Do you love bottled salad dressing for recipe shortcuts as much as I do? With a bottle of dressing and a few other ingredients, dinner is as good as done! I love marinating chicken with Italian dressing, and you know I love Ranch on just about everything. I am especially a fan of Newman’s Own salad dressings because they taste great, use wholesome ingredients, and all their profits go to charity! (Yes, ALL!)
Newman’s Own comes in a whole bunch of flavors, so there is really a favorite for every taste and every recipe. A few of their most popular varieties are Ranch (of course), Family Recipe Italian (perfect on everything), Balsamic (a classic), Oil and Vinegar (my kids’ favorite), and the luscious Creamy Caesar that I used in this pasta salad.
I’m normally partial to light dressings because I like to reduce my fat intake (and guilt) when possible, but this salad is an exception. I decided to just go for it with regular dressing, bacon, and eggs for a creamy, decadent Caesar pasta salad. You should go for it too, or you can look for their Light Caesar Dressing and leave out the egg yolks if you need to lighten up the recipe a bit.
What I love about using high quality Newman’s Own dressings when I cook is that they add great flavor but cut down on the number of ingredients I need. You know I’m all about quick and easy, so if I can add salad dressing instead of a long list of seasonings, I’m all for it! Drizzling your favorite dressing on salad greens is also a no-brainer side dish. There’s a flavor to pair perfectly with any meal.
Want to see some of my best pasta salad recipes? Here you go!