This is a great recipe. You can save time by substituting alfredo sauce from a jar and skipping step 1. I use ricotta and mozzarella, whole wheat noodles and shrimp and crab meat. I do however use much more seafood than the recipe calls for. Be careful with whole wheat noodles: you will need a bit more sauce than with plain noodles. I add an extra 1/2 cup of milk (skim) and 1/2 cup of broth.It is a great company dinner but almost too good to share.