Taco Pie | Easy Recipe With A Variety Of Crust Options – It’s A Fiesta!

Taco pie is on the menu!  This meal is made with flavorful seasoned beef, gooey cheese, and then loaded with your favorite toppings! 

Be sure to check out the variety of crust options that are perfect for gluten-free, low carb, and keto diet followers. This complete meal is ready in under 30 minutes!

taco pie topped with lettuce and tomatoes

Taco Pie

This recipe first appeared on the blog in 2013.  This post has been updated with new photos and content! 

It’s fiesta time! I have the easiest meal to whip together right here!  This is so not a traditional Mexican dish, but it has the flavors of one, and when you want something quick and delicious, this taco pie is near perfection!

There is a lot of flexibility in this dish, so liven it up to your party tasting standards!

Slice of taco pie on a white plate

Quick Taco Pie Recipe With Pre-Made Crust

In a hurry?  Then use a ready-made crust of your choice.

When I first started making this dish for my family I used crescent rolls for the crust.  It’s easy to roll the dough out of the tube, and then gently pat into the pie or tart plate.

In addition to using crescent rolls for the pie crust, I have also used a variety of other pre-made options:

  1. Pie crust
  2. Canned biscuits
  3. Tortillas
  4. Puff pastry

For a low carb taco pie consider these easy gluten-free crust options:

  1. homemade low carb coconut flour pie crust
  2. low carb pie crust with almond flour
  3. Cream Cheese Keto Pie Crust 
taco pie ingredients in small clear bowls

Taco Pie Recipe

Once the crust is placed in the pie or tart pan, then it’s time to cook the filling.

Ground beef is used in this recipe, but you can also mix it up and cook ground chicken, turkey or a mix of meat if you would like.

After cooking the beef, then top the dish with shredded cheese and bake for about 12- 15 minutes or until the crust turns golden and the cheese has melted.

taco pie topped with cheese

Taco Pie Topping Ideas

After the taco pie has cooled slightly, add the same toppings you like to put on tacos!

Sam helped me pick the toppings and for him, anything that resembles a Mexican dish will get something spicy added to it. On went some sliced up jalapeños for a spicy kick of flavor!

Consider adding a variety of toppings:

  1. Diced tomatoes
  2. Shredded lettuce
  3. Sliced green onions
  4. Shredded cheese; Monterey Jack, Cheddar or Mexican Cotija
  5. Sour cream or plain yogurt
  6. Diced fresh avocado
  7. Avocado Cream Sauce
slice of taco pie on a white plate

Some Like It HOT

I think I’ve been traumatized by all the years my dad and uncles would battle each other by taking bites of peppers to see who was tough enough to chomp down on the spiciest ones without looking like it was bothersome.

Yeah, perspire would bead up, and they looked tortured, but they just laughed it off, and didn’t flinch one bit.

I wasn’t fooled.

For an extra spicy bite, add:

  1. Hot sauce – Tabasco, Tapatio or Sriracha
  2. Sliced jalapeños
  3. Pico de Gallo Salsa 
taco pie topped with lettuce and tomatoes

Fiesta Taco Pie

Easy taco pie with a variety of options for the crust. Topped with the same ingredients tucked in a taco!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 702kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 1 package crescent rolls
  • 1 lb ground beef turkey or chicken
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese Mexican blend, shredded


  • 2 cups lettuce shredded
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 4 ounce can can sliced olives
  • jalapeño pepper sliced
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt


  • Preheat oven to recommended temperature on crescent roll package. Lightly spray pie dish with cooking spray.
  • Roll crescent rolls to fit the size of your dish. Place in pie dish
  • In a skillet on medium high cook meat until it begins to brown, remove any water or fat, then add diced onion. Cook thoroughly. Add taco seasoning and 3/4 cup of water. Let simmer until water is almost evaporated. Once cooked stir in diced green chiles. Add meat mixture to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese on top, and cook or 10-12 minutes or until your crust is lightly browned (follow recommended time on package).
  • Remove from oven and add 1/2 cup of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, olives and sliced jalapeños. Top with sour cream or Greek yogurt.


You can use a pre-packaged seasoning mix if your prefer.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 702kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 969mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

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  1. The pic alone made me very hungry. How are leftovers? If I don’t put the toppings on, have you ever tried to reheat the crust and cheese? How did it taste, or is it better to not reheat?

  2. Using a tart pan for taco pie?? Loved that idea! These served up so nicely for our Sunday Brunch…. made it ahead of time and really ENJOYED it!

  3. Didn’t see this post before…it looks delicious. I may not be able to keep up with your family but I do love jalapenos. It reminds me of one of my father’s employees. He gave us a jar of jalapenos and none of us could eat them. One day when he was at our house, he saw the jar, almost full, and proceeded to eat two of them because they were “mild”!!!