Bison Taco Pasta Salad

Bison Taco Pasta Salad

How to Prepare:

Serves: 6 as an entrée or 12 to 14 as a side dish


  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 1 pound ground bison
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (or 3 tablespoons homemade seasoning)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small can black olives, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups French dressing
  • 1 9.75-ounce bag nacho cheese Doritos, crushed


  1. Cook and drain pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, crumble and cook ground bison over medium heat. Add taco seasoning (but don’t add the water as instructed on the package).
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, bison, green pepper, onion, tomatoes, olives, lettuce and cheese. Stir in dressing until everything is coated.
  4. Stir in crumbled Doritos right before serving.