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Kielbasa Pasta Salad Recipe

Kielbasa Pasta Salad Recipe

"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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups thinly sliced fully cooked kielbasa 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

  • 1. 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 each: 352 calories, 21g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 587mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein .

Reviews for Kielbasa Pasta Salad

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live418
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014 Edited Jun. 26, 2016

"When I make it I use bowtie noddle insead way better"

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kivey220
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"Maybe I did something wrong, but it was way too mayonnaisey. I didn't have croutons on hand, so it was pretty plain."

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knittycowgirl
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"next time I am not adding croutons, salad is just delicious without them!"

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daduk
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2009

"I took this salad to a cookout and everyone loved it! I was a little skeptical about the ingredients but made as the recipe stated. The only changes I made was to add some green pepper and red onion, Will make again."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.