Healthy Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad

Mexican flavored Pasta recipe that is creamy and perfect for a huge family gathering.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword taco pasta salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 507kcal


  • 8 Ounces Whole Wheat Penne Pasta
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 medium Onion diced
  • 1 14 ounces Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 Tsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream Light
  • 1/3 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Light
  • 1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 1 Cup Canned Corn drained
  • 1 Large Avocado pitted and diced
  • a small bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped


  • In a large pot with salted water cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey and break up with a spatula as it cooks.
  • Stir in the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, or until meat is browned and cooked through, and onion is tender.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes and taco seasoning and stir to combine.
  • Add in the cooked pasta, sour cream and cheddar cheese to the pan. Cook, stirring constantly until cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped tomatoes, corn, avocado and cilantro.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts:
Please note that the nutrition label is just a rough estimate based on an online nutrition calculator I used. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use making the recipe. Values may vary.
You may use greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Taste may vary slightly.


Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 776mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 1.4mg