Italian Crescent Casserole
1 pound of ground beef, browned and drained
1 cup of marinara sauce
1 can (8 ounces) of crescent dough
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon of dried basil leaves
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
In a medium-sized bowl, mix together your cooked and drained ground beef with the marinara sauce until well combined.
Unroll the crescent dough and separate the triangles. Position these triangles in a greased 9×13 inch baking dish, ensuring the tips are overlapping.
Spread your prepared beef and sauce mixture evenly over the arranged crescent dough.
Now, liberally sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, followed by the Parmesan cheese, over the beef layer.
Bake your creation in your preheated oven for 15-20 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when the cheese has melted into a bubbly, golden topping.
Finally, lightly sprinkle the dried basil leaves over your baked dish.
Serve this delightful bake hot, right out of the oven for maximum flavor!
Tips and Tricks:
Turn up the heat by adding a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to your beef and sauce mix if you fancy a spicier flavor profile.
Don’t have basil leaves on hand? No worries! You can swap them out for 1/4 teaspoon of dried basil instead.
Feel free to mix up the cheese options! Cheddar, provolone, or Swiss can be great alternatives for a different twist to your bake.
Relish this comforting, hearty Beef and Cheese Crescent Bake – it’s a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for seconds! Keep following Ineskohl Kitchen for more delightful recipes.