Dinner weirdness: Spaghetti tacos

Tuesday I read a story on the New York Time’s website about spaghetti tacos, a phenomenon believed to have been launched by a Nickelodeon television show called iCarly.

We’ve never watched the show, but whenever I see  a recipe in the NYT that I might easily be able to emulate, I’m there. Plus, Sophie had been hankering for tacos and she’s always game for spaghetti. Charlotte is uninspired by interesting food.

spaghetti taco, ole!
Spaghetti tacos, ole!

Rather than go straight spaghetti in the taco shells, I browned ground turkey with taco seasonings and put that in the taco, too. I mean, after all, have you ever had a taco with just one ingredient? If so, my sympathies! I layered the taco with shredded cheese, some spaghetti tossed in sauce, the taco meat, and more spaghetti toss. It was oddly tasty.

The kids got a kick out of it. But after Sophie’s first two, she just had the meat on spaghetti; Charlotte had the one taco and then naked spaghetti.

It was fun, but I don’t think spaghetti tacos is going into the dinner rotation.  They went over like a wet burrito.

By lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language Arts teacher, English Learners Coordinator, and Paraprofessional Tutor. Super sub teacher. Dormant triathlete. Road cyclist and Masters swimmer. Gardener. Mrs. Fixit. Random dancer. Music Curator. A teenager trapped in an aging body. Did you know 60 is the new 40? It is.


  1. Five years from now, it will be on the menu at high-end restaurants, garnished with truffle shavings or something.

  2. Mmm, spaghetti tacos! I thought that recipe sounded familiar. My 5 yr old niece is an iCarly fan. 🙂 I have been craving spaghetti tacos since you posted that pic. Not such a strange pairing in my stomach’s opinion. I will try this recipe for sure, I think my niece will get a kick out of it! (Cross your fingers, I’m going to sneak some veggies in there!)

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