Monday, July 27, 2009

Taco Pasta Salad

Note: My baby sister sent me this recipe a few weeks ago. I made a double batch recently when my husband's cousin came home from the hospital. They loved it and we loved it!

Taco Pasta Salad

2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
1 pound ground beef
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning
3 cups shredded lettuce
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup Ranch (or catalina) salad dressing
Tortilla chips (optional)
salsa (optional)

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and let cook a little bit.

Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. Stir in meat mixture, lettuce, tomato, cheese, onion, green pepper and dressing. Toss to coat. Serve with tortilla chips (optional).

Optional: Add black olives and jalapenos to taste!

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Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Well that is completely different. Never thought of a taco salad with pasta. Thanks, as always!

Alea said...

Nice twist! My 2 favorite are pasta salad and taco salad, but I never thought to combine them before.

Ave said...

This sounds delicious!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Umm. Sounds very good. Looks like something I would really love.

jsprik said...

haven't seen this before, but it sounds yummy, going to have to try it, thnx for a great idea!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Can't go wrong with that!!!!!

Brenda said...

I've never seen this recipe before but it looks great and I think I have everything. I bet beans would be good in it too.