Taco Spaghetti Recipe


Culinary Explorer
Hello everyone! Have you ever experimented with combining two favorite dishes into one? How about trying taco spaghetti? I found a recipe online that's definitely worth giving a shot!

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  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 c. water
  • 1 (14.5-oz. can) diced tomatoes, preferably Rotel
  • 1 (1-oz.) packet or 2 tbsp. homemade taco seasoning
  • 8 oz. spaghetti
  • 4 oz. Velveeta cheese or American cheese, cut or torn into pieces
  • 1 c. (4 oz.) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for serving
  • Sour cream or Mexican crema, for serving (optional)


Step 1
In a large pot over medium-high heat, cook ground beef, onion, and garlic, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Add water, tomatoes, and taco seasoning, then cover and bring to a boil.
Step 2
Break spaghetti in half lengthwise and add to sauce. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer until pasta is tender, 12 to 14 minutes.
Step 3
Remove from heat and stir in Velveeta, cheddar, and cilantro until cheese is melted. Serve topped with more cilantro and sour cream, if using.

Good Luck!