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.


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
Stove Top


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  • 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

How to Make Caesar Salad Pasta


  1. While pasta is cooking, warm the olive oil and garlic in a large saute pan, over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the lettuce and saute turning often until wilted, about 3 minutes or so.
  3. 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.
  4. Add drained pasta and pepper and toss well.
  5. Place in a large serving bowl and top with remaining Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs.
  6. 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!)

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About Caesar Salad Pasta

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

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