Pasta Taco Salad

Pasta Taco Salad Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Wendy Rusch

By
@AmmaWendy

I've had a salad simular to this many times at Brines Market and Deli...sooo yummy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    rotini pasta
  • 1 lb
    ground beef (shredded chicken or ground works as well)
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 2/3 c
    water
  • 2 c
    tomatoes, diced (i like to use halved grape tomatoes)
  • 1 c
    onion, diced
  • 2 c
    cheddar cheese (its great with fiesta blend shredded cheese too)
  • 1 - 15.5 oz
    can black beans or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 c
    western salad dressing (tastes great with the lite)
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise

How to Make Pasta Taco Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Pasta: prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water; set aside.
  2. Beef: In a large skillet, brown beef, drain excess grease. Stir in taco seasoning and water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until liquid has absorbed. Set aside until meat is cooled.
  3. Salad: Toss together cooled meat, pasta, tomatoes, onion, cheese and beans. Mix dressing and mayo together and stir into pasta mixture. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe Card

About Pasta Taco Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads, Beef Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




Show 16 Comments & Reviews

Elevate The Pasta Salad At Your Next Cookout Recipe

Elevate the Pasta Salad at Your Next Cookout

Kitchen Crew

Cookout season is in full effect! My husband and I were looking at the calendar and realized we have a cookout nearly every weekend for the next few weeks. One...

12 Outstanding Orzo Recipes

12 Outstanding Orzo Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

You know those days where you’re just craving pasta but don’t want to cheat on your diet? Orzo is your answer because it’s a healthier pasta option! And it’s good...

15 Easy Pasta Salad Recipes

15 Easy Pasta Salad Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Besides being super simple to throw together, the great thing about pasta salad is you can customize it based on your favorite flavors. We've found 15 flavorful pasta salad recipes...