I used regular macaroni but I look for quinoa pasta for next time. I also skipped the wine and just used broth. Everthing else was exact. I thought it was very flavorful and will def make again. It made a lot and reheated great the next day.
I'm big into health food (which alot of times can mean bland food)... I sub in low fat hot italian chicken sausage, cook that first, and cook the veggies after to omit the olive oil all together. This meal is definitely not guilty of being bland. Throw in any extra veggies: mushrooms, celery, kale, corn, whateva.
Very good, easy, and cheap. For me it made closer to six servings and was quite filling. Good comfort food dish. One change I made was to add a heaping 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper with the broth and other ingredients.
My family loved this recipe! Very good! The recipe has a misprint. It's a 8oz box of quinoa macaroni. It was plenty!