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Taco Pasta Salad

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  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.

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Excellent recipe, I did make some changes (just for personal taste). I don't associate green peppers with tacos, so I omit those and put in black olives (sliced). I prefer Hidden valley Ranch, a...

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This was ok, my husband really likes tacos and I don't so I thought I'd try this as something that we both may like. I thought the dressing was pointless, and that to me, taco's and pasta should...

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Excellent recipe, I did make some changes (just for personal taste). I don't associate green peppers with tacos, so I omit those and put in black olives (sliced). I prefer Hidden valley Ranch, a...

YUM! I did make some lighter/healthier substitutions. I used fresh gound turkey instead of beef, low sodium taco seasoning, 2% Mexican cheese (not Cheddar), 1 cup (not 1/2 c.) light Catalina dre...

This was so delicious! My husband and I tried different salad dressings and they worked great. The slight warmth of the ground beef and noodles mixed with the cool flavor of the lettuce and to...

I made this tonight as a test to see if i wanted to make it for a potluck at work next week. Was great! I did make some changes, i added sliced black olives, used ranch dressing instead of catal...

This pasta salad was delicious! I also added olives. I would recommend cubing the cheese as the shredded cheese clumped together. This salad was tasty and delicious.

This recipe was awesome!! I'd give it six stars if I could. I took it to a family fish fry, doubled the recipe and it was gone in a flash. I used Kraft Sundried Tomato and Oregano dressing(not f...

I used whole wheat elbow macaroni, homemade taco seasoning sans salt, omitted the lettuce, and I used 2% sharp cheddar cheese. I didn't have any Catalina salad dressing on hand and was disappoin...

All these years of making a pasta salad it never occurred to me to make a Mexican version. I really wanted a cold version since it was a hot night, and so instead of beef we used some leftover r...

This is freakin' amazing! I just got done making it for a banquet we're having at my school. I omitted the green peppers and onions though. I'm not a huge fan of either. Instead of onions, I put...