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Fiesta Spaghetti Tacos

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Fiesta Spaghetti Tacos
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 5
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Kids will race home from a long day at school when they know they're having Fiesta Spaghetti Tacos for dinner! Crunchy and oh-so-yummy, these zany handhelds will brighten any meal. Here's how to make spaghetti tacos.
Updated May 12, 2022

Ingredients

  • 5 oz uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ 25% less-sodium taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cups tomato pasta sauce (any variety)
  • 1 box (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand ‘N Stuff™ taco shells (10 shells)
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup), if desired
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1
    Cook spaghetti as directed on package; drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes or until thickened. Stir in pasta sauce; cook over medium heat until hot. Stir in cooked spaghetti.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, heat taco shells as directed on box. Spoon about 1/2 cup spaghetti mixture into each taco shell; top with tomato and Parmesan cheese.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Want to switch up this Fiesta Spaghetti Tacos recipe? If you or your little ones like corn, try adding 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn in with the pasta sauce. Cook about 5 minutes or until hot.

Nutrition

480 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 24g Protein, 52g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Tacos
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
170
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
55mg
19%
Sodium
790mg
33%
Potassium
430mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Sugars
6g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This recipe is every kid’s (or kid at heart’s) dream come true. And with staple ingredients like ground beef, spaghetti noodles and taco shells, it’s an ideal recipe for busy families! This spaghetti-taco hybrid only takes 25 minutes and three steps to make, so it’s perfect for those crazy weeknights when dinner needs to be on the table ASAP. Or if you’re looking to throw your own fiesta, this recipe would be super easy to make for a crowd (especially if you use Stand N’ Stuff taco shells to avoid a mess). No matter who you’re making this for, we’ll bet you won’t hear any complaints. And if you’re looking for more fun, fiesta-worthy ideas, explore Betty’s best taco recipes.
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