I decided to try this recipe because I thought it would be something unique, but still easy. We didn't have any penne pasta in the house, so I used just regular elbow macaroni. I served this for supper tonight, and it was pretty disappointing. Everyone had seconds, but no one raved about it like that have some of the other recipes I've tried on this site.
I thought it was really bland. I don't know exactly what it needed, but it definitely needed something. Don't think I will be making this again.