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Creamy Taco Pasta Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Kristin

Ingredients

Creamy Taco Dressing

  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Taco Pasta Salad

  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons garlic 2 cloves
  • 1 pound small pasta like macaroni
  • 2 to matoes diced
  • 1 bunch green onion chopped
  • 1 15- ounce can sweet corn
  • 1 3- ounce can sliced olives
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips

Instructions

  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, ground beef and garlic and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until meat is no longer pink. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain and cool.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in salted water according to package directions. Drain and set aside to cool.
  • Once cooled, gently stir ground beef into macaroni.
  • Combine Creamy Taco Dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over macaroni and beef mixture and stir until completely coated.
  • Gently stir in tomatoes, green onions, corn, olives and cheese. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Top with diced avocado and tortilla chips just before serving.