Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad

11 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Recipe by  mssyann8

“Two favorite salads meet in this fun side dish - a taco and pasta salad perfect for parties.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spiral pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in ground beef. Cook and stir until beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir taco seasoning into beef mixture; cool.
  3. Stir beef mixture into pasta; toss lettuce, tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, onion, French dressing, and corn chips into pasta mixture. Top with sour cream.

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Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

I used ground turkey and homemade taco seasoning in this pasta salad. I chose not to toss the corn chips into the whole bowl of pasta salad. As I served it, I sprinkled Chili-Cheese Fritos over each bowl. This was a great quick dinner and a nice compromise for a mother that's sick of regular taco dinners and kids who can't get enough. I made homemade fry bread to serve with this. I would make this again but I think I would mix the sour cream into the french dressing next time and fold it in with the rest of the salad ingredients.



YUM! I had to use more dressing than called for (I used Catalina, b/c I had it here), and served the corn chips on top instead of mixing them in b/c I didn't want them to get mushy. I served this warm b/c hubby requested it that way and I really wasn't sure if this was supposed to be warm or cold, so... A very nice change from the usual and one that I would make again! Thanks for sharing. :)



I have been making this for at least 25 years! My family loves this. Great on a hot summer day. Now all my adult kids make it too.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 618 cal
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 38.4 g
  • 59%
  • Carbs
  • 46.4 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 22.8 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 980 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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