You are here: Home » Recipes » Grilled Sausage and Pesto Pasta Grilled Sausage and Pesto Pasta Recipe by National Pork Board Yield 4 servings Use the hot grill to grill garlic bread or heat focaccia to accompany this easy and hearty summer dish with sausage and pesto. PrintEmail Ingredients 12 ounces Italian sausage links8 ounces farfalle or other small pasta shape, cooked and drained, kept warm1/2 cup basil pesto, purchased or homemade1/2 -- red bell pepper, seeded and diced2 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated -- Fresh basil, chopped Instructions Prepare medium-hot fire in grill; grill sausage directly over fire, turning to cook and brown evenly, about 10-12 minutes, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Remove from fire and set aside. In large shallow bowl, toss farfalle and pesto; toss to coat evenly. Slice sausage into rounds and add along with diced red pepper and cheese. Garnish with chopped fresh basil.