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30-Minute Taco Pasta

And it’s all cooked in the same pot for easy clean-up!

Plate of taco pasta
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I’m always on the hunt for a delicious meal that doesn’t take a lot of time. Aren’t we all? Those busy weeknights call for food on the go, or food that can be prepared in record time. Or, maybe you want an easy meal for dinner just because. Either way, this dinner is not only ridiculously tasty, but it comes together in just 30 minutes. Plus, it’s a one-pot meal, which makes clean-up a breeze!

Have I convinced you to try out this taco pasta yet? This dish is the perfect combination of seasoned taco meat, veggies, spices, and of course, spaghetti. If there’s one thing my family loves, it’s pasta. By switching up the flavor profile a bit, I can have a meal I know the pickiest of eaters will love, while still enjoying something a little different.

To get started with this simple recipe, add garlic, onion, and ground beef to a large skillet. Break the beef into chunks with a spoon or spatula while cooking. Make sure to. stir the garlic and onions so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan and burn! Once cooked, drain the excess fat. Add taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, and water, mixing to combine. Place uncooked spaghetti in the skillet, making sure water covers all the noodles.

Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 12-15 minutes or until spaghetti is cooked, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and cook for a few minutes more until excess liquid evaporates. Once the liquid is mostly gone, turn off the heat and sprinkle with cheese, then cover and let the cheese melt. All that’s left is to add chopped fresh parsley and serve immediately. Get the full ingredient list and recipe below!

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Makes 4 servings

10m prep time

20m cook time

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Ingredients
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet (1 oz) taco seasoning
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 oz spaghetti, uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped.
Preparation
  1. Add garlic, onion, and ground beef to a large skillet. Break it up into chunks with a spoon or spatula while cooking. Cook until browned. Then, drain the excess fat.
  2. Add taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, and water. Mix to combine.
  3. Add spaghetti, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 12-15 minutes or until spaghetti is cooked, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove the lid. Cook for a few minutes more or until excess liquid evaporates. Turn off the heat and sprinkle with cheese, then cover and let the cheese melt.
  5. Add chopped fresh parsley and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from 100k Recipes