Caprese Sausage Pasta Salad

Caprese Sausage Pasta Salad

Enjoy Italian cuisine night with Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® basil pesto pasta salad mix! A delightful salad dinner packed with sausage, cheese, tomatoes and pine nuts.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

4

servings

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.
Makes 4 servings (1 3/4 cups each)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 690
    • (Calories from Fat 390),
  • Total Fat 43g
    • (Saturated Fat 14g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 1640mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 31g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.