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Suddenly Salad Contest - August, 2009
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Caprese Sausage Pasta Salad

Looking for a delicious Italian-style dinner? Then check out this cheesy sausage salad made using Suddenly Salad® basil pesto pasta salad mix!

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4
 

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

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LOCATION

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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
690
(
Calories from Fat
390),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
43g
43%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
1640mg
1640%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
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 Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.