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Fiesta Spaghetti Tacos

fiesta spaghetti tacos Entree Mexican
Fiesta Spaghetti Tacos
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 5

Kids will race home from a long day at school when they know they're having spaghetti tacos for dinner! ...MORE+ LESS-

March 6, 2018

Ingredients

5
oz uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ 40% 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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • If you like corn, add 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn with the pasta sauce. Cook about 5 minutes or until hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (2 Tacos)
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
19%
Sodium
880mg
37%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
56g
19%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
6g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*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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