Smoky Chipotle Pasta Salad

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Total Time
15 mins
20 mins

I thought of making a hot pasta dish, but instead settled on a pasta salad. It's truly a clear the pantry type of recipe, so feel free to modify with what you have on hand.

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  1. Cook pasta per directions on box and drain.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil and saute garlic clove for 1 minute.
  3. Add in fresh cooked vegetables and the chopped chipotle pepper and stir. If needed, add a little water to help the veggies cook.
  4. Once cooked, remove vegetables from the pan and cook the sausage in the same pan. Slice the sausage once browned & cooked until no longer pink, about 7-9 minutes.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine mayonaise, lemon, adobo sauce, brown sugar and salt and pepper.
  6. Add veggies, pasta and sausage to the bowl. Toss gently and sprinkle cilantro on top.