Caesar pasta salad

    40 min

    Add macaroni pasta to everything you love about a classic Caesar salad, and here you have it! Romaine lettuce is tossed with Caesar dressing, hard boiled eggs, bacon, croutons and macaroni for an unusual version of a beloved salad. Makes a lovely light lunch, or add barbecued chicken fillet for a quick and yummy summer dinner.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 225g macaroni pasta
    • 5 eggs
    • 225g bottled Caesar dressing
    • 3 rashers bacon, chopped
    • 75g croutons
    • 1 romaine lettuce, torn into bite size pieces

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool.
    2. At the same time, place eggs in a saucepan and fill with enough cold water to cover. Cover with a lid and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat once boiling, and let stand covered for 10 minutes. Drain, cool, peel and chop.
    3. Fry bacon in a frying pan over medium heat or cook in the microwave on kitchen paper-lined plate until crisp. Drain and set aside.
    4. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce and pasta. Stir in the eggs, bacon, Caesar dressing and croutons. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.

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    This was such a great twist on a salad. I took it to a potluck where there were several salads and this was the only one that people were asking who brought this salad. I used bow tie pasta and it was so cute. I also added cherry tomatoes and that was a great addition.  -  18 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    very good - although I made so many change it hardly resembled the original recipe. I did keep the pasta, lettuce, croutons and bacon - but I left out the egg and added diced tomatoes and parm/moz cheese. I also used a flavored ranch dressing as I don't love Caesar dressing. One tip for traveling with this dish and avoiding soggy lettuce and croutons is to place the lettuce on top on the pasta mixture and the croutons on top of the lettuce, then mix before serving.  -  30 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I added and took out several ingredients to fit our tastes, but the basic idea is excellent! using a good quality caesar dressing makes a huge difference, as i learned the hard way. Also, if you don't eat it all at once, the lettuce quickly becomes wilted and soggy.  -  05 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)