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Kielbasa Pasta Salad

 Kielbasa Pasta Salad
"The sausage adds wonderful flavor and heartiness to this main-dish salad," relates Jean Dantinne from Chehalis, Washington. "But the real secret to its appeal is the crunchy croutons."
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups thinly sliced fully cooked Johnsonville® Polish Kielbasa Sausage or Polish sausage
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 cup salad croutons

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold
  • water. Place pasta in a large bowl; add the sausage, olives and
  • Parmesan cheese. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar
  • and salad dressing mix. Stir into the pasta mixture. Add croutons
  • and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 352 calories, 21 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 587 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.