Zesty Italian Crescent Casserole

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 33 min
Servings: 6

Ground beef wrapped in crescents makes this flavour-packed pie simple and quick to prepare.


  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped onion
  • 1 cup (250 mL) tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream
  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Original Crescents
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter or margarine


  1. Heat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In large skillet, cook beef and onion until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain well. Stir in pasta sauce; cook until heated through.
  3. Combine mozzarella cheese and sour cream.
  4. Pour hot beef mixture into ungreased 10-inch (25 cm) glass deep dish pie plate or 9x13-inch (23 x 33 cm) rectangular baking pan. Spoon cheese mixture over beef mixture.
  5. Separate dough into 4 rectangles and place over cheese mixture. (If using pie plate, separate dough into 8 triangles: arrange points toward center over cheese mixture.)
  6. Combine Parmesan cheese and butter. Spread evenly over dough.
  7. Bake for 18 to 25 minutes or until deep golden brown.

Expert Tips

  • Great with lean ground turkey or chicken.