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For the Caprese Pasta Salad
16 oz. pasta bow-tie, rotini, corkscrew, etc.
1 pint cherry tomatoes diced (or 2 cups diced, seeded tomatoes)
8 oz fresh mozzarella balls
8 basil leaves chiffonade
12 oz Toscana sausage
4 oz Balsamic dressing


Cook the pasta in salted water according to package directions.

While the pasta is cooking, grill the sausage links over medium-high heat for 6 minutes.  You can also pan fry the sausage.  Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil or vegetable oil to skillet.  Place sausage in skillet and heat on medium high about 7-9 minutes, turning frequently.

While pasta and sausage are cooking, slice the tomatoes and basil and mozzarella if not in small balls.  Once the sausage is done cooking, slice the sausage into ½ inch chunks.

Once pasta is done cooking, toss with ¼ cup of the balsamic dressing and let cool for 5 to 10 minutes.  Add the remaining dressing, tomatoes, mozzarella, sausage, and basil.  Toss well and serve warm or refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before serving.

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