I love this recipe, as does my family. It can be served with pasta, but usually I serve it as a stand alone. This recipe came from the internet, but I can't seem to remember where I got it. If you have picky eaters who will not eat onions, half the onions, then quarter them so the pieces are large enough to pick out (though my two year old thinks they are noodles in this recipe). They are very important in the flavoring.