Johnsonville's Cool Garlic Summer Pasta Salad and Summer Sausage with BLT topping are both good recipes using summer sausage as a main ingredient. Johnsonville's Cool Garlic Summer Pasta Salad recipe requires slightly more ingredients, allowing it to be used as a recipe for a lunch meal or a side dish.
To make Johnsonville's Cool Garlic Summer Pasta Salad that serves 24, add 1 pound of cooked penne pasta, 24 ounces of thin strips of summer sausage, and coarsely diced tomato, green pepper and red pepper to 6 ounces each of cubed Pepper Jack and Cheddar cheeses, one bunch of sliced green onions, and one cup of sliced snow peas in a large bowl, and mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly. Top the salad with Italian or balsamic dressing to taste before serving.
To make Johnsonville's Summer Sausage with BLT topping that also serves 24, combine 1/2 cup of mayonnaise and 1/4 cup of whipped cream cheese in a large bowl, then gently add 1 medium chopped tomato, 1/2 pound of cooked, crumbled bacon, 1/2 cup of shredded lettuce and 1/4 cup of diced cheese. Cut 12 ounces of summer sausage into 24 slices, and top each slice with the BLT mixture.