In a dinner rut? Turkey Taco Spaghetti to the rescue! This baked spaghetti casserole combines two family favorites of tacos and spaghetti, making it the ultimate weeknight dinner to make sure everyone is happy!
Would you believe me if I told you even food bloggers get in dinner ruts? Well, this one certainly does. Big time. Especially during the summer! With school back in session, though, I’m ready to get my act together and be better about meal planning. Lucky for all of us, this Turkey Taco Spaghetti is an easy dinner idea that my whole family loved, that will for sure be a go-to dinner during the week.
I created this recipe because it’s a combination of two of my kids favorite things: tacos and spaghetti! If I’m ever low on dinner ideas, those are my simple go-tos, so why not make a dish that is both of those things?! This turkey taco spaghetti recipe starts with spaghetti, which is cooked to package directions. To the spaghetti, a sauce made of a combination of ground turkey, onion, bell pepper, corn, green chiles, taco seasoning, and marinara is added. The entire mixture is layered with cheese in a baking dish and baked to cheesy perfection!
What You’ll Need
Ground Turkey – you can definitely use ground beef or ground chicken, too.
Definitely. Ground beef and ground chicken would both be great options in this recipe.
Can this be made into a freezer meal?
Yes! I tested this as a freezer meal, and it works great. Simply prepare the turkey taco spaghetti casserole up until baking. Cover with foil and freeze. Once you are ready to make it, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Add 5-10 minutes to the baking time to account for the colder starting temperature.
Can this be made ahead of time?
Also, yes. You can make this 1-2 days in advance up until the baking instructions and simply store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake. Add 5-10 minutes onto the baking time to account for the colder starting temperature.
Can this recipe be halved?
Definitely. I actually like to make this whole recipe and split it into two 8×8″ baking dishes. I make one for that day and then I freeze the other one. The 8×8″ dish is the perfect serving size for our family of five (with three young kids).