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Grilled Sausage & Veggie Pasta Salad with Smoked Mozzarella

Nothing says backyard barbecue like a delicious pasta salad. But, if you’re looking to switch things up from the typical mayo-based options, consider trying this grilled turkey sausage pasta salad with summer veggies and smoked mozzarella. With tons of flavor, this dish is perfect for any occasion – whether it’s a family gathering or a quick weeknight dinner. So fire up the grill and get ready to impress your taste buds with this mouthwatering meal!

  • 8-10 Servings
  • 10 mins Prep Time
  • 50 mins Total Time


  • 1 package Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 12 oz. box of tri-color rotini pasta
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 yellow zucchini
  • 1 green zucchini
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 8 oz. smoked mozzarella cheese


  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. dry dill
  • 4-5 fresh basil leaves, sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Step 1

    Prepare the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • Step 2

    While the water is boiling, prepare the dressing by whisking together the lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, salt, dill, basil, and cilantro. Set aside.
  • Step 3

    Once the pasta is finished, drain and place in a large bowl to cool down.
  • Step 4

    Preheat your grill to medium high heat.
  • Step 5

    Prep the vegetables by cutting the peppers, zucchini and onion in half.
  • Step 6

    Drizzle the bell peppers, zucchini, onion, and corn with olive oil and place on the grill along with the Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage.
  • Step 7

    Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side and remove the veggies.
  • Step 8

    Continue to cook the turkey sausage until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Step 9

    Once everything is finished cooking, chop the veggies and slice the cooked turkey sausage.
  • Step 10

    Tear the mozzarella cheese into small pieces.
  • Step 11

    Add all of the grilled vegetables, sliced sausage, mozzarella, and dressing to the pasta in large mixing bowl and toss well to combine.
  • Step 12

    Top with fresh basil and enjoy.

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