This Caesar Pasta Salad with avocado is a must-try. It’s scrumptious and makes for an easy weeknight family meal. It combines veggies and grains and made perfect with creamy caesar dressing.

Caesar Pasta Salad served in a bowl with a fork

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Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe:

This salad has all the creamy goodness of a classic Caesar salad but is so much more exciting with the addition of pasta, avocado and tomatoes

This caesar pasta salad will fill you up and keep you feeling good! It’s also a great dish to take to a potluck, just keep the croutons separate until ready to serve.

Ingredients for Caesar Pasta Salad:

1 large or 2 medium heads of romaine lettuce
1/2 lb fusilli pasta, cooked al dente according to package instructions
1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
Grated parmesan cheese, to taste
Caesar Dressing (Marzetti is our favorite storebought brand) and Croutons.

Optional add-ins:

Sliced Grilled chicken, Shrimp

Ingredients for caesar pasta salad

How to Make Caesar Pasta Salad:

1. Cook pasta according to package instructions then rinse in cold water and drain.

2. Rinse, chop and spin the romaine lettuce dry using a salad spinner (Amazon affiliate link). If you don’t have a salad spinner, pat dry with a clean towel.

Cook’s Tip: The dressing will coat the salad much better if the lettuce isn’t wet. Transfer lettuce to a large mixing bowl. Toss in the diced avocado and halved tomatoes.

3. Creamy Caesar Dressing to really boost the flavor of this salad. It’s so creamy and good! Toss to evenly coat the lettuce. Add the dressing to taste. Sprinkle with parmesan and croutons. Yum. Yum

Caesar pasta salad in a bowl with avocado and caesar dressing

If you prefer a homemade dressing, try our popular homemade creamy caesar. 

Best store-bought caesar dressing

If you love pasta salads, be sure to try this creamy avocado pasta salad (the dressing will surprise you!)

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Caesar Pasta Salad with Avocado

4.77 from 100 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Caesar Pasta Salad
This Caesar Pasta Salad is scrumptious and makes for an easy weeknight family meal. It has all the creamy goodness of a classic caesar salad, but more exciting with pasta and avocado.
Prep Time: 18 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 as a side salad

For the Caesar Salad:

  • 1 large romaine lettuce, (or 2 small heads)
  • 1/2 lb fusilli pasta, cooked al dente according to package instructions
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup Grated parmesan cheese, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Caesar Dressing, or added to taste
  • 1/2 cup Croutons

Optional add-ins:

  • Sliced Grilled chicken or Shrimp

Instructions

  • Cook pasta in salted water according to package instructions until al dente. Rinse in cold water and set aside to drain.
  • Rinse, chop and spin the romaine lettuce dry using a salad spinner. If you don't have a salad spinner, pat dry with a clean towel. The dressing will coat the salad much better if the lettuce isn't wet. Transfer lettuce to a large mixing bowl. Toss in the pasta, diced avocado, and halved tomatoes.
  • Add the Caesar Dressing to really boost the flavor of this salad. Toss to evenly coat the lettuce. Add the dressing to taste. Sprinkle with parmesan and croutons.

Nutrition Per Serving

420kcal Calories51g Carbs11g Protein18g Fat3g Saturated Fat11mg Cholesterol308mg Sodium475mg Potassium6g Fiber3g Sugar1045IU Vitamin A10.4mg Vitamin C101mg Calcium1.5mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Caesar Pasta Salad with Avocado
Amount per Serving
Calories
420
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
18
g
28
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
11
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
308
mg
13
%
Potassium
 
475
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
51
g
17
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Vitamin A
 
1045
IU
21
%
Vitamin C
 
10.4
mg
13
%
Calcium
 
101
mg
10
%
Iron
 
1.5
mg
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Caesar Pasta Salad
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 420

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  • Frank Giardina
    June 18, 2022

    It’s never said when to add the pasta to the salad. Cook pasta then in separate bowl mix Romain, tomatoes, avocado, dressing and cheese but when and how do you mix the pasta in?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 18, 2022

      Hi Frank, you can add the pasta when you transfer the lettuce to the large bowl. Thank you for pointing that out.

      Reply

  • myrna
    March 30, 2021

    tried this recipe and it was so good, my son likes it, thank you for sharing…..

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2021

      You are very welcome, Myrna. Good to know that your son enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Mary
    August 31, 2020

    How to increase recipe as main dish for 8 ladies??
    Love your videos!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 31, 2020

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying our videos, Mary! If you click Jump to recipe that will take you to the recipe ard where you can use the serving slider to adjust to the number of servings desired!

      Reply

  • Deb
    May 11, 2020

    Didn’t care for the lettuce and the pasta mixed together.

    Reply

  • Natalie
    August 29, 2019

    Making this salad as a side on Sunday………never mixed salad and noodles together…fingers crossed I can make this happen well…

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 30, 2019

      I hope you enjoy it and we look forward to your feedback!

      Reply

  • Sharon S
    January 18, 2019

    great idea on adding the pasta. I add chicken if it is going to be the main dish and with pasta added will be great. Thanks suggestion on the salad dressing. I see that in the produce section of the store but never tried it. Now I will. I have been buying Paul Newman’s creamy Caesar and that really good a lot.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2019

      I’m so happy you liked that, Sharon! We love it with chicken also!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    January 16, 2019

    Where do you buy that dressing?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2019

      Hi Lisa, we purchased ours from a local grocery store. I know Fredy Meyer and Walmart carry them in our area. If not we have an awesome homemade caesar dressing here.

      Reply

  • Deb
    April 5, 2018

    Making this (with added chicken) for a small pot-luck gathering. I bet the bowl comes home empty.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2018

      Great idea! Please let me know what everyone thinks Deb!

      Reply

  • Cristina Sanchez
    February 14, 2018

    Hi Natasha, today I made this salad, I couldn’t find that dressing, so I decide to make the Caesar Dressing Recipe you have, was so easy to make it, my 13 years old granddaughter made it, was soooo good, my whole family love it!!, the salad as well the dressing!!!! Thanks for sharing your recipes!!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 15, 2018

      Hello Cristina! I’m glad to hear the whole family loves the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review!

      Reply

  • Savannah
    February 3, 2018

    Dies this stay good for a few days? I would love to make this ahead of time to take to work

    Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 3, 2018

      Hi Savannah the only part of this that does not work to make ahead is the lettuce – it will wilt if kept overnight after adding the dressing. Our Chicken avocado salad does keep well in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

      Reply

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