One Pot Taco Spaghetti

All your favorite flavors of tacos in spaghetti form – made in ONE PAN!  So cheesy, comforting and stinking easy with no clean-up!

One Pot Taco Spaghetti - All your favorite flavors of tacos in spaghetti form - made in ONE PAN! So cheesy, comforting and stinking easy with no clean-up!

Tacos in pasta form? Um, yes, please. I mean, the answer is always yes, right?

One Pot Taco Spaghetti - All your favorite flavors of tacos in spaghetti form - made in ONE PAN! So cheesy, comforting and stinking easy with no clean-up!

And if not, the answer should always be yes when it’s made in one single pan.

One Pot Taco Spaghetti - All your favorite flavors of tacos in spaghetti form - made in ONE PAN! So cheesy, comforting and stinking easy with no clean-up!

No joke here – everything gets dumped right in, including the uncooked spaghetti. And no, the tomatoes should not be drained. The liquid is crucial to help cook the pasta.

One Pot Taco Spaghetti - All your favorite flavors of tacos in spaghetti form - made in ONE PAN! So cheesy, comforting and stinking easy with no clean-up!

When ready to serve, sprinkle on that cheese to let it get all ooey gooey on top.

One Pot Taco Spaghetti - All your favorite flavors of tacos in spaghetti form - made in ONE PAN! So cheesy, comforting and stinking easy with no clean-up!

It’s practically a spaghetti casserole with pretty much zero work and clean-up!

One Pot Taco Spaghetti - All your favorite flavors of tacos in spaghetti form - made in ONE PAN! So cheesy, comforting and stinking easy with no clean-up!

One Pot Taco Spaghetti

All your favorite flavors of tacos in spaghetti form – made in ONE PAN!  So cheesy, comforting and stinking easy with no clean-up!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef*
  • 1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (10-ounce can) Ro*Tel® Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; stir in taco seasoning. Drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in Ro*Tel®, tomato paste, spaghetti and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 13-16 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and top with cheeses. Cover until melted, about 2 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with tomato and cilantro, if desired.

*Ground chicken or pork can be substituted.

Adapted from ReadySetEat

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 582.3 Calories from Fat 235.8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.2g 40%
Saturated Fat 11.1g 56%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 83.2mg 28%
Sodium 1282.2mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 51.8g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%
Sugars 6.2g
Protein 33.1g 66%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

This meal provides meat, dairy, and grains. To make it a completely balanced meal, serve with a large mixed salad! Fill at least half your plate with the salad and you’ll cut down on total calories, too!

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.