If you use the low-fat, low sodium Campbell's soup, and use non-fat milk like I do, that alone saves you a TON of calories and fat, not to mention the beauty of the time and convenience of the standard recipe. You're not eating this every night, the only bad part would be the french fried onions, and they're just a garnish. I say go for the original, this version is way too time-consuming, not to mention it's not as good tasting. Try the original with my suggestions....you won't be sorry!!