With Halloween quickly approaching, are you hosting a Halloween Party? Or maybe just making a fun dinner for the family before trick-or-treating? We are big fans of Halloween, and while my teens love all the scary movies and such, me – not so much. I would much rather create a Halloween dinner that everyone will eat instead of something gross and scary that no one will touch and it just goes to waste. This spider taco ring is sure to be a hit with the kiddos and adults!

Perfect Treat for a Variety of Settings

It is so fun! And it is really easy to make too! We used the same recipe that everyone loves for the taco ring and added the spider legs made from breadsticks, lettuce in the center, and black olives for the eyes. “Spidey” was so fun to create. I’ll have to admit though, this one was not my idea. All the credit for this creative idea goes to Doug.

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This would also be a fun appetizer to bring to a Halloween Party! It would be an easy Halloween party food and it would be a hit there for sure. I would leave the legs off for traveling and just assemble it once you arrive. The last thing you want is for your taco ring to break on the way to the party!

You could also make this fun party dish for birthday parties. Think about it. When would your seven-year-old son ever turn down tacos that look like a spider? This taco ring recipe has always been a fan favorite among the kids.

Spider Taco Ring Recipe

So, let’s get started gathering up the ingredients. For this recipe, you will need the following: dough for your crescent roll taco ring, taco toppings (you can get creative with these), meat (we chose beef), seasoning mix, shredded cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, onion, green peppers, water, breadsticks, melted butter, shredded lettuce, and pitted black olives.

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  • Author: PocketChangeGourmet.com
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 56 servings depending on size 1x


Fun dinner for Halloween.


  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


  1. Brown ground beef with onion and green pepper until cooked through and the vegetables are tender, drain well.


  1. Return to pan, add taco seasoning and water. Simmer until liquid is gone, about 15 minutes


  1. On a round pan or cookie sheet, lay out the crescent rolls in an overlapping circle with the small point facing out


  1. Add ground beef mixture around the ring, flip the crescent dough rolls into the center


  1. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes or until golden brown

Spider Legs

  1. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray


  1. Divide each breadstick in half, then form a “V” and place on cookie sheet


  1. Brush with melted butter, bake for about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown


  1. Add lettuce to the center of the taco ring, then add olives for eyes


  1. Add legs


  1. Serve salsa and cheddar cheese on the side, if desired to make the dish a little more filling
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Holiday

There you have it. Your taco ring with crescent rolls is as good as done. I guarantee it will be the hit of the night. Who knew a little dough and some taco meat could go such a long way?

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Halloween Food Ideas For Kids FAQs

What Are The Typical Halloween Food Ideas For Kids?

There are many standard Halloween foods you can add for kids. So, these include candy corn, caramel apples, pumpkin bread, apple bread, caramel corn, and many others. 

What Are The Best Toppings For Taco Rings?

There are no toppings that are best for everyone. So, you can add any topping you like, depending on your kids’ preferences. For example, you can add beans, cheese, corn, sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, and much more. 

How Do I Make A Taco Crescent Ring?

You can begin by unrolling the crescent dough and separating it into sixteen triangles. So, you can overlap the wide ends of each triangle to form a complete ring. When you are done, the dough will look like the sun. 

What Do I Serve The Taco Ring With?

Taco rings can be a hit with children if you serve them with the right ingredients. You can serve it with sour cream, avocado dip or guacamole, lettuce, extra cheese, and much more. Be sure to think about what your kids would like to eat it with. 

What Meat Will Taste Best With A Spider Taco Ring?

The best meat for any taco ring is ground beef. However, not all kids will like eating beef. That is why you can also opt for ground chicken or turkey, as kids prefer that more than beef sometimes. 

How Long Will The Spider Taco Ring Stay Fresh In The Fridge?

If your spider taco ring is leftover, you can keep it in the fridge to consume later. Inside the fridge, it will stay fresh for at least three to four days. Keep in mind that even then, the crust might get a little soggy. 

How Can I Reheat The Spider Taco Ring?

You can place the individual slices of the taco ring on a baking sheet. Then, you can warm the ring in the oven at 325 degrees until the slices are heated evenly. This will usually take at least ten minutes. 

How Long Can I Freeze The Taco Ring?

You can cut the taco ring slices and individually store them by wrapping them tightly, so the air doesn’t get in. If you do this right, you can store it in the freezer for at least three months. After that, you can defrost and consume when you like. 

How To Make A Taco Ring Suitable For Adults?

The taco ring for kids is a little plain and might not give adults the same satisfaction. You can add a dash of hot salsa or hot sauce to the meat mixture. It will add a spice kick and a burst of flavor to your taco ring.

How Many People Will A Spider Taco Ring Serve?

Generally, you will be able to take out five to six servings from the spider taco ring. Of course, it also depends on how large you make the taco ring.



    • So excited you like the Spider Taco Ring! Thanks for stopping by Gina!

  1. What a great idea ! Thank you for linking up with Foodie Friends Friday last week. We’re sharing your blog post on our Daily Dish Recipe post Friday! Come on over!

    • So excited you like the Spider Taco Ring! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by Jess! Thrilled you like the Spider Taco Ring! Happy Halloween!

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