Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Serves 4

Make a creamy Caesar salad dressing and add to cooked fusilli pasta, along with tomatoes and Parmesan cheese, for a flavorful side dish pasta salad.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, about 10 minutes, or as package label directs.

Step 2

While pasta is cooking, combine garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, mayonnaise, olive oil and 3/4 tsp. salt in a blender and blend until smooth.

Step 3

Drain pasta. Toss with half of dressing and tomatoes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Toss with Parmesan.

Step 4

Toss lettuce with remaining dressing and divide among 4 shallow bowls. Spoon pasta salad over lettuce, sprinkle with basil, if desired, and serve.

Ratings & Reviews

happy2ranch's Review

August 01, 2013
Way too much fat and calories - this would have to be a meal in itself rather than a side dish

amandalambert's Review

September 12, 2012
Yummy - i copied and added a can of salmon too!

mdorsey87's Review

July 03, 2012
I loved this! I added a can of salmon to the pasta as well which made it even better.

neo3979's Review

June 18, 2012
i did not make the dressing. as i find that caesar dressing is hard to make for a 7yr. so i just use about a 1/2 cup of marzetti light caesar dressing in pasta then just add more as needed.

dogwoman52's Review

June 14, 2012