Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad is a delicious pasta salad made with Mexican flavors, seasoned ground beef, crunchy nacho cheese chips, and a delicious creamy dressing! Perfect for a summer potluck or BBQ!


Taco Pasta Salad is a delicious pasta salad made with Mexican flavors, seasoned ground beef, crunchy nacho cheese chips, and a delicious creamy dressing! Perfect for a summer potluck or BBQ!


Ingredients
  • 16 oz rotini pasta (or other medium sized noodle)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 TBS taco seasoning
  • 1.5 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 2-3 cups Horizon Organic Mexican Style Shredded Cheese
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce (you can buy this already shredded at some stores)
  • 15 oz French Dressing
  • 3 cups slightly crushed nacho cheese or tortilla chips
  • chopped cilantro (optional)

Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook rotini noodles according to package directions. Rinse off in cold water. 
  2. In a large skillet, cook ground beef. Drain grease.
  3. Mix in taco seasoning. 
  4. In a large bowl add pasta, ground beef, tomatoes, bell pepper, cheese, and lettuce. 
  5. Pour French Dressing over the top.
  6. Stir everything together.
  7. Cover and place in fridge if you're not ready to serve yet.
  8. When ready to serve add in crushed chips (so they don't get soggy).
  9. Top with chopped cilantro if desired. 

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