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Easy, Elegant Taco Braid

fast and easy taco braid with crescent dough sheets

One of my favorite easy dinners to make is a taco braid. It’s easy and fast to throw together just like regular tacos, but the crescent braid brings it to another level. Tacos can get a little mundane for family dinner, and I like that just dressing up the same taco ingredients in a braid suddenly makes it a new and exciting dinner.

I’ve been making braids for years using the Pillsbury Crescent dough you get in the tubes. Last year I discovered that they’ve started making Crescent Dough Sheets, so you don’t have to pinch together all the little rolls! This makes the braid come together even faster.

I fill my taco braids with seasoned taco meat, black beans, corn, and tomatoes. You could also add olives or any other taco favorites. It can be served with a green salad, guacamole, etc.

Don’t be intimidated by the braid! It looks more intricate than it really is. After rolling out your crescent sheet, cut one-inch strips with a pizza cutter. Starting at one end, carefully wrap one strip over the filling, then bring a strip from the other side. Continue alternating sides until you reach the other end.

Enjoy!

fast and easy taco braid with crescent dough sheets

fast and easy taco braid with crescent dough sheets

fast and easy taco braid with crescent dough sheets

 

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Easy Taco Braid
This taco braid is easy and simple to make, but looks elegant when baked. Printed from milkandspoon.com
fast and easy taco braid with crescent dough sheets
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
fast and easy taco braid with crescent dough sheets
Instructions
  1. Cook and season your taco meat as you usually do. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, silicone baking mat or foil, unroll the Crescent Dough Sheet. Spoon your seasoned taco meat down the middle. Top with your favorite taco toppings (beans, olives, corn, cheese).
  2. Using a pizza cutter, cut one-inch strips down both sides of the dough sheet. Starting on one end, fold over one strip from alternating sides until you reach the center, then start at the other end, alternating sides until you meet at the center.
  3. Bake your braid in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the dough is golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm with sour cream, tomatoes, guac, etc.
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