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Taco Spaghetti Bake

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8
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This easy, family friendly casserole, dotted with melty pockets of cheese, proves that tacos and spaghetti are a match made in heaven. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

12
oz uncooked spaghetti
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
cup chopped onion
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
1/4
cup water
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (15 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato sauce
2
cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)
8
oz Kraft™ Velveeta™ pasteurized prepared cheese product, cut in 1/2-inch cubes

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook spaghetti to al dente as directed on package.
  • 2
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix, water, chiles and cumin; stir until well blended. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese and the spaghetti; stir well to blend. Pour mixture into baking dish. Scatter cheese cubes throughout casserole, and push gently into pasta mixture. Top with remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Expert Tips

Garnish with sour cream, sliced jalapeño chiles and chopped fresh cilantro.

Ground turkey can be substituted for ground beef in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
1120mg
47%
Potassium
300mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
8g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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