Amy’s Bacon Caesar Pasta Salad


1 1/2 cups prepared creamy Caesar salad dressing

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus a few tablespoons for garnish

Juice and zest from 1 lemon

Freshly ground black pepper

16 ounces pasta, cooked al dente (like bowtie, rotini, or penne)

1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)

2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved or 2 cups diced and seeded tomatoes

4 to 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce


Whisk together first 3 ingredients. Season with a little pepper. Add pasta, bacon and tomatoes. Toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate an hour or two until ready to serve. Before serving stir in lettuce and toss to coat. Top with shredded Parmesan before serving.

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