Caesar Pasta Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 pound mini farfalle pasta
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup Caesar dressing
  • 1 cup black olives sliced
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan
  • juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water to al dente, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the bacon into bite size pieces and cook in a large skillet until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard the bacon grease; leaving just a teaspoon or so in the skillet. Add the sliced tomatoes and minced garlic and toss in the skillet for just a couple of minutes to cook the garlic and soften the tomatoes. Remove from heat and let sit until cool.
  3. Stir together the pasta, bacon, tomato mixture, Caesar dressing, olives, Parmesan, and lemon juice. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.