Smoked Sausage Pasta Recipe
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Smoked Sausage Pasta Recipe

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“One of the things I like most about this is that you can chill leftovers and have an equally delicious sausage pasta salad later in the week.” Jasen Guillermo - Tucson, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2-2/3 cups uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh carrots
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 755 calories, 48 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 1964 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the sausage, carrots, green pepper and onion in oil until sausage is browned and vegetables are tender.
  2. Drain pasta; place in a large bowl. Add sausage mixture and olives. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Serve warm or chilled. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Smoked Sausage Pasta in Simple & Delicious January/February 2009, p45

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"I made this with gluten-free tricolor rotini and my husband loved it! And it was super easy!"

Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"This is an easy and delicious recipe. I have made this many times since it first came out in my magazine. In fact I am making it again tonight. I was looking up the recipe to make sure I had everything on hand I needed.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can use any kind of pasta, any kind of dressing and add tons of garden fresh vegetables if desired. It can be served warm or cold. It is simply YUMMY! The possibilites are limitless."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"we LOVE this recipe...of course you can use any kind of pasta. I have used bowtie and it was just as good. This is a go-to meal for my house when I don't have a lot of time and want something filling!"

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