Caesar Salad

Make this classic salad recipe in minutes for an easy side dish.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 recipe Parmesan Croutons or 2 cups purchased garlic Parmesan croutons

  • 10 cup torn romaine lettuce

  • Bottled Caesar salad dressing

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese or 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Grated or shaved Parmesan cheese (optional)

  • 1 lemon, halved (optional)

Parmesan Croutons

  • 4 0.75 inch thick slices Italian or French bread

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 3 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced


  1. If using, prepare Parmesan Croutons; cool completely.

  2. Place lettuce in a large bowl. Drizzle with desired amount of Caesar dressing; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with the 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese; toss gently to combine. Top with Parmesan Croutons; sprinkle with pepper. If desired, sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese and serve with lemon halves to squeeze over salad.

Parmesan Croutons

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes (you should have about 3-1/2 cups); set aside. In a small saucepan melt butter. Remove from heat. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in Parmesan cheese and garlic. Add bread cubes, stirring until cubes are coated with butter mixture. Spread bread cubes in a single layer in a shallow baking pan or on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes; stir. Bake about 10 minutes more or until bread cubes are crisp and golden. Cool completely; store in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

322 Calories
27g Fat
14g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 641mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Potassium 239mg 5%
Folate, total 146.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.