I used the suggestions that others made and used about 8 cloves of garlic instead of one. I also used about 1 cup of fresh, sliced mushrooms, and about 1.5 cups sliced zucchini. I used more of the sundried tomatoe oil to sautee the extra veggies. I also threw in 2 poached chicken breasts, cut into small pieces. I used about 3 tbsp of basil instead of just one. It was FANTASTIC!! Even my 8 year old son liked it!