Watch Us Make: Crowd-Pleasing Taco Salad Recipe

This quick-to-make taco salad is the perfect platter for sharing.

Taco salad is a potluck mainstay for three reasons: You get all the zippy taco flavor and tasty toppings you love in one bowl, it’s easy to dish up for a crowd and it’s way easier than stuffing all the goodies into a tortilla or messy taco shell. And Florida native, Ann Cahoon’s recipe for Crowd-Pleasing Taco Salad definitely lives up to its name: “It’s a hit at the potluck table,” she says. “And I don’t have to bring any home after the shindig!”

This taco salad works as a potluck side, but is hearty enough for dinner, too. It’s loaded up with spiced ground beef, fresh veggies, Mexican cheese, a creamy taco-sauce dressing, and topped with corn chips that add a satisfying crunch. You’ll love scooping up each hearty and delicious bite. I like to add fresh salsa to my platter, too. Can’t get enough Tex-Mex? Try our top-rated recipes bursting with southwestern flavor.