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.