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Taco Spaghetti


Taco spaghetti is a super easy and quick weeknight dinner you can make in just ONE POT!  How perfect is that.
 A fork full of taco spaghetti
When you’re having one of those nights where you can’t come up with anything quick and easy for dinner, try out this one pot taco flavored spaghetti.  If you keep your pantry stocked, the only thing you’ll need to pick up is hamburger/ground turkey and cheese.  The best part is you only need one pot.  This is great for a busy night or for folks with limited cooking facilities.
Pot of taco spaghetti
You start by browning the hamburger/ground turkey and then just dump everything but the cheese in the pan. Bring it to a boil, cover and let it cook down for 15 minutes.  Take off the lid, sprinkle with cheese and you’re done.  I used spicy taco seasoning and it added just enough heat to get your attention. However, the next time I made it, I tried regular taco seasoning and added chipotle powder, just a little better.
Pot of taco Spaghetti
 I have used it with both hamburger and ground turkey and couldn’t really tell the difference. While I love complicated recipes with lots of steps, I don’t want to tackle one on a week night.  Week nights are for easy dinners that don’t require any thought.  However, I still want them to taste great and this fits the bill perfectly.

Taco Spaghetti

Taco spaghetti is a super easy and quick weeknight dinner you can make in just ONE POT!  
How perfect is that. 
  • Author: Barbara Curry
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: Entree


  • 1 lb ground turkey/ground sirloin
  • 1 1.25 ounce package taco seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 10 ounces Diced tomatoes and green chilies, Ro Tel
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • cheddar cheese, grated
  • pepper jack cheese, grated
  • fresh cilantro


  1. Cook ground turkey/hamburger in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat until browned, 3-5 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning and ground chipotle.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, uncooked spaghetti and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer until pasta has cooked, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese and cilantro.
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