- 3 cups uncooked spiral pasta
- 1 pound ground turkey or beef
- 1 envelope taco seasoning
- 1-1/4 cups mayonnaise
- 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
- 3-3/4 teaspoons cider vinegar
- 3-3/4 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground mustard
- 7 cups torn iceberg lettuce
- 1 to 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 to 2 cups crushed nacho tortilla chips
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning; heat through.
- In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, sugar and mustard; set aside.
- Drain pasta; place in a large bowl. Add beef and mayonnaise mixture; toss to coat. Add lettuce, tomatoes and cheese; toss to combine. Sprinkle with tortilla chips. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Pasta Taco Salad
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"Maybe instead of mayo use sour cream or yogurt"
"amazing!!! i have had it for lunch for the last two days... the longer it sits the better it is... i add taco sauce to mine at the end..."
"I thought was good but my daughter doesnt care for mayo--is there something you can sub for the mayo?"
"My family loves this salad on a warm night. I also bring it to work pot-lucks and it's always the first salad eaten up!"