One-pot taco spaghetti is an easy and delicious comfort food dinner that has all the tasty Mexican flavors of tacos but in spaghetti form. The taco meat and tomatoes smell incredible as they cook and with only a single skillet, there’s barely any clean-up afterward.
For more simple one-pot pasta recipes, take a look at our chicken fajita pasta and this million-dollar spaghetti which combines spaghetti and lasagna into one epic casserole!
Pick this one-pot taco spaghetti recipe for a quick weeknight dinner alongside a salad for a complete meal. A spoonful of homemade salsa and guacamole would be delicious on top of this dish.
This one-pot Mexican spaghetti dish is so easy to make and is sure to please the whole family. Taco pasta tastes even better the next day, so you may wish to set some aside and take it to work for lunch.
for 4 servings
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb ground beef
½ cup yellow onion, diced
4 ½ tablespoons taco seasoning, or 1 package
1 tablespoon tomato paste
10 oz tomato, diced, 1 can
8 oz spaghetti
3 cups water
½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 roma tomato, diced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, yellow onions, and taco seasoning. Cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks.
Stir in tomato paste and diced tomatoes, then stir.
Add spaghetti and water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and top with cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, Roma tomato, and cilantro. Mix until cheese is melted.
Serve immediately. Garnish with additional tomato and cilantro, if desired.