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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

A simple, hearty and flavorful pasta salad that's always a winner with Caesar lovers!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 8 ounces penne pasta or other medium pasta
  • ¾ cup Caesar dressing more if creamier consistency is desired
  • 3 cups shredded or cubed fully cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 cup crumbled or diced fully cooked bacon
  • 4 cups roughly chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ¾ cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and rinse under cold water.
  • Place cooked pasta in a large bowl.  Pour dressing over pasta and stir to coat evenly.  Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.


  • * If making ahead, prepare the pasta salad without the bacon and lettuce, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, then toss in the bacon and lettuce just before serving.
  • This recipe yields approximately 11 cups.