Prep: 25 Mins Cook: 18 Mins
Pasta adds a new twist to traditional taco salad -- have tortilla chips and salsa on the side.

Taco Macaroni Salad


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package ORTEGA Taco Seasoning Mix - Regular
  • 1/2 cup French salad dressing
  • 1 pound curly pasta
  • 1/2 pound lettuce, shredded
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded green bell pepper


In a skillet brown ground beef; drain. Stir in envelope of taco seasoning mix and French salad dressing. Cool.

Meanwhile, prepare curly pasta according to the package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Cool

In a serving bowl combine the ground beef mixture and pasta. Toss with shredded lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cheddar cheese, green onion and green bell pepper.

Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve with bread or tortilla chips.

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