Simple Caesar Salad

    1 hour 10 minutes

    This is a a stripped down version of the classic Caesar salad, involving macaroni to give it some heft. It is very delicious and easy to make.

    33 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 250g macaroni
    • 5 eggs
    • 250ml Caesar salad dressing
    • 3 slices bacon, chopped
    • 2 cups croutons
    • 1 head cos lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool.
    2. At the same time place eggs in a saucepan and fill with enough cold water to cover. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat once boiling and let stand covered for 10 minutes. Drain, cool, peel and chop.
    3. Fry bacon in a frypan over medium heat or cook in the microwave on a paper towel lined plate until crisp. Drain, crumble and set aside.
    4. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce and macaroni. Stir in the eggs, bacon, Caesar dressing and croutons. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.

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    This was such a great twist on a salad. I took it to a potluck where there were several salads and this was the only one that people were asking who brought this salad. I used bow tie pasta and it was so cute. I also added cherry tomatoes and that was a great addition.  -  18 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    very good - although I made so many change it hardly resembled the original recipe. I did keep the pasta, lettuce, croutons and bacon - but I left out the egg and added diced tomatoes and parm/moz cheese. I also used a flavored ranch dressing as I don't love Caesar dressing. One tip for traveling with this dish and avoiding soggy lettuce and croutons is to place the lettuce on top on the pasta mixture and the croutons on top of the lettuce, then mix before serving.  -  30 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I added and took out several ingredients to fit our tastes, but the basic idea is excellent! using a good quality caesar dressing makes a huge difference, as i learned the hard way. Also, if you don't eat it all at once, the lettuce quickly becomes wilted and soggy.  -  05 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)