One pot taco spaghetti is a great weeknight dinner you can whip up and the whole family can enjoy. Seasoned ground beef, fire-roasted tomatoes, all in one pasta dish. Tex-Mex just got a whole lot tastier.
This taco noodle casserole is delicious and you can eat alone or pile on your favorite taco toppings. Sour cream, salsa, or any other topping you enjoy.
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Why You Will Love This Taco Spaghetti
- One-pot pasta recipe
- Simple ingredients
- Tex-Mex flavor
- Stores well leftover
- Similar to a spaghetti and meat sauce - but taco spin
Ingredients For Taco Spaghetti
- Ground beef
- Taco Seasoning
- Fire Roasted Tomatoes
- Spaghetti Noodles
- Shredded Cheese
How to Make One-Pan Taco Spaghetti
Toss your ground beef and onions into a skillet and cook until no longer pink and the beef is fully cooked.
Drain off the grease and add in the fire roasted tomatoes, taco seasoning, and water. Stir to combine.
Add in broken up spaghetti noodles, bring to a boil. Once it boils reduce heat and let cook 15-16 minutes or until the pasta is fully cooked.
If you need to cook longer to allow the liquid to evaporate, then stir in the cheese, mix and serve up this cheesy taco pasta dish!
Storing Leftover Pasta
If you don't eat all the pasta you are welcome to store the leftovers for up to 3-4 days in the fridge. Then just reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
If you do the stove I would suggest adding a splash of water or even broth into the pasta as you heat it up. That way the pasta doesn't dry out as it reheats.
Make It Into A Taco Pasta Bake
If you want transform this one-pot dish into a taco pasta bake. Cook up as directed then pour in a greased pan. Top with cheese and pop in the oven and bake till cheese is fully melted. Then dish up the taco pasta casserole!
This taco spaghetti bake is one of our favorites. Add on some diced tomatoes, olives and sour cream and dive in fork first.
Variations to One Pot Taco Pasta
- Feel free to swap ground beef with ground turkey, pork, etc. This is a delicious ground beef recipe but it can be easily swapped out for a different meat.
- Toss in some black beans or even corn for added flavor.
- Feel free to use a different type of pasta besides spaghetti noodles. It essentially works with any pasta.
- Use a Mexican cheese or even Monterey Jack shredded cheese for a change in flavor.
- You could use leftover taco meat from the night before in this recipe as well. Just skip the browning of the meat.
This taco spaghetti is to die for! Let me know if you made some changes and what you thought of the overall Mexican pasta.