I've made this several times now and I basically make it as stated. However, I do make it with fresh bread, as the stores around me quickly run out of bread cubes around the holidays. And I use fresh spinach. I love Stove Top stuffing, but the last time I made it, I started thinking that this big blob of carbs and salt with a stick of butter floating in it PROBABLY was not very good for me. So, I started making this savory pudding instead, and I have never looked back. It's SO much better! My husband and I have a scoop each as a side dish for holiday dinners, then split the rest of it as a main course the next night. I love the way the gruyere cheese on top gets crunchy in the oven!