Pasta. Your kids love it. You love how easy it is to prepare, and the combinations you can create are endless. In this mix, smoked sausage takes center stage while the delicious and healthy edamame sneak in there too. It’s savory, simple, and your kids will be scarfing it down, so you probably won’t have to worry about too many leftovers.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6

1 pound frozen cheese tortellini
1 cup shelled edamame
1 cup diced red pepper
1 pound smoked sausage
1/2 cup Italian dressing

1. Set 6 quarts of salted water to boil in a large pot.
2. Meanwhile, chop red pepper and slice the smoked sausage into 1/4 inch-thick rounds.
3. Stir-fry red pepper and sausage together until heated through — about 5 minutes.
4. Add tortellini to boiling water and cook for 5 minutes.
5. Add edamame to water and boil for another 2 minutes. Drain tortellini and edamame well.
6. Toss everything together with the Italian dressing and heat through one final time.

recipe courtesy of, photo courtesy of Sioux City Girl Eats