This is a twist on a Caesar salad--including the croutons scattered on top.
Southern Living AUGUST 2005
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
Stir together dressing and next 4 ingredients in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 minute and 20 seconds to 1 minute and 30 seconds or until warm, stirring at 30-second intervals.
Combine hot cooked pasta and red pepper strips in a serving bowl. Pour dressing mixture evenly over pasta mixture. Top with croutons, and serve immediately.
*Dried porcini mushroom tortelloni or refrigerated three-cheese tortellini may be substituted.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Barilla Ricotta and Asparagus Tortelloni, Wishbone Creamy Caesar Dressing, and Cardini's Gourmet Cut Caesar Croutons.
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