The vegetarian meatless ground beef is so easy to use to make into a tasty casserole that even a meat lover like myself will enjoy. I am just beginning to use these meatless products. This is the third casserole that I have put together. Make it more or less spicy - it's up to you. The soup does have cream in the ingredients. Nice to serve with dry fried onions on top. I served this casserole with mashed Turnip & carrots, boiled new potatoes. It would also be nice served with noodles or rice. If you wish you could add cooked rice or cooked noodles right into the casserole before baking.