I have had this dish a thousand times. I always get so happy when I see it at graduation parties, bridal or baby showers, and wedding receptions. But honest to goodness, I had never made it until this week. And even more so, I had no idea how easy and truly uncomplicated it was! I think because it was something I enjoyed long before I became more proficient in the kitchen, it was filed in my brain under "Eat only when others prepare." This can be made with so many different veggies, you can truly make it your own but adding and subtracting those you enjoy the most. And to be honest, appetizer or not, I can totally eat this as a light lunch! In fact I went to a baby shower/luncheon recently where the entire meal was planned around this dish, making it the "main staple" of the meal; and it worked perfectly! It's also a fantastic make ahead dish too. I actually prepared the crust earlier in the day, and after cooling, covered it and set it on the counter top until I was ready to finish. Plus, you can make the sauce, and chop the veggies ahead of time too, so when your party guests are arriving, it's simply assemble and eat. I'm so happy I finally made this for myself, because I guarantee I will be many, many, many more times in the future!