Caesar Pasta Salad

September 5, 2019Teresa

Caesar Pasta Salad is utterly delightful. This is a wonderful take on the traditional Caesar Salad recipe. This one has a simple homemade dressing and includes bow-tie pasta. You can garnish the salad with croutons, or leave them off if you prefer.

This salad is quick, easy and a terrific side dish for potlucks or backyard barbecues. In Texas, our summers are longer than a lot of the rest of the country, so we enjoy eating this salad from April to October. However, all the ingredients are easily accessible all year round.

I found this recipe in a magazine years ago and decided to try it. I loved it and made it several times. Then I forgot about it until I started looking through my big 3-ring binders of recipes. I thought I’d whip it out and try it again.

Every Sunday night we work with our college age and young adult group from our church. The directors host an evening meal, Bible study and prayer time in their home. We try to help out with the cooking whenever we can.

A couple of weeks ago I made this salad recipe. We had pizzas that night so I made this salad and another variation of Caesar Salad as well. The “kids” loved these salads. I ate my share of them too.

If you want to try a variation of traditional Caesar Salad, give Caesar Pasta Salad a try. It’s really simple and easy and a refreshing change from the original.

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Caesar Pasta Salad is a great alternative to traditional Caesar Salad when you need a salad for a side dish.

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Every bite is delightful.

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This salad is loaded with Parmesan cheese. So delicious.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Combine Miracle Whip, Parmesan Cheese and garlic powder in a mixing bowl.

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Stir well to combine.

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Cook bow tie pasta according to package directions.

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Drain pasta and run cold water over pasta to stop the pasta from cooking any further.

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Add pasta to salad dressing ingredients.

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Stir to combine well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Add Romaine lettuce to pasta mixture.

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Stir well to combine. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and croutons, if desired.

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Caesar Pasta Salad can be served with any main dish recipe.

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If you enjoy Caesar Salad, you’ll love this change of pace.

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Caesar Pasta Salad is so simple and easy to make.

Here’s the recipe.

CAESAR PASTA SALAD

(Recipe adapted from Kraft Creative Kitchens, May 1998)

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Caesar Pasta Salad is a delightful variation on the traditional Caesar Salad. It includes bow-tie pasta and lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. This one has an easy homemade salad dressing and can be made up quickly. It's a terrific side dish for potlucks, backyard barbecues or summer holiday fun.
Caesar Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is a terrific variation on traditional #CaesarSalad #recipes that includes bow-tie #pasta & a quick & easy homemade #SaladDressing. Great for potlucks & backyard BBQs. #salad #PastaSalad #ParmesanCheese #CaesarPastaSalad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Caesar Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is a terrific variation on traditional #CaesarSalad #recipes that includes bow-tie #pasta & a quick & easy homemade #SaladDressing. Great for potlucks & backyard BBQs. #salad #PastaSalad #ParmesanCheese #CaesarPastaSalad
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Drain.
  3. Run cold water over pasta to stop enzymatic processes and to prevent the noodles from continuing to cook.
  4. Mix Miracle Whip, cheese and garlic in a large bowl.
  5. Add pasta; toss lightly.
  6. Refrigerate until cold.
  7. Stir in Romaine lettuce.
  8. Serve with cracked black pepper, if desired.
  9. Garnish with additional parmesan cheese and Caesar croutons, if desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I quadrupled the recipe using 2 cups Miracle Whip, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 16-oz. dry bow tie pasta and three-fourths of a 10-oz. bag Romaine lettuce.

Recipe adapted from Kraft Creative Kitchens.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
Caesar Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is a terrific variation on traditional #CaesarSalad #recipes that includes bow-tie #pasta & a quick & easy homemade #SaladDressing. Great for potlucks & backyard BBQs. #salad #PastaSalad #ParmesanCheese #CaesarPastaSalad

Caesar Pasta Salad is delightful.

Caesar Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is a terrific variation on traditional #CaesarSalad #recipes that includes bow-tie #pasta & a quick & easy homemade #SaladDressing. Great for potlucks & backyard BBQs. #salad #PastaSalad #ParmesanCheese #CaesarPastaSalad

This is a great salad for grilling out with friends.

Caesar Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is a terrific variation on traditional #CaesarSalad #recipes that includes bow-tie #pasta & a quick & easy homemade #SaladDressing. Great for potlucks & backyard BBQs. #salad #PastaSalad #ParmesanCheese #CaesarPastaSalad

Caesar Pasta Salad is a refreshing change of pace from traditional Caesar Salad.

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Print Recipe
Caesar Pasta Salad BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Caesar Pasta Salad is a delightful variation on the traditional Caesar Salad. It includes bow-tie pasta and lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. This one has an easy homemade salad dressing and can be made up quickly. It's a terrific side dish for potlucks, backyard barbecues or summer holiday fun.
Caesar Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is a terrific variation on traditional #CaesarSalad #recipes that includes bow-tie #pasta & a quick & easy homemade #SaladDressing. Great for potlucks & backyard BBQs. #salad #PastaSalad #ParmesanCheese #CaesarPastaSalad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Caesar Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is a terrific variation on traditional #CaesarSalad #recipes that includes bow-tie #pasta & a quick & easy homemade #SaladDressing. Great for potlucks & backyard BBQs. #salad #PastaSalad #ParmesanCheese #CaesarPastaSalad
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Drain.
  3. Run cold water over pasta to stop enzymatic processes and to prevent the noodles from continuing to cook.
  4. Mix Miracle Whip, cheese and garlic in a large bowl.
  5. Add pasta; toss lightly.
  6. Refrigerate until cold.
  7. Stir in Romaine lettuce.
  8. Serve with cracked black pepper, if desired.
  9. Garnish with additional parmesan cheese and Caesar croutons, if desired.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I quadrupled the recipe using 2 cups Miracle Whip, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 16-oz. dry bow tie pasta and three-fourths of a 10-oz. bag Romaine lettuce.

Recipe adapted from Kraft Creative Kitchens.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

4 Comments

  • Marguerite Little

    September 15, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Can’t find the list and amount of ingredients for Caeser pasta salad!

    1. Teresa

      September 15, 2019 at 12:47 pm

      Hey Marguerite, have you scrolled down to the bottom of the recipe? That’s where it’s located.

  • Frances

    September 5, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I would like to know if a person could substitute Mayonnaise for the Miracle Whip? Thank you

    1. Teresa

      September 6, 2019 at 10:22 am

      Hi, Frances. You certainly could substitute mayo. But since mayo does not have all the seasonings that Miracle Whip has, you may want to amp up the flavor a bit with other seasonings.

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