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Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad

"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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30 m servings
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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...

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