parchment-lined baking dish to form the first layer. Ensure that the seams are sealed.
  3. Layer Crushed Chips:
    • Sprinkle a layer of crushed tortilla chips over the crescent rolls, creating the second layer.
  4. Prepare Taco Seasoned Meat:
    • In a skillet, cook the ground beef or turkey until fully browned. Drain excess fat if necessary. Mix in the taco seasoning according to package instructions. Stir in the chopped olives.
  5. Layer Taco Seasoned Meat:
    • Spread the cooked taco seasoned meat mixture over the crushed chips, creating the third layer.
  6. Add Sour Cream:
    • Spread the sour cream evenly over the taco seasoned meat, creating the fourth layer.
  7. Add Cheese:
    • Place Kraft singles or sprinkle shredded cheese over the sour cream, creating the fifth layer.
  8. Top with Crushed Chips:
    • Sprinkle another layer of crushed tortilla chips on top of the cheese, creating the sixth layer.
  9. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes or until the crescent rolls are golden brown, and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Serve:
    • Remove the Taco Pie from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before cutting into slices. Serve hot.
  11. Optional: Side of Veggies or Salad:
    • To complement the Taco Pie, serve it with a side of fresh veggies or a salad for a well-rounded meal.

This Taco Pie is a delicious and family-friendly dish that’s easy to prepare. It’s sure to be a hit, especially with toddlers who enjoy the fun layers and flavors. Feel free to customize the recipe with additional toppings or garnishes based on your preferences. Enjoy your family favorite Taco Pie!

Certainly! Here are some common questions related to Taco Pie along with their answers:

  1. Can I use a different type of dough instead of crescent rolls?
    • Yes, you can experiment with other types of dough, such as refrigerated pizza dough or biscuit dough, to create a unique twist on the Taco Pie.
  2. What other toppings can I add to customize my Taco Pie?
    • You can customize your Taco Pie with additional toppings like diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, jalapeños, or shredded lettuce after baking for added freshness and flavor.
  3. Can I make Taco Pie ahead of time and reheat it?
    • While Taco Pie is best when served fresh, you can make it ahead of time, refrigerate it, and reheat individual slices in the microwave or oven as needed.
  4. Can I use ground chicken or plant-based meat substitute instead of ground beef or turkey?
    • Yes, you can substitute ground chicken or a plant-based meat alternative for a different protein source. Adjust the seasoning accordingly to complement the chosen meat.
  5. Is it necessary to grease the baking dish before assembling the Taco Pie?
    • It’s recommended to lightly grease the baking dish or line it with parchment paper to prevent sticking and make for easier serving.
  6. Can I freeze Taco Pie for later?
    • While the texture of some ingredients may change slightly upon freezing, you can freeze Taco Pie in an airtight container. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
  7. What should I do if the crescent roll crust becomes too brown during baking?
    • If you notice the crust browning too quickly, you can cover the Taco Pie with aluminum foil for the remaining baking time to prevent further browning.
  8. How can I make Taco Pie spicier?
    • Increase the spiciness by adding diced jalapeños, a pinch of cayenne pepper, or using a spicier taco seasoning mix in the ground beef or turkey.
  9. Can I make a vegetarian version of Taco Pie?
    • Absolutely! Replace the ground meat with a plant-based alternative, and use vegetarian-friendly toppings like black beans, corn, and additional vegetables.
  10. What type of cheese works best for Taco Pie?
    • Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a Mexican blend of cheeses work well for Taco Pie. Use your favorite or a combination for a flavorful and gooey cheese layer.
  11. How do I store leftover Taco Pie?
    • Store leftover Taco Pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a few days. Reheat individual slices in the microwave or oven.
  12. What is a good dipping sauce for Taco Pie?
    • Salsa, guacamole, or a simple tomato-based sauce can be great dipping options to enhance the flavors of Taco Pie.