Merlie's Taco Pasta Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Lorrie in Montreal

I have a dear friend from Illinois that made this pasta salad for me and my family when she was here visiting me in Montreal. Its makes a ton of salad but its ever so yummy!

Top Review by GingerlyJ

I added Shredded chicken instead of ground beef, but thought it was pretty good. Could have used more heat though

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta and set aside.
  2. Brown Ground beef and add taco mix as directed on package.
  3. Add half the onions and peppers and saute till lightly softened.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl then add the remaining ingredients.
  5. Use 1 1/2 bottles of dressing and add more if you like it juicier.
  6. Serve warm or chilled the next day.
  7. I noticed I enjoyed it even more the second day once the flavours had a chance to mingle.
  8. I have never seen Western salad dressing here in Canada -- Merlie brought it from the states.
  9. This makes a huge amount -- good for big family get-togethers or PotLucks.
  10. If I made it again I would half all the ingredients.

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