Paula Deen's Taco Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I am posting the recipe as written by Paula Deen but I made a few changes. I used shredded taco cheese instead of cubed cheddar cheese. I mixed in a cup of salsa instead of topping each serving. I also used regular tostitos instead of doritos to mix in. The salad is great and very quick to make on a busy night.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the tomatoes, cheese, onion, lettuce and ground beef in a large bowl.
  2. Add the salad dressing and mix well.
  3. Just before serving, add the taco chips and toss.
  4. Top each serving with salsa and serve with tortilla chips.
Most Helpful

My BF's mother made us this salad for dinner this past weekend. I have never had Catalina dressing before and found it a little sweet on it's own, but with some medium salsa to top it off, really was perfect. The only thing she added was a can of drained kidney beans, which was a great addition. Love this version of taco salad now, and we will be making it often! Thanks for sharing!!!

atlfitgirl June 25, 2008

Thanks so much for posting this. It is a great recipe. We had this in our house as I was growing up and forgot all about it until I saw your posting.

Tonia B March 09, 2008