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Taco Spaghetti

posted by Sharon Glascoe on January 31, 2017

Taco Spaghetti – A fun, new way to enjoy Taco Tuesday! Taco spaghetti is an easy weeknight meal that is perfect for the whole family! Enjoy this easy recipe for Dinner tonight!

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Taco Spaghetti - A fun, new way to enjoy Taco Tuesday! Taco spaghetti is an easy weeknight meal that is perfect for the whole family!

My weeknight meals are usually thrown together in a hurry. I have a crazy schedule (as I’m sure most of you do too!) so I never known when I’ll be home from work. So I tend to just throw things together for dinner.

Today’s post is a recipe that spawned from one of those nights: taco spaghetti!

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Taco Spaghetti - A fun, new way to enjoy Taco Tuesday! Taco spaghetti is an easy weeknight meal that is perfect for the whole family! Taco Spaghetti - A fun, new way to enjoy Taco Tuesday! Taco spaghetti is an easy weeknight meal that is perfect for the whole family!

One night, I came home with the intention of making tacos for dinner. I made the taco meat, cut the tomatoes, and got the rest of my toppings ready. But my tortillas had gone bad. Womp womp.

I had already made the meat and toppings so I couldn’t let it go to waste. I looked around the pantry to see what could replace the tortillas…Rice? That could work. But is it too obvious?

And then I saw it: spaghetti! I had just seen a special on TV about a BBQ spot in Memphis that served BBQ spaghetti and it looked amazing! So why not make a version of that and call it taco spaghetti?! I had all the toppings for tacos so it would be perfect. And so super simple to make.

Taco Spaghetti - A fun, new way to enjoy Taco Tuesday! Taco spaghetti is an easy weeknight meal that is perfect for the whole family! Taco Spaghetti - A fun, new way to enjoy Taco Tuesday! Taco spaghetti is an easy weeknight meal that is perfect for the whole family!

To make this taco spaghetti, all I did was cook 1 pound of ground beef with a packet of taco seasoning, cook 1/2 pound of spaghetti until it was al dente, and top the spaghetti with the cooked meat and my favorite taco toppings.

I love cheese, sour cream, lettuce, and tomato on my tacos so that’s exactly how I topped my spaghetti. But you can add whatever you like: avocados, jalapeños, cilantro, corn, you name it! My husband loves to add some chipotle pepper sauce on top to add some more smoky flavor. It is a game-changer!

That’s the great thing about this recipe: each person can make their dish however they like. So if you have picky eaters out there, not to worry! They can just have their taco spaghetti with meat and cheese and not force the rest of the family to keep it simple along with them.

Taco Spaghetti - A fun, new way to enjoy Taco Tuesday! Taco spaghetti is an easy weeknight meal that is perfect for the whole family!

If you have younger kids out there that will just make a mess when they’re trying to mix all the ingredients together, I have a tip that may make your life easier: mix the cooked spaghetti and meat and toppings together in a casserole dish and top with cheese. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees and you have a taco spaghetti casserole! It’s much easier for the smaller kids because it’s already mixed together.

If you are looking for more easy weeknight meals you can make, you’ll love this easy chicken pasta with white wine sauce, these yummy meatball subs, or my favorite stuffed peppers with chicken and couscous.

Enjoy!

Taco Spaghetti

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • water (as directed by packet of taco seasoning)
  • 1/2-1 pound cooked spaghetti
  • your favorite toppings (tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, shredded cheese, etc)

Instructions

  1. Cook ground beef according to taco seasoning packet.
  2. Split spaghetti into 4 plates or bowls. Top with beef.
  3. Let everyone top their spaghetti with their favorite toppings. I like to top with shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 337kcal Calories from fat 110
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 76mg3%
Carbohydrate 27g9%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 28g

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

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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 More easy recipes you might enjoy:

Easy Meatball Subs

Easy Meatball Subs

Chicken and Couscous Stuffed Peppers

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Easy Chicken Pasta with White Wine Sauce

Easy Chicken Pasta with White Wine Sauce

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