Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet, cook the ground beef and onion over medium heat, until the beef is browned; drain.
  2. Remove beef mixture from skillet and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, add water, tomato sauce, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and cumin.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add spaghetti and stir to combine; return to a boil.
  6. Boil for 6 minutes.
  7. Add in the zucchini and cook for 5-6 minutes or until spaghetti and zucchini are tender, stirring often.
  8. Add the cooked beef and stir to combine.
  9. Sprinkle cheese evenly on top.
  10. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This is a nice one dish meal that is quick to the table. I used whole wheat pasta and crookneck squash when I made mine today. I did not add any cheese today but I know I'd like it with the cheese. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup game 2010

Charlotte J July 29, 2010

I made this as written except I didnt have quite enough chili powder for a full TBS so used about a tsp. I also used thin egg noodles (they're already broken up;) ) This was very tasty. I am not sure I'd say it tasted "southwestern" but it was good!! I may use taco seasoning if I made this again. Thanks Di!

Ang11002 August 02, 2008

I also looked this up in Quick Cooking-just to compare notes! I won't rate this cuz I made changes! I actually cooked my whole wheat spaghetti separately & added it to the skillet it at end, so I skipped the water & used some salsa instead. I used taco sauce for the tomato sauce, and didn't use any salt-also used a lot less chili powder! I used reduced fat mexican cheese & lean ground turkey. It was fabulous! I've been looking for a mexican dish that used zucchini so I was so happy when I stumbled upon this. Thank u for sharing this.

LUVMY2BOYS August 15, 2007

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