I think the Chef Boyardee kit was the first food I was allowed to "help" cook as a kid. My grandmother and I used to make it when my brother and I visited over summers. I still love how gooey the crust is, but I just can't replicate the taste of those summer days... must be the secret nostalgia ingredient.
I make it with one flour packet, all of the cheese packet, and whatever sauce is left after I dip half a pack of Hormel pepperoni, one slice at a time, in the sauce and eat it. Man, I love those kits. Unfortunately, all my kids and my wife hate it, so it's a rare treat :-)
A few years back, I worked at Papa Johns. In order to make the sauce, we'd dump huge cans of sauce base in a five gallon bucket, then mix in the Papa John's spice packet (stirred with an attachment on a cordless drill). The sauce base tasted *exactly* like the Chef Boyardee sauce.