Italian Crescent Casserole

Italian Crescent Casserole
1 lb ground beef, cooked, drained
1 cup Three Cheese Pasta Sauce (the original called for a different kind. I love this one more so I used it)
1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1½ cups shredded Italian cheese blend (6 oz)
¼ teaspoon dried basil leaves

How To Make Italian Crescent Casserole

In skillet, mix beef and pasta sauce. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
Separate dough into 8 triangles. Place dough in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate in spoke pattern, with narrow tips overlapping rim of plate about 3 inches. Press dough in side and bottom to form crust; sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese. Spoon meat mixture evenly over cheese. Bring tips of dough over filling to meet in center; do not overlap. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese and the basil.
Bake at 375°F for 20 minutes


To calculate the Weight Watchers points for the Italian Crescent Casserole, we need to analyze each ingredient’s nutritional information. Here’s a breakdown based on typical values:

Ground Beef (1 lb):

For lean ground beef (85% lean, 15% fat): approximately 32 points for 1 lb.
Three Cheese Pasta Sauce (1 cup):

Typically, pasta sauce has around 3 points per ½ cup. Therefore, 1 cup would be 6 points.
Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls (1 can, 8 oz):

A can of crescent rolls usually has about 32 points.
Shredded Italian Cheese Blend (1½ cups, 6 oz):

Cheese is about 4 points per ounce. Therefore, 6 oz would be 24 points.
Dried Basil (¼ teaspoon):

Basil is 0 points.
Total Points Calculation:
Ground Beef: 32 points
Pasta Sauce: 6 points
Crescent Rolls: 32 points
Cheese: 24 points
Total: 32 + 6 + 32 + 24 = 94 points

Points per Serving:
Assuming the casserole serves 6, the points per serving would be:

Total Points (94) ÷ 6 servings = 15.67 points per serving

So, each serving of the Italian Crescent Casserole is approximately 16 Weight Watchers points.

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