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Cavatappi Chicken Caesar Salad

Marie’s Creamy Caesar Dressing - Cavatappi Chicken Caesar Salad
Marie's Dressing - Creamy Caesar
Made with Creamy Caesar

Cavatappi Chicken Caesar Salad

Cavatappi pasta, chicken, sausage and Marie’s Creamy Caesar dressing make one hearty salad.

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    60 min. prep time
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    4 servings

image description Ingredients

8 oz Cavatappi, Cellentani or similar pasta

8 oz chorizo sausage

1/2 cup diced roasted red peppers

1 (11.5 oz) bottle Marie’s Creamy Caesar dressing, divided

4 romaine hearts, cut in half lengthwise

1/4 cup olive oil, divided

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 oz Parmesan cheese, shredded

1 cup croutons

1 cup salsa

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Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain. Crumble sausage into skillet; sauté until cooked through; drain. Toss pasta with chorizo, roasted red peppers and 1/2 cup Marie’s Creamy Caesar dressing. Keep warm.

Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Drizzle romaine with 2 tbsp olive oil on cut side. Place cut-side down on grill just until grill marks show, about 2 minutes. Coat chicken with remaining 2 tbsp olive oil. Grill 5 minutes on each side or until meat thermometer registers 165ºF. Cool 5 minutes and slice.

Top romaine with pasta and grilled chicken. Drizzle remaining Marie’s Creamy Caesar dressing over chicken; garnish with Parmesan and croutons. Serve salsa on the side.

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