This pasta salad with bratwurst adds a German twist. Great side dish to bring to your next Oktoberfest potluck!

Jeff Edmunds


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rotini and liquid smoke; cook at a boil until rotini is tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.

  • While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced bratwurst, 2 tablespoons green onions, and garlic; cook until bratwurst is brown and crispy, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  • Combine yellow and orange bell peppers, celery, parsley, mustard, mayonnaise, water, vinegar, sugar, and black pepper in a large bowl; stir to combine.

  • Drain pasta and add to vegetable mixture. Add bratwurst, onions, and garlic and stir gently until all ingredients are combined. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; 12.6 g total fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 422 mg sodium. 32.3 g carbohydrates; 6.6 g protein; Full Nutrition