Are you looking for a dish that’s sure to please the whole family? Look no further than our mouth-watering Cheesy Taco Spaghetti Casserole! This comfort food classic is packed with flavor and will have your kids begging for seconds. Imagine tender spaghetti noodles mixed with juicy ground beef, chili beans, and a rich tomato sauce, all topped off with a layer of gooey shredded cheese and Velveeta.
But it’s not just the taste that’s impressive; this casserole is also budget-friendly and makes enough for leftovers. This recipe is a must-try for any pasta lover, perfect for busy weeknights or feeding a crowd. So, gather your family and get ready to indulge in a cheesy, meaty, and delicious taco spaghetti casserole. Don’t miss out on this one; it’s a game-changer!
PREP TIME: 15 mins
COOK TIME: 20 mins
TOTAL TIME: 35 mins
SERVINGS: 8 people
1 box (1 lb) thin spaghetti noodles
1 lb lean ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
¼ cup water
1 can (15 oz) chili beans, undrained
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
8 oz velveeta cheese, cubed
1 cup shredded cheese
chopped tomato & green onion for garnish
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grab a 9×13 baking dish. Give it a quick spray with cooking spray to make sure nothing sticks.
Next, fire up a skillet pan and cook your ground beef over medium-high heat until it’s no longer pink. Drain the beef and return it to the pan.
Add the taco seasoning and water to the beef and stir everything together until well combined.
Now it’s time to add the magic ingredients! Toss in the undrained chili beans, tomato sauce, and chunked Velveeta cheese. Stir everything together and watch as the Velveeta melts, creating a mouth-watering sauce. Turn the heat to low and let it simmer while you cook your pasta.
Speaking of pasta, now is the time to cook it according to package instructions. Remember to salt your water for added flavor!
Once the pasta is done, drain it and add it to the taco beef mixture. Stir everything together and dump the deliciousness into the prepared baking dish. Finally, top with shredded cheese and pop it in the oven.
Cook for 20 minutes and garnish with chopped tomato and green onion before serving. Enjoy!”