Seafood Caesar Pasta Salad

Enjoy the robust flavors of traditional Caesar salad in a new version featuring penne pasta and crabmeat.

 

ingredients

10 oz uncooked penne pasta (3 cups)
8-oz pkg imitation crabmeat, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated (1 oz.)
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, snipped
8-oz bottle reduced-fat creamy Caesar salad dressing
6 cups romaine lettuce, thinly sliced

 

preparation

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse under cold water. Place pasta in large bowl and set aside.

Meanwhile, cut crabmeat into 1-inch pieces. Add crabmeat, bell pepper, eggs, onion, cheese and parsley to past in bowl. Pour salad dressing over pasta mixture; mix well. Cover; refrigerate 2-3 hours to allow flavors to blend.

To serve, fill serving bowl with lettuce. Spoon pasta salad into center of bowl.

 

yields

6 servings

 

source

Pampered Chef, Casual Cooking
(link is to new modified version without crabmeat)

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