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)
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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