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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."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    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

  • 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.

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  • live418
    Aug 29, 2014

    When I make it I use bowtie noddle insead way better

  • kivey220
    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.

  • knittycowgirl
    Nov 5, 2009

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

  • daduk
    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.