This is one of my favorite quick fix dinners. I use 2 packets for my family of 6 and a box of gluten free noodles. I like to add chicken (bbq leftovers work great in this), and broccoli. The Carbonara recipe on the back includes crumbled bacon. I will try that version next time. Anyway, it is a quick fix meal idea that you can toss together in one pot at the end.