Pasta Salad with Pesto

Pasta Salad with Pesto

10 Reviews 3 Pics
Recipe by  Bob Evans®

“Pesto pasta salad with grilled sausage, fresh tomatoes, bell pepper, and mozzarella cheese makes a tasty addition to your summer barbeque.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

  1. Cook sausage in large skillet or on grill until browned; let cool. Cut in half lengthwise; cut each half into 1/4 inch slices and set aside. Cook penne according to package directions; drain. Toss in large bowl with butter to prevent sticking.
  2. To prepare pesto sauce, place garlic cloves in food processor with metal blade or in blender; process until smooth. Add basil and parsley; process until finely chopped. Add pine nuts; process until finely chopped. With motor running, slowly add olive oil in fine, steady stream. Add Parmesan cheese and black pepper; process until well blended, scraping down side as needed.
  3. To assemble salad, toss sausage, tomatoes, bell pepper, olives and mozzarella cheese with penne. Gradually stir in pesto until salad is moist but not saturated. Serve salad on lettuce-lined platter, if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Reviews (10)

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LUV2BAKE08
26

LUV2BAKE08

My husband and I gave this recipe a strong 7, based on a scale from 1-10 (10 being the best). Next time we make it, we will use a little less olive oil and more black pepper. Other than that, it was very tasty. It will definitely become a recipe in the permanent family recipe book.

Barb
18

Barb

This recipe puts a different spin on pasta salad. I replace ingredients 3 thru 10 with about 5 ounces bottled pesto sauce and add a squirt of italian dressing for some zip. Shared the recipe with several friends and their families loved it too!

JennLee
14

JennLee

I loved this recipe! I am already planning on making it for an upcoming party. It was full of flavor and easy to make. I would recommend anyone to make this for parties, potlucks. It makes a lot and is such a great tasty dish you have to share.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 478 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 27.8 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs
  • 49.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 479 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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