Caesar Salad Pasta

Kathy W


I do not remember where I got this recipe, but I was intrigued when I saw this. It took me a while to try it, but I was so very glad I did. It's garlicky, cheesy and the romaine gives it a bit of crunch.

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15 Min


Stove Top


1 c
olive oil
1/4 c
garlic, finely minced
12 c
romaine lettuce, cut into 1/2" strips
2 c
toasted homemade toasted bread crumbs
3/4 c
parmesan cheese, grated
4 tsp
grated lemon zest
2 tsp
black pepper
salt to taste
1 lb
spaghetti, cooked and drained

Directions Step-By-Step

While pasta is cooking, warm the olive oil and garlic in a large saute pan, over medium heat for 2 minutes.
Add the lettuce and saute turning often until wilted, about 3 minutes or so.
Add 1 cup of the bread crumbs, the lemon zest and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan. Stir for a minute until cheese has melted.
Add drained pasta and pepper and toss well.
Place in a large serving bowl and top with remaining Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs.
Note: Homemade toasted breadcrumbs
Toast several pieces of bread (Make extra at breakfast) and allow to set out 2-3 hours so it dries out completely. Tear into pieces and place in a food processor. Pulse until desired crumb is achieved. (No need to toast the breadcrumbs in the oven, it's already toasted!)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Garlic, #cheese