Italian Sausage Basil Bowtie Pasta Skewer


Serve these delightful skewers as a flavorful appetizer or as part of a larger meal. The combination of the sun dried tomato pesto, Italian sausage, and fresh basil creates a delicious and satisfying bite. Feel free to adjust quantities based on the number of skewers you plan to make, and enjoy this unique and tasty dish!

Total Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 5

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Bella Product Used:

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce with Whole Pine Nuts 8.5 oz

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  • 1 jar 8.5oz Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  • 1 lb Italian sausage links
  • Fresh sweet basil leaves
  • 2 c bowtie pasta, cooked according to package instructions
  • 24 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes


  1. Preheat a grill or pan over medium-high heat. Grill the Italian sausage links until fully cooked. Allow them to cool slightly, then cut the links into rounds. Set aside.
  2. Cook the bowtie pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. Take a wooden skewer and start by threading one end with a piece of bowtie pasta. This will be the top of the skewer. Add a fresh basil leaf, folding it if necessary to fit neatly on the skewer. Follow with a slice of grilled Italian sausage. Repeat the process with the remaining skewers.
  4. Spoon 24 tablespoon-sized dollops of Bella Sun Luci Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto on the base of the serving platter. Then, place each of the completed skewers on the dollop of pesto with the sausage in the pesto.
  5. Garnish the platter with additional fresh basil leaves for a vibrant presentation.

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