I absolutely love this dish and so do all the picky eaters I have made it for! I have been asked for the recipe over and over. Here are a few things I do to it to make it healthier and taste bit better. I use all organic ingredients including and most importantly the canned goods. I also add about a half a jar of Trader Joes tomato basil sauce to the dish. I include fresh Italian herbs – oregano, basil, parsley and of course add more garlic and YUMMMMM! I don’t have kids so I can’t say if this is kid yummy, but it is definitely adult yum.