Caesar Pasta Salad
Recipe type: Pasta Salad
Serves: 5
  • 3 cups mini bow-tie pasta, uncooked
  • 12 strips bacon, crumbled
  • ⅔ cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 2.25 oz black olives, sliced
  • ¾ cup Caesar Dressing + more if needed (use a good quality kind)
  • 1 cup curly romain lettuce, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Small seasoned croutons (optional)
  • Black pepper (optional)
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Cook pasta until al dente (about 6 minutes)
  3. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
  4. Cook bacon and crumble it into small pieces.
  5. Add bacon to the pasta, along with the tomatoes, olives, and dressing.
  6. Toss to coat ingredients lightly with dressing. Add more dressing if needed.
  7. Add in lettuce and parmesan cheese.
  8. Add black pepper and seasoned croutons, if desired.
  9. Serve immediately.
~TIPS~ I usually never measure. Just add as much as I like. Add small seasoned bread crumbs if desired Could also add in lemon zest and pine nuts Want to serve this at a later time? See note in post.
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