Italian Crescent Casserole - Recipe

I was short on time for whipping something up for dinner and I wanted something yummy to eat.

I had some ground beef out so I thought it would be best to find a recipe to use it up.

Then it was off to find out my recipe notebooks and see if I could find something, anything for dinner.

Ahh… I stumbled across this recipe that I found on Recipezaar way back in January. >oops!<

I double checked the ingredients and we had everything in the house. (miracle)

The whole meal whipped together in no time.

This is one meal that was a huge hit with everyone.

The casserole has a fantastic flavor and really doe not take long to bake.

Spence gave it a thumbs up and Nate went back for seconds.

He rarely ever has seconds!

This is defiantly one that we will be eating again.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Italian Crescent Casserole

Serving Size: 6
Categories: Main Meal

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 pound ground beef, 95% lean
1/2 cup onion -- chopped
1 cup marinara sauce
1/2 cup sour cream, light
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, part skim milk -- shredded
8 ounces crescent rolls
2 Tbl butter -- melted
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

  • Brown ground beef and onion, drain.
  • Stir in marinara sauce.
  • IN a medium sized bowl, combine the sour cream and mozzarella cheese.
  • Pour ground beef mixture into a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Spoon cheese mixture over beef mixture.
  • Unroll crescent roll doung on top of cheese mixture.
  • In a small bowl combine melted butter and parmesan cheese.
  • Spread butter mixture over dough.
  • Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes, until the dough is golden brown.

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Per Serving: 767 Calories; 49g Fat (71.3% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 128mg Cholesterol; 1070mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 8 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Serving Ideas: Great with a tossed salad.


  • To save calories you can sub in the light crescent rolls.
  • You can omit the onions if you would like or use some onion powder.
  • I used a bit of salt & pepper along with a tiny pinch of Italian seasonings in the meat.

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