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Taco Crescent Calzones

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Taco Crescent Calzones

Taco party in a crescent roll, dude!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4
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Cheesy Taco Crescent Calzones  

As prepared by Bev Cooks

Tacos stuffed in crescent rolls. Really?

Remember those taco parties at your local Mexican restaurant when we were kids? Remember those? Weren't they so fun and awesome? I KNOW.

This has nothing to do with that. I just like strolling down memory lane.

But how amazing would it have been if the tacos . . . were stuffed in . . . crescent rolls? It already hurts, doesn't it?

Thing is, we don't even have to imagine it. It doesn't have to be a fake memory in our souls. We can make it happen NOW. Why is life so magical?

Let's do this.


Brown the meat.

Start by browning and seasoning some ground turkey. You're more than welcome to use beef or chicken in place of turkey. I just used turkey because I'm a turkey. HAR HARRRRR.



Unroll the crescent rolls and pinch the seams together.

Then what you'll do is unroll the crescent rolls, but keep two of them attached, like a rectangle. Then press those perforated edges together, making it seamless.


Put black refried beans on one half.

Alright, now spread some black refried beans on half of the calzones. If you can't find black, regular is fine!

I'm also going to show you another way to do this in a sec. But for now, let's look at this way. I'm confused.


Add the browned meat.

Add the turkey. Yumz.


Add veggies and shredded cheese.

Then add some shredded cheese, chopped tomato, sliced black olives and sliced scallions. Look at that happiness.


Fold the other half over and pinch to seal.

Then you'll fold the other half over and pinch the edges together to seal! Basically I'm showing you pictures of my weird hand over and over.


Another way to stuff them: in squares instead of triangles.

Okay, if you waaaant, you can stuff them this way. Just on the bottom half. In the end, I found it easier to do it this way. I left these two cheese-free because my husband is a total freak.


Fold, pinch and seal.

Fold, pinch and seal.


Bake the calzones.

Then you bake 'em up and glooooory be.


Taco Crescent Calzones out of the oven.

Don't like they look like cute taco clutch purses? Sort of? No? Okay.


Taco Crescent Calzones ready to eat.

Here are the first two, with cheese. I wanted to show you the inside so you could see everything melted and taco-y. The taste is going to drop-kick your life.

In your FACE, taco party.

*Bev loves taco parties. Really, she does! For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.
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Taco Crescent Calzones


pound ground turkey
1 1/2
tablespoons Old El Paso hot and spicy taco seasoning
pinch coarse salt
(12-ounce) tube Pillsbury Crescent Rolls Grands! Big & Flaky (8 count)
cup black refried beans
cup shredded Mexican cheese
cup chopped tomato
cup sliced black olives
scallions, sliced


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350.
  • 2 In a large skillet, brown the turkey until cooked through, about 7 minutes. Add the taco seasoning and salt. Cook another minute, until fragrant.
  • 3 Unroll the crescents two at a time, keeping them in a rectangle. Press the perforated edges together.
  • 4 Spread a little of the refried beans along half of the crescent dough. You can spread it diagonally to make triangle calzones, or on the lower half to make square calzones. Top with the seasoned meat, shredded cheese, tomatoes, olives and scallions.
  • 5 Fold the remaining dough over and pinch to seal, enclosing the filling.
  • 6 Bake for roughly 15 minutes, or until the dough is cooked through and golden brown.
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