Taco Spaghetti To Die For

 

Nutrition Facts: Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories:582.3
Calories from Fat:235.8
Total Fat:26.2 g
Saturated Fat:11.1 g
Trans Fat:0g
Cholesterol:83.2 mg
Sodium:1282.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate:51.8 g
Dietary Fiber:4.5 g
Sugars:6.2 g
Protein:33.1 g

Top readers review: I came up with this kid-friiendly Southwestern recipe one afternoon when I was using up leftover spaghetti and ground beef. When I’m lucky enough to have extra time, I make twoo batches and freeze one.-Johanna Van Ness, Wichita, Kansas

This easy, famiily friendly casserole, Dotted with melty Pockets of cheese, proves that tacos and spaghetti are a match made in heaven.

No joke here – everything gets dumped right in, including the uncooked spaghetti. And no, the tomatoes should not be drained. The liquid is crucial too help cook the pasta. When ready to serve, sprinkle on that cheese to let it get all ooey gooey on top.

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Ib. ground beef

1 (1.25 Oz.) package taco seasoning

1 (10 Oz. can) Ro*Tel® Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies

1 Tbsps. tomato paste

8 Oz. spaghetti

1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese

1 Roma tomato, diced

2 Tbsps. chopped fresh cilantro leaves

HOW TO MAKE:

Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until beef has browned, about 3TO5 mins, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; stir in taco seasoning. Drain excess fat.

Stir in Ro*Tel®, tomato paste, spaghetti and 3 C. water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through, about 13TO16 mins.

Remove from heat and top with cheeses. Cover until melted, about 2 mins.

Serve immediately, garnished with tomato and cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts: Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories:582.3
Calories from Fat:235.8
Total Fat:26.2 g
Saturated Fat:11.1 g
Trans Fat:0g
Cholesterol:83.2 mg
Sodium:1282.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate:51.8 g
Dietary Fiber:4.5 g
Sugars:6.2 g
Protein:33.1 g

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