Taco Pasta Salad Recipe

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Taco Pasta Salad Recipe

A filling and mouthwatering dish, taco pasta salad mixes real Mexican tastes in every mouthful. This dish, which includes seasoned ground beef, Dorito chips, and vinaigrette, is perfect for summer.

This salad is the ideal complement to a day at the pool or a barbecue. It is satiating, healthy, and loaded with proteins.

This taco pasta salad is a delicious recipe that is perfect for summer and the grilling season. It is energizing, simple to put together, and can serve a sizable audience. This meal nicely captures the tastes of Mexico, which I adore. In addition, it is simultaneously creamy, satisfying, and crispy.

The quantity is simple to double or triple, and leftovers taste just as wonderful or even better the next day! Here, the Tex-Mex tastes are very exceptional. putting the cheeses, taco spice, and dressing first. Simply said, this meal is ideal for outdoor events in the summer.

It is also simple to alter by changing the ingredients or including extras. Black beans, bell pepper, or other vegetables, for instance, can be substituted. You can substitute your preferred kind of cheese for the original. You’re welcome to try new things as there are so many options here!

For more Tex-Mex flavors try our Southwest Ranch Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 15minutes 
Cook Time: 15minutes 
Total Time: 30minutes 
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
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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