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Taco Pizza Rolls

05/06/19 | Blog Recipes

 

 

Isn’t it funny how the simplest recipes can be so… tricky? When these Taco Pizza Rolls came to us, we thought the recipe would be totally foolproof, but there’s a little more to it than meets the eye. The dough is the temperamental part here, and it took us a few tries to get this recipe just right. We’re here to spare you that heartache, because ripped dough and a floor full of filling ingredients is not the kind of night you deserve.

 

Now some recipes out there call for making your own dough, and that’s perfectly delicious. If you’re into that, try this recipe:

 

DOUGH INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp liquid honey
  • 1 tsp salt

 

Use a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook to combine all ingredients, kneading into a dough for about 5 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes, then roll out into a ½” thick rectangle.

 

If you’re opting for the store-bought stuff, we’re with you. Just grab 1 can (8oz) of crescent roll dough and read on for the full recipe.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 package Tres Taco Skillet Sauce
  • 1 can (8 oz) crescent roll dough (or dough made from recipe above)
  • 1/2 cup canned corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Start out by preheating your oven to 350°F and cooking your ground beef in skillet sauce according to directions on package.
  2. Meanwhile, open crescent roll dough and unroll onto prepared baking sheet (about ½” thick). Keep in fridge to ensure dough remains firm.*
  3. When meat has cooked and cooled, spread on top of dough along with corn, red pepper and cheese. Roll together tightly and pinch the seam. Then cut into 12 rolls.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until rolls are golden brown.

 

*This is the magic trick! Allowing the dough to warm makes it much too malleable, and you want a nice, firm dough for rolling. By giving it those few extra minutes of chill time, you’re sealing the deal on a successful recipe.

 

Once these are out of the oven, you can enjoy immediately or refrigerate and save for the lunchbox—this one’s a win for kids and adults alike.