Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe makes 2 casseroles. One to eat right away and 1 to freeze for future use. Of course, you can freeze both or eat both!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to pkg directions, drain.
  2. Meanwhile, cook ground meat and onion until meat is brown, in a dutch oven.
  3. Drain off fat.
  4. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix.
  5. Bring to boiling and reduce heat.
  6. Simmer, uncovered for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Stir in cooked pasta, corn, 1 cup of the shredded cheese, salsa and chili peppers Divide mix evenly between 2 lightly greased 2 qt casseroles.
  8. Package up, lable and freeze up to 3 months.
  9. To serve remaining casserole, cover and bake in a 350F oven for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
  10. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  11. Top with lettuce and chopped tomato.
  12. If desired, pass broken tortilla chips and dairy sour cream as additional toppings.
  13. To serve the 2nd casserole, thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  14. Bake, covered in a 375F oven for 1 hour or until heated through, stirring once about halfway through baking time.
  15. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
  16. Serve with 4 cups shredded lettuce and 1 medum tomato, chopped.
Most Helpful

This was REALLY good. We all had out doesn't look real colorful. I omitted ONE can of corn and substituted a can of whole black beans, just because corn is so high in carbs (bad for diabetics). I think, next time, I'll add some julianned red peppers to give it some more color. This actually was pretty low-carb, the spaghetti is not the most plentiful ingredient in this. Will definitely make again. Thanks!

Lightly Toasted March 30, 2004

This was good. My guys didn't leave much. I used 12 oz of spaghetti and Mexican blend cheese. That's what I had on hand. I think that next time I'll use 1 cup of water and add more if I need to. It was a little juicy for my taste. I must admit I cooked it all in a big dutch oven. I'm feeding 2 teenage boy and a hungry man. lol Thanks for the recipe.

Jazze22 September 08, 2003

What a qreat twist to speghetti. I really enjoyed this alot. It's very helpful that you added the directions for reheating after freezing, that is exactly what I did. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

Sidd December 21, 2003