Perfect Spicy Sausage Pasta Salad

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 0 mins

Gorgeous!! Morish!! ...and the easiest Pasta Salad to make by far!! One helping is never enough!! Prep time does not include the time taken to *cook the Pasta which usually takes about 10 minutes in the microwave. I add plenty of salt and a good dollop of Olive Oil to the water. (I find the Olive Oil flavours the Pasta) 'BEER STICKS' are about the size of Frankfurters, but the meat is like that of pepperoni OR salami. They are called Beer Sticks in N.Z. but there may well be another name used for them elsewhere.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook Pasta in the usual way.
  2. Drain.
  3. Mix together the Pasta, chopped Spring Onions and sliced Beer Sticks.
  4. Add Thousand Island Dressing and mix through.
Most Helpful

A great salad Karin. I made it for a work function, and it was truly so easy. I used cabana, and threw in some finely diced red peppers, and it got great reviews from heaps of people!

JustJanS April 12, 2002

i can't believe how good this is for the little preperation involved. that is what sold me. i didn't change a thing, and it was so quick. i am not usually a huge fan of thousand island dressing, but it's not as "overpowering" as it is on a lettuce salad. great dish, definately something i will make when we have company or i need to bring a dish to a potluck, etc.

bratty April 01, 2002

This is THE thing to make when you need a "dish to pass". Soooo simple and tasty - I can see it will be a big picnic hit. Karin's right - I wouldn't add a thng to this. I used spicy German sausages but any kind of spicy sausage will work as a perfect compliment to the slightly sweet dressing. Thanks, Karin!!!

KeyWee March 29, 2002