Easy Taco Pasta Salad

Looking for a guaranteed hit at your next big family gathering? Well look no further! We’ve got a twist on traditional pasta salad that adds some delectable southwestern flavor that’ll have everybody going back for seconds.

We’ve put our own little twist on this old-school cookout classic. Instead of the typical Thousand Island or Russian dressing, we’re whipping up our own with just some mayonnaise and sriracha sauce. It really gives this pasta salad a true taco kick!

Need this one to be a make-ahead meal? Totally possible! Mix it all up ahead of time, but don’t add the corn chips just yet. Wait until just before serving, then toss them in and mix it up. Otherwise, they’ll get soggy and the salad won’t be quite as tasty.

Taco Pasta Salad
Prep: 30 Mins | Total: 30 Mins
Serves: 8
Difficulty: Easy
1/2 Lb. Ground Beef, cooked & drained of fat
1/2 oz Taco Seasoning
8 oz Rotini Pasta, cooked, drained, cooled in cold water
1/2 Green Pepper, small dice
1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, cut in 1/4's
1/2 Yellow Onion, small dice
1 Cup Mexican Cheese Blend, shredded
1-1/2 Cups Iceberg Lettuce, shredded
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Sriracha Sauce
5 oz Corn Chips
In a large bowl, mix the cooked ground beef and the taco seasoning. Add the pasta, pepper, onion, cherry tomatoes, lettuce and cheese. Stir to combine.
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and the sriracha sauce, and whisk together until well blended. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to evenly coat. Mix in the corn chips just before serving.

Have fun thinking of all the ways you can give this Taco Pasta Salad an extra kick. Try different ground meats, your own homemade taco seasoning, your favorite cheeses and different veggies that scream “taco” and “southwestern” to you!

After you’ve devoured this pasta salad, make sure you try our other favorite taco twists: