Beef Taco Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 25 Minutes | Total Time: 40 Minutes | Servings: 8

  • SERVES 8
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 40


  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Pasta Salad™ Southwest Pasta Salad; mayonnaise and milk called for on pasta salad box
  • 1 lb. lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 package (1 oz.) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 4 cups chopped romaine
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions
  • 2 cups corn chips


  1. Make pasta salad as directed on box; place in large bowl, and set aside.
  2. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat until brown, stirring occasionally; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and 1/4 cup water; simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. To large bowl of pasta salad, add romaine, pico de gallo, olives, cilantro and scallions; toss. Fold in warm seasoned beef. Top with corn chips; serve with your favorite taco toppings.
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