Taco Mac Salad

This easy taco mac salad is one of our most requested recipes from the Busy Mom Menu. With cool vegetables and warm seasoned beef, it can be served in summer or winter. Using taco meat from the freezer makes it a quick and easy meal.

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Taco Mac Salad recipe

Taco Mac Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 (8 oz.) box tri-color spiral macaroni
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • ½ cup green peppers, chopped
  • ½ cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 carton cherry tomatoes
  • ½ head leaf lettuce, shredded
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ cup French dressing
  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. nacho Doritos


Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, brown ground beef and season with taco seasoning according to package directions. Rinse cooked pasta with cold water. Drain again. In a large bowl, mix cooked macaroni, all vegetables, cheese, and seasonings. Chill. Just before serving, stir in warm seasoned ground beef, French dressing, and chips. Toss gently and serve.

  • Method: Stovetop

Keywords: stovetop, salad, ground beef

Taco Mac Salad recipe

About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online since the early 2000's, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms. She loves planning/organizing and she loves to cook, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. Her goal for Menus4Moms is to help busy cooks to save time and money through planning ahead and becoming more efficient in the kitchen.

Mary Ann is the mother of two grown daughters and is married to a retired Marine. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching foreign television series, researching genealogy, and traveling.


  1. YUM! This awesome picture makes my mouth water! Funny you posted this…Chuck just requested this today!

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