This is a Pasta Salad with kick! This Spicy BBQ Pasta Salad is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for summer barbecues and picnics. is a crowd-pleasing dish that is sure to impress your guests. It's the combination of smoked sausage, cheese, spicy mayo and fresh vegetables for a flavor-packed side dish!
Spicy BBQ Pasta Salad
1# rotini pasta
1lb smoked sausage
1 cup chopped broccoli florettes
1 cup grape tomatoes halved
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup sliced black olives
8oz cheddar cheese cubed
1/2 cup Hot & Spicy Blue Plate Mayo
1/2 cup Zesty Italian Dressing
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Slice the smoked sausage into bite size pieces and place on a foil lined baking tray. Place on a smoker at 275 degrees for 30-35 minutes until brown on outside. Drain on paper towel to remove excess grease.
Boil pasta according to package directions and strain.
Combine the hot and spicy mayo with Italian dressing and season with cracked black pepper.
In a large bowl add pasta along with the smoked sausage, cheese, and vegetables. Add the dressing and gently toss until everything is coated. Place in the refrigerator covered for 1 hour before serving.