Taco Crescent Wreath

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It is official, we are entering the Christmas season.With Thanksgiving behind us, it is time to take down our turkeys & cornucopias and replace them with stockings & Christmas wreaths. It is also time to break out all our favorite holiday recipes & Christmas crafts. This is a very exciting holiday season for us. Our daughter is older this year & is learning more about Christmas & all of the magic and wonder that comes with it. Lately, she has become mommy’s little helper & loves cooking and baking with me. I look forward to the next month of baking Christmas cookies & other Yuletide favorites with her.

Mai has always been a finicky eater. I agonize over planning meals. I have always tried to open her up to a wide variety of foods but she is very resistant. One trick that has always worked for me is wrapping full meals inside a crescent roll & then serving her bite sized pieces. My daughter is not a fan of meat other than ground turkey. I use this tactic to sneak in shredded chicken or beef & also vegetables.  I have stuffed them with chicken & broccoli or with holiday leftovers such as turkey, stuffing & cranberry sauce.

One of my favorite holiday party platters takes any of these different combinations & puts it into a wreath form.

For this recipe, I chose a ground turkey taco wreath but as I said their are a number of possibilities that you can experiment with.

Ingredients are enough to make two to three wreaths. You can freeze unused portions.

Ingredients:

1 lb ground turkey (ground beef will also work)

2-3 cans of large crescent rolls ( I used Pillsbury Grands)

1 taco seasoning packet

6 oz of cream cheese (softened)

1/3 cup sour cream

1/2 a tomato (diced)

1 cup of frozen corn

1/3 cup of sliced black olives

2 cups of mexican cheese

Red & Green peppers for garnish

Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350

In a large skillet, brown meat & drain. Add taco seasoning & follow package directions. Place aside.

In a large mixing bowl add cream cheese & sour cream. Mix well.

Add cooked meat mixture & mix well.

Stir in the corn, olives, cheese until evenly distributed throughout mixture. Mix in diced tomatoes last.

On a greased baking sheet, overlap crescent rolls in a circular pattern pointed side out. Pinch crescent together. Add mixture to the overlapping crescents following the circular pattern about an inch thick & an inch high.

Pull a crescent point in and fold over diagonally, pull each point in one at a time.

Slice peppers into tiny pieces & press into your wreath scattering them. Slice 4 long slices of red pepper to form your wreath bow. Repeat for each wreath.

Bake in the oven according to crescent recommendations for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cook times may vary according to oven.

Let cool & transfer to a serving dish & serve.

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This is a delicious all in one meal. It is perfect to bring to holiday parties. The best part of all, my picky little lady loves them. I hope you enjoy.

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About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smartie pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my addiction. My plan was to recreate my favorite Pinterest pins & share my experiences with all of you. What I have learned along the way is that you can find inspiration everywhere & surprise yourself with new ideas along the way. Please join me as I cook, bake, craft & learn through inspiring ideas from others & through some of my own, while serving up a side order of life.
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15 Responses to Taco Crescent Wreath

  1. Do you think it would work to omit the cream cheese? I’d like to make this, but would like a way to lighten it up for my family. The presentation is adorable!

  2. This is awesome! It looks delish and my Lola LOVES turkey tacos! Pinning this bad boy!

  3. That looks SO amazing. I’m not a fan of pastry but I would eat and my 3 year old daughter saw it and asked if she could have some!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my weekly Bloglovin Hop (http://www.journeysofthezoo.com/2013/11/bloglovin-hop-november28.html). I saw your comments everywhere and hope that you get a ton of new followers.

    Happy Thanksgiving weekend and I look forward to hearing more about your families adventures.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

    • pinparent says:

      Thanks Sarah, thanks for hosting the hop. I love these. They are such a great idea. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to following your family as well. I hope you and daughter enjoy these.

  4. mydearbakes says:

    Yum yum! I would so like to have a taste of that fantastic bake! =)

  5. This is definitely an original!
    Thanks for following my blog. I hope you will enjoy exploring it. :)

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