my pasta salad, only omitting the shredded mozzarella and vinaigrette and adding sliced sweet Italian sausage.
1 package of 5 sweet Italian sausages, cooked (grilled really is best here!) and sliced
1 box penne, cooked according to directions and drained
About 3 Tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup pesto, either homemade or from a jar
1 can (dry weight 6 oz.) medium black olives, sliced or halved
1 can, 14.5 oz., petite diced tomatoes
Parmesan cheese to taste
Toss the cooked pasta with the olive oil and the pesto, until the pasta is well-coated. Toss in the Italian sausage with whatever juices/fat escaped from them during the slicing. Add the olive and tomatoes and toss to distribute. Add Parmesan cheese to taste and mix.
Serve warm or at room temperature with garlic bread and a green salad.