Sausage & Corn Chile Con Queso Taco Ring

by Julie Ruble on September 16, 2013 · 8 comments

Sausage & Corn Chile Con Queso Taco Ring
Sausage & Corn Chile Con Queso Taco Ring

Sausage & Corn Chile Con Queso Taco Ring

Recipe by: Willow Bird Baking
Yield: 5-6 portions

Forget your usual tacos and even your usual taco rings: this taco ring is an explosion of hot sausage con queso with green chiles. It’s gonna blow your mind! And it’s so easy to make.

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, plus more for topping
2 tablespoons salsa of your choice
1 tablespoon diced green chiles
1 pound hot sausage
olive oil (if needed)
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and cover a round pizza pan with foil sprayed with cooking spray (or use a pizza stone or baking sheet). Place cream cheese, cheese, salsa, and chiles in a large bowl and set aside.

In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown the sausage. Remove the meat to a paper-towel lined plate to drain, reserving the grease in the skillet. As soon as sausage has drained for a minute, pour it into the cream cheese bowl. Set this aside to allow the cheeses to melt.

In the meantime, pour corn kernels into the skillet over medium heat (adding a little olive oil if there’s not enough grease) and cook 5-6 minutes or until heated through. Stir in 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning towards the end of cooking. Pour the hot corn over the cream cheese and sausage mixture. Stir together until well combined (it’ll take a bit, but it’ll come together).

Carefully unroll packages of crescent rolls, separating them into long triangles. Place triangles, points out, in a sun-like ring (allowing bases of the triangles to overlap). Press down on the overlapping bases to flatten the center of the ring to a consistent thickness. (If you’d like to see a video of these steps, I loved this one). Spoon sausage mixture all around the ring (you’ll need to really pile it high) and then tuck the points up and over the mixture. Bake until golden brown (let it get really golden to avoid doughiness), around 15 minutes. During the last few minutes of cooking, top it with cheddar cheese. Serve with salsa, cilantro, sour cream, chips, and guacamole.

If you want a winning weeknight dinner the family will enjoy, use Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. Get more recipes at

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by General Mills via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are all mine, however, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of General Mills.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly September 16, 2013 at 1:03 am

This definitely looks amazing. I had a similar recipe in mind earlier today and now I don’t even remember what it was because all I can think about is THIS.


Tieghan September 16, 2013 at 2:14 am

Yeah, you are awesome!! This ring is amazing. My family would LOVE it!


Belinda @themoonblushbaker September 16, 2013 at 8:38 am

This is brillant, nothing like a share food to get a party going. Love the Tex mex feel to it too and such creative take on the taco.


Jenny @ BAKE September 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I think you definitely deserve a membership to the superhero club! that’s amazing! I can’t imagine doing anything energetic at 6am let alone doing that and coming home to whip up this!


Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion September 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm

What a bright and happy post! I have to try this


Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe September 16, 2013 at 6:56 pm

You are a superhero in my book! My Monday might have to be made better by having this for dinner tonight. Looks quick and easy too!


Kathy September 23, 2013 at 2:35 am

This sounds fantastic! This is going on the menu!


Jenni September 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Oh yum! I just remembered that I LOVE taco rings! This one looks utterly amazing! I love the difference the sausage and corn chili con queso make – definitely takes boring old ground beef up a notch! Awesome job!


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