My BF does not eat much aside from pretty plain meat, corn, green beans. He does not like herbs, spices and seasonings as a general rule. I was very shocked when he tried a very small portion of this and then went back for seconds! He even ate the zucchini, which he claims to NOT like. I had some trouble with the broth evaporating a great deal before the garlic was done. I ended up adding another 1/4 cup of broth to make up the difference. I think I'll try mincing my garlic next time, to speed up the simmer time and save the broth. I will definitely be making this again! I am on Weight Watchers and I absolutely love Fettuccini Alfredo and have been really bummed about not being able to eat more than about a 1/4 cup of it and not feeling very satisfied. This was a fabulous substitute! I didn't feel cheated at all and ate the full serving!