I was so excited to try this tonight, but I must have done a few things wrong. I used the "adjustment" feature to automatically recalculate the ingredients, as I was making this for only two people (and I don't have a 9 x 13 dish). Perhaps the numbers were not quite accurate?
It was incredibly dry and lacked a lot of flavor. Because I was using a smaller dish, I did reduce the cooking time to about 25 minutes, but I could see as it was cooking that the pasta layer on the bottom did not have any sauce on it.
I took other reviewers' suggestions and threw a few smashed garlic cloves in with the butter when making the sauce, and I also added 2T of parmesan and a generous amount of pepper. It was still very bland.
I refuse to give up and will try this recipe again, as I love ALL of the ingredients, but I will study more reviews and see if I can tweak it a bit to make it creamier and more flavorful. Perhaps a little curry might do the trick. Anyone tried curry?
Also, there was no heavy cream at my grocery store so I substituted sour cream instead (which, sadly, is very "runny" here in the Philippines - not thick like it is in the U.S.). That could have caused another problem?
I will try it again and update my review. Thanks for posting -- everyone else loves the dish, so I'm sure it's my mistake(s) that caused this! :)
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I was so excited to try this tonight, but I must have done a few things wrong. I used the...