This was absolutely delicious! The taste was spicy because I used half hot Italian sausage and half mild. I did not add any salt as the sausage and the cheese added plenty and I used "No Salt Added" tomato sauce. I will make a double batch of the vegetable/sauce mixture next time because it was so good. It was a little time consuming to make, but well worth it and there was time during the baking to clean up the preparation dishes. I chose to serve warm sliced sourdough bread rather than garlic bread. I was afraid it would be too much and would take away from the dish. The smell of it cooking in the oven permeated the house and smelled heavenly! Worth waiting for!