I love tacos and I love pasta, so why not blend the two for a delicious taco spaghetti meal? This One Pot Taco Pasta will be your new family favorite and will probably end up on your regular menu rotation! It is super easy to throw together and it cooks up in no time! It is super family friendly as there is not much of a spicy kick to it other than from the salsa which you can control to your liking. If you love one pot meals and less dishes, then you have to make this One Pot Taco Spaghetti recipe!
We like to use a lean ground beef, normally we use an 85/15 or 90/10. This helps reduce the grease.The salsa helps give this a little heat and some of the taco flavoring, you could potentially add in some petite diced tomatoes if you are not wanting the salsa in this and make it more kid-friendly.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground beef
1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning
1 (10-ounce can) Ro*Tel® Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
1 tablespoon tomato paste
8 ounces spaghetti
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Roma tomato, diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; stir in taco seasoning. Drain excess fat.
Stir in Ro*Tel®, tomato paste, spaghetti and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 13-16 minutes.
Remove from heat and top with cheeses. Cover until melted, about 2 minutes.
Serve immediately, garnished with tomato and cilantro, if desired.