taco pasta salad

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
gaynel mohler
junction city, OH

Our power company sends out a magazine each month with events in our state, and it has a cooking section in it. I have gotten and tried so many fabulous recipes from this magazine, this being one of them.

★★★★★ 3
serves 5-6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For taco pasta salad

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef, browned and drained ( or grnd turkey)
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning
  • 1/2 box
    rotini noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1 can
    sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 c
    shredded cheese
  • 1 or 2
    fresh tomatoes, cut up
  • 8 oz
    catalina salad dressing
  • 1
    green pepper chopped
  • 1 sm
    red onion, chopped
  • 1
    avocado, chopped
  • tortilla chips in amount you wish

How To Make taco pasta salad

  • 1
    Cook ground meat until done, cool
  • 2
    cook rotini noodles, rinse and cool
  • 3
    Combine meat, noodles, spice mix, vegetables in a large bowl. add salad dressing, mix all well
  • 4
    Top with crushed tortilla chips and serve