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!

  • 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
  • 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
    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.
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