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Taco Pasta Salad Recipe

Taco Pasta Salad Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

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

  • 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.

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vsdav
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017

"Good one very tasty and good"

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dig1
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017

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HECUP
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2012

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

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gah10
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"This recipe was very good and super easy. My husband ask that I not lose this recipe. So I will definitely be making this dish again."

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