Well this was a big hit at my house.
Huge hit to be exact!
I made this for my family because I knew my mom and mother-in-law are both pasta salad people and boy…they loved it! Everyone loved it!
To me, this is the perfect little recipe. You make a big batch of this salad and keep it in the fridge for a few days to eat for lunch. It also works for side dishes, light suppers and even vegetarian meals (just take that bacon out!).
This recipe would serve a crowd as a side dish or four hungry adults for a light supper.
1 pound of pasta, cooked and then cooled under running cold water
1 cup or so of Caesar salad dressing
1 box of frozen spinach, thawed and all of the excess water drained
10 or 12 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
6 pieces of bacon cooked and crumbled
2 cups of croutons
a pinch of salt and pepper
Cook up your pasta to al dente and then run it under cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain your pasta really well.
Add your Caesar salad dressing to your cooked and cooled pasta and coat well. Add a little more dressing if you desire more. Stir in your frozen spinach, green onions and Parmesan cheese. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour or up to a day or two.
When you’re ready to serve, add crumbled bacon and croutons on top and serve.
If you are making this for lunch, I would leave the crumbled bacon in a separate baggie and just add it when you’re ready to eat. I would also reserve the croutons until it’s time to eat too. This way, the bacon stays nice and crisp and the croutons don’t get soggy.
Seriously, make this and have it over the next few days for lunch. So yummy!
And one last thing…this Friday, I’m featuring my favorite summer desserts on my Recipe Swap! Don’t forget to link up!