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Grilled Sausage and Pesto Pasta

Grilled Sausage and Pesto PastaA simple and satisfying meal of grilled Italian sausage links, diced red bell pepper and pasta tossed with basil pesto and garnished with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil.

Recipe Ingredients:

12 ounces Italian sausage links
8 ounces farfalle or other small pasta shape, cooked and drained, kept warm
1/2 cup basil pesto, purchased or homemade (see recipe: Easy Pesto)
1/2 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Fresh basil, chopped

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare medium-hot fire in grill; grill sausage directly over fire, turning to cook and brown evenly, about 10 to12 minutes, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160°F (70°C). Remove from fire and set aside.
  2. In large shallow bowl, toss hot, cooked and drained farfalle with pesto; toss to coat evenly.
  3. Slice sausage into rounds and add along with diced red pepper and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Garnish with chopped fresh basil.

Makes 4 servings.

Tip: If desired, grill bell pepper alongside sausage links before dicing.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.