Caesar Salad in Peppered Parmesan Bowls Recipe
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Caesar Salad in Peppered Parmesan Bowls Recipe

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This salad looks impressive but is a cinch to make. I won't tell if you don't! —Melissa Wilkes, St. Augustine, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 romaine hearts, cut into bite-size pieces (about 6 cups)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup Caesar salad croutons, slightly crushed
  • 1/4 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 138 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, toss cheese with pepper. Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Evenly sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese mixture into pan to form a 6-in. circle; cook, uncovered, until bubbly and edges are golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat; let stand 15 seconds.
  2. Using a spatula, carefully remove cheese and immediately drape over an inverted 4-oz. ramekin; press cheese gently to form a bowl. Cool completely. Repeat with remaining cheese, making eight bowls.
  3. In a large bowl, combine romaine, tomatoes and croutons. Just before serving, drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Serve in Parmesan bowls. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Caesar Salad in Peppered Parmesan Bowls in Taste of Home December 2013

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KarisAnn User ID: 6548036 178679
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"My review is for the peppered Parmesan bowls only as I served a different salad with them. Making these reminded me of making pancakes, the first one never turns out but then once you're in a rhythm they start looking pretty good. I had trouble draping them, so mine turned out more like Parmesan plates than bowls, but they were still a festive way to serve salad. I too have an electric stove, so I followed the previous reviewer's advice and cooked them a bit higher than medium for about 3 1/2 minutes."

bountyhuntress User ID: 7198618 195237
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"My guests loved them! I followed the ingredients exactly, but I have an electric stove. I turned the heat up a bit higher than medium (but not medium high) and left the cheese in the pan for about 3 to 3.5 minutes. Worked perfectly for me. Thanks for the great idea."

gld2bmom User ID: 7191733 184983
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"These edible salad bowls were easy to make and tasted delicious! My guests loved the presentation of these cute little edible bowls filled with Caesar salad! The cheese stretches beautifully over an inverted bowl and becomes crispy within five minutes. I will definitely make Peppered Parmesan Bowls again!"

Helen Meadows User ID: 4498142 178678
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"The parmesan bowls were chewy and did not brown as shown in the photograph even though the directions were accurately followed. The top side of the bowls wasn't an appetizing color,and it was difficult to eat them."

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