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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  • yelena B
    April 3, 2015

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. My husband already loves this dressing, I’m really excited to serve this to him.

    Reply

  • Ruslana
    April 3, 2015

    I think this would be perfect to have in hand when guests come over and you need to to whip up a quick salad with a ready dressing 🙂 thanks !

    Reply

  • Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    April 3, 2015

    This salad looks so good! I love seeing the addition of pasta to make it thicker and more filling!

    Reply

  • kel
    April 3, 2015

    Yum want to try this asap!

    Reply

  • Vickie
    April 2, 2015

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  • Vickie
    April 2, 2015

    Love your recipe..I am adding shrimp or lobster. YUM.
    I recently tried Marzetti Cole slaw dressing and oh my as good as my grandmas homemade.
    I will be buying it for our Easter dinner for more slaw adding a bit of pineapple and apple too.

    Reply

  • Angie G
    April 2, 2015

    i will make this salad and many others with this dressing! Also, it would probably taste great as a dip for veggies and meats!

    Reply

  • Aly Y
    April 2, 2015

    I would definitely use marzetti dressing for pastas, wraps and sandwiches.

    Reply

  • Christina Onishchdenko
    April 2, 2015

    I would make lots of salads with the Caesar dressing:)

    Reply

  • Dorina
    April 2, 2015

    I have never tried this version of Ceasar salad or any Marzetti dressings. I will definitely give it a try to both of them!

    Reply

  • Natalie
    April 2, 2015

    I would use the Marzetti Simply Dressed Ginger Sesame Salad Dressing to marinate chicken in as a part of an asian chicken wrap with broccoli slaw, bell peppers and Chinese noodles.

    Reply

  • marina
    April 2, 2015

    I could try to these dressings with chicken as sauce or dip

    Reply

  • Nadezhda Bgatov
    April 2, 2015

    4 wedges iceberg lettuce

    [FOR DRESSING]:
    Marzetti blue cheese dressing simply
    [FOR SALAD]:
    2oz, blue cheese dressing
    2 slices, apple wood smoked bacon
    Head of fresh Iceberg lettuce
    Cherry tomatoes
    Blue cheese crumbles
    INSTRUCTIONS:
    [FOR SALAD]: Cook the applewood-smoked bacon until crisp. Place on paper towel to soak up excess oil. Cut the lettuce into wedges and place two on a plate. Drizzle two ounces of the prepared blue cheese dressing over the wedge. Crumble the bacon and generously sprinkle over the wedges along with extra blue cheese. Garnish with sliced cherry tomatoes to add a touch of sweetness.

    Reply

  • Inna
    April 2, 2015

    I will definitely try this dressing out and make a delicious Cesar salad!

    Reply

  • Irina K
    April 2, 2015

    I’ve always loved Caesar Salad. As long as dressing is good, then the entire salad is good. : ) Will try this definitely.

    Reply

  • Denise M
    April 2, 2015

    I would make my absolute fave salad- BBQ Chicken Cobb

    Reply

  • Julie Louk
    April 2, 2015

    I’ve recently gotten into making wraps and I will try using the dressing for those!

    Reply

  • Julie Wood
    April 2, 2015

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  • Julie Wood
    April 2, 2015

    I am going to use the Ranch dressing and make my delicious Chicken Pasta salad! It tastes so good!

    Reply

  • Kelly D
    April 2, 2015

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    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/583643367520673792

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