Caesar Salad Make this classic salad recipe in minutes for an easy side dish. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on May 16, 2017 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 20 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 Directions If using, prepare Parmesan Croutons; cool completely. 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 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 322 Calories 27g Fat 14g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.