Ramen Noodle Lasagna - fast, easy and so good!


In my previous post I showed the quick and easy homemade spaghetti sauce and recipe I used in this dish.  All you need is Ramen Noodles (yep, the cheap packets you get at the store for under 50 cents), a jar of spaghetti sauce and some cheese.  That's it. 

It's so FAST because you throw it together in about 5 minutes and it bakes for around 35 minutes so you have hot, delicious lasagna on the table in 40 minutes.   The secret of course, is the Ramen.  Noodles that are precooked and then dried cook fast and with less liquid so they are perfect for lasagna dishes.

Note:  if you can tell, a package of the noodles is 'folded' when packaged, so you actually have 2 layers in each packet.  Break that layer apart so you get 2 squares of noodles from each packet.  That way you can fill the bottom of your dish - using the 3rd packet to break each of those squares apart to fill the narrow strip.   (See photo below).

To make in a 9X13 pan for more people, just double the ingredients.

Ramen Noodle Lasagna

3 packages Ramen Noodles
4 c spaghetti sauce (or 1 jar)
Cheese:  ricotta, queso fresco, mozzarella, etc. 
garlic powder or fresh minced garlic to taste, about a teaspoon Italian Seasoning
parsley for on top and some parmesan if you want/have it

In a baking dish break apart the noodles in one package and lay the squares in the bottom of the dish.  Break the second package into 2 layers and use one layer to break in half and fill the narrow strip on the side.

Cover that layer with sauce - about 2 cups should fully cover it.

Layer your cheese choice over - about 2 cups worth.  I used queso fresco that comes in a wheel because it's one of my favorite cheeses and it's easily freeze-able so I had 3 wheels in the deep freezer for food storage.  Mozzarella and ricotta are the typical choices of course.  If you only have long term, freeze dried food storage cheese left, you can use the freeze-dried cheese, reconstituted.

Sprinkle your garlic and Italian seasoning over all. 

Repeat layers again:  noodles, sauce and cheese.

Top with crumbled cheese, a little parsley and if you wish, some Parmesan (mine from the green bottle - which I have in storage). 

Bake about 30-35 minutes at 350.   Serves great with homemade garlic bread from the 'daily bread' recipe and bucket in the fridge I've been walking about for 2 months.  :)

The Ramen layer

Ramen, sauce and cheese, spices.  Ramen, sauce and cheese.
Parsley and Parmesan

Into the oven.

Let's eat!



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