I was disappointed. I made it with a friend, and once he spooned it on his plate his first words were: Where did the veggies go? Which mirrored my thoughts. Once I added the pasta I immediately checked the recipe to make sure I had the amount right, because it seemed like too much; all the veggies disappeared. It was tasty enough to eat, but it would be MUCH easier and quicker to just make a nice sauce for the pasta. Not worth the trouble; save your time.