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Cheesy Taco Spaghetti Casserole

Cheesy taco spaghetti casserole is the ultimate dinner comfort food. Cheesy pasta loaded with taco seasoned ground beef, chili beans, and tomato. Bakes in one pan, serves a crowd, and the leftovers are fabulous for another meal!

Cheesy taco spaghetti casserole is the ultimate dinner comfort food. Cheesy pasta loaded with taco seasoned ground beef, chili beans, and tomato. Bakes in one pan, serves a crowd, and the leftovers are fabulous for another meal! Together as Family #casserolerecipes #dinnerrecipes #recipeoftheday #casseroles #casserolerecipe

The top 2 most popular recipes on the blog are both casseroles! This creamy beef noodle bake and this country beef tomato casserole. I knew I had to post some more casserole recipes because y’all love them and I enjoy making them as it’s usually the one thing we can all agree on at the dinner table.ย 

I love casseroles because they make a big pan of food, they serve a crowd (or a large family), they’re usually inexpensive which means the ingredients won’t blow the grocery budget, and the leftovers are so good for another dinner or lunches through out the week.

Cheesy taco spaghetti casserole is the ultimate dinner comfort food. Cheesy pasta loaded with taco seasoned ground beef, chili beans, and tomato. Bakes in one pan, serves a crowd, and the leftovers are fabulous for another meal! Together as Family #casserolerecipes #dinnerrecipes #recipeoftheday #casseroles #casserolerecipe

This cheesy taco spaghetti casserole is a family favorite. More important it’s super kid-friendly. It’s one of those meals that I know my kids will eat with no whining, so it’s always a winner in my book.

Brown some ground beef in a skillet pan and then add a packet of taco seasonings and a few other ingredients. While the sauce is simmering boil some pasta noodles. Combine the sauce and the noodles together and then pour into your baking dish. And of course, because you can never have too much cheese, add a little bit more cheese on top ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheesy taco spaghetti casserole is the ultimate dinner comfort food. Cheesy pasta loaded with taco seasoned ground beef, chili beans, and tomato. Bakes in one pan, serves a crowd, and the leftovers are fabulous for another meal! Together as Family #casserolerecipes #dinnerrecipes #recipeoftheday #casseroles #casserolerecipe

I know some may have issues with using Velveeta cheese but if you want silky smooth cheesy goodness, then Velveeta is the only way to go. I don’t love using it, which is why I only have a few recipes I do use it in, but in casseroles and soups it really is a must. Yes, you could use real shredded cheese but I can’t promise that the texture will be the same.

Cheesy taco spaghetti casserole is the ultimate dinner comfort food. Cheesy pasta loaded with taco seasoned ground beef, chili beans, and tomato. Bakes in one pan, serves a crowd, and the leftovers are fabulous for another meal! Together as Family #casserolerecipes #dinnerrecipes #recipeoftheday #casseroles #casserolerecipe

We love to serve this with some sour cream, green onions, chopped tomato, and additional shredded cheese. Because cheese is the best ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s also really good without the toppings too.

I hope you all love this casserole! Be sure and put it on your grocery menu during these cold days. It’s the ultimate comfort food that will warm you right up. Enjoy friends!

Cheesy taco spaghetti casserole is the ultimate dinner comfort food. Cheesy pasta loaded with taco seasoned ground beef, chili beans, and tomato. Bakes in one pan, serves a crowd, and the leftovers are fabulous for another meal! Together as Family #casserolerecipes #dinnerrecipes #recipeoftheday #casseroles #casserolerecipe

Serves 8

Cheesy Taco Spaghetti Casserole

Cheesy taco spaghetti casserole is the ultimate dinner comfort food. Cheesy pasta loaded with taco seasoned ground beef, chili beans, and tomato. Bakes in one pan, serves a crowd, and the leftovers are fabulous for another meal!

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb box spaghetti noodles
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 can (15 oz) mild chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 8 oz Velveeta, cubed (I use closer to 10-12 oz)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • chopped tomato & green onion, for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a skillet pan, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain and return to pan.
  • Add the taco seasoning and water to the beef, stir until combined together.
  • Add the undrained chili beans, tomato sauce, and chunked Velveeta cheese. Stir together and let the Velveeta melt. Turn heat to low and let simmer while the pasta cooks.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions. Remember to salt your water so your pasta has some flavor!
  • Drain pasta when done and add to the taco beef mixture. Stir together and dump into the prepared baking dish. Top with the shredded cheese.
  • Cook for 20 minutes. Garnish with chopped tomato and green onion, if desired.

Notes

Use any type of shredded cheese for the topping. I normally use Colby Jack because I always have that in the fridge.

The box of Velveeta comes in a 16 oz size, so I will normally use closer to 10-12 oz of it because we like it really cheesy.

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Cheesy taco spaghetti casserole is the ultimate dinner comfort food. Cheesy pasta loaded with taco seasoned ground beef, chili beans, and tomato. Bakes in one pan, serves a crowd, and the leftovers are fabulous for another meal! Together as Family #casserolerecipes #dinnerrecipes #recipeoftheday #casseroles #casserolerecipe

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    JD Southern California
    January 25, 2018 at 11:15 am Can I use re-fried beans instead of chill beans.
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      January 25, 2018 at 10:23 pm Yes, I think that would be a great substitute. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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