Nacho Pasta Salad

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Servings: 8-10
Rated 4.5/5 based on 4 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 3 out of 5 by from I lved it. It taste great. Would cook it foir mt whole family. They loved it, and would recommend it.
Date published: 2019-12-25
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
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