Italian Sausage Salad With Whole Grain Rotini Pasta

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  • Servings : 24
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Bright spring vegetables combine with sausage in this lightly dressed salad.


  • 4 lbs. Barilla Whole Grain pasta
  • 4 lb. casings removed Italian sausage
  • 8 oz. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 lbs. finely diced red onion
  • 6 oz. chopped garlic
  • 4 lbs. diced Roma tomatoes
  • 1 lb. diced red bell peppers
  • 1 lb. diced yellow bell peppers
  • 1½ lbs. green peas
  • 1½ lbs. julienned sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 lb. chopped fresh Italian herbs
  • 8 oz. Italian dressing
  • 8 oz. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 oz. balsamic vinegar


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking.

Step 2

Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in fridge. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 3

Sauté sausage meat in oil until cooked and broken up. Let it cool in its juices.

Step 4

Combine all the ingredients and serve in iceberg lettuce baskets.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (optional).

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Chef Recommended Cuts
  • Whole Grain Medium Shells
  • Whole Grain Penne Rigate
  • Whole Grain Rotini
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (324g)
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 690
Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 1140mg
Total Carbohydrate 60g
Dietary Fiber 11g
Sugars 19g
Protein 23g

Vitamin A 60%
Vitamin C 100%
Calcium 10%
Iron 35%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.