Good Morning to all!!! This is day two of this adventure, and I’m pleased to be offering you another recipe. Today we are going to do one of my favorite pasta salads. This salad is both refreshing and very easy to do. It will please both the ladies and gentlemen in your families, and always remember to have fun. Great food, Great wine and great friends are always a great time. ENJOY!!
Italian Sausage Pasta Salad
Sweet Italian sausage 1 pound (ground, casings removed)
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Red onion ½ cup (minced)
Garlic 2 tablespoons (minced)
Broccoli (blanched) 4 cups
Zucchini 1 cup (medium diced)
White wine ¼ cup
Plum tomatoes 4 (medium diced)
Fusilli Pasta 1 pound ( cooked, seasoned with salt, pepper & olive oil)
Parmesan Cheese 1 cup (fresh grated)
Black olives ½ cup (minced)
Ranch dressing ¾ cup
1) Cook Italian sausage in a sauté pan until done, remove from pan and save the oil and juices.
2) In the same pan add onion and garlic sauté until tender and translucent. The garlic will start to smell delicious. Then add broccoli, zucchini, and wine cook for 4-5 minutes. Add sausage and tomatoes and toss all ingredients together until tomatoes are heated through (2 minutes).
3) In a large mixing bowl toss pasta with the cheese, olives, and sausage mix. Then add dressing and season with salt & pepper
4) Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, for best results overnight and toss again before serving.