Nacho Pasta Salad

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Servings: 8-10
Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews

Ingredients (10)

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup low fat milk
  • ½ lb. ground beef or turkey
  • ½ cup chunky salsa
  • 2 cups tortilla chips, coarsely crushed (blue corn recommended)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 can (3.8 oz.) sliced black olives, drained
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped (optional)

Steps (3)

  • Step 1
    Prepare Southwest Pasta Salad according to package directions.
  • Step 2
    In a skillet, brown ground beef or turkey. Remove from heat and drain fat. Add salsa and set aside.
  • Step 3
    In a large bowl, combine prepared Southwest Pasta Salad, ground beef or turkey, tortilla chips, cherry tomatoes, cheese, olives and cilantro. Toss and serve.

    Can't find Hidden Valley™ Homestyle Italian Pasta Salad at your local grocery store? Here's what you can use instead:

    6 oz. Penne Pasta
    1 tablespoon Hidden Valley® Fiesta Ranch Dips Mix

    Pasta Salad Package Directions

    1. Pour pasta into 5-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered for 11 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. Mix mayonnaise with milk in a large bowl. Add dips mix and stir well. (For a lighter option, use light mayonnaise)
    3. Drain pasta. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
    4. Stir pasta into the seasoning mixture.
  • For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Taste good! I enjoy making this super easy meal I don’t add cilantro or tomatoes because my family doesn’t care for it but this is such a simple and easy recipe to pretty much add or take away anything you like or dislike and it will still taste amazing
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Favorite This is so simple to prepare and serve, even on busy family nights. The entire family enjoys it each time. So filling and love that we can add in more vegetables.
Date published: 2018-09-27
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