Kale Caesar Pasta Salad

This 5-ingredient pasta salad recipe comes together in minutes and packs tons of flavor with all of the flavors of a traditional Caesar salad plus sweet roasted tomatoes.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 serves 6 as a main, 8-10 as a side
Calories 482 kcal


  • 1 pound farfalle pasta
  • 1 pint small tomatoes such as grape or cherry
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch kale stemmed and chopped
  • 1 16 ounce bottle Creamy Caesar Dressing
  • 4 ounces Parmesan cheese grated


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and season with kosher salt. Cook the pasta according to package directions or until al dente, rinse, drain, and cool. Place in a large bowl and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat an oven or toaster oven to 400° degrees. Place the tomatoes on a small baking tray, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and toss lightly. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and roast until the tomatoes have softened and started to burst, about 12-15 minutes.

  3. Stem and chop the kale into small pieces and add to the pasta with the cherry tomatoes. Pour about half of the bottle of Caesar dressing onto the salad and toss gently, adding more dressing if desired. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and season with freshly ground black pepper. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Kale Caesar Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 740mg32%
Potassium 256mg7%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 905IU18%
Vitamin C 17.7mg21%
Calcium 179mg18%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.