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Easy Mexican Spaghetti  {One Pot Taco Spaghetti} 

Mexican Spaghetti

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This Mexican Spaghetti recipe is a flavorful twist on traditional spaghetti. It is made with ground turkey, cheese, rotel tomatoes, tomato paste, spaghetti noodles, and seasonings. It’s an easy Mexican-flavored pasta dish that will become the perfect family dinner favorite. 

This easy Mexican Spaghetti is a delicious one-pot dinner that is quick to make with everyday pantry ingredients. This dinner comes together in 30 minutes making it a winner for busy weeknights.

Why you should try this Mexican Spaghetti recipe:

  • It’s a 30-minute meal.
  • The flavor is amazing.
  • It’s a delicious twist to Taco Tuesday night.

Mexican Spaghetti Ingredients you need

  • Olive oil
  • Ground turkey
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic paste
  • Tomato paste
  • Ro-Tel tomatoes
  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Low-sodium chicken broth
  • Original Taco sauce
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Paprika
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Mexican cheese blend
  • Cilantro

How to make one-pot taco spaghetti recipe

  1. Cook ground turkey and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Add garlic paste and cook for about 30 seconds.
  2. Stir in tomato paste, Rotel tomatoes, and seasonings into the meat mixture. Add the spaghetti noodles then add the chicken broth making sure all the noodles are covered in broth. Bring to boil. Cover pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender, for about 15 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat off and stir in 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Top with remaining cheese and cover pot for about 2 minutes until the shredded cheese has melted.
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro to any of your favorite taco toppings work such as green onions or sour cream.

Substitutions

If you prefer to use a premade packet of taco seasoning, use one package.

If you don’t have garlic paste you can use two garlic cloves.

This recipe also works well with ground chicken.

Not a fan of Mexican cheese blend, you can use cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack, or mozzarella cheese as well.

If your family likes corn or black beans feel free to add about a 1/2 cup of one or even both. It will just further enhance this Mexican flavored pasta dish.

Products used to make the Mexican Spaghetti

Lodge 3.6 Quart Enamel Cast Iron Casserole Dish with Lid

Garlic Paste

Tomato Paste

What to Serve with this Mexican Spaghetti

Taco pasta can be served with a variety of different side dishes. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Garlic bread – I know, having bread with taco spaghetti is a lot of carbs, but a few won’t hurt! Plus, it tastes amazing.
  • Chopped salad – A fresh chopped salad is the perfect side. It adds a healthy balance to a hearty meal.
  • Caesar salad – If you prefer a different salad, you can’t go wrong with a classic Caesar.

Mexican spaghetti can last up to 5 days in the fridge when stored properly. Keep it in an airtight container to keep other odors and flavors out.

Let me know if you try it, and in the meantime, here are a couple of my other great recipes that I know you’ll enjoy:

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Mexican Spaghetti

Mexican Spaghetti

This Mexican Spaghetti recipe is a flavorful twist on traditional spaghetti. It is made with ground turkey, cheese, rotel tomatoes, tomato paste, spaghetti noodles, and seasonings. It’s an easy Mexican-flavored pasta dish that will become the perfect family dinner favorite.
5 from 29 votes
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 450 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey, raw
  • 1 onion chopped fine (1/2 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste minced
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 10-ounce can Ro-Tel tomatoes undrained
  • 8 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 cup Original Taco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cups mexican cheese blend shredded

Instructions
 

  • Cook ground turkey and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Add garlic paste and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in tomato paste, Rotel tomatoes, and seasonings into the meat mixture. Add the spaghetti noodles then add the chicken broth making sure all the noodles are covered in broth. Bring to boil. Cover pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender, for about 15 minutes.
  • Turn the heat off and stir in 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Top with remaining cheese and cover pot for about 2 minutes until the shredded cheese has melted.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro to any of your favorite taco toppings work such as green onions or sour cream.

Notes

If you prefer to use a premade packet of taco seasoning, use one package.
If you don’t have garlic paste you can use two garlic cloves.
This recipe also works well with ground chicken.
Not a fan of Mexican cheese blend, you can use cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack, or mozzarella cheese as well.
If your family likes corn or black beans feel free to add about a 1/2 cup of one or even both. It will just further exchange this Mexican flavored pasta dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 6gCalories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 31gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 673mgPotassium: 561mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 955IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 295mgIron: 3mg
Keyword mexican spaghetti, taco spaghetti, taco pasta,
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58 Comments

  • Reply Katherine 2022/07/06 at 6:21 am

    5 stars
    THis is so quick and easy! I love the Mexican flavors in pasta. So good.

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 1:56 pm

      Happy to hear it was good.

  • Reply Natalie 2022/07/06 at 6:48 am

    5 stars
    Loved your Mexican spaghetti recipe! It’s family-friendly, and kids loved it. I will be making it soon again, thanks!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 1:52 pm

      Happy they liked the recipe.

  • Reply Sarah James 2022/07/06 at 6:50 am

    5 stars
    Your twist on a traditional spaghetti sounds delicious and I like how you’ve used turkey instead of red meat. Definitely a recipe to try soon, thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you so much.

  • Reply Tara 2022/07/06 at 2:53 pm

    5 stars
    This may be my new favorite recipe! Mexican cuisine is probably my biggest weakness but I end up making spaghetti a lot more often just because it’s so easy. Love the addition of turkey as the protein, too! Thanks!

  • Reply Mairead 2022/07/20 at 2:42 pm

    5 stars
    Such a delicious mixture of flavors and one of my favorite, easy-to-make, one-pot meals.

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 1:05 pm

      Happy to know it’s a favorite.

  • Reply Mirlene 2022/07/20 at 3:00 pm

    5 stars
    This was a great hit with my family. They loved the idea of taco in a spaghetti. It was definitely a game changer for taco nights.

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 1:04 pm

      Happy to know that the family enjoyed it.

  • Reply Tara 2022/07/20 at 3:04 pm

    5 stars
    Love the classic Mexican cuisine flavors combined with easy and budget-friendly spaghetti. Yum!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks, it is very delicious.

  • Reply Aimee Mars 2022/07/20 at 4:41 pm

    5 stars
    I never even knew Mexican spaghetti was a thing! My mind is blown. This recipe sounds incredible and the fact that it can be made in 30 minutes makes it the perfect weeknight meal.

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you I hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply Sara Welch 2022/07/20 at 4:57 pm

    5 stars
    I loved this spin to a classic dish! So hearty and delicious; easily, a new favorite recipe!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you perfect clash of two favorites.

  • Reply Janessa 2022/07/27 at 2:31 pm

    5 stars
    Yum! So much flavour in this one-pot Mexican spaghetti. This will definitely be one we make regularly on busy nights.

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:55 pm

      Glad to know it will be a new dish added to the menu.

  • Reply Lisa 2022/07/27 at 2:36 pm

    5 stars
    Easy and yummy and supper family-friendly! We had it last night and the kids just wolfed the rest down for lunch today. Great recipe!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:54 pm

      Thank you happy that you liked it.

  • Reply Laressa 2022/07/27 at 2:41 pm

    two of my favorite dishes (tacos and spaghetti) mixed into one, great idea!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you it really is amazing.

  • Reply Amy 2022/07/27 at 2:43 pm

    5 stars
    This made for such a delicious weeknight meal! My kids loved the twist with the spices vs just plain tomato sauce!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you. Glad that the kids enjoyed the meal.

  • Reply Tayler Ross 2022/07/27 at 4:23 pm

    5 stars
    Two of my favorite meals combined into one! I can’t wait to make this for dinner this week!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:50 pm

      I hope you enjoy the meal.

  • Reply Claudia Lamascolo 2022/08/03 at 8:08 am

    5 stars
    Very unique and flavorful every one including the kids loved this recipe will make it again

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you happy to hear the whole family enjoyed it.

  • Reply Toni 2022/08/03 at 8:50 am

    5 stars
    This is such a satisfying meal! Everyone loved it!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:46 pm

      Happy that everyone enjoyed the meal.

  • Reply Casey 2022/08/03 at 8:59 am

    5 stars
    Super easy and I love the ground turkey vs. beef! Will be making again!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:45 pm

      Glad to hear you will try again.

  • Reply Tara 2022/08/03 at 8:59 am

    5 stars
    Such a fantastic one pot weeknight meal! All those flavors sound amazing and I often already have the ingredients in the pantry.

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you so much it is delicious.

  • Reply Nic 2022/08/03 at 9:08 am

    5 stars
    This Mexican spaghetti was delicious and easy to make! YUM

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:44 pm

      Happy that you enjoyed the recipe.

  • Reply Kate 2022/08/17 at 10:44 am

    5 stars
    I love this fusion mashup of tacos and spaghetti!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:40 pm

      Thank you it is a perfect mashup.

  • Reply Tayler 2022/08/17 at 11:03 am

    5 stars
    Two of my favorite dinners combined into one! I can’t wait to have this for dinner tonight!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:39 pm

      I hope you enjoy the dish.

  • Reply Dana 2022/08/17 at 11:18 am

    5 stars
    This is so yummy! Such a fun twist on spaghetti. It still has the elements we know and love with a classic but with this huge Mexican flare. Delicious!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:38 pm

      Glad to know you enjoyed the recipe.

  • Reply Andrea 2022/08/17 at 11:58 am

    5 stars
    What a great recipe! I had ground turkey I was needing to use and this was perfect! I loved the loved the flavor so much!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you. Happy to hear it was tasty.

  • Reply Shashi 2022/08/31 at 7:59 am

    This is such a tasty dish. We love this and make it often – always a winner!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:32 pm

      Thank you. Happy to know you’ve made this many times.

  • Reply Gina Abernathy 2022/08/31 at 8:02 am

    5 stars
    All of my favorites in one dish. Plus, it’s fast and made in one pot! That’s a win-win!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:30 pm

      Thank you so much. Glad to know its convenient to make.

  • Reply Casey 2022/08/31 at 8:33 am

    5 stars
    I am. obsessed with one-pot pasta meals and this one was perfect! everyone loved it!!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:29 pm

      Thank you. Happy that everyone enjoyed it.

  • Reply Jovita 2022/08/31 at 8:34 am

    Such a hearty recipe. I love the ingredients that you are using. Makes it super delicious.

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:19 pm

      Thank you. Happy to know you enjoyed it.

  • Reply Toni 2022/08/31 at 8:55 am

    5 stars
    Such an easy recipe!! This is so perfect for dinner any night of the week!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 12:15 pm

      Im happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe.

  • Reply Tayler 2022/09/23 at 11:13 am

    5 stars
    We had this for dinner last night and it was the perfect combo of two of our favorite meals!

    • Reply Dionne 2022/10/02 at 11:53 am

      I’m glad your family enjoyed it.

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