Nacho Pasta Salad

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  • Prep 10 m
  • Cook 10 m
  • Total 20 m
Servings: 8-10


  • 1 box Hidden Valley® Southwest Ranch Pasta Salad
  • 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)


  1. 1. Prepare Southwest Pasta Salad according to package directions.
  2. 2. In a skillet, brown ground beef or turkey. Remove from heat and drain fat. Add salsa and set aside.
  3. 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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