Skip to Content

It’s A Colossal Cheeseburger! This Recipe is a Family Favorite!

colossal cheeseburger

My mom always had this delicious dish growing up called Colossal Cheeseburger.  I think my mom found the recipe in the newspaper, so it’s not mine, nor hers, really, but all that matters is that it’s DELICIOUS!  We made it for the boys at the children’s home when we were houseparents, and it was their absolute favorite meal.  While we don’t eat it super often around here, the hubby and boys really love it. Eat it with ketchup, mustard, pickles, fries, chips, whatever…it is so good!

This is also a recipe that is easy to make with the kids. Depending on their ages, kids can help cook the meat, spread out the crescent rolls, sprinkle the cheese, roll up the huge burger, etc! It’s fun to make AND fun to eat!

colossal cheeseburger

This family friendly recipe just might become a request, like it has in my house!


Colossal Cheeseburger!

Colossal Cheeseburger!

This recipe for Colossal Cheeseburger has been a family favorite for many years!


  • 2 cans of refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease pizza pan with oil, or use seasoned stoneware.
  3. Brown ground beef, drain fat.
  4. Stir in salt, pepper, and tomato sauce.
  5. Simmer on low heat while preparing crust.
  6. Separate crescent roll dough into triangles. Arrange 13 triangles around prepared pan in a spoke fashion.
  7. Press dough to seal perforations.
  8. Spread meat mixture over the dough.
  9. Sprinkle with cheese.
  10. Bring dough up over filling, and add in the remaining three triangles to fill the "gaps" on top, then seal them all up.
  11. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until crust is no longer doughy.

How much did you love this recipe?

Follow me on Pinterest for more and use the button at the top of the card!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

17 Vintage Recipes That Remind You Of Going To Nana's House

Monday 8th of April 2024

[…] The Colossal Cheeseburger is a mouthwatering creation that takes about 30 minutes to prepare. Juicy beef patties, cheese, and all the classic fixings stack up to make this dish. It’s a taste of nostalgia, reminiscent of summer cookouts at nana’s. This cheeseburger is as satisfying as it is memorable.Get the Recipe: Colossal Cheeseburger […]


Wednesday 5th of February 2014

My mom was the creator of Colossal Crescent Cheeseburger. She was one of 100 finalists in the 24th annual Pillsbury BakeOff with this recipe. She passed away last week so I wrote a memoriam to her today in my blog and shared her original recipe. 

When I googled Colossal Crescent Cheeseburger I was so surprised to find many different variations. I hope you are still enjoying the CCC! 


Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Very cool! It was a staple in my house growing up, and is one of my husband’s favorite things ever. Cheers to your mom today! ❤️


Wednesday 5th of February 2014

That's pretty cool! My mom has been making this recipe for YEARS!  We thank your mom for her great recipe!


Thursday 14th of March 2013

My husband would love this recipe! It might be a fun appetizer for football watching, too?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Family lifestyle blogger from
Tyler, TX
. For more information, check out my Media Kit and Disclosure.Skip to Recipe