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Smoked Sausage Pasta

 Smoked Sausage Pasta
“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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cups equals 755 calories, 48 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 1,964 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.