I jazzed it up a little and Loved it. The mashed potatoes I made with cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, and a touch of cream. I fried my own bacon and used half the batch. I read another review and I sautaed onions and mushrooms and added a layer. So my layers consisted of noddles, potatoe mix, then sautaed mushrooms and onions. Very good, and my 15 month old loved it too. Heated up great the next day as well.