Nacho Pasta Salad
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 10 min
- Total: 20 min
- Servings: 8-10
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)
Step 1Prepare Southwest Pasta Salad according to package directions.
Step 2In a skillet, brown ground beef or turkey. Remove from heat and drain fat. Add salsa and set aside.
Step 3In 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 Directions1. 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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