Taco Spaghetti Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 2
| Published on January 4, 2024
Exploding with flavor, this viral one-pot taco spaghetti recipe is a great weeknight dinner meal. This taco spaghetti recipe makes its own sauce while it cooks, making this an easy meal that anyone can make!
Utensils Dinner
Globe Mexican
21
ingredients
10
steps
35
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
For the Taco Seasoning
1 tbsp
chili powder
1 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
paprika
1/2 tsp
ground coriander
1/2 tsp
cornstarch
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
For the Taco Spaghetti
1 lb
ground beef
1
medium onion, finely chopped
1/2
red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2
green bell pepper, finely chopped
3
garlic cloves, minced
1
batch of taco seasoning, see above
salt and pepper, to taste
1
10 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, see notes 1
2 1/2 cup(s)
beef or chicken broth, plus more if needed
8 oz
dry spaghetti, broken in half
2 cup(s)
shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican cheese blend, divided
1
Roma tomato, seeded and chopped, for topping
1
avocado, diced, for topping
finely chopped parsley or cilantro, for garnish
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Directions 10 steps | 35 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients.

Taco Spaghetti Recipe: Measure and prep all ingredients.
Step 2

Prepare the taco seasoning. In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, ground coriander, cornstarch and dried oregano. Set aside.

Taco Spaghetti Recipe: Prepare the taco seasoning.
Step 3

Prepare the taco spaghetti. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the ground beef. Cook, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon, until the beef is browned and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. 

Taco Spaghetti Recipe: Prepare the taco spaghetti.
Step 4

Add the chopped onion and the red and green bell pepper. Cook until softened, about 4 minutes. 

Taco Spaghetti Recipe: Add the chopped onion and the red and green bell pepper.
Step 5

Add the garlic and taco seasoning. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. 

Taco Spaghetti Recipe: Add the garlic and taco seasoning.
Step 6

Add the canned tomatoes and the beef (or chicken) broth. Stir to combine. 

Taco Spaghetti Recipe: Add the canned tomatoes and the beef (or chicken) broth.
Step 7

Add the broken spaghetti and press to submerge the spaghetti into the liquid. Increase the heat to high to bring the mixture to a boil. Once the liquid is boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10-13 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente. If the pan starts to look too dry, add more broth as needed. (See notes 2.)

Taco Spaghetti Recipe: Add the broken spaghetti and press to submerge the spaghetti into the liquid.
Step 8

Add one cup of shredded cheese and stir until combined.

Taco Spaghetti Recipe: Add one cup of shredded cheese and stir until combined.
Step 9

Top with the remaining cup of shredded cheese. Cover and cook on low heat until the cheese is melted through. 

Taco Spaghetti Recipe: Top with the remaining cup of shredded cheese.
Step 10

Serve topped with chopped tomatoes, avocados and finely chopped parsley or cilantro. Enjoy!

Taco Spaghetti Recipe: Serve topped with chopped tomatoes, avocados and finely chopped parsley or cilantro.

Notes:

  1. A popular brand is Rotel.
  2. It is important to stir occasionally to keep the noodles from sticking.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
952
FAT
55.6 g
PROTEIN
49 g
CARBS
65.6 g
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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

31 Jan 2024

What a fun recipe. Definitely adding to our ideas for Wacky Wednesday dinners.

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Carmela G.

Carmela

Cozymeal Team Member

04 Jan 2024

An easy yet delicious meal to make.

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