Hearty Mexican Spaghetti

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"This recipe came from a Hints of Hunts newsletter. A twist on the usual spaghetti dish."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (381.4 g)
  • Calories 694.1
  • Total Fat - 25.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 118.8 mg
  • Sodium - 415.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 72.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 g
  • Sugars - 4.9 g
  • Protein - 48.1 g
  • Calcium - 188.9 mg
  • Iron - 6.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

In a dutch oven boil enough water to cook spaghetti. When water is boiling break spaghetti in half and place in water. Cook according to package directions.

Step 2

While pasta is boiling put ground beef or ground turkey to large skillet and brown. Sprinkle taco seasoning over meat and add undrained tomatoes, mexican corn, green chilies, and onion. Stir to combine and cook until heated through.

Step 3

Drain pasta and put in a large bowl. Pour meat mixture over spaghetti and toss well to combine. Add shredded cheese on top and serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Chef shapeweaver

This recipe was made on 11/29/13 for mine and my SO's dinner,and most importantly for the " Alphabet Tag " Game.Due to what was on hand,a few changes were made. I didn't have any canned chilies or the tomatoes that were called for in the recipe. So I used a 14 ounce can of Mexican Tomatoes which had chilies,red & green peppers in it. Also no green onions weren't on hand,so I chopped a bit of sweet onion then cooked it in with the ground beef. And for the corn,about 1 cup of leftover corn was used. We both thought that it was a very good quick weeknight meal. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

review by:
(1 Dec 2013)


The whole family loved this dish, so I'll be making it again many times, thanks Ahmafor3

review by:
(21 Oct 2013)


We loved this! I did however sub out the tomatoes for salsa I had on hand. But I don't think it changed the outcome that much. I would definitely make this recipe again! Made for Recipe tag.

review by:
(4 Apr 2012)


I actually made this quite a while back but recently joined this site so I could rate some recipes I made, I'm giving this 5 stars my whole family really enjoyed this, thank you!

review by:
(3 Mar 2012)


We loved it - it was as good as I expected a Hunts recipe to be! The ingredients came together to make for a great evening meal, not only hearty but looks as good as it tastes which is always a plus in my books! When needing to come up with a meal in a hurry pasta does it for me every time, happy to have another to add to my Pasta Cookbook.

review by:
(2 Mar 2012)


This was an easy recipe to make and quick to the table. I think it could have had more flavor, but overall it was good. Next time I will melt the cheese on top, as I think it would have tasted better. I might add in regular onion next time as I really didn't taste the green onions with all the other ingredients. I may use Ro-tel in place of the tomatoes and chilies as it has more flavor, or possibly chunky salsa.... This is a good recipe to play around with, and I think black olives would be a great addition for me too!

(11 Dec 2011)