6 ingredient taco pie with avocado sauce

6 ingredient taco pie with avacado sauce | a yummy recipe that is fast and easy to make! You likely already have the ingredients in your fridge. | Stay gold Autumn

This post is sponsored by Old El Paso, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

You should know that I go through extreme food phases where I only want to eat the same food over and over.  Sometimes these phases last for years and sometimes only a few months, but when they are done then I don’t want to ever see that food again!  I went through a tuna phase my whole freshman year of high school, but it obviously ended because I am married 😉 .

Our favorite food as a couple is definitely Mexican food.  My first semester of grad school, we were both so tired by the time we got home that I’m almost positive we had tacos at least three or four times a week.  …as you can guess, I have a hard time eating them now and so we have been trying out different recipes.  That is when we discovered this easy taco pie recipe!

6 ingredient taco pie: a yummy recipe that is fast and easy to make! You likely already have the ingredients in your fridge. | via The Spirited Violet

 

6 ingredient taco pie with avocado sauce
A delicious 6 ingredient taco pie for the family with an avocado sauce on the side for extra flavor!
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
15 min
FOR THE TACO PIE
  1. 1 can of refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  2. 1 1/2 lb of ground turkey
  3. 3/4 cups of thick and chunky salsa
  4. 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning from Old El Paso
  5. 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  6. 1 teaspoon of dried (or fresh) cilantro
  7. 1/2 can of Old El Paso green chilies
FOR THE AVOCADO SAUCE
  1. 1 ripe avocado from Mexico
  2. 1/2 tablespoon
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 tablespoon of cilantro
  5. 1/2 cup of cold water
  6. 2 teaspoons olive oil
  7. 1 tablespoon of roughly chopped onion
FOR THE TACO PIE
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Take the crescent rolls out of the package and unroll them. Layer them on a 10 inch ungreased pie Pyrex. Use your fingers to press the crescent rolls together and around the top of the pie plate.
  2. Brown the ground turkey meat and then drain the excess fat. Add the salsa, green chilies, taco seasoning, and green chilies into the pan while mixing on low for five minutes.
  3. Put the mixed ground turkey meat into the pie dish. Add cheese to the top of the dish and cook until the crust is golden brown and cheese is melted on top.
FOR THE AVOCADO SAUCE
  1. Put all of the ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
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My general rule for cooking is that I don’t want to use a lot of ingredients unless we are cooking for other people.  I went to Publix and bought some of these ingredients and grabbed some other food I already had in my cabinet to make the pie (the ground turkey was hanging out in the freezer still at this point).  I used Old El Paso taco seasoning and Old El Paso green chilies to give the taco pie a little bit more of a kick!

I’m a huge fan of avocados so I made this yummy avocado sauce for the side.  I’ve found that Publix has some of the freshest produce around here and we actually had to wait a few days for the avocados to ripen!
6 ingredient taco pie: a yummy recipe that is fast and easy to make! You likely already have the ingredients in your fridge. | via The Spirited Violet

Separate the crescent rolls and roll them out into the ungreased dish.  (On a non-related note, I pronounce it greeZed rhymes with eased and Devin pronounces this word like it rhymes with geese.  It creates a whole lot of interesting conversations around here).

6 ingredient taco pie: a yummy recipe that is fast and easy to make! You likely already have the ingredients in your fridge. | via The Spirited Violet

After browning your meat and mixing all of your ingredients, put them into your pie Pyrex.  Prior to putting the dish in the oven, put your cheese on top!

6 ingredient taco pie: a yummy recipe that is fast and easy to make! You likely already have the ingredients in your fridge. | via The Spirited Violet6 ingredient taco pie: a yummy recipe that is fast and easy to make! You likely already have the ingredients in your fridge. | via The Spirited Violet

Give me a heads up if you try either of the recipes and how you liked them!  Do you have any funny food habits?

  • Oh my goodness my mouth is watering! It all looks so good I don’t know where to begin!

  • Mmm, mmm, mmm. This looks GREAT! So glad you put some cilantro in there too!

  • You have no idea how much I want to shove my face in this right now! 😉

  • Elena

    I like the Zesty Chicken & Avocado Ten Minute Tacos

  • Elena

    My favorite recipe is Avocado, Asparagus and Tomato salad

  • Just in time for taco night!

  • eliz frank

    What a tasty looking recipe! I love Avocados and the Taco recipe looks delicious too. I will give it a try in my kitchen. Yummy!

    • Hope you do, it was super yummy and really easy!

  • This looks so delicious!

  • We love tacos but have never tried taco pie. Going to give it a try this weekend.

    • I’m obsessed with avocados! I’ve never heard of taco pie lol. It looks delicious though! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Hope you like it!!

  • Niki Johnson

    Rockin’ Guac sounds easy & delish!

  • Hot damn, I did not know they made dried cilantro. I know I am little distracted—I will need to try this. Thanks.

    • Your comment seriously made me laugh, bravo!! They ran out of cilantro at the store (how is this even possible?!) so we went for the dried stuff. It definitely helps in a pinch 🙂

  • This looks delicious, I love mexican food, lately I have been on an avocado high and can not seem to get enough, I am buying them almost daily and eating them almost daily.

    • I’ve been on a Mexican food here lately. Sounds like we eat avocados pretty similarly 🙂

  • Omg this sounds all sorts of deliciousness!! Yum!

  • I love the idea of a taco pie – Mexican food is the best!

  • I love Mexican food and this recipe seems fairly simple to me considering my cooking skills are very limited.

    • I’m a lazy cook, so simple recipes are great for me 🙂

  • Amanda

    Grilled Steak Fajita Boats looks cool. I’ve never seen those boats before

    • Amanda

      Big G cererals 🙂 I love cereal

  • Amanda

    Grilled Sandwich with Avocado and Turkey looks tasty

  • Nataile Brown

    The first coupon I’m using is the $1.00 Off of 10 Yoplait Yogurts. I eat them daily so this is quite handy!

    • Nataile Brown

      My favorite avocado recipe is the Tropical Chocolate Pie. Such a tasty mixture!

  • Nataile Brown

    My favorite recipe is the Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas. Delicious!!

  • This sounds DELICIOUS and believe it or not I think I have everything I need to go make it ! Sounds perfect for our Fall like weather tonight too!

    • You should totally make it!! Tell me what you think 🙂