Taco Pasta Salad

Need an easy meal that will feed a crowd? Our Taco Pasta Salad with ground beef, tomatoes, cheese, and lettuce fits the bill!

Whether you make it for an easy summer dinner or bring it along to the neighborhood cookout, this pasta salad is always a hit.

Here’s why we love this recipe so much! - It serves 10-12 people. - It’s hearty and comforting. - No oven necessary. - It's full of flavor!

- Rotini pasta - Ground beef - Taco seasoning - Fixins - Dressing


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook to al dente.

Step 1

Pour the cooked pasta into a strainer and rinse with cold water and set aside.

Step 2

Add the ground beef to a skillet over medium heat. Cook until browned and drain the fat.

Step 3

Add water and the taco seasoning. Return to the stove, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened.

Step 4

Remove from heat and let the beef cool for 10 minutes before adding to the pasta.

Step 5

Add the cooked pasta to a large bowl. Add the beef and tomatoes to the pasta and stir to combine.

Step 6

Add the cheese, green pepper, onion and cilantro and stir again.

Step 7

Finally, add the lettuce and Catalina dressing and stir. Garnish with corn chips or Doritos.

Step 8

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