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Taco Spaghetti Skillet

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Hey y’all!!  I know some of you might disagree but I am loving this cold weather!  There is nothing I love more than a blustery evening where I can prepare a warm meal to curl up on the sofa with.

After a few weeks of stews and soups and casseroles I tend to look for some new inspiration to warm up those chilly evenings.

This Taco Spaghetti Skillet is such a fabulous one pot meal perfect for busy weeknights. This one is always a family favorite.

One Pot Taco Skillet Spaghetti_

Being a busy mom and have two little boys this dish was perfect for us!  Tacos are my favorite food and there is nothing more comforting that a bowl of spaghetti and to mix the two is just genius!

Taco Skillet Spaghetti

Can I use beef or chicken?

Yes, you can use ground beef, ground chicken, ground turkey or even diced boneless, skinless chicken.

What kind of pasta can I use?

You can use your favorite pasta, elbows would be great, rotini is always a favorite!

What toppings can I use?

Any toppings you use on tacos you can use here, salsa, olives, lettuce, scallions, sour cream, tomatoes, cilantro or diced onions.

How can I give this a little kick?

You can switch out the cheddar for pepperjack cheese, add diced jalapenos, hot sauce or more green chiles.

Taco Skillet Spaghetti yum!

I forgot my most favorite part, it all cooks in one pot!!!!  That means dinner gets done in a snap and clean up is a breeze!

This dinner is just what those chilly nights need and even my picky eaters love it which is always a win!

How to make this Taco Spaghetti Skillet

  1. Full recipe below.
  2. Brown turkey.
  3. Add taco seasoning, undrained tomatoes and water.
  4. Add spaghetti.
  5. Cover, reduce heat and cook until spaghetti is tender.
  6. Top with cheese.
  7. Garnish and serve.

One Pot Taco Skillet Spaghetti, yum!

You will love this recipe because it is

  • Easy and fast.
  • Family friendly.
  • Crowd pleasing.
  • Full of flavor.
  • A one pot meal.
  • Perfect for weeknights.

I was so happy with the Taco Spaghetti Skillet, it was perfect for my family.  I was a little skeptical at first but I could not believe how spot on their choice for my was and how much everyone enjoyed it!

Taco Spaghetti Skillet

Taco Spaghetti Skillet

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Taco Spaghetti Skillet is such a fabulous one pot meal perfect for busy weeknights. This one is always a family favorite.


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
  • 1 package, 1.5 oz each mild taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can, 10 oz each diced tomatoes & green chilies, undrained
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 8 ounces spaghetti, uncooked
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream
  • Scallions and tomatoes for garnish


  1. Cook turkey in large skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add taco seasoning, undrained tomatoes and water; stir to combine. Add spaghetti; bring to a boil.
  3. Cover, reduce heat and cook 12-15 minutes or until spaghetti is tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Top with cheese and cover until melted.
  5. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream.
  6. Garnish with scallions and tomatoes if you like.


Top with your favorite taco toppings.

You can use any pasta shape you like

Try pepperjack cheese for a spicy kick.

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