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Caprese Sausage Pasta Salad

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 30 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Looking for a delicious Italian-style dinner? Then check out this cheesy sausage salad made using Suddenly Salad® basil pesto pasta salad mix!

Suddenly Salad Contest - August, 2009
Angela Asch
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Ingredients

1
box (7.6 oz) Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® basil pesto pasta salad mix
1/4
cup pine nuts
1/3
cup cold water
3
tablespoons olive oil
1
cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
1
cup bocconcini (small fresh mozzarella cheese balls) (7 oz), cut into bite-size pieces
4
precooked smoked Italian sausage links, thinly sliced (about 10 oz)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves

Steps

  • 1 Fill 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of water; heat to boiling. Add Pasta. Gently boil, uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, to toast pine nuts, place in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly until nuts are light brown.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine Seasoning mix from packet, cold water and oil. Stir in tomatoes, cheese and sausage. Stir in cooked pasta until well mixed.
  • 4 Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled. Garnish with pine nuts and basil.
  • 1 Fill 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of water; heat to boiling. Add Pasta. Gently boil, uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, to toast pine nuts, place in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly until nuts are light brown.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine Seasoning mix from packet, cold water and oil. Stir in tomatoes, cheese and sausage. Stir in cooked pasta until well mixed.
  • 4 Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled. Garnish with pine nuts and basil.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
690
Calories from Fat
390
% Daily Value
Total Fat
43g
66%
Saturated Fat
14g
68%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
60mg
19%
Sodium
1640mg
68%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3g
15%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
31g
31%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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