Zesty Italian Crescent Casserole

Zesty Italian Crescent Casserole

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"Here's a casserole classic! The beefy, cheesy filling is topped with flaky crescents."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 498 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 498 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 32.1 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 23g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 794 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In large skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in pasta sauce; cook until thoroughly heated.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine mozzarella cheese and sour cream; mix well.
  3. Pour hot beef mixture into ungreased 9 1/2 or 10-inch glass deep-dish pie pan or 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon cheese mixture over beef mixture.
  4. Unroll dough over cheese mixture. (If using pie pan, separate dough into 8 triangles; arrange points toward center over cheese mixture, crimping outside edges if necessary.) In small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese and butter. Spread evenly over dough.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 18 to 25 minutes or until deep golden brown.
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  1. 58 Ratings


This was good, but if I didn't tweek it, it would have been bland. I added some italian seasoning and red wine to the ground beef as it cooked. I used gouda cheese instead of jack or mozzarella, and asiago instead of parmesan. This brought the flavor up and we really liked it. Be sure to drain the beef well, or it could be watery in the end.


We used a 9 x 13 baking dish. My only problem with this is I want to find a way to put a crust on the bottom. I think adding a bottom crust would be awesome. We kind of jazzed up the meat mixture using: Italian suasage, sliced black olives, chopped pepperoni, a good amount of Italian seasonings and more onion. It was wonderful and if you let your imagination run amuk, the possibilities are endless. I think it would taste great with a Mexican flavor. We will centainly prepare this again and do some serious thinking about alternative ingredients. Someone said it is such a great basic recipe just begging for jazzing up. Great!!


Very easy to make! I added green peppers & mushrooms to the beef/pasta sauce to add a little something extra. I also had a garlic butter spread that I melted & added to the parmesan for the top. This got 6 thumbs up in my house - a rare achievement!