Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is an easy casserole and very quick to make. This recipe can easily be increased for a last minute get together. Add a salad and you have a great dinner.
- Brown Hamburger and onion, then add flavoring packets from ramen noodles and simmer for about 4 minutes.
- Add the water and the tomatoes and bring to a boil.
- Then add ramen noodles and cook for about 4 minutes more.
- Pour into a casserole dish (I always SPAM it first) and cover with sliced Velveeta cheese.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 350° or until cheese is melted.
Read some of the other reviews and was a tad nervous to use all 3 packets of ramen seasonings (I used all of the packets anyway and didn't find it to be too "salty"). I used ground turkey as that is what I have been buying lately to help cut back on fatty foods and I think I had a little more than what was called for in this recipe. We didn't have just diced tomatoes, but had diced tomaotes with diced green chilies. As a personal choice I added a dash of cumin, and garlic powder. We skipped putting it into the oven as my hubby doesn't eat cheese and I'm not a velveeta fan, instead I just sprinkled a little extra sharp cheddar cheese on my serving. This turned out terrific! My husband loved it and actually ate the leftovers for dinner tonight instead of asking what was for dinner and making a face when I replied leftovers. This needs more stars! This is a keeper!!!
My SIL gave me a big box of ramen noodles and I'm trying to use them. What a nice quick and easy dish! Instead of the diced tomatoes, I used pizza sauce and added garlic and lots of Italian seasoning. That was the mood we were in. Next time I'll try Mexican with Rotel , garlic, and taco seasoning. I didn't have any Velveeta, so I used a shredded blend of Colby and Monterey. I also backed off on the water after reading the other reviews. DH said he would eat it again. This was very good, thank you!
I really enjoyed this recipe. I made it for one, so used less than a pound of ground beef, one packet of ramen, one cup of water and can of tomatoes. I did melt some cheese into it and added some worcheshire sauce before baking it. Looking forward to the leftovers.