This was total comfort food for me. Since the name of the recipe is "curly pasta" I used rotini. I made half of the recipe but thought a 16 oz. bag of pasta was too much as I like saucy goulash. I used approximately 2 to 2-1/2 cups of cooked rotini, substituted the tomato sauce with leftover spaghettii sauce, garlic powder instead of garlic salt and the cheese I used was mozzarella.