This is a good, basic recipe, valuable in part because it is so quick to make. There is no sauce, really, with this pasta, which Mr Grumpy objected to. I cooked half the sausage as instructed, and the other half was sliced, as he likes to see chunks of meat, and I think that worked well. I ended up adding some additional herbs and a bit of red pepper. If your family prefers sauced pastas, this probably won't work. I liked it quite well, but will probably have to make it again when it's only me for dinner. I think adding some sliced spinach to this would work very well.