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Smoked Sausage Pasta

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

“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

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

  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.

Nutrition Facts

2 cups: 755 calories, 48g fat (15g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1964mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein.

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