Taco Pasta Salad Recipe

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Taco Pasta Salad Recipe
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Taco Pasta Salad Recipe

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4.5 18 29
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Gert Rosenau of Pewaukee, Wisconsin blends the best of two popular salads into one satisfying main dish. "Serve taco or corn chips on the side, and you have a complete meal," she says.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup Catalina salad dressing
  • Tortilla chips

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco seasoning; cool.
Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; stir into meat mixture. Add the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onion, green pepper and dressing; toss to coat. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Taco Pasta Salad in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p19

  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup Catalina salad dressing
  • Tortilla chips
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco seasoning; cool.
  2. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; stir into meat mixture. Add the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onion, green pepper and dressing; toss to coat. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Taco Pasta Salad in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p19

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vsdav User ID: 8943735 264119
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017

"Good one very tasty and good"

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venky User ID: 6759401 264118
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017

"Good one"

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dig1 User ID: 6907234 264117
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017

"This is a test comment v"

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HECUP User ID: 1673411 232325
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2015

"I made this & didn't care 4 it. didn't like the tomatoes & the Dressing in it. I'll make it again by taking the tomatoes out & change the Dressing to Dorothy Lynch & adding the Nacho Doritos & adding red kidney beans."

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Not_Spacy User ID: 6034953 230474
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2015

"Recipe doesn't mention water, but you need to prepare the meat per the taco seasoning packet with water. My 6 year old daughter who is just starting to eat salads really liked it. I may try a different dressing next time."

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VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 229309
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"Overall very good & easy to make. I substituted penne pasta for the spirals as that's what I had on hand."

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ferryal User ID: 3337544 65791
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2014

"Fantastic salad for the hot Summer days or Mexican themed get togethers! Since have dietary restrictions, used ground turkey, omitted the cheese, chips and used light Thousand Island dressing. Did not have spiral pasta, so used Rigatoni! This is a keeper in my recipes. Thank you so much for sharing!"

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voodoowitch User ID: 635464 144311
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"I used Spicy Ranch instead of the Catalina dressing. I cannot stand for meat to have a sweet flavor."

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 124875
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"This is delicious! I made two minor changes and used red onions instead of regular and nacho Doritos in place of plain tortilla chips."

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 57369
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2012

"Loved it! Didn't think the dressing was too sweet at all."

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