Taco Ranch Pasta Salad

You have just met your new favorite party food! This delicious pasta salad gets totally devoured at gatherings, no matter the season.

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Not only do you get a delicious pasta salad recipe in this post, you also get a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! Read on!

Along with springtime comes unpredictable weather, rain storms, renewed energy, and parties! It seems like just about every weekend in May and June brings the opportunity for celebration. There is Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, as well as graduation and birthday and thank-goodness-it's-not-winter parties. All of these fun events require PARTY FOOD because what is a party without party food?! Hidden Valley® and I are here to help you out for your upcoming parties, whichever variety they may be! 

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Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix is the magic ingredient in this delicious Taco Ranch Pasta Salad. This salad is super easy to throw together and I cannot even tell you how yummy it is. I made a huge batch when my dad and stepmom were in town earlier this week and we all devoured it at an alarming rate. We agreed that it was nearly impossible to stop eating once we started. This is the perfect party food with its quick prep and delicious flavor, thanks to America's favorite dressing

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I was considering assisting the men in our family and passing along this recipe for them to prepare on Mother's Day. Isn't that nice of me? 

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Taco Ranch Pasta Salad

This is a great salad for parties! A huge hit for all ages.

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Apr 18, 2016

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Serves: 12-15

Total time: 20 min



  • 1-oz. package Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (suggestion: pull meat from a Rotisserie chicken)
  • 16-oz. package rotini pasta, cooked to al dente and rinsed with cold water
  • 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14.5-oz. can corn, drained
  • 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or cojack cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled Doritos
  1. In a medium bowl, combine seasoning mix, mayo, sour cream and lime juice. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, pasta, black beans, corn, tomatoes, onions and cilantro. Add seasoned mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. When ready to serve, top with cheese and crushed Doritos!

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