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Taco Spaghetti Skillet

Cheesy, meaty, taco spaghetti squash!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword taco spaghetti
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 475 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 cups spaghetti squash (OR 1 cup dry pasta)
  • 1.5 lbs organic ground beef
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 14.5 oz fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 oz diced jalepeno
  • 1/2 cup lite shredded cheddar cheese

Taco Seasoning (can buy a packet instead and use 1/2)

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)


  1. spaghetti-squash-step-8
  2. in a small bowl, mix together all of the taco seasonings. Stir and set aside. 

    taco seasoning mixture
  3. in a skillet, over med-high heat, heat olive oil for about 30 seconds. add garlic for another 30 seconds. 

    heat evoo and garlic
  4. add onions to skillet and saute for approximately 2 minutes until slightly translucent. 

    taco spaghetti saute onions
  5. add ground beef to the skillet and cook for approximately 4 minutes. Stirring occassionally. Please note: the meat will still be pink. DRAIN. 

    taco spaghetti saute ground beef
  6. reduce heat to low-medium. add diced jalapeno, taco seasonings and tomatoes to skillet. Stir and cook for approximately 4 minutes or until flavors meld. 

    taco spaghetti add spices tomatoes jalepenos
  7. add spaghetti squash and stir. add cheese and stir. 

    taco spaghetti add cheese
  8. serve with additional shredded cheese or Parmesan cheese. Enjoy! 

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