Taco Pasta Salad

taco pasta salad

PREP TIME: 15 mins
COOK TIME: 7 mins
TOTAL TIME: 22 mins

A delicious Taco Pasta Salad that will please all ages! A salad or a dip...you decide the way you want to serve it!

Serves: 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 14 oz bag Dog Lovers Pasta - or any short shape
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 pkgs. Taco seasoning mix
  • 1 15 oz. can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 lb. Velveeta cheese
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes and green chilies, mild or hot
  • 1 10 oz. pkgs shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • Toppings: Chopped green onions, sliced black olives, sliced avocados, sour cream, all optional 
  • INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Cook beef in large skillet sauté pan over medium heat until no longer pink, stirring to crumble. Drain well. Add taco seasoning mixture, following package directions.
    2. Cook pasta in gently boiling water for approx. 6 minutes, until tender but firm. Drain and add to seasoned beef. Add pinto beans.
    3. Melt cheese and diced tomatoes and green chilies over low heat or in top of double broiler, stirring often until cheese melts. Add to beef mixture and stir carefully to combine. Reheat and serve over shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, or with your favourite tortilla chips.
    4. Add toppings as desired

     Recipe courtesy of Carey Aron, originally posted by World of Pastabilities