Tuna crescent ring, sometimes just called tuna ring, was a staple in my house growing up. It's a kid-friendly recipe that calls for just a few ingredients.
I have no idea where my family got the idea for the crescent ring, but as kids, my sister and I would make this all the time. I remember my mom finally said, "Girls, I don't think your dad can eat any more tuna."
But it would always find its way back into the rotation because tuna crescent ring is easy to make, and you only need a few ingredients to make a tasty meal.
This recipe calls for a few things you may already have in your pantry. This is a great pantry meal and a kid-friendly recipe if your kids are into cooking. I always have tuna, and if you're cooking for one or two you only need one can of crescent rolls.
- canned tuna
- shredded cheese
- refrigerated crescent roll dough
See the recipe card for quantities.
Substitutions (and other ideas!)
There are several varieties of canned crescent rolls (flaky, buttery, sweet Hawaiian, and so on). I have tried this recipe with original and a flaky/buttery variety and had good results.
You can use any shredded cheese that you want. I think mozzarella and cheddar are good options.
This is the most basic version you could make. Here are a few ideas to mix things up:
- Add peas and cooked onion
- Add buffalo sauce
- Make with shredded or ground chicken (cooked)
- Make with ground beef (cooked)
- Add dill (fresh or dry) and paprika
This is best served fresh. Unfortunately, this does not reheat very well. It tends to get a little soggy. It would be best reheated in an oven or toaster oven to see if you can get that crescent roll to re-crisp, but microwave will do in a pinch. My husband doesn't mind the soggy leftovers, but I wanted to warn you that these are best enjoyed right away.
Tuna Crescent Ring
- 3 5oz cans Chunk light tuna drained
- ½ cup Mayo or desired amount
- ½ cup Shredded cheddar
- 2 8oz cans Refrigerated crescent rolls
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Mix together tuna (drained), mayo, and shredded cheese.
- Arrange crescent triangles into a circle to look like a sun with the corners overlapping.
- Spoon tuna into a circle around the inside rim of the crescent ring.
- Wrap crescent ends over the tuna, pressing the excess dough along the inside of the ring.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes or until crescent begins to brown. Allow to cool before slicing.