taco spaghetti casserole

★★★★★ 10
a 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/Italian dish rolled into one casserole! This is a simple recipe that is delicious and can easily be thrown together on a busy evening. The taco seasoning gives the robust flavors that you expect from taco meat. The Rotel tomatoes add a spicy kick. We loved the cooking method of the pasta; it really soaks up the seasoning flavor. While this creamy casserole is good alone, we tasted it with a little cilantro and sour cream as suggested. Delicious! A casserole recipe the whole family will enjoy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 10
serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

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

How To Make taco spaghetti casserole

  • 1
    Brown ground beef in a Dutch oven. Drain fat and return to pan.
  • 2
    Stir in taco seasoning.
  • Adding noodles to taco spaghetti casserole.
    Add Rotel, tomato paste and spaghetti.
  • Spaghetti noodles cooking for taco spaghetti casserole.
    Cover with 6 cups of water.
  • 5
    Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer. Cover and cook until pasta is cooked and water is absorbed, approximately 15 minutes.
  • Freshly baked taco spaghetti casserole.
    Pour spaghetti into a sprayed 13x9 casserole dish.
  • Taco spaghetti casserole ready to go in oven.
    Top with the shredded cheese and bake at 350 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 3 and cover & simmer until cheese is melted. I prefer the cheese to be melted in the oven until golden and bubbly. Serve with sour cream and cilantro (both optional).
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