As my husband loves penne pasta, I subbed that for the elbow pasta. It made the dish appear a bit more 'adult' and my husband was thrilled with it! Your picture here on the website doesn't really do justice to how good the finished dinner looks. The taste was excellent ... the cheese sauce really adds a lot of depth to the the dish. I'll save the elbow pasta for soup or a macaroni salad. Thanx Kraft!!