Sunday, November 21, 2010

Layered Ramen Casserole ***

I made this for lunch today, and we all liked it.  I made the mistake of using both flavor packets, since I was using ground turkey.  Won't do that again.  It made it way too salty.  Other than that, though, it was really good.  I wish that I could figure out a way to dirty up less dishes with it, though.  When it's a pretty simple type meal like this, I don't like dirtying up a lot of plates with it.  All in all, I'll be doing this again. 

Photo courtesy of Recipezaar

(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ Recipezaar)

2 (3 ounce) packages ramen noodles (chicken flavored)
1 lb ground beef
3 eggs
2 cups shredded cheese (any kind)
1 tablespoon minced onion (rehydrated)
1 cup spaghetti sauce

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Separate the ramen noodles from their flavor packets.
Brown beef, mixing in ONE ramen noodle flavor packet and the rehydrated onion. Add the other Ramen flavor packet if beef needs more flavor. Typically you won't need to.
Drain beef and pour into the bottom of a 8x8 dish or a 2qt glass dish, both work. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over the top of beef while it's still hot, so it melts into it.
Cook egg in same pan as beef, I usually just mix the egg really well and cook through, but you can scramble it if you prefer. Place egg on top of beef and add another 1/2 cup cheese.
Boil ramen noodles until softened and drain. Mix Prego (or any preferred spaghetti sauce) into ramen noodles and pour on top of the eggs. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top of the noodles.
Place in oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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