Tex-Mex Pasta Salad

  • No Longer Registered Posted: 09/15/10
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    I loved this recipe and will remember it for the next potluck. I used ground sirloin instead of ground turkey and cheddar cheese instead of Mexican blend. I also used rotini instead of radiatore. I found this very yummy.

  • Josephine Posted: 02/07/09
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    This was very hearty and filling. It does make a lot so there will be leftovers for lunch or to freeze. I would serve it to company. I used red kidney beans I had on hand and whole wheat spiral pasta and instead of ground turkey I used ground beef. I served it with additional sour cream, salsa, and guacamole. I will be making this again. I think it would be just as great with chicken or sliced steak.

  • veryslowcook Posted: 08/28/10
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    Great flavors and pretty easy to put together. I increased the seasoning and beans, which worked out well. Leftovers were tasty when slightly warmed.

  • karenfar Posted: 10/09/10
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    I made this to share at a potluck of about 50 people and it makes so much that there were leftovers. I do think it needs more taco seasoning (I added 1/2 package more than called for) and it needs more than the 1 cup sour cream as it was a little dry. Otherwise, great salad for a crowd.

  • Cordesika Posted: 03/15/09
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    This is a tasty family dish with lots of flavor. I live overseas and was not able to get all the ingredients, and it was still good. I used cheddar, no cilantro and no black beans and a rather bland taco seasoning, but it was still tasty!

  • LynnieM Posted: 02/06/09
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    Outstanding!! Makes alot which is great because it's even better the next day. Have made several times and everyone loves it.

  • SRSSEPT9 Posted: 09/26/09
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    I made this for a tailgate and everyone loved it! People kept asking me for the recipe. I will for-sure make this again!

  • daisysnotlazy Posted: 04/19/09
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    I didn't know if it was to be served warm or cold? Good however. I liked the sour cream mixture at the end for other recipes as well.

  • EPMaxwell Posted: 04/28/09
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    Delicious! I used spiral pasta because my small-town grocery store doesn't carry the other, but it was great. Definitely top with some salsa when serving. I even added some baked tortilla chips on the side for added crunch. Very Filling; will definitely make again!

  • tracyinohio Posted: 05/25/09
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    This is going into regular rotation at my house. All the kids liked it. I did leave out cilantro and olives since we didn't have any on hand. And I used ground sirloin in place of turkey.

  • Melioh Posted: 08/31/10
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    This was very tasty and very popular around my table. I used more taco seasoning than was called for -about a half package more. I had trouble finding a container big enough to mix it all in. Good thing we liked it because there was a ton left over.

  • mindy717 Posted: 08/16/10
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    Great recipe! Loved the different array of flavors. I made a few changes. I used a can of rotel instead of the tomato and green pepper to add some spice to the dish. I also omitted the black olives due to personal preference. The cilantro is a must!! It really gives this recipe it's "wow" factor. The recipe makes a large amount. It would be great for a pot luck dinner or for large families! I will definitely repeat this dish in the near future!

  • MelanieFarrell Posted: 01/30/11
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    Takes a bit of prep but this recipe has quickly become a family favorite. Makes a lot! Great for large family gatherings. Have made this recipe numerous times.

  • Kamille Posted: 06/23/11
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    yummy

  • slocook1 Posted: 08/18/11
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    I gave this 5 stars after tweaking it a bit. Instead of ground turkey I used 85/15 ground beef for more flavor and less dryness, added beef broth instead of water, used bacon fat instead of olive oil to brown the meat, used my own blend of Mexican spices which I make a large batch of and keep on hand and added a can of whole kernel corn, drained. Also used full fat pepper jack instead of the cheese called for and a couple of minced fresh serrano peppers and used 8 oz of regular sour cream with a half cup of mayo added because the dressing was a bit dry. This is a great one course main meal on a warm CA summer night. Heck we could even eat this for dinner in the dead of winter.

  • ReneeW Posted: 08/15/11
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    Enjoyed by the whole family! I was even able to make a separate dish gluten and dairy free for my son using rice pasta and rice cheese. Always nice to be able to cook one dish two ways to accommodate his allergies.

  • saskue Posted: 07/08/12
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    Made it for the 4th and everyone tried it and said it was ok but not crazy about it. Made 3 different salads and 2 of them disappeared. I agree it's ok but I wont make it again since I had to throw half of it away cause nobody wanted seconds.

  • Enedina Posted: 05/07/12
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    This is a tasty recipe. I used ground beef instead of ground turkey because it was all I had on hand. 6 out of 7 family members enjoyed this dish. I have one son who doesn't like beans. Very good.

  • AnnTimmerman Posted: 06/21/12
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    This recipe is great! I followed the directions, but omitted the ground turkey. I used Trader Joe's taco seasoning which has a good kick to it, worked wonderfully as a side dish.

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