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taco pasta salad

Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad is a hearty and delicious dish that combines authentic Mexican flavors. Seasoned ground beef, cheese, and Doritos!
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Taco Pasta Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 804kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 purple onion diced
  • 16 oz package rotini
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend cheese
  • 2.5 oz can sliced black olives drained
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups crushed Doritos
  • 16 oz bottle Catalina dressing


  • Place a non-stick medium skillet over medium-high heat and once hot add the beef and brown it. Cook the beef until no longer pink then drain and discard the grease.
  • Add the taco seasoning and about 1/4 cup water and cook until reduced, set beef aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Run under cold water to cool, drain well and place it into a large bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, including the cooled beef, except the Doritos.
  • When ready to serve add in the crushed doritos and stir, add the dressing and stir until everything is well coated.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley, drizzle with sour cream, and serve.


Calories: 804kcal | Carbohydrates: 117g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 2041mg | Potassium: 877mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 758IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 441mg | Iron: 5mg