Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins

Great for potlucks. My family loves this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until meat is browned; drain.
  3. Add water and taco seasoning; simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse pasta in cold water and drain; place in a large bowl.
  5. Add beef mixture, cheese, green pepper, onion, tomato and olives; mix well.
  6. Add the dressing and toss to coat.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Most Helpful

5 5

I love pasta salad. This is a delicious one. I liked the taco seasoned meat and the catalina dressing flavors. The veggies gave a little crunch. Thanks for an quick, easy, and tasty meal. Husband and I took leftovers for our lunch the next day. Tasted even, better. Thanks Nurse Di.

5 5

This tasty pasta salad was different than any other I've tried. The idea of combining taco seasoning and Catalina dressing was a little strange, but it was actually very good! The only adjustment I made to the recipe was to use only one can of black olives. This recipe is a keeper!

5 5

Pasta Salad is always a favorite meal in this house. This one sure was delicious. Spicy meat, pasta and veggies all mixed up and the best part was the dressing. YUMMY!! The only alteration I made was to use just 1/2 cup of water for the meat. Thanks Nurse Di.