Caesar Pasta Salad has classic Caesar taste with loads of extra flavor. Chicken, bacon, pasta, & veggies are perfectly topped with creamy, tangy dressing!
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword Caesar Pasta Salad, Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe, How Do I Make Caesar Pasta Salad, How To Make Caesar Pasta Salad
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 8minutes
Refrigeration Time 4hours
Total Time 4hours23minutes
zest of 1 lemon
3tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
2teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2cupgrated Parmesan cheese
1(16 ounce) boxmini penne, this pasta shape is my fav
1(10 ounce) containergrape tomatoes,cut in half
3grilled chicken breasts,chopped into bite-sized pieces
1poundbacon,cooked and crumbled
2cupsromaine,sliced into 1/4 ribbons
Whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl until well combined and smooth.
Cook the pasta according to package instructions, just until al dente. Rinse pasta and drain well.
Gently toss together all the salad ingredients, except the romaine, in a large serving bowl. Add dressing and toss until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerated for a minimum of 4-6 hours, or overnight, for best flavor.
When ready to serve, adjust seasoning, gently mix in romaine, and add more milk (a few Tablespoons at a time) as needed to freshen and loosen up dressing.