This is a great throw together dish that tastes like it took a lot of time but it doesn't. It also can be modified in so many ways!! I use spicy venison sausage. I use this to use up leftovers a lot of times. Sometimes I throw pepperoni in and sometimes I don't use the red peppers. It's all a matter of taste. I have used elbow noodles and bow ties...whatever I have. I hope my measurments are accurate a lot of times I just throw things in without measuring but I had the original recipie so I followed those measurments. My family just loves it. I first had it at a friends house...it's great for guests. Add garlic bread and a salad and it's a wonderful italian meal that takes hardly anytime at all.