This is a recipe that I came up with on the spur of the moment. My family, especially my 2 year old, loved it! Very kid-friendly. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and shredded lettuce, if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking dish.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and transfer pasta to prepared baking dish.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir in taco seasoning and water; simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add corn and taco sauce; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes more.

  • Combine cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and 1 cup Cheddar cheese in a bowl until evenly mixed. Spread mixture over spaghetti. Spread beef mixture over sour cream mixture and top with remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese and tortilla chips.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

729 calories; protein 38g 76% DV; carbohydrates 55.3g 18% DV; fat 39.3g 60% DV; cholesterol 131.3mg 44% DV; sodium 1451.3mg 58% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (65)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2013
i made this "as is" for my family tonight it was so great we all loved it will make it a regular! Thanks Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/18/2018
Whoever made up this recipe and posted it should've mentioned that they have no idea what a good home cooked casserole is supposed to taste like and that they likely grew up eating generic brand Mac N Cheese out of the box. Although I think the Mac N Cheese is probably a step up. 30 not well spent. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2013
i made this "as is" for my family tonight it was so great we all loved it will make it a regular! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2013
I'm embarrassed to say that I changed this recipe because normally I only make alterations after following the recipe at least once, but I think the integrity of the recipe was in tact even after my substitutions. I used a full 16oz of spaghetti (broken in half prior to boiling), a can of Rotel (undrained) in place of the water, and added in 1/2c of onion and 2c of chopped spinach to the meat sauce. I also skipped adding the cheese to the soup/sour cream mix. I would never have made this type of dish without mmrswebb's base - so thanks for that because I have a LOT of leftovers which everyone in my house will be happy to eat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2013
This is even better than you could ever think it is! I love the creamy cheesy layer between the pasta and the taco meat mixture. The corn and crunchy chips on the top add great texture. All I can think is that this will be my new go-to casserole to take to friends and prepare for my family. Loved loved loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2013
Very good similar to a taco hamburger helper. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2013
The whole family loved it! Next time I plan on adding chilies to spice it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2013
The creamy layer made this dish for my family. 4 happy kids and 1 happy hubby! Will make again when I have extra taco meat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2013
This was much better than I expected and definitely better than it looked on the plate. I didn't have taco sauce so I used salsa instead and it came out very well. Nice creamy taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2018
Delicious twist on spagheti. Loved it! Will definately make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2016
My husband absolutely loved this spaghetti. I added onions and red bell peppers to the ground beef. I also included a can of black beans. Scrumptious! It did not need sour cream and lettuce in my opinion. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/18/2018
Whoever made up this recipe and posted it should've mentioned that they have no idea what a good home cooked casserole is supposed to taste like and that they likely grew up eating generic brand Mac N Cheese out of the box. Although I think the Mac N Cheese is probably a step up. 30 not well spent. Read More