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taco spaghetti casserole

(10 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Marianne Gleason
Cincinnati, OH

This taco spaghetti casserole is an easy prep casserole that cooks in one pot before it is baked.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A Mexican and Italian dish rolled into one casserole! This is a simple, delicious recipe that can easily be thrown together on a busy evening. We loved the cooking method of the pasta; it really soaks up the robust flavor from the taco seasoning. While this creamy casserole is good alone, we tasted it with a little cilantro and sour cream as suggested. Delicious! This is a recipe the whole family will enjoy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(10 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 35 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For taco spaghetti casserole

  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 pkg
    taco seasoning
  • 2 can
    Rotel tomatoes and chilies (10 oz each)
  • 1 can
    tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 1 lb
  • 6 c
  • 2 c
    Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • sour cream, optional
  • cilantro, optional

How To Make taco spaghetti casserole

  • 1
    Brown the ground beef in a Dutch oven. Drain the fat and return to the pan.
  • 2
    Stir in the taco seasoning.
  • Adding noodles to taco spaghetti casserole.
    Add the Rotel, tomato paste, and spaghetti.
  • Spaghetti noodles cooking for taco spaghetti casserole.
    Cover with the water.
  • 5
    Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until the pasta is cooked and the water is absorbed, approximately 15 minutes.
  • Freshly baked taco spaghetti casserole.
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Pour the spaghetti into a sprayed 13x9 casserole dish.
  • Taco spaghetti casserole ready to go in oven.
    Top with the shredded cheese and bake at until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Taco spaghetti served up on white dish.
    You can also cook this completely on the stove top, just add the cheese after step 5 and cover and simmer until the cheese is melted. I prefer the cheese to be melted in the oven until golden and bubbly. Serve with sour cream and cilantro, if you like.