Grilled Italian Sausages with Pasta and Vegetables

Grilled Italian Sausages with Pasta and Vegetables

Friends expecting the same grilled chicken? Surprise them and serve grilled meat and veggies tossed with pasta!

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

5

servings

1 1/4
pounds Italian sausage links (4 or 5 links)
2
large bell peppers, cut lengthwise into fourths
3/4
cup Italian dressing
2
cups uncooked penne pasta (6 ounces)
4
plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Grill sausages 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning frequently, until no longer pink in center.
  2. Brush bell pepper pieces with about 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Add to grill for last 10 minutes of cooking time, turning frequently, until crisp-tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  4. Cut sausages into 1/2-inch slices; cut bell peppers into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Toss pasta, sausages, bell peppers, tomatoes and remaining dressing. Sprinkle with basil.
Makes 5 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Success
Use plenty of water and make sure you heat it to a vigorous boil before adding the pasta.
Special Touch
For more color, use one green and one yellow bell pepper.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 565
    • (Calories from Fat 335),
  • Total Fat 37g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 1090mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
  • Protein 30g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.