Sunday, January 4, 2009

Smoked Sausage Pasta

This pasta is AMAZING and super easy!! My husband wouldn't stay out of it! If you want to do a healthier alternative, you could use turkey sausage.
2-2/3 cups uncooked spiral pasta (you can see I used a diff kind)
1 lb. smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1-1/2 cups sliced fresh carrots
1 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
1 small onion, halved and sliced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 can (2-1/4 oz.) sliced ripe olives, drained (I left these out)
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
*Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the sausage, carrots, green pepper, and onion in oil until vegetables are tender. (I sauteed them until the veggies were a little brown around the edges and that was perfect).
*Drain pasta; place in a large bowl. Add sausage mixture and olives. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Serve warm/chilled. YIELD: 4 servings.