I would give it 4 stars but the description of worthy of a special occasion, no; but good and easy. Solid I may have put more cumin than it calls for, I used meat Ravioli instead of cheese. I used Medium, could not find Hot Salsa. I also used Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese and did it like a Lasagna. I had two layers, with Monterry Jack on top of one layer then the Cheddar, not as much black beans either. I would make again.
Since I do not like lasagna I used flour tortilla instead, and it was GOOD. I would give it five stars if they had mentioned them instead of pasta!
This is my absolute FAVORITE recipe. I've been making it for years now and everyone always LOVES it. Use medium salsa though.
A friend told me she had made the recipe and it was not very good. I had already purchased the ingredients, so I made it anyway. It was a huge disappointment. I could not believe Southern Living published this recipe-one of the worst I have ever made.